2 Sexy 4 Shirts: Video Boys Of Summer Frolic Au Naturel
The only summer trend that matters this year - to us, anyway - is "Boys Gone Wild." So, what happened, H-town dudes? It's as if when Free Press Summer Fest wrapped up, none of you has wanted to strut around town sweaty and shirtless since. This is one of the reasons why we can't really see a correlation between the recent topless dude-centric music-video trend and our hometown reality.
Take Kelly Rowland, for example. Her video for "Motivation" features a cast of topless male backup dancers whom she suggestively pushes around in her boss boots. Nicki Minaj also uses men as effigies in her video for "Super Bass," and even pours a thick pink liquid over one of their washboard abs.
As a young and daily growing woman, Rocks Off has grown tired of seeing so many aspiring video vixens. Video bros are an underrepresented group, so we've collected some of our most cherished and memorable boys gone wild.
It's pretty obvious that Marques was trying to copy D'Angelo's legendary "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" video. We're all for as much nudity as is allowed on television, but there's something kind of creepy about that pose where he's crossing his legs.
Is Brandon Boyd still everyone's art-bro dream? Admit it, you still get turned on by the drawing of his facial hair and the tiny V of chest hair on his long torso. He's so deep and introspective.
The video for this song is weirdly appropriate for the content. It shows three sexy, hairy men taking showers and swimming in the ocean. The whole thing was probably filmed with a cell phone while they were hanging out.
We apologize for the censoring of datass. Remember when that was the only reason you watched this video?
"Aeroplane" may be an obvious pick because the members of RHCP are rarely seen with clothes on anyway, but one cannot skip a video like this. We love seeing Anthony Kiedis and Dave Navarro next to each other dancing. They should have made out.
This was the first video where we saw the bawse Rick Rozay without a shirt on. It totally makes sense-Rawse doesn't give a fuck, he's rich and living lavishly. We wish more big-boned dudes would embrace their curves like he does.
This single was released in 2002 when LL was 34 years old. After almost two decades in the game, LL's abs and luscious lips were still looking as smooth as butta.
The main dude, Shifty, has strategically placed star tattoos that start emitting light halfway through the video and then fly away. This video just looks like a bunch of assholes on acid at a rave.
Pharrell is really beautiful to us. He has this creative, mysterious presence and piercing facial expressions... he's not ripped like LL, but knows that he still has sex appeal.
The way that the video and song build together to its visual and auditory climax leads us to believe that this video is sex. Occasionally, it is also comedy.
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