SETH ROGEN: Bear Laid Bare
Fuzzy actor Seth Rogen has been praised for his comedic talents in movies like “The 40 Year Old Virgin“ and “Knocked Up“, and he‘s also a writer and producer in the film biz. He can now officially add “Bear Sex Symbol” to his resume. On a visit to Conan O’Brien‘s show, the host presented Rogen with a flash of a nude drawing (censored for TV) of his guest– one of a collection created by artist Christopher Schultz. Years ago, most A-list actors would have distanced themselves as much as possible from any dish that he was a desire of homosexual lust. But like his friend Kevin Smith, Rogen seems to embrace his image as a bear icon. “I’m a muse in the creative community of the bear-loving world,” he says.
The recently married (Sorry, chasers!) 29-year old may be representing the new breed of Hollywood actors: a generation acknowledge and even appreciate their gay fan base. The nude drawings are from “Pinups”, a magazine of black and white erotica created by Christopher Schultz. “Pinups” describes itself as “a triannual publication that features one male nude pictorial per issue. There are no words– just an exaggeration of the male classic centerfold. “ The drawings should delight those who freeze- framed Rogen’s bare butt in 2008‘s “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” or who were titillated by Rogen in his tighty whities at the end of “Pineapple Express“ that same year… although, as one blogger noted, “Seth Rogen’s gonna lose his bear cred if he keeps slimming down.” It’s unlikely that Rogen will ever show ALL of his superbad self in his upcoming movies: the dramedy “50/50” or “My Mother’s Curse”, where Rogen will co-star with Barbra Streisand (!). In the meantime, you can see the nekked pics here:
You can watch the video clip of of Rogen on Conan O’Brien’s show here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjwRWzDBqFY