Bil Browning

Video: English goalie Joe Hart dances in white undies

Filed By Bil Browning | June 16, 2010 8:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: dancing in underwear, England, half naked men, Joe Hart, soccer, underwear, World Cup

By now, it's become painfully obvious how I choose my sports teams. Now that I've seen this video of English goalie Joe Hart dancing in tight white underwear, have I found a team to cheer for in the World Cup?

Whatever. I'll spend more time watching that video than I will any match. I'm a true fan.

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LOL -- proof that, while cute to look at, straight men just cannot dance..... LOLOL

Three Bilerico posts featuring shirtless men within 24 hours, and lesbians get nothing, for pretty much as long as I can remember. I guess Bilerico's sex-positive policy only applies to the other 49%. Sigh...

Wait, why don't you post those pics if you want to see them here? We aren't censoring you.

Or... Since you're a contributor here too, you could post something featuring sexy women. I know, I know, a radical idea... But it could happen - other contributors have done it.

But as you know, Bil, that's not my forte. I just think truly sex-positive content shouldn't be entirely focused exclusively on just one gender. Perhaps if you still had some lesbians on the edteam, even just one, things would be different. Isn't it interesting that transpeople actually outnumber lesbians on the edteam? I think it is, not to mention surprising, and incredibly disappointing.

You forget that Jill is a lesbian, Becky. And you have to admit, hot women aren't my forte either! Everyone has the same opportunity to post what they'd like - as you know. You can't complain if you're not willing to pony up yourself. :)

She is? Are you sure? From her comments on some of your shirtless men posts I didn't think so. The last lesbians I'm sure of who have been on the edteam were Serena and myself.

And yes I can complain plenty, I do the kind of content I do and I'm good at that. That doesn't mean I can't be disappointed that a lesbian perspective doesn't seem to be represented (or if it is, not overtly or well) on the edteam at the moment, nor does there seem to be any interest in correcting that which I can detect. When you wanted transpeople on the edteam you proactively reached out to to Marti and I, and later to Jill, and so I'm wondering why that doesn't seem to be the case here.

In fact, I must admit that this lack of diversity doesn't jibe at all with what I've come to expect from Bilerico over the nearly 3 years I've been contributing and participating, hence my disappointment.

The edteam has the people it has because they're the people who actually do work to maintain this site. When you were on edteam, you didn't, and that's why you're not on it anymore. Serena quit on her own, and there's no other lesbian who's come forward willing to put in the hours of uncompensated work needed to maintain this site.

Of course, four people can't represent everyone, so we created the Editorial advisory board, which has several lesbians on it (Patricia Nell Warren and Paige Schilt, I'm sure of, and several other women who would definitely fall under the "Q").

But that's neither here nor there. You don't have to be on edteam to put up posts with hot pictures of women. Anyone can. So go for it. If you don't want to do it (which is fine by me), at least don't say that Bil has to do it. Obviously you've excused yourself from putting up pictures of scantily clad women, so I don't see why Bil's obligated to.

I wasn't going to go there, Alex, but as long as you have, let's jump in with both feet.

Yes it's true that when I was on the edteam I wasn't able to give as much time to the site as I'd have liked, or as much as I reasonably should have. That was because I was also holding down a fulltime 40+ hour a week job and looking for a new one at the same time because higher-ups were already looking for a reason to fire me and I knew it.

I did the best I could with the time I had available and still maintain my paid employment. I knew perfectly well by then that any misstep, no matter how small, would be used as an excuse to fire me and allow the company to protect itself from a lawsuit. I had to give that priority over an unpaid position, no matter how much I enjoyed it.

The ironic thing is that shortly after I stepped down, I was fired from that job, couldn't find work or even a serious interview afterward and would have had all the time in the world for Bilerico.

My problem was that at the time there just weren't enough hours in the day to do everything I wanted to do as well as I wanted to do it. When push came to shove, the paycheck had to take priority and I was basically at the mercy of my bosses who scheduled me to their own convenience. When I finally protested, I was gone soon afterward.

So take that for whatever it's worth, but that's the real story on that.

In any event, sexually-oriented content isn't what I do, nor do I pretend to. It's not like we have a shortage of lesbians here in any case. I'd just like to see more of an effort made.

Rebecca, seeing an image you find sexy is no big deal. It's not your forte? Expand your horizons! You see something that gets you all hot and bothered? Then share it. Personally, I find Bil's twinks a bit relentless, but hey, at least he puts them out there (so to speak) without worrying about how folks are gonna react. Neither should you, girlfriend. Just do it. Way I look at it, seriously: a year from now, no one's gonna care two whits what I put up here. So why should you?

Who knows, maybe you'll find a new forte. :-)

Wow, he moves very poorly. He should stick to still photos.
Maybe I'll offer a guest post with a bi perspective, though I don't know how to include photos.
Techno challenged here.

The edteam is seriously good at showing you how. Seriously, these guys/gals are great. Just ask Bil or Alex or anyone else, for that matter, and they'll be happy to show you, I"m sure.

Maybe we can strategize about this a bit. Sexy women is kinda my forte, and I did post some not too long ago. However, they tend to be my friends and colleagues, I don't stumble upon random hot women in current events very much. Even if I did, there's a different dynamic as their portrayal in mainstream media is likely already objectifying and not something I'd like to perpetuate.

But I suppose I could do short interviews with a bunch of my porn star friends and use it as an excuse to post a half dozen hot pictures of each of them. I'd plug a few of their projects and I'm sure they'd like the publicity. What would you think of that, Rebecca?

I think that would be something I'd be very interested in, Tobi, and I bet I'm hardly the only one who would be. Go for it!