Joe Manganiello for Flaunt Magazine

Posted on January 24, 2012

Pfft. Oh, please. Like you’re even reading this. Here’s your pretty for the day, darlings.

 

True Blood’s Joe Manganiello featured in the February 2012 issue of Flaunt magazine photographed by Yu Tsai.

 

[Photo Credit: Yu Tsai for flaunt.com]

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  • http://twitter.com/mirrormirrorxx Paola Thomas

    Proud to be an Italian…

  • Sobaika Mirza

    My loins cannot handle this right now. My, oh my.

    • Anonymous

       My loins are convulsing with unadulterated joy.

      • Anonymous

        forget my heart, doctor, MY LOINS!!!

    • Anonymous

      Yesssssssssssssssss.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chloe.stabler Chloe Stabler

    That last one…. :)

    • Anonymous

      Oh yeaaaaah.

    • http://twitter.com/thelilerin erin l.

      I want to rip those shirts off so bad.  Oh man.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      I know, but… he’s wearing a sweater… a shaker stitched cardigan, even. Kinda kills the mood for me.

      • Anonymous

        Oh honey – think how fine it will look hanging over the bedpost.

        • Anonymous

          And then later you could wear it while he makes you breakfast, shirtless. 

          • Anonymous

            Shirtless, tossing hot meat in the skillet!

      • Anonymous

        No, the cardigan makes it even better. Knitwear is sexy.

  • Anonymous

    That succession of photos made me laugh hysterically. In fact, I’m still laughing. I only wish it continued with him taking off his jacket, shirt, pants…

    • Melvis Velour

      Amen!  To quote Lotte Lenya (sorta) “…just make him naked and get it over with!”

  • Anonymous

    thanks for the pretty…by and by, he is also guest starring in White Collar next to the always-gorgeous Matt Bomer!!!

    • Anonymous

      I read somewhere that they were friends in college at Carnegie-Mellon. Can you imagine?

      • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

        I can now…

      • Anonymous

        oooo you mean he has a brain too?

        • Anonymous

          I sure hope so.  It would be a bummer if he had those awesome looks and was dumb as a post.

      • Anonymous

        Along with Quinto!!! :D

        • Anonymous

          My niece graduated from the theater directing program at Carnegie-Mellon, but she was there after Manganiello, Bomer, and Quinto. I’ll have to ask her whether the hotness quotient was a regular thing, or whether these guys were the outliers.(Or whether they weren’t hot in college?) LOL.

    • Anonymous

      I was so ready to post this White Collar story and you beat me to it ;-(
      I’m excited because I’ve never seen True Blood and don’t know what all the panting is about, so this may clue me in.
      However, he’s going to have to be incredibly awesome to even come close to the delicious, beautiful Matt.

  • http://twitter.com/banzailibrarian banzailibrarian

    I’ll be in my bunk.

  • Anonymous

    Love the jackets, but the clothes obscure my view.

    • Lori

      It does seem rather unnecessary that he’s wearing 2 shirts and a jacket or sweater in every shot.

      • Anonymous

        And don’t forget the trousers, also very unnecessary!

        • Anonymous

          Yes, why can’t this be a shoot on the beach or poolside…well, it is in my head, now.

    • Anonymous

      It’s one of the best things about True Blood, how willing they are to get rid of as much clothing on their male stars as they possibly can. Truly.

  • Anonymous

    Yes. Just yes.

  • Anonymous

    He is rather yummy looking… I don’t have HBO. Can someone tell me which character he plays on “True Blood”? I’ve read all the books.

    • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

      Alcide.

    • Laurel Lyon

      Aaahlcide.

    • Anonymous

      he’s a werewolf.  the thing that constantly amazes me is that he, as well as the rest of the actors who play werewolves (if anyone cares), actually looks like a wolf.  it’s not through special effects makeup as far as i can see, it’s just excellent casting.  also, they’re all bikers, which is perfect.  makes a mountain girl moist.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, he plays Alcide? Good casting choice. And yummy.

        • http://twitter.com/TorrinPaige Heather Eberly

          You will also be happy to know that his Alcide isn’t nearly as douche-y as book Alcide – at least not to date. I really have to hand it to the casting director of that show. Top notch work.

  • Anonymous

    Oh honey.

  • http://twitter.com/DaggerMitten Laur.

    There are too many layers! Two shirts and a sweater. No.

  • Anonymous

    Speechless.  I think I’ll go express myself some other way.

  • Anonymous

    Be still my beating heart.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, wow.  Suddenly, geekily, I’m hoping there will be a “Lord of the Rings 57: Return of the King’s Smokin’ Hot Kid” because doesn’t this guy totally look like what an Aragorn + Arwen baby would grow up to be?

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry, I can’t stop laughing.  What is that hair in the last picture?

    • Anonymous

      Right? Dude looks like he has a rat hiding in his head.

    • Anonymous

      Me, too.  It’s a bit embarrassing.

    • Alisa Rivera

      I’m not getting all the loin quivering going on here. He’s a handsome guy but this photoshoot is ridiculous.

      • Anonymous

        Same way a guy with otherwise reasonable taste can be smitten with a gal wearing heels she can’t walk in at all (think all the guys-learning-to-wear-heels movie scenes, ever) and outlandishly tacky clothing even Charo wouldn’t be seen in, if she punches his Mama-Nature-wants-me-to-breed-with-THAT! buttons.

    • Anonymous

      The excessive amount of necklaces and too-open shirt really got me laughing.

    • Anonymous

      I’m having so much second hand embarrassment right now.  

    • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com/ skadi1

      It’s Wolverine chic.

  • Anonymous

    This was good until the last shot. It’s as if the Road Warrior went shopping for a cardigan.

  • http://blue-again.myopenid.com/ blue

    He’s gorgeous, but his hair is always a mess.  He probably doesn’t want to look all styled up, but does he gotta look unkempt?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

      I personally find unkempt hair pretty sexy on the right guy. Joe’s the right guy.

  • Anonymous

    The hair in the last shot is laughable, but who the hell cares. 

    • Anonymous

      …and the necklaces and the sweater and the LOOK on his face.  I can’t look at it without giggling.

  • Anonymous

    BE STILL MY HEART!!!!!!!!!  caps and exclamation points…call the paramedics.

  • Anonymous

    What, wha? Did you say something? I am sorry, but I can’t pay attention right now – the beautiful man is distracting me.

  • Susan Crawford

    Yes. Yes! YES!! Oh, YESSS! I do love me some bad boy.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Hot guy + sense of humor + not taking himself too seriously = Rawr.  I mean, DAMN.  It took me 20 minutes to realize he’s wearing a gramma cardigan in the last shot.  Well done, sir!

    • Lattis

      Yeah, I have to love the Mr. Roger’s gone wild vibe.

  • Anonymous

    Well done. well done.

  • Anonymous

    OK, the sequence with him moving toward the camera just made me think of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, when Lancelot charges at the castle for two minutes and then is suddenly BAM right there stabbing guards.

    But yes, I would totally let him rescue me from the tall tower.

  • Anonymous

    Ohhh thank-you, BlogLords.

    I don’t think he pulls off the various accoutrements as J. Depp can, but ya know, he doesn’t have to, he’s just sooo attractive.
    Take him over any 10 Viking vampires.

  • Anonymous

    Mmm, that nose! That mouth! Those eyes!
    I can’t handle the trash that is True Blood, but for him, I wish I could.

  • tylka5

    Ohmigod! THANK YOU!

  • Maria Rosenfire

    UNF.

    Phwoar.

    Wouldn’t throw him out of bed for eating crackers.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, the hotness.  Thank you.

    BUT…do you think these guys crack themselves up while they are doing photo shoots where they are required to do things like hold lassos, fling cowboy hats, and punch the cameraman?   

  • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

    Nope.  Must be NAKED.

  • Anonymous

    Good Lord, I’m pulsating and my heart rate is up.  Thanks, TLo!

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

    Ooh. Baby.

  • Anonymous

    INTENSE COWLICK. You know it, sister!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    It’s not even my birthday!

  • Anonymous

    Man, I think he looks super-douchey here. Also, it’s really bugging me that in the bottom two of that set of six he’s winding up with his right arm and then punching (in an incredibly obviously staged and static way “here, it’s my fist!”) with his left. I feel like these are lined up like they’re supposed to be a sequence, and the fact that they’re obviously not makes him look like a) he has the weirdest gait and b) he doesn’t know how to throw a punch. Neither of which is an attractive thing, in my book.

    • Anonymous

      seconded. Just not feelin’ it.

  • Sarah Thomas

    Christ on a fucking cracker. The man has no mercy.

  • Anonymous

    dun like his face. Never have.

  • up with pod people

    Never shave, Manganiello. Never.

  • Anonymous

    Meh. not impressed. Colin Farrell can do this kind of editorial in his sleep, and better. 

    y’all can have him, but play nice and no biting (each other)!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t find these pictures all that attractive. That last one is ok I guess.

  • Anonymous

    Hahahahahahaha.  Someone’s trying too hard.

  • butter nut

    woof.

  • http://twitter.com/ennisamy Amy Ennis

    I love the last shot. Very Wolverine. And he’s the only guy I’ve ever seen who can make a cardigan look badass!

  • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

    Ohhhhh yyyyyyyyummmmmmmmmmm

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1043171034 Tadiana Walton Jones

    I always hated guys with gold chains and shirts unbuttoned down to there, but looking at these pictures, for the life of me I can’t remember why.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Dotson/100001476610342 Jessica Dotson

    Oh, god, I want to sit on his face!

  • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

    Excuse me, I need a moment.

    OK. Nope, still need a moment….

    Damn.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm, I think I finally get it.

    • Anonymous

      Right? He’s never done much for me standing around on the various red carpets, but on film he is pretty yummy. And somehow that comes across here, despite how silly the shoot is.

  • Anonymous

    No one thinks Alcide’s sexier than I do, but this photo shoot is hilariously cheesy

    • Anonymous

      Yup. And he’s sooo adorable here, I don’t even care how cheesy it is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=746098172 Leigh Anne Statton

    ooooh DADDY!  I’ve been a very VERY bad girl…

  • Anonymous

    I need a moment alone…….

  • Anonymous

    well

  • MilaXX

    that belt makes me think very naughty thoughts

  • Tamara Hogan

    I’ll be in my bunk.

    • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

      Jane!

  • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

    Ahhh. Sigh. What, did you say something?

  • Anonymous

    One necklace too many for my taste but he’s one hunka hunka burning love.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=811053804 Stacy Parker Cole

    They should have just shot him with a loincloth.  That would have been enough clothing! Does Versace or Prada make them?!? ;-)

  • Anonymous

    Too many clothes. He is wearing TOO MANY CLOTHES.

  • http://twitter.com/rmcgrudiva RL McGruder

    THANK you.

  • glennethph

    Where’s the skin, Joe? Do you remember the time when Flaunt had guys that embodied the title?  Even Chris Evans had that 70s porn-esque spread a few years ago.

  • http://twitter.com/aidanboleyn Aidan B

    Oh. Oh my.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Cookie.Taz Aisa Ginger Jake Psenicnik

    holy F@#k :O him. in my bed. now

  • Anonymous

    Silly.

  • Anonymous

    OMG Thank you….so much….

  • terekirkland

    The bit with the rope and Indie hat should come across as cheesy… but for some reason I don’t seem to be minding in the least. Thanks for sharing. ;)