I think many of us would agree that Adam will redefine the current music scene – to what extent, we will have to wait and see. I believe Adam is having a more immediate impact on how we, as individuals in a society, view our fellow man. Adam’s “don’t be ashamed to be who you are” message is not just touching his fans superficially, but striking deep chords in many of us. But is Adam redefining what is sexy in a man as well?
It’s expected that Adam will address his sexuality in the upcoming Rolling Stone issue. I’m not going to talk in length about the gay issue here because firstly, the media has harped on this and hounded Adam relentlessly, and I’m sick of it. Secondly, if Adam wasn’t gay, he wouldn’t be the Adam we love. Lastly, it’s nobody’s business but Adam’s. The only thing I want to add is that it’s been the policy on adamunofficial.com since day one that we don’t discuss Adam’s sexuality. Simply put, it doesn’t play into how we feel about Adam, except maybe to love him more for his fearlessness in living his own life.
Now that the pink elephant has left the building, we can move on. Okay, Adam is a good-looking guy. He’s tall, has a body that wears clothes *extremely* well, and has striking features, not the least of which are the most beautiful blue-grey eyes this side of heaven. With these characteristics alone, many would think him sexy. But ‘sexy’ involves more than looks. In Adam’s case it means makeup, eyeliner, nail polish, more makeup, enough jewelry to make Mr. T envious, and clothes that few of us would dare to wear. These are hardly defining attributes for male sexiness in America, where the standard, according to TV, magazines, and everything else we as consumers get shoved in front of our face — seems to be cookie-cutter washboard abs. And more washboard abs.
So why do we all find Adam so sexy? Is it attraction to his good looks in spite of the eyeliner and jewelry or because of these things? Is it because he’s a “Rock God,” as Kara dubbed him? Is it traits other than his looks – like his smile and sense of humor? Or is it just our undeniable reaction to those tight leather pants and striped spandex?
I think that as women, we react to all these things. If this is true, are we ushering in a whole new perception of what we find sexy in a man?
Tell us what it is that you find sexy in Adam (keep it clean!), and do you think our attraction to Adam’s looks is a once-only phenomenon, for Adam only, or is just the beginning of a shift in our perception of what it is to be sexy?