We have exclusive photos of your favorite male celebrities posing in striking, fun, and very un-masculine ways. The new book Red-Blooded American Male, by Emmy Award-winning photographer Robert Trachtenberg, has 100 delicious and surprisingly... sexy photos of male celebrities.
From Judd Apatow to Neil Patrick Harris, Trachtenberg features male celebrities' vulnerable and softer sides by photographing them in traditionally female poses. Instead of usual photos of stoic faces and flexed muscles; it has nude, quirky, and emotion-filled photographs.
One of my favorites presents the cast of Jackass all snuggled together, looking pensive and thoughtful. Trachtenberg even had to ask “Please tuck in your balls!”(Unfortunately, you'll have to wait to buy the book to see this picture).
A tad self-deprecating, the photos challenge masculinity by inviting the viewer to see their beloved celebrities' feminine nature. It breaks down the rugged brick wall of masculinity and allows us all to flip how we usually view women as passive and men as active in photographs. These gorgeous photos are a call to all men to embrace their fun and sensitive side!
Top Photo: Meryl Streep & Tommy Lee Jones
Reprinted with permission from Red-Blooded American Male by Robert Trachtenberg, copyright (c) 2016. Published by Amphoto Books, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc
Published September 14, 2016
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Patricia is a writer, activist, and aspiring journalist. She likes writing about politics, sexuality, and feminism. She is a bit of a wanderer and has lived in Morocco, Australia, and India. Recently moved to Brooklyn, she is currently learning to navigate NYC subways.