As many have already seen, Adam Lambert is Details Magazine’s cover boy for November. I guess Details has had enough with their “metro sexual” image, because they decided to make the very out-and-proud Lambert pose for some awkward pictures with a nearly nude lingerie model named Kim Cloutier. My favorite is maybe the one where Adam is touching Kim’s boob. His face says to me “Wow, squishy!” The others are kind of gross-uncomfortable, and I’m saying that as someone who has occasionally enjoyed a little male-on-male (or male-on-male-on female) pr0n. Adam looks like he’s never really touched a naked woman before. Although in the interview, he claims he has. Sort of. Here’s the full interview (it’s boring) and here are the highlights:
“I think it’s weird that I’m having this effect on women. It’s flattering. I’ve never had underwear thrown at me before. Clearly there’s something significant about it, because there aren’t a lot of openly gay men in the entertainment industry.”
“I have no problem telling people, ‘You know what? I’m not your babysitter, and I’m not your church,'” he says. “They go, ‘Jesus loves you, too.’ One time I just blurted out, ‘I’m Jewish, okay? I don’t need another crucifix! This is not an appropriate gift for me!'” He laughs. “I know people are coming from a good place, but it can be offensive. Like, ‘Thank you, I’m not Christian! I don’t read that book.'”
“There was one woman in Jersey who was actually gorgeous,” says Lambert. “She had obviously had a couple of cocktails, and during an after–show meet–and–greet, she just slithered up next to me and started kissing my neck. I was cool with it. But then it started to get a little weird because she was, like, moaning. She gave me a note that said, ‘I want to make out with you, here’s my number,’ and I was like, wow, this is crazy. But again, it’s cool. Because yeah, I am gay, but I like kissing women sometimes. Women are pretty. It doesn’t mean I’m necessarily sleeping with them. Of course, had I been the one drinking the cocktails,” he adds, “I probably would have made out with her.”
He says it wouldn’t matter to his 24–year–old boyfriend, whom he won’t discuss except to say that he’s “Cajun” and has “swagger.” (“I like ’em smaller and younger,” Lambert says mischievously.)
He smiles. “I don’t see how all this is any different than—let’s take a modern sex symbol like Brad Pitt. How many of these women who fantasize about him actually get to sleep with him?” he asks. “It’s all fantasy—that’s what entertainment is. I’m here to entertain you, and if my sexuality is apparent and you respond to it, and you’re attracted to it, then great, I’m doing my job. It ain’t happening anyway!”
I don’t have any problem with him being gay, but I still think that Details made the editorial decision to wrap him up in this more hetero-sexualized image of a boob-lovin’ mysterious… bisexual, maybe? And it’s pretty clear he’s just straight-up gay. That I take issue with that, because it’s as if Details thinks their readership won’t respond if they made Adam pose with nude men, you know? Or maybe it was just a way of getting us to talk about their magazine. I don’t know. In Page Six this morning, Details editor-in-chief Dan Peres said: “Women obviously know he’s gay, but they are still crazy about him. He’s no Liberace. To put him with a beautiful female model felt absolutely right.” Uh… no.
Photos via CoverAwards and Huffington Post
What kind of a girl would want to kiss a gay man? BARF!
he’s very handsome in this layout .
Who doesn’t like to touch boobs?
I think it’s funny that he has his eyes closed in every single shot. Like he’s thinking “just go with it… do what they say, it will be over soon”. Otherwise I don’t think he looks that uncomfortable, really. It’s got a real classic 80’s (GUESS ad) feel to it, for me, back when male models were all coiffed Ken dolls.
But seriously, I think he sounds grounded and sane about his fame. That bodes well.
I really like him, hes very handsome and the fact that hes comfortable with who and what he is makes him more attractive… as a woman.. gay or not… id kiss him 😀
Interesting concept but, I agree with you, Kaiser – it doesn’t work.
Are you saying you would not kiss Neil Patrick Harris?
Oh great, another photo shoot where the nakeed woman is just a piece of meat to play with. Bleaugh.
Wow… that cover shot of him is amazing. Beyond the eyeliner and the henna hair I can just sort of see the Y-chromosome fighting its way out. Were I at a newsstand I wouldn’t even recognize him.
Who cares? Maybe if I or you were a gay man. Nobody cares about these run of the mill pseudo celebs.
I think most gay men like our boobs.
Wow, he is sooooooo alternative! NOT.
I have friends that are gay. I have big boobs and they are always touching them no big deal.
I have gay friends who paw me in mock glee and since I know them it’s fine and they are king of flattering even if they’re just playing – but these pics, one of which suggests 69, are incongruous and inappropriate and out of context with who he is, which is confusing to a magazine audience if he’s trying to be himself in an article. In a word, nasty. They depict a woman being mauled and used like a rubber doll, which I sure don’t want to see.
It’s funny but this time, big honking feminist that I am, I am not bothered by the naked lady. She is the only one making eye contact with the viewer in any of the images, and it’s not a victim-look, either. Similarly, she is FEEDING her own nipple to him, and is totally in the power position in that kiss shot, too. As photography, particularly that of the naked-lady/dressed-man type… it’s not bad at all.
Oh big deal. Gay men like boobies too! EVERYONE likes boobies. You dont have to be hetero to get it.
I totally agree with gg, couldn’t have said it better.
He’s really channeling the Elvis in these pics, no?
Has anyone ever given it any thought that maybe SHE is the one playing with HIM?
She’s the one looking into the camera with some sort of assertion. He looks like the submissive one.
Sometimes, I think people look for things to pick at.
Sorry Princess Pea, just saw your comment.
I LOVE HIM LOL.
The behind the scenes video of this on ET was funny! He is hilarious and so sweet.
Omg I want her bum.
Also, he is gorgeous, and funny plus talented. I like him.
I am gay and I have always had beautiful female friends. I love real girls! They are so much fun to play dress up with. I have made out with random women on dance floors etc. It happens. Doesn’t mean that I want to go muff diving. 😉
Ha, he’s clearly just undecided and keeping his options open!
I like the pictures. They’re interesting to me for some reason. Who knows why? Like MK noted, there were those Cindy Crawford/KD Lang pics – and Crawford is obviously straight. It makes for an interesting (or at least, just DIFFERENT) dynamic to mix things up.
Is he channeling Elvis??? They kind of resemble.
Let’s see, how would a gay attention whore try to get attention?
He’s hot 🙂
This poor boy is Lohan-level freckled.
GORGEOUS! And what a VOICE to top it all!
Have y’all listened to his new song?! Video is slightly crappy but he can SING!
I tell you what, I’ve made out with some gay men, and it suited me just fine. Anytime Lambert has too much to drink and wants to make out with chicks and grab boobs, I am most certainly available.
I’m gay, and I make out with my gay male friends all the time. You’re at a party, you’re drunk, it’s fun. Doesn’t mean anything-it’s just kissing. Oh, and a lot of gay boys lurve the boobies, not sexually, but in in “whee, squishy LOL” sort of way.
He has herp lips. Maybe he should stop kissing anything.
Ruru – no, I would not kiss any gay man EVER. I would feel like I am kissing ass. Literally. They are a total turnoff to me. When I think about them being intimate, I honestly throw up a little in
OMGWTFLOL, that’s really funny, because when I think about people like you being intimate, I feel like throwing up too.
Wow Emily, are u sure your name isnt Emile? Your so hostile. Please come out.
@ #33– There are also people who wouldn’t kiss anyone who eats meat or smokes. I think you’re missing out! Adam Lambert’s a pretty one and I would kiss him any day.
He zexxxxxxy. I would snog the face off him any day of the week and twice on Sunday…as for the pics, uh, hot. Like, seriously.
love the 1st and 2nd pics…really sexy!!!
I find there’s two types of gay guys. The kind that think girls are yucky and the others who find beauty in the female body. I have gay friends that love my body and my breasts and yes, they’re allowed to touch. It drives my straight male friends nuts because they are absolutely not allowed to touch. To me, getting a compliment about my looks or body from a gay guy means way more than from a straight guy.