The Not So Secret Homoeroticism of Boy Band One Direction
Honestly, I may be dating myself here (28!), but I have no clue who One Direction is. I thought maybe they were the Glad You Came guys, but that turned out to be a completely separate British boy band named The Wanted. Boo.
In any case, after four different UB readers sent us this reel of One Direction’s gayest moments, I finally broke down and watched it. And while they aren’t exactly doing body shots off one one another, these boys are awfully touchy.
They kiss, they hold hands, and they openly discuss which of their bandmates would make the best boyfriend and bedmate.
They’re cute. There, I said it. When I was a wayward gay youth, it was almost inconceivable that Lance Bass and J.C. Chasez would be caught snuggling on camera, even though C’MON! These boys are clearly quite fond of one another, and while to what degree exactly is uncertain, we should be celebrating the fact that the next generation of teens get to grow up fawning over a group of boys that aren’t scared to show affection to other boys.
So while I still have no clue who they are, I do think they are sweet. But by all means, feel free to fill the comments section with alternating quips about how boy bands suck or why One Direction is the best thing in the world and OMG how could I not know who they are?!