Male Gaze: David Beckham, Exploring the Amazon

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One year into retirement, David Beckham seems to have found a new hobby: onscreen cameos.  Yesterday, fresh on the heels of being named the underwear model of the century by Tommy Hilfiger, the former soccer player was spotted heading home from Rio de Janeiro after a two-week stint in the Amazonian rainforest, where he was filming a BBC documentary about Brazil. The as-of-yet-unnamed documentary will air this summer in conjunction with the World Cup, and will feature, according to BBC spokespeople, Beckham embarking on a “top secret expedition to the Amazon” and encountering “the other side of Brazil.” The 90-minute film isn’t his only upcoming screen time: He will also make a bespectacled guest-star appearance in a special episode of Only Fools and Horses, which airs this Friday.