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.


  • Pinup Ghoul


  • 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


  • 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.