It’s not often in movies (porn or otherwise) that men who wear glasses are considered as sex symbols. But I for one think that some gents look even sexier in their spectacles (now there’s a word I haven’t used in a very long time). In fact, if my reaction to two new movies is any indication, the movement of bespectacled studs is undergoing a bit of resurgence. Like a phoenix rising from the glasses, one might say.
Chris Evans wearing glasses will never be mistaken for a young Woody Allen–he’s just too hot to be anything but sexy–but in the entertaining flick, The Losers, the character he plays (Jensen) wears glasses nonetheless because, well, he’s a tech geek and a bit of a nerd. Funny and charming, alas, he’s socially inept when it comes to the ladies. But he totally rocks in his glasses, especially when he’s in a tight, white t-shirt. (Unfortunately, it was never written into the script for the actor to take his shirt off; which for anyone familiar with Evans’ smoking hot body on display in either of the otherwise dull Fantastic Four flicks, to consciously not include a shirtless scene in The Losers is nothing short of criminal.) But despite the sad omission of seeing his muscular, hairy chest on screen, the character of Jensen is attractive in part due to, and not despite, the fact that he wears glasses. I mean, I’d totally let him keep them on while he was fucking me.
The other film I saw last week that left me lusting after an actor in glasses was the twisted, hilarious, violent and pretty awesome flick, Kick-Ass, featuring relative newcomer, Aaron Johnson. Whereas I was familiar enough with Chris Evans to realize that finding him hot in a pair of glasses wouldn’t be a mind-blowing revelation to me, my almost immediate attraction to Johnson in Kick-Ass was like, well, a kick in the ass. He portrays the title character, who just happens to be a teenager (closer to 20 then 10, thank you very much). While watching the attractive, wavy haired and adorable actor on screen, I couldn’t believe how increasingly hot I was finding him; especially in his nerdy glasses. My movie companion was feeling the same heat, too.
After the flick, we both commented on our new crush. “God, I hope he’s one of those actors who looks younger than his actual age!” I exclaimed to my friend. A quick trip to IMDB and I was relieved, albeit only slightly, to discover that Aaron Johnson is (a legal) 19; and he turns 20 in June! And he’s British!
Interestingly enough though, the young actor is apparently expecting his first child with his 43 year old girlfriend, Sam Taylor Wood, who just so happens to have been Johnson’s director in Nowhere Boy, a flick about John Lennon, which is scheduled for release in North America in October of this year. Hmmm…he likes his lovers, shall we say a “bit” older? That’s half the battle won. Now if only I knew that he enjoyed the company of men as much he does women…
Fantasizing about Chris Evans and Aaron Johnson, both wearing their glasses, has me seeing double…and loving it.