Joe Manganiello for OUT magazine

Posted on March 15, 2012

Pretty for the day.


True Blood’s Joe Manganiello featured in the March 2012 issue of OUT magazine photographed by Matthew Brookes and styled by Grant Woolhead.



What, you thought we were going to type words? Child, we’re too busy fanning ourselves like Miss Celie in church.


[Photo Credit: Matthew Brookes for]

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    • Rachel Mason

      my god. best birthday present ever! i’d like to thank my two favorite gay uncles for bringing me such joy :)

      • aristida_girl

        Happy Birthday!

      • ccm800

        Happy Birthday to you! 

    • Malice Grant

      Where are my smelling salts when I … *faints*

      • Melvis Velour

        As my Southern Grannie used to say “…hand me my reticule child, I’m havin’ an attack o tha vapours!  Mah stars ‘n garters!”

    • Alli




      I’ll be right back. I…need a moment with myself.

    • Jennifer Hofstetter

      I. Words. Speechless.

      I saw him in person once. He ACTUALLY LOOKS JUST LIKE THAT. I feel sorry for all other men. Ever.

      •ía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

        I am sorry in advance for what I am about to say: YOU LUCKY BITCH! 

        I admire your composure though, I would have jumped to his lap in a split second like a horny pomeranian.

        • foodycatAlicia

          Horny pomeranian! Brilliant mental image (also… ick.)

      • P M

         I want to scractch your eyes out, b**ch (joking, Joking, JOKING) ;))). YOU LUCKY DUCK!!

      • Jill_3

        I SAW HIM ONCE TOO!! He walked into the Starbucks I was in, and I swear, the whole room just went silent. It was like none of us could handle the rush of hormones, or something.

        But if he’d walked in looking like THIS, all sweaty and brooding and rumpled, I probably would have just… died.

      • JanieS


      • Kristy Evans

         Hi Jenny! Love you! I also hate you because you got to see him in person. Pretty sure my pants would have burst into flames. FROM THE FIRE IN MY LOINS.

        • Jennifer Hofstetter

          My pants did burst into flames. So did Eric’s. It was awkward. They had to call the fire department.

      • Jennifer Hofstetter

         The really awkward part was that my boyfriend was with me, and both of our panties burst into flames at the same time.

    • cmb92191


    • Katy Anderson

      Good night.

    • Sarah Thomas

      I’ll be in my bunk.

      • Linda Tredennick

        Thanks, Jane!

        • Cassie

          He has given us so much.

    • gabbilevy

      Ooooh, I get it.

      • Alisa Rivera

        These are the only pictures I’ve seen where I do get it. Normally I think he’s cheesier than a Kraft factory.

    • Richard Harper

      I’ll be in my bunk.

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg


    • Samuel Joesph Donovan

      I love imagining the conversations at Base Camp T Lo:

      T: “I don’t feel like typing.”
      Lo: “There’s gotta be some shirtless guy somewhere the unborn fawns can pant over.”

    • Hilari

      y’all need to stop. i’m trying to get work done here.


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    • Sara__B

      I have a very attractive grown nephew who looks almost like Joe, so I feel … weird when I look at photos so hot they render the commentariat speechless. (Nephew has never looked at me like Joe is doing here, but it’s still unsettling.)

      • theblondette

         Girl, you should look into renting out your nephew. Not making him into a boy-hooker, obviously! For tasteful parties. And so on… >_>

    • RebeccaKW

      When did it get so hot in here?

    • Michelle Argento


    • Cindi Williams

      “Thank you, TLo”, she says in the Mood sing-song voice.

    • MilaXX

      PASS. Does nothing for me. 

      •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

         More for me!

      • Ms_Flyover

        Thank God.  I thought I was missing some essential hormone or something.

    • LittleKarnak

      Friend of mine met him in a BBQ place here in Atlanta….said he was really nice and willing to pose for several photos….and he was super hot!!!!

      • girliecue

        WHAT?? He was here and my Joe Manganiello radar didn’t start bleeping?!? There is something Very Wrong here. Which cue joint was he at? I’m a certified barbeque judge – I can force them to hand over any Joe goods they might have.

        • LittleKarnak

          1st of all: certified BBQ judge? Awesome! I think they were at Fox Brothers; they said Joe was just sitting by himself eating so when he got finished my friends walked over, introduced themselves, and asked for a picture. Joe proceeded to have a 10 minute conversation with them, asking about their jobs, where they lived, etc. Very impressed.

          • SRQkitten

            Wow, so he’s not only hot but nice too?

            And kudos to your friends for being able to have a 10 minute conversation with him…think I’d be too seriously speechless in awe, lol.


          • girliecue

            If he ate at Fox Bros. he’ll surely be back again. Your lucky, lucky friends! Maybe Justin and Jonathan will give me the chair he sat on…

    • Belle Burnett

      Wait, that’s it? WHY AREN’T THERE MORE PICTURES!!!!!
      Ok, thanks, bye.

    • Stephen Bornstein

      I wonder if he needs some help “cleaning” up…..too late

    • MelonTheCollie

      From Werewolf to Stripper? O.o

      What did I miss? Because I really regret it.

      •ía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

        I’m guessing you didn’t miss the werewolf part 😉 He plays a Stripper in the upcoming movie “Magic Mike” which promises to be horrendous and delicious at the same time.

        • aristida_girl


      • Cassie

        That is the best tagline I’ve ever heard.

    • Colleen

      Thank God I have my own office!

    • Dejah_Thoris

      ummmm…him mumble mmmmm

    • SignLadyB

      Naaaa. Y’all can enjoy him.


      Photo #2 shall be blown up, printed, and mounted beside my bed.

    • brookeinmn

      Dayum. Those last two shots make me want to go roll around in some dirt….with him.

    • Kajsa Andreasson

      Joe Manganinenollelleolello has ruined me for other men. Ruined me, I tell you!

    • WendyD

      My jaw just literally dropped open. 

    • Sara Munoz

      OUT knows how to do a photo shoot. Must start subscribing.

    • AlexisPayne

      Just, hot.
      The thing sexual fantasies are made of.

      Also, is he gay or straight?

      • Heather

        Who cares? :-)  He’s yummy for all. 

        • AlexisPayne

          Ha, true but it does help direct the fantasy :)

          • e jerry powell

             Straight. And until last September, engaged to Audra Marie.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      Why is he wearing clothes?

    • greatscoutm



    • Christina Rock

      Sweet lord in heaven, that man can smolder like no one’s business.

    • cmb92191

      I haven’t smoked in 25 years.. but boy do I need a cigarette!  A long drag and inhaling slowly….

    • Lucía Valencia

      SWEET BABY JESUS, PRAISE THE LORD! *shakes fan*.

    • Rebecca Bledsoe

      Wow…he normally does nothing for me, but dayum!!! Thanks, TLo!

    • NurseEllen

      That is some impressive pair of biceps.

    • Kira McAulay

      I would climb that man like a tree….

    • CatherineRhodes

      What, no crotch shot?

    • rainwood1

      Thank you, thank you very much!

    • Sandra Oh

      He gets better with age, just like fine wine.  Yum.

    • Maria Rosenfire

      I literally do not have any words that are appropriate for a public forum. They all involve him and the things that we could be doing in beds, against walls, or on kitchen counters together.

    • VicksieDo

      Dirty Dirty Boy! 😉

    • Julie Chase

      I fanned myself then read your comment on fanning yourselves. He’s just so very burly.

    • Nonnah

      Oh honey ….

    • onyxkatze

      ooh. he looks like a shaggier, more muscular version of my partner in these pictures. yummy. 😀

    • aristida_girl

      Thanks for the pretty, and thanks to Mr. Woolhead for getting Joe all dirty, love it…

    • PRFan

      I do appreciate that man’s bodily beauty, but he is giving some pretty impressive face here, too.  Or maybe this is just the first time I’ve noticed his face.  Anyway, seriously hot.

    • ccm800

      I get the attraction – but does nada for me. 

    • butter nut

      whats that about him being a stripper?? 

      • nancymae

        His next movie role

    • Chaiaiai

      First, those are some pictures – thank you Joe, OUT, and anyone I’ve ever met for bringing them to light.  Second, we know which celebs make little hearts pop out over Lo’s head and we know JoeMag makes TLo fan themselves.  But T, I’m dying to know, who gives you the Sally-hearts-popping treatment?  Feel better boys!

      • pokokpuding

         I want to know too!

    • Andra

      I have got to shift in my seat!

    • PastryGoddess


      Thanks TLo…vibrators and lovers all over the world salute you

    • RWtD

      Oh lord I about fell out looking at these.

    • Matt Algren

      Oh my.

    • skadi1

      My husband asked “Why is that guy so dirty?” I answered “So I can imagine washing him off.”
      Um…I’ll be right back.

    • bitterk

      You guys crack me up!

    • tinyredlocks

      Well, Hi… Hi, there…

    • quiltrx

      Oh my God…he flashes me back to the Express Yourself video.  I’ve always wanted my very own, VERY dirty man.  Just like Joe.  Sigh.

    • lordandtaylor

      Oh me, oh my. Dull. This guy only has one look…a scrowl.

    • R. L.

      Dirty, dirty man.  Come here and let me wash you.

    • crackineggs

      Oh.  I think I just had an epiphany.

    •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Girl, pass the fan. *swoons*

    • Raisinable

      Was just looking at photo of Austin Scarlett, singing to myself, “Where have all the Manly Men gone…”  and then, THIS.  Sell my clothes, I’m going to heaven.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      He’d make the best looking Jesus EVER. 

    • AthenaJ

      Oooooohh, gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie!!!

    • jjfg

      How did I miss seeing this post yesterday!  Nevermind – just pass the fan!

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    • EEKstl

      He’s sort of crazy hot, isn’t he?

    • Lexie Guccione


    • ZnSD

      less clothing on him would be … better.

    • PhillipWilde

      Manganiello has just never done anything for me.  Y’all can have him.

    • JoannaOC

      From the article, about his movie: “Manganiello doesn’t mind that this is the second big role that requires
      him to show a lot of skin. “Somebody’s gotta do it,” he says. “Am I
      afraid of being typecast? I could care less.”” 

    • TieDye64

      Oh my. yes.

    • MichaelStrangeways

      Sexy man but ugly, dull photos.

      Smearing make up to simulate “dirt”…really?

    • Lisa

      I volunteer to bathe him, sirs, oh please let me, sirs, please!

    • littlemissstrange

      Crazy. I don’t even feel anything for the man but still… that thumbnail pic… who the fuck could not be turned on by that.

    • umeboshi

      now that is what you call a hunk.