In "Charm School," burly he-men
fumble their way through Ms.
For the romantics, there is the doomed love story; for the he-men
, there is the "do the right thing" regardless attitude of Bogart's Rick Blaine.
In Here, Piggy Piggy (from Memory Series), 2002, the sinister hillbillies who humiliate the he-men
city slickers in the 1972 film Deliverance are transformed and enlarged into a pair of crudely made, horribly grinning bobbleheads (the commercial souvenirs that are available at sporting events).
such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone ruled Hollywood's roost.
Ray responds: "That's all right, Jakie, he-men
They are the sort of Escanaba he-men
my friends and I, when in high school, approached outside of liquor stores and bribed to buy us cases of Milwaukee's Best.
that we are, we lifted and stood the wall into position by ourselves.
men have their uses beyond moving the piano for us.
Images of octogenarian he-men
provoked inquiries to physicians throughout the world.
Instead, he spent the entire day treating injuries received in drunken fights between the "ardent he-men
from the big woods" (180-81):
Parker writes acidly about sexual harassment, hilariously about the pretensions of he-men
authors, and all-too-aptly about what happens to writers like herself, acclaimed when young: "The littler critics circle like literary buzzards above only the sick lions.
They used to think maybe that they were certain types, he-men
or she-women, and now that's all gone.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff, those chesty he-men
forever boasting that the role of the military is to salute and follow orders, suddenly have a new interpretation of obedience to the commander in chief.
While Amado's he-men
and earthy women fulfill distinctly male fantasies, Pinon's characters do not fulfill any fantasies at all.
What many of them and us straights do suspect is that lots of he-men
, even those in uniform, are closet homophobes.