James McAvoy on shaved biscuits: ‘I don’t know if most guys do like it, by the way’

Would you like to read an interview in which James McAvoy discusses whether or not he prefers ladies with shaved biscuits? Then you are in luck! Incidentally, what’s with people talking about shaved biscuits lately? Walton Goggins talked about it, as did Daniel Radcliffe and (gulp) Kathie Lee Gifford. Meanwhile, I’d really like to hear what Michael Fassbender or Benedict Cumberbatch or Tom Hiddleston has to say on this important subject but NO, no reporter will ask them the real hard-hitting questions. I think the only reason we’re getting McAvoy on the record is because his character in Trance – which he’s currently promoting – is a big fan of the “clean slate” look, and the character may even shave Rosario Dawson’s mons on screen. Here’s James’ interview with Vulture:

Vulture: Do you think you would be highly suggestible if you underwent hypnosis?
McAvoy: I did undergo hypnotherapy, and it didn’t work! The guy couldn’t put me under. I was very disappointed. I was very keen to be suggested, to have somebody tell me to run naked or cluck like a chicken or whatever, but it didn’t work for me, I’m afraid.

What did you try to get hypnotherapy for, if you don’t mind me asking?
Uh, my sex addiction! [Laughs.] No, not really. It was for research for Trance, actually. I spent some time with a hypnotherapist talking about just what posthypnotic suggestion actually is, and how it affects you, and how we actually see these moments of our lives. If we had to tell ourselves to do every single thing in our body that our body does to keep ourselves alive, we would die immediately, because we don’t have the facility to control ourselves consciously. And all hypnosis is, is tapping into the part of your brain that operates things, makes decisions, and executes those decisions in your body without you even considering it, i.e. breathing, or walking up the stairs, putting one foot in front of the other.

I’m hoping you were a little easier on Rosario Dawson than you were on Angelina Jolie on Wanted — no eating tuna fish this time before any romantic scenes?
Ah, lady! That was not my fault! Angelina decided to switch the scenes. She wanted to do the kissing scene because she had to get home or something like that, so I cannot be blamed. Rosario … did I have to kiss Rosario? Yes, I did have to kiss Rosario, and I was minted up to the max.

Good to know. She had it a little tougher than you, just because she had to go full-frontal because of your character’s preferences regarding pubic hair.
Yeah, I know! Tough gig! Even when I watched the movie, I was like, “Wow! That’s … ” Hold on for a second. [Says good-bye to someone.] Where were we? Ah, shaving the vagina, as people do.

Well, usually as women do. Men, not so much, at least not for the movies.
I don’t know if that’s true! I think a lot of men shave their, um, their balls and their shaft, but that, that’s just for p0rn0s, which are still technically movies. With Simon, a woman shaving is what he prefers, it is part of his fantasy, but the reason why he likes it is a little deeper than why most guys apparently like it. He has a particular classical and artistically related aesthetic. I don’t know if most guys do like it, by the way. I think most people in p0rn films seem to like it! But I don’t know if it’s necessarily what people want. Maybe it is.

Did you know your hard-core fans call themselves McAvoyeurs? As in voyeurism?
Yeah, I did know that. That’s been kicking about for a good three, four, five years now. It’s kind of lovely, I have to say. The voyeuristic element of the title inspires a certain amount of paranoia, but they have proved to be the nicest, the most respectful, and kind, supportive fans over the last few years. McAvoyeurs tend to be really nice, really chilled out. There’s no hysteria, no craziness, so whenever I meet fans, I can always tell a McAvoyeur, because they’re pretty cool. My favorite name of a fandom is Benedict Cumberbatch’s — the Cumberbatches is just the best name.

The day you finish Macbeth, the very next day you start the next X-Men? You don’t get a break at all?
So far. When we were doing the deal, and I was trying to get released from the start of X-Men so I could make the play happen, because I think I have to miss the first couple of weeks of the shoot, they basically said, “We need you to fly the day after you finish.” So I said, “Cool. That’s fine.” That may not be the case, it may not become necessary, but I imagine it probably will, because they’ll need to do costume-fitting and stunt meetings and sh-t like that, you know? But as always with the X-Men movies, it’s a massive cast, so they have a lot to get through, so hopefully that buys me a little bit of leeway and I’ll get a breather in Montreal before I start working.

You’re going to be on set with a couple of guys who’ve played Macbeth before: Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.
It would be an absolute f–king hoot to sit round the coffee table with them and perhaps, maybe, have a good old chin wag about playing the King killer who is the Thane of Cawdor, hmmm? You know, the superstition is you’re allowed to say “Macbeth” wherever you like, but in the theater, in a theatrical space, you can’t say that. For me, I don’t give a s–t. I call it whatever I want to call it. I think Macbeth gives the finger, to fate, to God, to fortune, to destiny, and says, “F–k you, I will not die in this battle. I will return to my wife. I will have children. And I will take what you have tried to take from me.” In his eyes, the world has wronged him. And as such, our company is giving the finger to superstition as well.

[From Vulture]

I’m not sure if McAvoy got “Cumberbitches” wrong or if Vulture mistakenly transcribed it. I’m pretty sure James thinks “Cumberbitches” are the best fan group-name, and he’s right! Cumberbitches, loud and proud. Although James is totally charming and lovely to his McAvoyeurs, isn’t he?

As for the shaved-biscuit conundrum… James doesn’t come out one way or the other: “I don’t know if most guys do like it, by the way… I don’t know if it’s necessarily what people want. Maybe it is.” I want to know is HE likes it. Maybe it’s a good thing if he doesn’t have strong feelings about it in any direction – isn’t it creepy either way, you know?

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  1. Eve says:

    Apparently, Vulture mistakenly transcripted it. He meant to say “cumberbitches” (I read in the comments the guy who wrote the article had misheard it because of McAvoy’s accent — he also said was going to fix it).

  2. teehee says:

    Sounds like he doesnt like it but wont pass judgement. IMO I prefer men who like a woman natural, as I like myself– but second best is a man who allows me to do my thing despite any preferences. I should be happy, first of all, and he should be happy for me.

    • Jenni says:

      Agree with you! I think some guys feel uncomfortable with a more natural approach and like to see it very trimmed and edged…maybe they get an idea that that’s what it naturally should be if they read Playboy as young teens or something. But I’ve heard of some guys who want women to be completely hairless and that seems so creepy! A friend of mine was dating a guy and shaved for him and said, “We both think it’s incredibly hot because it’s like I’m a litt;e girl.” Horrific.

      • teehee says:

        I think its sad but most of all laughable how ignorant men are of what a womans body really is. Even women arent aware of what we looked like, just 30 or 50 years ago. Old pinups and models looked like a normal, average woman– it wasnt “ugly” at all. Only today are images so warped and shopped and models so shaved, implanted, starved, bleached and touched up that its really tarnishing mens concept of what healthy happy and attractive is.
        Its good to just go to a sauna and look around- normal bodies, and to avoid magazines and ridiculous images that arent reality. And its fantastic when a man has his feet on the ground and doesnt remain gullible like a child, expecting reality to fulfill standards set by toys, dolls, cartoons, and digital imagery and even far, FAR worse- pornography. As if women ought to be held up to that???

      • RocketMerry says:

        Jenni, what your friend said is horrible. I hope she came to her senses and dumped the disgusting guy.

        I honestly have lost all hope of finding a sensitive, sincere, GOOD man. I guess I’ll just get used to being a cat lady. It’s just such bitter disappointment when guys keep judging you and pushing you to be something you are not.

      • Vl says:

        Just yesterday I visited a place with communal showers in my old hometown (in Sweden)something I haven’t done in a good ten years.

        It shocked me to see that everyone now had VERY neatly trimmed parts, the furriest being Brazilian(!).

        It used to be a variety, with the majority on the furrier side.

        I personally went through a “shave everything” phase in late teens -early 20′s but chose to quit it for a more natural shape when I had my daughter, for the sole purpose of not giving her an un-natural view of the female body.

        I’m not saying everyone should go 1970′s in their pants but doesn’t tweens and teens have enough pressure as is withour everyone looking the same down there too?

        Diversity rocks!

    • Zoid says:

      Honestly most men don’t know what a woman’s body is like anymore. I have a very close friend in the porn industry (no judgements please, she adores it) and the list of things she has to have completed for the scenes is ridiculous. Then they top it off by editing and photoshopping everything. She’s told me before that some guys get really judgmental if she has stubble down there and the vast majority of the girls are required to shave everything if they want a shoot.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      “a man who allows me to do my thing despite any preferences.”

      THIS x a million.

  3. Sandy says:

    This man…is so beautiful… *sob*

  4. Sam says:

    What a tease, I want to know his exact views on everything biscuit-related. I guess there’s no way to say what “most guys” like and maybe they have just been conditioned by porn into thinking a hairless biscuit= the good biscuit. It’s interesting. At the end of the day though, I guess we women should decide for ourselves how we like our biscuits (unless James Mcavoy is in the pic. Ha). The completely shaved thing has always creeped me out because I don’t see the point in trying to emulate the genitals of a pre-pubescent child. But I know some girls much prefer that. TMI?

    • Trek Girl says:

      You do realize that for most women, and a lot of men, shaved private bits aren’t about looking like a child, right?

      Cleanliness, the smooth feeling, and the fact that nothing is hidden are all reasons a person may prefer shaved bits.

    • Dave says:

      The old chestnut of people liking shaved genitals meaning they want to be with someone prepubescent is RIDICULOUS

      Children also don’t have thick hair on their legs or armpits. Does a woman or man shaving their legs also make them appear pre-pubescent?

      Regardless of the hair on your body, an adult has an ADULT’S body – breasts, hips, muscles etc.

      Why do people so often jump to call people paedophiles?

    • T.Fanty says:

      I have a friend who waxes “full” because she says (and I quote) she loves feeling like an eight year old girl. The psychology behind waxing can be REALLY weird. But then again, it’s sex – if we know one thing its that people can get really weird about sex.

      I will say this, however..

      There’s a male equivalent. Most celebrity men wax their chests these days (and I, for one, do not entirely appreciate it). Body hair just seems to be out of vogue right now, generally.

    • Leen says:

      The ironic part is in my culture when you start shaving and waxing especially your biscuit, it means you are becoming a woman.

      • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

        I think Leen is talking about cultural preferences. If you are from the middle or near east, shaving and waxing for both sexes is pretty much across the board. It is seen as more hygienic, but is also considered groomed and elegant, and a part of growing up. I’m not soliciting agreement with this– just pointing out that there are cultural points of view involved.

      • V4Real says:

        On the shaving issue; to each his on it’s a preference. My issue is when I read the title. I thought James was talking about people who shave their”backsides”. Isn’t biscuits English slang for the dieriaire? Might have spelled that wrong, to lazy to check.

      • Leen says:

        Yeah, I’m talking about middle eastern culture. Men do so too (shaving down under). I’ve always found it a bit shocking how divisive this issue has been. If you don’t want to shave, that’s cool. But please don’t say that those we do, we do it because of porn or we want to look like children!

      • Diana says:

        Well said Leen. It is such a ridiculous argument.

    • A says:

      Uh, sorry Leen, you are completely wrong. All evidence (as well as basic knowledge in human evolution) suggests that pubic hair is there for a reason. See link** I.e. pubic hair is more ‘hygienic’. Though I understand that everyone is entitled to their own choices, I find brazilians utterly crass – as do my (twenty-something) peers. Yet to come across a man who prefers a woman ‘shaved’ though it may be an American thing. http://sti.bmj.com/content/early/2013/02/15/sextrans-2012-050982.full.pdf+html?sid=3fb8e65d-fce7-47bf-8e2d-bc507cbe347d

      • Leen says:

        A – where did I say that it is cleaner? I merely pointed out that shaving actually reduces your chances of contracting some STDs like crabs which is true. Which I then said, so there is SOME health benefits to it. Not all, and not for every STD.

        It’s not an American thing. People think it is because It only became a mainstream thing to shave (and cause of porn). But look through the Middle East, some African cultures and some south East Asian communities. They’ve been going bare forever and actually there is some evidence that even in 6th century Muslim women were shaving eveuthing completely. Ditto the ancient Egyptians.

      • A says:

        The cultures you mention shave for, albeit misdirected, religious reasons. I didn’t mention the historical removal of hair either, I have no comment on that. I was writing to correct the ill-informed view that shaving or waxing your pubic hair has health benefits. Crabs are still transmitted without pubic hair, and the sort of STDs (we call them sexually transmitted infections here in Aus) that are more likely to be transmitted with the absence of pubic hair are a little more malignant than crabs.

      • A says:

        Sorry – I know I’m being insufferable but I have to say that if muslim women were indeed ‘removing’ hair in the 6th century, they must have been eager! Muhammad was born in 570CE, and didn’t receive the revelation from “god” until he was 40.

      • Leen says:

        Typo, 7th century. However, ancient Egyptians, babylonians and Mesopotamian cultures removed most body hair before Islam. So I’m assuming that was simply a tradition that carried on into the Islamic era.

      • Leen says:

        A, how so? speaking solely from the middle eastern culture, because of the heat, it is less irritable when you are bare. Also it just feels good, and you feel cleaner (I feel cleaner when I shave my armpits and legs too despite the fact that it doesn’t actually make a difference). And yes it seems as if you are maturing as middle easterners see removing pubic hair is the same as removing hair from your legs, arms, armpits, and even from the face.
        I didn’t say you cannot contract crabs, I said your risk of contracting it is reduced. Again, I never said anything wrong, I have spoken in the past about it and I have consistently pointed out just because your risk of contracting some STDs are reduced, does not mean it is the same for all.

      • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

        Leen is right. Hair removal was pretty standard anywhere where people bathed in ancient times– Rome and Egypt especially had it refined to an art. There is plenty written about this.

        Islam worked very hard to promote cleanliness and better hygiene. Mosques always had bathhouses nearby, and one reason the Koran goes into so much detail about required and preferred bathing practices is that many converts during that time were often new to these practices. They really did need to spell it all out.

        I suspect hair removal was swept into the list of things to do because refined people who had accessed to bathing facilities always removed their body hair. That was what was done. Shaving was common, but so was waxing and plucking.

      • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

        And yes, living it a very hot climate is a factor and it does make a big difference. I always felt the difference. It was the same for me when wrapped my very dark hair in a white headscarf– I did not do this for religious reasons or modesty: it just kept my head cool. In the height of summer in Antakya, this made a huge difference in my comfort.

      • It'sJustBlanche says:

        I don’t feel more “clean” but I do feel fresher. You can read into it any way you want. I don’t have much hair at all, so at a certain point I just decided to do away with it. This was in the 90s and guys thought it was so exotic. Of course now, it’s all over the place.

        Also, it’s just easier when it comes to oral. Having said that, men who go completely bare seem like they’re trying too hard.

      • Greenie says:

        Leen you could not be more wrong. STD infection actually increases when you remove pubic hair.


        And if you get crabs – simple – shave it off. It’s a pretty poor excuse to shave yourself bald on a continuous basis.

        If the people who shaved themselves bald were more honest with themselves, they would realize they are capitulating to a societal standard aimed at infantilizing and objectifying women. And yes, this same culture does encourage pedophilia as much as you don’t want to admit it. And guess what, women didn’t shave their pits or legs until the late 1920s when Gilette decided to shame women into becoming their new demographic because they wanted to sell more razors and shaving products.

        Get your heads out of the sand or just admit that you’re participating in your own oppression and you don’t care because “boys will like me!” Or the even more popular, “It’s MY choice! I do it because *I* like it!” (and I’ll defend the patriarchy because I don’t want to admit that I’m brainwashed)

      • Leen says:

        Crumpets and Crochshot (haha nice name), exactly everything you just said. Living in a hotter climate is a big factor, as hair retains heat. Also I know that in India, the practice of shaving and waxing pubic hair goes back as far as BC.

        Greenie, when did I say that is the sole basis? I simply said there is SOME benefit (some pro, if you will).
        And again, you seem to have focused on one aspect of my post and completely ignored everything else I said, and what Crumpets has said. Shaving your pubic hair and legs has been around in the Middle East and India before Jesus was around. Ancient Egyptians used to remove all their body hair (except eyebrows) using the method of sugaring and plucking. Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece were also fond of going bare. This is NOT something new, but it is definately something new in the US and Europe.

        This might be a societal standard of infantilzing women to you in the US (which I respectfully disagree) but it is not in the Middle East, or some African cultures or India. IT has been around for centuries, and continues to exist. Maybe you should get your head out of the sand and learn about other cultures and traditions. Sorry to be rude, but not everything revolves around the West and the US. Just because women in Europe and the US have started shaving in the last 100 years does not mean the entire world has.

        If you’ve looked at history, you will this has been around since atleast 4000 BC. The practice never died. It still stayed in the Middle East. So we are not talking about a method that just appeared out of nowhere. We are talking about a practice that is 6000 years old.

        And sorry to be crass, but going bare does not make you look like a prepubescent child. When the hormones kick in, your sexual organs (breasts, clitoris, vulva, etc) grow and enlarge. It is not just pubic hair that grows.

      • Greenie says:

        If you think that the Middle Eastern, African or Indian traditions provide a defense of why shaving female body hair is not misogynist, I feel sad for you.

        Do you honestly believe that cultures where women are treated by law as perpetual minors (Middle East) stoned to death for being raped (Middle East) married off as children (Middle East, India, Africa) genitally mutilated (Middle East, Africa) traded like cattle (Middle East, India, Africa) and forced to be multiple wives, servants and broodmares to one man (again, all of the above) legitamizes your argument that female body hair removal is part of some benign tradition like every other male-conceived tradition forced upon women since recorded HIS-story began? That these cultures do not also infantilize and objectify women? (But considering that you do not even acknowledge western culture does this – the obvious seems to elude you)

        Get a grip!

      • Leen says:


        And I guess you are an expert in these cultures?
        But here we go again with the orientalist stereotypes.
        First of all, the Middle East is not a uniform one country with the same laws. Countries like Tunisia and Turkey are secular, while others like Saudi Arabia are on the extreme end. In some Middle Eastern countries, rape is punishable by death (such as Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Palestine and UAE). And in other countries polygamy is banned (such as Tunisia and Syria). There is always a marriage age that is usually around the age of 18 (in some, 16).
        And with the exception of Saudi Arabia and a couple of gulf countries, I have never heard of a death by stoning for rape. Never. In fact, I know in my country when story came out a man has kidnapped a 4 year old girl, raped and killed her, he was publicly lynched (maybe to you it is barbaric, but to me pedophiles and rapists disgust me and I am frankly glad that the society got pissed off and publicly lynched him).

        Oh and evidently you missed the point that it is also practiced by men (shaving pubic hair) therefore it is a uniform experience for both genders.

        I never said western culture doesn’t, I just said I respectfully disagree that shaving pubic hair does.

        Evidently, you have never been to a Middle Eastern country and you have a very narrow-minded view. But please resort to the orientalist stereotypes.

      • Greenie says:

        “Orientalist stereotypes” LOL

        Gotta love the hyperbole of the cultural relativist.

        I was responding directly to examples that YOU initially used.

        Yes, I am aware that there are different countries with different laws in the Middle East but the prevailing theme is one of female oppression more overtly extreme in nature than what we see in the west. Although what every country in the world has in common is female oppression and objectification.

        Every example I gave is of things that actually happen, and Saudi Arabia is not the only country in which women are stoned to death or lashed to death. Excuse me if I didn’t cite every vile injustice with a link to Amnesty International. Get over yourself.

        And yes, I have been to a Middle Eastern country. I have family there. Try again.

      • Bijlee says:

        @greenie leens right about what those cultures do. Its not necessarily about infantilizing women especially given that men and women are both expected to do it. That was her point and you refused to acknowledge it. And most of these countries don’t have the economic ability to move past some cultural notions. If you look at the priveleged sectors of these societies, most of them don’t practice what you’re saying. Besides when it comes to hygiene these countries also believe in washing yourself thrrohly after bowel movements or peeing. They use these things called lotas. I thought it was a strictly Indian thing, but no it’s som religious requirement for them

        Also I honestly thought this whole take away all the hair look started around the late 80 early 90s because of pornography? In the 70s women in porn had hair down there, but today its more ubiquitous because of he prevalence of porn and how in porn people want to see and don’t want hair to get in the way. It’s this weird artistic reason….I really think its due to how the pron aesthetic is literally everywhere that women feel more shamed into these thing, because they think it’s so erotic. Honestly it’s not a big deal what they decide to do when only one other party (usually) is going to see it anyways.

  5. Trek Girl says:

    Regarding your last sentence: no, it isn’t creepy either way. Sometimes people have preferences when it comes to body hair, and that’s ok. Sometimes the reasons behind those preferences can be creepy, but most of the time they aren’t.

    • Barhey says:

      +1, absolutely.

      I’m in college and freshman year we had a discussion about shaving – everyone except one girl did it. So it’s very common among my generation…we’re not trying to look like prepubescent girls! But if you don’t shave thats fine too, to each his own.

    • A grown up says:

      As I jokingly said to the boyfriend, you go ahead and arrange for someone to rip your balls and shaft bare with hot wax, and I’ll do the same.

      Funny, he decided that he didn’t fancy that as it was barbaric, so we will keep (trimmed) what nature gave us; me to show I am an adult woman. Fur is there to protect your lady, to cushion you, to allow sweat to evaporate, and to show you are an adult. Porn has given us a very skewed view of sexuality and forced shaven biscuits upon us. Ladies, Gents, take back adulthood (trim but don’t rip it out). It’s there for a reason!

      • Trek Girl says:

        Oh, for Pete’s sake…

        Shaved bits isn’t about porn all the time… probably not even most of the time. There are many reasons why people like to shave, wax, epilate, and use other methods. Oy vey, get off the porn and pedophile thing, people. Most of the time, it’s just about being comfortable. Bare bits does not make you less of a woman or adult, and having the hair does not make you any more of a woman or adult, so you might as well get over that notion.

        And to that “Porn has given us a skewed view of sexuality…” statement: sexuality has been skewed for some time now — centuries, millennia, eons — it hasn’t skewed sexuality in any way that it wasn’t before.

  6. Esmom says:

    Wow, he’s never really registered on my radar…until now. *Swoons*

  7. T.Fanty says:

    MacAvoy talking about Cumberbatch, biscuits and Shakespeare. Happy Friday to me! All we need now is a gif of him whipping off that scarf.

  8. Bianca says:

    Since we’re talking about shaving, why doesn’t he get rid of that beard? (I still love him, of course.)

  9. allons-y alonso says:

    This is why i adore McAvoy! He’s hilarious!

  10. marie says:

    hmm, wonder why my comments are staying. I’m not saying anything rude. Anyway McAvoy is a very lovely, and funny man.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      That’s been kind of the name of the game for me today too, marie. Lost of turfing.

    • j.eyre says:

      *sigh* – The Mac…

      Will there ever be another? I would shave off my eyebrows for him if he asked me to – I freaking adore him.

      • T.Fanty says:

        *rolls up my sleeves*

        As a ginge, I could actually shave off my eyebrows and it would be unlikely that anybody would notice. And I would do it happily for the Mac, should he ask. I would also, happily grow my ginger forest of glory for the man, if he so requested – although, when I think of the joy that would bring he, Cumby and myself when we have stashed ourselves in the secret chambers at Thornfield, I wonder if the world is ready for that much ginger goodness.

        Sigh. Oh, and did he finish Macbeth (goes outside, twirls three times counter-clockwise and spits on a cat) then?

      • j.eyre says:

        Do you have the ginger hair/blond eyebrow thing? Mr. Rochester has that. He hates it.

        You may have your little Gingerfest in the drawing room but send The Mac up when you are finished (and preferably while he is still able to walk.) I will be having my own Scottish fantasy with him and Ewan in my bedchambers around midnight. Tommyanna will be made to wait, since he is on probation and CHemboy is going to need a little time to recover from “lunch”

  11. Sarcasmo says:

    I’ll take McAvoy over Cumberbitch any day.

    As far as shaved biscuits, well, when you do yours, I’ll do mine. Because the re-grow is ITCHY and IRRITAING.

    So there.

  12. gg says:

    I have loved McAvoy long before it was cool.

  13. Ellie66 says:

    Nice ginger beard! Well on the shaving of biscuits I myself don’t care for it it’s irritating and itchy when it grows out, a little grooming keep it short and use conditioner in my opinion is much nicer. Anyways the older you get the less hair you get. Lawd I’m talking pubes at 7 in the morning. Lol!

  14. Miss M says:

    McAvoy…(holding my thoughts in respect to his wife)
    The Cumberb*tches reference was awesome! Can someone convince me that celebs don’t know what people say about them? :)

    • T.Fanty says:

      I always roll my eyes when a celeb claims they don’t google themselves. You know they do it ALL the time.

      • Miss M says:

        I know, right?! I find it so naive people who think they don’t read/care about what it’s said about them. If they don’t care, why do they have PR team?

      • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

        I often wonder if certain people know what we are saying. Makes me feel a tad sheepish.

      • T.Fanty says:

        There’s a great Cumby interview in which he talks about first learning of Cumberbitches and lying awake at night wondering if a SWAT team of women were just about to helicopter themselves down and crash into his bedroom. I can imagine it is a little disconcerting (*puts hedgehog suit back in the closet*).

        ETA: I would like to hope, however, that anybody reading some of our more epic days on CB understands that at some point, the hot men actually become largely irrelevant to the conversation. They’re only there to facilitate our communal (and happy) delirium.

      • Miss M says:

        @T.Fanty: Was he wondering or wishing it would happen? :)

      • T.Fanty says:

        Hm. Maybe there is a little latent desire being expressed by Cumby in there (*digs out hedgehog suit once more*). I’m sure EsCon and I could find us a chopper on short notice, if necessary. Eve can use her shanks to keep the pilot focused, and behold! Sister Wives triumph!

      • EscapedConvent says:

        Fanty! I only just saw this. Damn it! You say Cumby was wondering if a SWAT team of Cumberbitches was going to invade his bedroom? Well of course we are—where has he been? If he ever stayed home instead of making 12 movies at once, he would see us. Does he think all those socks knit themselves? Honestly.

        I have a chopper on the launch pad, an airboat idling on the duck pond—you have only to say the word & we’re off.

  15. eli says:

    Hey, how about, you know, the women decide for themselves what they want their vagina to look like and the men are lucky that they get any.

    I know a revolutionary idea but it’s the 21th century so why not let the women make the decision.

  16. serena says:

    I didn’t know about McAvoyeurs, now I want to be part of it too. I just love this guy, he’s so charming and lovely. Way to go James, hope he’ll get a lot more work and good roles.

  17. Isa says:

    And here comes a hundred comments about women who shave looking like a child.

    • The Original Tiffany says:

      Well, yesterday we got judgy about other ways to mother and about marriage, so today we get to be shamed and judged for our body hair preferences.

      Freaking ridiculous. I guess I am normal when I let it grow and a pedo when I shave it off. Ugh. So damned stupid that this fight is going on AGAIN.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Why hasn’t this argument been retired already????

        I shave-not bare but I shave-and I like it. I’m not even getting laid at the moment so I could technically let that shit turn into several forests but I shave because I like to look clean and NO I’m not saying “clean” as in sanitary-I mean clean as in no hair. I also have no tattoos as part of the “clean” aesthetic I like. I just like seeing my body without crap on it ok?

        Whether you wanna rock a shag rug or a bare floor, the point is that it’s an aesthetic preference and it has nothing to do with pedophilia or womanhood.

      • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

        +1 I am getting so tired of all the judgment on this issue.

      • I Choose Me says:

        Oh Jesus yes! I nearly didn’t click on this post because I knew there would be arguments about this as there are every time the topic comes up.

        If you like it shaved, shave. If you like a little hedge have a hedge. It’s yours, keep it however you like and stop being so judgmental about other people’s choices. I’m equally sick of the comments equating hair to dirty and the comments equating hairlessness to pedophilia. Damn, when did everybody get so intolerant about other people having opposing views?

  18. ichsi says:

    It’s so great to see my wee Scottish hunk getting so much love on this site!

    Judging by Anne-Marie Duff’s penchant to go out without a bra I’d say they lean towards the natural ways. At least I fantasize they do because I’m proud of my bush *hehe*.

  19. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

    Is it weird of me that I really didn’t register the whole “pubes” question because his answer about his fans amused/delighted me so much? I like that he sort of sneakily called out fan hysteria AND gave some love to the name “Cumberbitch”. I wonder if Cumberbatch fist bumped McAvoy later on for that.

    That being said, the “shaving” debate is so interesting to me.

  20. yeahright says:

    I don’t think most men care. I don’t think they see it as hair or no hair as much as they see it sex.

  21. meh says:

    He has receding hairline, gonna be bald in 2 years.

  22. Dids says:

    I LOVE HIM. And I live in Montréal, and knowing I could soon run into him or Michael Fassbender just MADE MY DAY. All I have to do now is adopt an all new jet-set lifestyle…:)

  23. Stephanie says:

    Somebody needs to ask Tom Hardy these hard-hitting journalistic questions! Tom, biscuits: shaved or unshaved?

  24. Mira says:

    What??? McAvoy’s going to be in Montreal for X-Men??? I would like to know where in Montreal. Although, I wouldn’t go out of my way to see him or fangirl him, I would love to bump into him in Montreal. That never happens to me. I never bump into anyone.

  25. Ginger says:

    Personally I love a man’s chest hair and leg hair, etc. It’s so distinctly male so I’m not a fan of a man waxing. BUT as far as pubic hair goes…that should be a personal preference. @Stephanie…I agree! Let’s ask Tom Hardy his preference!

  26. dunzo says:

    oh god.. James McAvoy talking about shaved biscuits made me horny as hell. Now I need to hear Fassy’s opinion LOL

  27. MissThing says:

    I’ve done the shaving thing once and it was awful. The hairs are there to keep things from getting in (kinda like nose hairs). I trimmed a little if I was going to be in a bathing suit, but otherwise? pft.

    This is an issue driven by the porn industry who decided we needed to SEE the GYN shots more closely and uh… cleanly? Then of course this led to this whole fad of having surgery to make your lips look ‘trimmer’ etc…

    To make women feel like they HAVE to do this to attract a man… It is sick. Women look like women. A man who can’t handle that is not a man I want to be with.

    I’m not immune, after having children I feel like I’m not as uh… nice looking down there as I used to be (5th degree tearing with scar tissue will do that to you)

    I dunno. I like to know what a celebs opinion is but anyone stupid enough to answer that question honesty is going to piss alot of people off either way so mum will always be the word.

    • Emily says:

      Yes, because you had a bad experience it therefore is a bad idea for everyone.

      You prefer it one way, others prefer it another way.
      Who said anything about doing it to please men?
      As you can see here, James McAvoy doesn’t like it. There are loads of men who don’t like it.
      Hows about I pay attention to what I LIKE and not what other people think.

      P.S. I do not think any woman ever has used her lack of pubic hair to attract a man. By the time he knows whether she has hair or not, the attraction has already occurred and they are already getting busy.

  28. embra says:

    I shaved once-regrowth was a bitch and my guy actually hated it said it was painful to get near with any of his parts. Just manicure the lawn! Also, men-you can manicure too but leave the chest hair, the back hair, the pit hair alone! I like my men hairy! Except nose hair-get rid of it but leave the rest.

  29. TheOriginalWaffle says:

    How long till we can get James McAvoy, Ian McEwan, and David Tennant in a movie together all speaking their natural accents?

  30. Patrice says:

    God, look at how bright red his beard is!! There are no words for how much I love a brown-haired man who sprouts (shockingly) ginger facial hair :) *Total swoon*

  31. Bianca says:



    I ONLY JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT IT. It’s got James McAvoy and Fassbender WITH CAT EARS AND FLUFFY TAILS. I don’t even…I’m awestruck.

  32. Mew says:

    One likes this one likes that.. it should be mostly about what the owner of said private regions likes. I like my stuff certain way and I don’t give a flying eff it it pleases or disgusts someone else. My private regions is my business and my business only.

  33. Jennifer12 says:

    I can’t figure out who is sexier- James McAvoy or Ewan MacGregor. I’d like them both, please.

  34. Mrs Thor says:

    He was delicious in The Wanted!

  35. hannah says:

    I really couldn’t give a f-ck what men prefer I do with my pubic hair. I hate those types of Cosmo articles that are all like “How do men prefer you dress/ do your make-up/ shave your pubic hair/ do they prefer big or small or fake boobs etc etc etc”. Not that I’m saying this is what this article is like, obviously it’s not. I’m just ranting.

  36. SydneySpy says:

    I called the Mr McAvoy hotness long ago, in the early days of (the original and far, far superior) “Shameless”. He’s talented, unassuming, self-deprecating, funny….and I don’t think he even knows how attractive he really is.

    As an aside, and not commenting one way or the other on the hairless or not issue, I recently saw a professor from Sydney University, involved in a longitudinal study, interviewed regarding this very topic. He said that of the 2000+, 18-30 year-old male subjects involved in part of his research program, only three had ever actually seen a vagina with hair. He puts this down to the modern Western culture of hairlessness being seen as sexy, clean and youthful, and said that many of the guys he spoke to admitted liking girls looking pre-pubescent.

    I don’t care what people do, but read into that what you will.

  37. Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

    GoodCapon: I don’t plan on entirely giving up my old moniker “Miss Jupitero.” I just took this on because octane up in a conversation with Tfanty, and hilarity ensued.

    It sums up my new purpose on CB: to be outrageous and genteel all at once, to celebrate spontaneous crotch baring by our favorite actors while at the same time recognizing the inherent absurdity of such an undertaking, to cultivate the fine art of crumpet toasting and hedgehog kissing, and above all to encourage not taking things too too seriously.

    I have announced this heavily because I didn’t want anyone to think I was indulging in sock-puppetry, which I find to be in poor taste.

  38. Nonan says:

    I think I will skip on watching this film he is in, although I am a big fan of his. I just don’t think the subject matter is something that interests me.