Cover Boy: Matthew Morrison for Attitude

Posted on June 03, 2011

Television’s sleaziest high school teacher gets the gay pinup treatment as Glee’s Matthew Morrison exposes his manscaping on the cover of Attitude magazine’s June issue.

Yet another example to the ladies that men’s magazines – even the gay ones (or probably especially the gay ones) – are just as likely to have ridiculous cover copy. “HELP! MY BOYFRIEND IS HOTTER THAN ME!” HIGH-larious. Silly queens.

Now, we realize that the internet’s first impulse is to cry out with one big “EW” every time he unbuttons his shirt, but that’s maybe a little unfair and perhaps we’re all confusing Matthew Morrison the performer with Will Schuester, the, at best, somewhat conflicted character he portrays. So when we see him doing the “my nipples need air” pose, we want to laugh and point and roll our eyes, but you know what? It’s a gay men’s magazine and he’s a male celebrity with nice tits. There was no way he was going to get away with NOT doing this pose on the cover. It would be like criticizing Megan Fox for wearing a bathing suit on the cover of a lad mag.

So yes, we’re inclined to be nice here. Consider the venue, after all. And it is a pretty hot shot. Maybe we should all stop assuming he’s a skeeze just because he plays one on TV.

“When I do my next film role I do want to be doing something…you know, give me a drug dealer doing coke off a chick’s ass.”

Oh for fuck’s sake. Never mind.

[Photo Credit: attitude.co.uk]

    • http://aliesunny.tumblr.com aliesunny

      because doing coke off a chick’s ass SCREAMS character depth.

      • Anonymous

        You know it does! 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMIFZ6A7BHP66M546AO77BWVQ4 Bonnie

        I almost choked reading your comment! That quote leaves me with a major EWWWWW for matt.

    • Anonymous

      “When I do my next film role I do want to be doing something…you know, give me a drug dealer doing coke off a chick’s ass.”
      Oh for fuck’s sake. Never mind.

      I was all set to roll my eyes over this one, but this has truly made my day. Hahahaha!

    • Anonymous

      Thats an *actual* quote?!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12500056 Joseph Lamour

      Sigh.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZAXAXHSU3I6SWJM4NG3HYRJ2JY Donna

        They’re a UK publication, entitled to British spellings like the odd extra “u” and reversed “er” endings.

      • Anna Simmons

        It’s a British publication.
        Edit: Whoops, Donna beat me to it.

        Anyway, I think “sigh” is an appropriate response. Not a dreamy sigh, though, as the magazine was no doubt intending to elicit… more of an exasperated one.

      • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

        I know what you mean. Sometimes pretty people should just keep their mouth shut.

    • Anonymous

      I’m so over his hair.

      • Anonymous

        That made me laugh really hard. Thanks.

    • http://profiles.google.com/cbueno.sanders Carla Bueno-Sanders

      ….ha, ew, Schu. :| “Coke off a chick’s ass”, really? That’s “doing something”? So gross. 

    • Anonymous

      All I can see is “MOO! Gay Farmers in Need.” Of what?

      Matthew Morrison generally doesn’t do it for me, but I will say he looks pretty good here.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4IM6TWHKNNTL2BAXHKFNEYR6CU Irene

        ditto the MOO! Gay Farmers in Need!

    • Anonymous

      Quite the charmer there, eh?

    • Anonymous

      I wish the trend towards manscaping would relax a little. I like a nicely groomed men but I still LOVE chest hair. Nice and curly and soft, not when it is trimmed too short and gets prickly. I have always found men’s body hair sexy and am amazed that the younger generation takes all theirs off.

      • Anonymous

        I SO agree, hairy guys have always done it for me!  Men are supposed to be hairy.  :)

        • Anonymous

          “Men are supposed to be hairy.” Really? Then what about those who are naturally smooth, like some members of the Asian, Black and Latino ethnicities? Are they “less than” because they can’t grow hair on their chests, arms, or legs? Gimme a break!

          • Anonymous

            Um, I like my men hairy is all I’m saying. Jaysus honey, take a pill.

            • Anonymous

              LOL, stating your physical preferences is all fine and dandy, but your 2nd sentence in your original comment was a fail. It’s a ridiculous generalization, like saying “Women are supposed to be a size 2″ or “Women are supposed to have large breasts”. Understand now?

            • Anonymous

              Just stfu.

            • Anonymous

              You should follow your own advice, petty little troll.

            • Anonymous

              Mind your own business, if you have nothing relevant to add, besides a childish stfu.

            • Anonymous

              I get an email alert that someone replied to a comment I posted 5 months ago. Turns out this person had nothing new to add except rudeness. There was no real counter-argument, no opinion on hirsute vs. smooth. H3ff just told me to shut the f— up. Wow. As if using an abbreviation would make it classier. 

              When I submitted my reply back, you deleted it. Twice. Really, TLo?

              I was hardly as rude as H3ff, yet his comment stays. Sure, no doubt I was direct and opinionated in my dialogue with fashionablylate, but I never resorted to four-letter word insults. But someone who can’t write anything better than “stfu” gets to see his trollish effort rewarded. Go figure.

              I’ll be surprised if this very comment remains.

            • Anonymous

              I get an email alert that someone replied to a comment I posted 5 months ago. Turns out this person had nothing new to add except rudeness. There was no real counter-argument, no opinion on hirsute vs. smooth. H3ff just told me to shut the f— up. Wow. As if using an abbreviation would make it classier. 

              When I submitted my reply back, you deleted it. Twice. Really, TLo?

              I was hardly as rude as H3ff, yet his comment stays. Sure, no doubt I was direct and opinionated in my dialogue with fashionablylate, but I never resorted to four-letter word insults. But someone who can’t write anything better than “stfu” gets to see his trollish effort rewarded. Go figure.

              I’ll be surprised if this very comment remains.

            • Anonymous

              I didn’t want to respond to this, but I had to check what was spamming my email inbox. 

              Anyway, sorry for implying the f-word, but you really need to chill out. Find something you enjoy doing.

            • Anonymous

              LTM…BTW, MYOB.

    • Anonymous

      Moo!

    • Anonymous

      Count me as another one who just can’t get past the “Moo! Gay Farmers in Need” headline enough to think about Mr. Morrison’s pose, the scenarios running through my brain right now…

    • Anonymous

      Gross, gross, gross. Is that shirt drenched in his greasy hair product?

    • Anonymous

      “Tlo said: Yet another example to the ladies that men’s magazines – even the gay ones (or probablyespecially the gay ones) – are just as likely to have ridiculous cover copy. “HELP! MY BOYFRIEND IS HOTTER THAN ME!” HIGH-larious. Silly queens.”

      HA! My thoughts exactly. It’s somewhat reassuring that men’s magazines have because just as vacuous as women’s magazines. I think.

      As for the snorting anything off a chick’s ass part, that just makes me think of a straight figure skater who tries too hard to remind the world that he’s not gay. And being a Broadway baby isn’t that far away from being a figure skater. But enough. Yeah, we get it.

      It’s a fabulous picture though. Very Ritts-ian.

      –GothamTomato

    • Anonymous

      He’s not my type.  But cut his head off this picture, and I will make it my desktop wallpaper.

    • scottyf

      You know what?

      Flame me. Dis’ me. Call me racist.

      I’m just tired of the same white boys over and over again–doing the same poses, and saying the same things. I can’t think of anything else to comment about them.

      • MilaXX

        Wordy, McWord!

        clarification: It’s not just the brown guys I want to see more of, it’s the Hot Asian, Latinos and everyone else I want to see. I know Hollywood can’t handle more than 5 people at the same time, but it gets a little boring.

        • Anonymous

          And I want to speak up for the multi-racial population. (Or, as my daughter likes to say, “the Brown-ish People.” She’s waiting for it to show up on the race or ethnicity choices)  These are my choice for the beautiful people. The nose & cheekbone combinations alone can make one swoon.

          • http://profiles.google.com/kbryna kbryna frogboots

            Yes! In some novel or another, set in some vaguely futuristic dystopia (I’m sure – all I seem to read these days are dystopias), most of the world had become mixed race – resulting in “golden” colored people, which I thought sounded gorgeous.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RK5MAF2VNT32ULNYFIXDANTEC4 Terence

          It’s not racist.  You’re calling these magazines out for their lack of diverse representation and confronting a largely white-centric perception of celebrity.  Cory Monteith is apparently hot enough to stand around his hooker-dressed female co-stars in GQ, but Harry Shum Jr. has got to be one of the hottest mainstream young actors I’ve seen in a while and the only booking he had was, surprise, surprise, an Asian-interest mag.

          Edris Alba had a high profile and “controversial” role in a huge summer blockbuster (and looked incredible in it) and…nothing.

          You’d think that there was absolutely no high profile acting talent of color anywhere worthy of doing a photoshoot on a mainstream general-interest magazine.

          • scottyf

            You know Terence, it’s not just magazines. Unfortunately, it’s also this blog. Around the subject of men of color, I’m starting to feel about this blog similarly to what I’ve felt during many romantic and fraternal relationships I’ve had with Caucasian men of eurocentric origins.

            I start by being attracted by the individual’s beauty, charm, intelligence and wit. We seem to have a lot in common, and the daily banter between us is refreshing and much needed. But then, just when I start to let down my guard, I realize we have vastly different takes on something I’ve struggled to deal with my whole life: the beauty of Men of Color. Fierce Women of Color? No problem. We always seem to be on same page: marveling at Asian business women on their way to work; giving three snaps in a circle to a Latina Maitre’d at some posh East Side restaurant and bemoaning the dearth of beautiful black women in mainstream American culture.

            But the subject of their male counterparts never comes up.

            Oh, every now and then a fine brother might pass by, or a Latino hunk might cause my friend/partner to comment. I run along the schizophrenic fence of whether to get excited that someone other than a European has caught his gaze, or be quiet in case I scare him or be told that I think about race too much.

            Eventually I realize that I’m not attractive to him because of my ethnic characteristics, but in spite of them.

            You would think that would be preferable.  But it’s not.

            Just like any other red blooded American Gay, I want to be loved for my superficial beauty.

            I am in LOVE with Soul Brothers T&Lo. This blog is a bright and shining beacon in my day. I wouldn’t want them to change anything that didn’t come as a natural progression of their passions and tastes. And I know it would take a lot of additional work tracking down items of pictorial interests involving MoC.

            That said, I still freaked a little when I realized that the only men of color I see here on a regular basis are Dennis Haysbert in the sidebar hawking auto insurance; the President of the U.S. as an accessory to the First Lady, and the quick flashes of diversity in the Porno Study ad.

            Sometimes, in fucking long-ass dissertations, I just need to say that I too sing America.

            I, too, sing America.

            I am the darker brother.
            They send me to eat in the kitchen
            When company comes,
            But I laugh,
            And eat well,
            And grow strong.

            Tomorrow,
            I’ll be at the table
            When company comes.
            Nobody’ll dare
            Say to me,
            “Eat in the kitchen,”
            Then.

            Besides, 
            They’ll see how beautiful I am
            And be ashamed–

            I, too, am America.
            –Langston Hughes

            • Sara__B

              I can always count on you to get me thinking. You’ve definitely got a way with words. Thanks for giving me smiles and laughs and furrowed brows and lingering thoughts on a regular basis.

            • Anonymous

              It takes a lot of skill and smarts to contribute comments to a blog that not only help liven up the “room” on a regular basis, but take the conversation to a deeper level. It’s courageous and it’s awesome and you’re great at it. So glad you’ve been around since you’ve been around. Cheers.

            • Anonymous

              I’ve noticed it too, scotty. I can’t remember the last time I saw an editorial of a MoC where they put him on the cover. No, even further–I can’t remember seeing a MoC being featured, period, in a magazine. There’s more than one type of beauty, fashion world!

              I love your words. I look forward to seeing your posts on here. 

          • MilaXX

            been drooling over Idris since he played Stringer Bell on The Wire.

    • Anonymous

      Oh boys, the “HELP: MY BOYFRIEND IS HOTTER THAN ME!” was one of the first things that my eye went to on the page. That was, of course, after staring longingly into Matthew’s decolletage.

      And protip: always date someone who is within your “cute-egory” and you won’t have that problem. :)

    • Anonymous

      Gross all around.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Harris/729969026 Richard Harris

      God I should feel terrible saying this but it’s like he just wants me to hate him.

    • Anonymous

      This pic ain’t my style, but I like Mr Shu. I hope MM does well. I’m inclined to give him a pass. 

    • MilaXX

      “When I do my next film role I do want to be doing something…you know, give me a drug dealer doing coke off a chick’s ass.”See, that’s my problem with Matt, just when I think I’m confusing my dislike of him with the character he plays on tv, he says something douche-y in real life.

      • Cecile-Anne Sison

        I am feeling charitable today, so I sort of took it as wink to Neil Patrick Harris in Harold in Kumar jumpstarting his Hollywood career.  Or, it’s totally douchey.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      ha ha!  So smarmy.

    • Anonymous

      Um, my favorite headline has to be “MOO! Gay farmers in need”.

      • http://profiles.google.com/kbryna kbryna frogboots

        ME TOO! I don’t even know what that MEANS! there are just too many possibilities.

    • aimee_parrott

      “Oh for fuck’s sake. Never mind.”

      Heh.  Well everyone knows that doing coke off a chick’s ass = ACTING.

    • Anonymous

      Well, as usual, TLo was (or is it were) on the mark.  My first reaction was “ewww!!”  And after reading the full post, my reaction remains the same.  I think MM will always make me nauseous.

    • Sara__B

      Gorgeous body, chiseled face, singer, dancer, actor. He’s worked hard to achieve all but the face, and he’s making the most of his 10 minutes of fame. After that, he’ll keep busy in musical theatre. (Check him out on YouTube. He’s pretty good!)

    • Jill Roberts

      He looks amazing.  I’ll be in my bunk.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Oh my. CUTE.

      I would love to see that quote in context…

    • http://profiles.google.com/kbryna kbryna frogboots

      Can’t believe i’m giving Mr Pedobear some support, but – that quote has an ellipsis. Who knows what the “something” is that Morrison’s referring to? And even if that was all, I could see how one might want, after spending two years in the cardigans and sweater vests of Mr Schu on now-G-rated Glee, to do something just vulgar (ie, coke off a chick’s ass) in one’s next role.  Part of why Mr Schu is so creepy is precisely because they never DO let him do stuff like that.

      • Anonymous

        Yep, they go so back and forth on the character and he always has to do the moral lesson at the end of the show that he comes off as doofusy.  Sigh.  I’m so annoyed with Glee right now.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RK5MAF2VNT32ULNYFIXDANTEC4 Terence

      His hair’s been the same since Hairspray.  It rivals Paulie D for structure.  Someone needs to introduce him to the beatnicks from the original John Waters film.

    • Ann Shea

      If you actually read the article instead of picking out a random quote you would see that he is talking about not wanting to play Mr Schue-type characters forever and trying something different.  He was also joking.  Lazy journalists are lazy.  Also, I don’t find his character sleazy.  It says more about you and where your minds at to call him that.

      • Glen Coleson

        you must be new here.

        rather than pointless name calling go back and read TLo’s previous comments on Morrison/Glee. They are some of the most carefuly thought out discussions i’ve seen about a TV show.

    • Anonymous

      The season’s over.  Let’s take a break.

    • Lisa

      It’s funny how a complete overdose of someone can turn you off.  I was *obsessed* with him after I saw him on Broadway in “Hairspray.”  Now after being bombarded by him for the past couple of years, he just bores me.  Not enough for me to stop watching “Glee”, but you know.

    • Anonymous

      Did he say that? He did not say that. He SAID THAT? And… eewwwwwwww. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/stevens.abby A. W. Stevens

      LOLs!  Thanks TLo! oxoxo