With the third season of True Blood soon to be out on DVD, and the Season 4 premier just a bit over a month away, it seems the right time to howl at the moon over hunky werewolf and our Gay of the Week, Joe Manganiello. Unless you have the body of Jack Black, it’s an accomplishment for any famous actor to have escaped Tinseltown rumors about playing for the pink team. But studly Joe proves an exception to the rule. At least until now. Since the rest of the gay blogosphere has missed the opportunity, I’m gonna go ahead and start the ‘Is He Gay’ gossip on Joe’s behalf . . . at least then when some horny gay boy Googles ‘Joe Manganiello gay’ there’ll be at least one entry for him to click on.
Do I really think Joe is gay you may ask? Or is this but a cheap excuse to post a few pictures of Joe and his chest. Let’s see: Joe. His chest. Um, do you really care what justification I use?
The possibility of Joe being gay kicks into gear with the fact he is an actor, that in itself always suspect. Though he’s not a Scientologist – a dead giveaway that the closet lurks – at the ripe age of 34 Joe is still single, though supposedly engaged to his beard, model/actress Audra Marie. Most damning evidence of all, of course, is that he is a regular on True Blood, probably the gayest show on TV – well, except for Glee. But that’s more of a swishy fem type of gay so it doesn’t count.
I’ve read the Sookie Stackhouse novels, the series of books True Blood uses as its base. Quick reads; amusingly entertaining. Joe’s character, Alcide Herveaux, never has a whiff of gayness about him in the books. Fortunately, series producer Alan Ball ignores much of the author’s plotlines and takes characters into areas where no man has ever gone before. At least not straight ones. So there is hope that Joe will get down and dirty with one of the other hot male leads in the future. I’m praying to the gods that it is Alexander Skarsgard. (Um, the bottle of lube is to your right.)
Disappointingly, Ball only provided one brief naked ass scene of Joe last season, Manganiello’s first on the series. It appears he plans on rectifying his error in Season 4. In a recent interview when asked how often people are naked in the upcoming season, Manganiello admitted, “A lot naked,” implying fans will soon be seeing a lot more of the husky werewolf “I’ll say a lot. A lot. A lot.”
It’s that third ‘A lot’ that I’m waiting for. Until then, these pictures will have to suffice.
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So here we, are four episodes into the fourth season of True Blood, and Joe is finally getting naked. Not the ‘a lot’ he promised. Yet. So let’s hope there’s more to come. Lots more to come. But: Oh Mommmmmy! The boy is looking mighty fine. That body is just so damn ripe!
Here he is stripping down to go wolf for Sookie to hunt down Eric. It was a quick flash, but thanks to going commando, we get to see his hot bod down to the pube line before he transforms. Soon after, he switches back to human form next to a lake where Eric is skinny dipping (and disappointingly showing nada). I’ve not yet found screen caps of the lakeside scene, you only see upper butt, but even that little glimpse is astounding.
And when he lets out a low growl from deep within his chest . . . .
Stay tuned, more updates – provided there’s more Joe flesh – on the way!
As promised . . .
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Thank you Alan Ball!
The most recent episode of True Blood featured Joe Manganiello’s incredible butt once again. A brief scene, but there was Joe in almost all of his glory. I think this one justifies that “a lot naked’ statement, though I’m more than willing to hold out for even a greater degree of nudity in a future episode.
Uh, and you are welcome for the updates . . .
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