When it really comes down to it, manly movies like the ab-fabulous action flick "300" are relatively homoerotic. This one, like many others, has men grappling with each other, doing manly things, and often spending a large amount of time onscreen without shirts on. Not that there's anything wrong with that but it's good to recognize which manly movies may have homoerotic undertones. These seven movies have so much "Bro Power" that the manliness is overflowing into the realm of homoeroticism.
1. "The Fast and the Furious."
When you begin to think about this high-speed, pretty boy car movie as homoerotic, everything begins to make a little more sense. From the title itself to guys bonding over "what's under the hood," it's one of the more homoerotic movies that has been made in the last few decades when you really look at the pop-psychology of it. Vin is so macho, he becomes a charicature.
2. "Point Break."
homoerotic. However, when Bodhi and Johnny are having conversations about "90 seconds of each other's life" and "You just might like it," you have to think about what the subtext really is.
Marines wandering around a jungle in search of some sort of alien that is killing them is homoerotic off the bat. There's so much posturing, preening, and flexing in this flick that it's a wonder it hasn't become an icon of gay culture.
4. "Top Gun."
homoerotic manly films ever made, there are numerous scenes with guys posing in steamy showers and a whole montage of guys playing volleyball in short shorts in the bright sunshine. What exactly that has to do with pilots and jets is yet to be determined, but this movie is about as close to out-and-out gay porn as any movie ever produced by Hollywood.
5. "Rocky III."
homoerotic overtones, but when Carl Weathers, who played Apollo Creed in the earlier "Rocky" movies, asks running on the beach and hugging each other ensues. You be the judge.
Roman baths and mostly naked men throughout this gladiatorial movie? It's no surprise that Spartacus is incredibly homoerotic and it really doesn't try to hide it. In fact, it sort of revels in it, and uses it as a plot device to shock viewers. When in Rome…do whatever comes naturally.
7. "Tango & Cash."
Two muscle bound guys kicking a lot of ass in muscle shirts for no real reason? How much more homoerotic can a manly movie get? This is practically a homoerotic exploitation film. It sure as hell isn't a good movie, so maybe they should play up that angle and drum up some extra DVD sales or something.