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Welcome back folks! I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season. I did, but really? Were any of y’all ready for 2013? I wasn’t. *sigh*
So we’re talking about our favorite sex symbols. This was a tough one for me because it changes. What can I say? I don’t like to tie myself to one sexy man. I like options.
A few years ago (and even now), this would’ve been my first answer:
Oh Vin…with your deep voice like boulders grinding together, your buff, muscled, gleaming body and those silvery cat eyes…I loved you in Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick. Oh yes, you could spin me around in the mud all day long.
But then I went to see another movie and thus was born my obsession with Gerard Butler.
Oh Gerard…the minute I saw you with your full beard, your muscled torso and that…diaper thing, I was hooked. I watched you in 300, in The Ugly Truth, in Law-Abiding Citizen and I was in love.
But recently, I’ve discovered, not one but two new sex symbols who have forever won my admiration. Yes, I went to the movies this weekend and fell in instant lust with two Tolkien dwarves. (I’m squeeing right now because yeah, I’m going to see The Hobbit again.)
Richard Armitage as Thorin son of Thrain who made me realize that apparently I have a thing for men with beards and lots of hair. I knew this because of my crush on Rob Zombie a few years ago, but I thought I’d grown out of it. Apparently not:
Oh and I’m not forgetting the adorable and young-looking Kili, one of the twins. Oh when he and Fili knocked on Bilbo’s door…my heart went pitter-patter and I might have even sighed like a school girl checking out Justin..what’s his name? Bieber? Beiber? Whatever his name is. That’s how I felt about young Aidan Turner:
Yeah, most of my sex symbols are non-humans. What’s wrong with that? Most of them have facial hair that make them look as though they’d fit in perfectly on Duck Dynasty. There’s nothing wrong with that, right?
Maud and Sue from Fingersmith. Whether you read the novel or watch the series, Maud and Sue are two incredibly compelling Dark Heroines. Each of them has a taint to their past, their motivations, and their friendship, and yet, in the end, it’s fair to say they save each other in truly heroic ways. To say much more would be spoiling the book (or movie) for those who haven’t met these characters yet, but rest assured, the book, especially, is amazing, and we highly recommend it.
From a spoilery interview with the actress who played Maud in the BBC series:
“I would not want to hang around with Maud – she’s an evil, twisted little…” Elaine Cassidy stops herself just in time, her Irish eyes smiling to belie the force of her words. “I couldn’t wait to get rid of her,” laughs the actor who had to play the heiress, stressing: “I love her but I can’t – bloody – stand – her!”
Leta would like to say that not only are Maud and Sue compelling, complex, and dark characters, but the book shares the distinct honor of shocking her, not once, but twice, and after decades of compulsive reading, it is rare for any plot events within a book to surprise her at all. If you’ve read it let us know if you were surprised, too!
Are you familiar with Fingersmith? If so, we’d love to hear your thoughts on Sue and Maud…or even Gentleman, or any other characters in the novel or series. (If anyone does share with us, that means, of course, that there may be potential spoilers in the comments.)
Leta Blake and Keira Andrews write fairy tale inspired m/m erotica and romantica with Ellora’s Cave. Check out Earthly Desires, the first book in the series, available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Ellora’s Cave.