On Hot Gay Statues: Pittsburgh Steeler Statue Will Not Be Denied


In which The Gay Recluse holds a contest. Sort of.

Today we received an interesting submission from Reader Troy, who writes to us from Pittsburgh:

I have an important question for The Gay Recluse. In the Pittsburgh airport there is a statue of Franco Harris, who I have no reason to believe is gay. Yet the statue seems very gay! And maybe even hot? Is this possible? Am I losing my mind?

Well Reader Troy, that’s a true dilemma, but one that can be rather easily resolved by checking out the pix. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Hmm. So far, this statue doesn’t seem too gay to us, much less hot (much less smokin’). In fact, those upper arms are a little scary, kinda “manorexic”? But before we pass judgment, let’s see what else we have.

Hell-o! We’re starting to see what you mean, Troy. On second glance, this statue of Franco Harris is apparently quite gay, and not afraid to show it!

Ok, we’re convinced: not only is this statue gay, but it’s also quite smokin’.

Thanks for the submission, Troy. We were admittedly skeptical at first, but you have shed some interesting light on one of civilization’s longstanding mysteries. Next time someone asks, we’ll be able to say: “Who cares who the statue’s supposed to represent? The only questions are 1) whether it’s gay and 2) whether it’s smokin’ hot.” In this case, we would answer both questions in the affirmative.

Readers, please send us your hot-gay statue submissions! There are a gazillion statues in the United States, and we want to figure out which ones are gay. (And hot!)

The Hot Gay Statue Contest Roundup:

4 Responses to “On Hot Gay Statues: Pittsburgh Steeler Statue Will Not Be Denied”

  1. all football players wear spandex, why is this gay?


  2. Thanks for commenting, queerunity! It’s gay because a gay reader took a picture of what he considered to be a smokin’ hot male ass (albeit a fake one). So yeah if you want to be really technical (and humorless) about it, the unstated implication here is that the statue isn’t “gay” — although we call it gay as a joke — but the photograh, which is obviously a reflection of the person taking it. As in literature (and many other arts), the gay voice (or here you might say the “gay eye”) doesn’t necessarily have to be represented by say, two guys fucking (although it might), but can shine through even when the subject matter — at least on its surface — makes no reference at all to anyone being gay. Try reading Henry James and you’ll see what I mean. Or watch some Passolini. Or read Proust (although he’s more explicit, except when it comes to his love for Albertine). Or listen to Husker Du. Etc. etc. etc.

  3. 3 Robert Representative


    Perhaps a link to the video that this statue is based on would be enlightening for those readers who, unlike me, did not waste their youths watching grown men play sports:

    I can’t watch them at work, so you’ll have to pick the better one. For a fuller explanation, you can consult our nemesis at OUP, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immaculate_Reception.

    I don’t know if this will make it gayer or less gay. I vote for gayer.


  4. Thanks, Robert. The Immaculate Reception is indeed a critical moment in the history of any Pittsburgher of a certain vintage. Thankfully we have an extremely gay statue to commemorate it!

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