What is Sexy?
So I was watching TV last week, in particular the girly frenzy that is new boy band sensation, One Direction. For those of you unfamiliar with them, these five young UK guys are in Australia and have been doing the morning talk show rounds. Apparently they are "the biggest band in the world at the moment". Hmmm. So, anyway, as I ran on the treadmill and watched the huge screen, I caught myself smiling a few times. Yes, they're all extremely cute, all seemed incredibly humbled by the thousand-strong turnouts and all sounded articulate, smart and aware of the realities of their fickle music business. Pretty sexy, I must admit (yes, yes, I'm old enough to be... well, their older sister. A girl can still appreciate men, no matter what their age!)
So cut to the TV screen on the right (my gym has five of them). V Hits. Music videos all day, every day. And at this time, juxtaposed against the cute sexiness that is One Direction was... Lady Gaga. And her film clip, Alejandro.
Complete with simulated sex, hip thrusts and the in-your-face stuff that Lady G is renowned for. Did I think that was sexy? Nup. Nor was the next clip - Madonna's Girl Gone Wild (yeah, she's humping a wall - WTF is that??)
I just sighed, shook my head and wished girls would put their pants back on.
Yes, 'sexy' is totally subjective, I know. I may think this gratuitous shot of David Beckham is smokin' sexy, you may not. On the flipside, I loathe Robbie Williams but have friends who adore him. So what's my take on sexy? A hint of subtly, not a sledgehammer's worth. Showing a little flesh and leaving something to the imagination. Clothes that look about to fall off. A pair of smoldering eyes, or an embrace shot in perfect light. Sexy to me isn't a full-on bump and grind (which is why I will never buy anything by Nikki Minaj or Rhianna - sorry!), nor is in your face, look-at-me raunch.
Sexy was the car boot George Clooney/Jennifer Lopez scene in Out of Sight. Sexy is Adele's Rolling in the Deep and Phil Collin's In the Air. It more Christina Hendricks than Megan Fox. It's this gorgeous shot I tagged on Pinterest. Yes, it can be minus clothes, but more often than not, not ;-) Sexy are these few choice pictures. That’s why full frontal nudie mags like Playgirl never worked for me. Good for a giggle, but I thought guys looked much sexier with pants on... or about to fall off ;-)
So what's your definition of sexy? Any particular actor/actress? A picture? Share with us and you could win a copy of my sexy read, The Billionaire Baby Bombshell.