Sunday, February 28, 2010

Eye Candy Weekend: Sexpots of the Year

Sexy, like funny, is highly personal. So take these annual awards -- honoring characters that turned us on -- with that knowing grain of salt. Maybe they won't do anything for you. But for this movie buff...


The photo above is from model Jon Kartajegna's single scene in A Single Man. He plays the john "Carlos" and his lips alone are so intoxicating that Tom Ford has to reveal them through a slow burn cloud of smoke rather than just hit them with you all at once. And the prudish American trailer had to cut him out altogether for fear that audiences would get the wrong idea and think this was a [gasp. clutch pearls]... gay movie. Say it isn't so!

One only wishes that Colin Firth's George had gone home with him to bone up on his shaky Spanish. Then the movie could have burst free from its repetitive blueball drama in which George begins to feels something and then runs away from it. Repeatedly. I realize that's the point of George's return to living but didn't you want more Kartajegna, too?

The latest update to the FiLM BiTCH Awards also throws longing glances at Clive, Vera, Michelle, Gwyneth, Neytiri and two double-your-pleasure 2009 hotties, Penélope Cruz and Rupert Friend. Which star turns raised your temperature?

20 comments:

John T said...

I'd also include Colin Farrell in Crazy Heart, but that's mostly just do to it being Colin Farrell.

Otherwise, you have the rest of my list-Penny, "Carlos," Vera, and delicious Clive Owen.

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Jim T said...

Carlos made the movie worth its money. But it really is a shame that it would have been a better film if all we saw was Carlos walking around. Even clothed!


If Fassbender doesn't get your golden medal next year in the porn (um, Sex Pot) category for Fish Tank, you will have me worried.

Fernando Moss said...

Oh Penélope!

Robert Hamer said...

A Single Man for Best Trailer? Over Star Trek and A Serious Man? Shenanigans! SHENANIGANS!

Chris Na Taraja said...

Was just talking with a friend and saying that going for funny and/or sexy can be tough, because both of these could so easily cross the line into scary and/or creepy.

Those are nice lips....but are they real? I really hate that now adays you gotta wonder. Remember back in the good old days when people had normal lips and a few people were blessed with amazing lips and it was all on the up and up. Now I can't tell if the lips I love are eventually going to deflate.

Seeking Amy said...

The part in Broken Embraces where Penelope is trying on the different wigs. OMG! And when she's "dressed up" when she's Severine. Delicious.

Slightly OT: Nathaniel under your poster awards, did you use the wrong picture for Moon? The way you describe it makes it sound like your talking about this poster.

http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2009/04/10/moon-poster-2.jpg

Not the one you used.

Amir said...

@ Seeking Amy: I was gonna say that about Moon's poster as well.

also, if Penelope Cruz doesn't win Sexpot of the year and Neytiri doesn't win Diva of the year, i'm gonna shoot myself. haha
regardless of who's making the list, those are just obvious choices nobody will/can disagree with.

Rebecca said...

Ah, Matthew Goode is definitely underrated in the sexy department for 'A Single Man'. I also appreciated the nuances he brought to the character - it's an idealized picture of George's true love, but Goode grounds the character and makes Jim into a real person.

Karl said...

I love that trailer. I wonder, Nathaniel, if you think A Single Man was the kind of screener-friendly film you were discussing on the Symposium. Or if it was the opposite of that?

Derreck said...

Omg, i just saw the comment du jour.

*squeals and takes a screencap*

i wouldn't be against Renner in The Hurt Locker but i can argee with all the other noms.

Go Penny!

Victor said...

If you adjust Colin Firth's $ 20 to inflation you'll see that Carlos wasn't totally underpriced.

vatz said...

I actually didn't quite enjoy Avatar like most everyone else, but I want to have sex with Sam Worthington's avatar.

Ryan T. said...

I was going to say the same thing that Seeking Amy said about Moon's poster. I even left a comment in that post saying THAT poster should've been the poster you chose for it. Much more striking.

In any case, fantastic list of sex-pots. I second vatz's vote for the Sully avatar. I also have to throw my vote in for Chris Pine's Captain Kirk. Beam me up.

BeRightBack said...

Ha ha, "bone up."

Emily said...

Rupert Friend in Royalty Porn costumes...more please.

Bill_the_Bear said...

I'll go with you on the Best Trailer, even if I thought there was just a bit too much Julianne Moore in it.

Are you taking nominations for the last line reading spot? I've got two:

The wig guy in "Broken Embraces" with his "No es caniche, no es Goldie." Cracks me up every time...and most of the audience when I've seen the film.

Also, Colin Firth has several really good ones in "A Single Man," but the one which hits me is when Charlotte tells him to bring Tanqueray because she loves the bottle and he tells her "You just love what's in it." It's almost a throwaway line, but the way Firth says it, he's really summing up all he knows about an old friend.

Anonymous said...

The other model Ford cast in A Single Man was also very memorable: the girl who played Lois.

Anonymous said...

Sadly the Australian trailer is the same... the poster coupled with the trailer led my movie friend to remark, once I told her it was Isherwood adapated, that if I had not told her she would never have known it was a film centred around a gay man and his relationship/s

So I guess it works!

Amanda said...

KORTAJARENA-- Yummy!