Jersey Shore Boys on the Cover of Village Voice's 'Queer Issue'
Any self respecting "Queer Issue" has to have a good six pack on the cover. Our sister publication up in New York, the Village Voice, managed to grab the most talked about abs in the land: that of the Situation.
Yes, three of the boys (sorry fellas, apparently no softcore DJ Pauly D) from The Jersey Shore landed on the cover of the paper's queer issue, and apparently they're a little bit pissed because they weren't told beforehand.
Don't they know they just shot their second season in South Beach, once one of the queerest places in America?
The boys got interviewed about the upcoming season but don't really spill any beans. Though there's also a story about how to knock lavender loafers with a downlow guido while cruising the Jersey Shore.
[Jersey Shore homo exper] Austin's hot tub provides a bubbly cauldron for the two groups to, um, intersect. On a recent guided tour, he proudly points out a patch underneath Seaside's boardwalk between a frozen-custard stand and an "old-time photos" booth. "There used to be a bathroom right there," he says. Three decades ago, a teenage Austin drilled peepholes between the stalls. He's been facilitating stealth Guido hookups ever since. He proudly adds, "That bathroom eventually became a spot in Damron's," the venerable travel guide for on-the-prowl gay men.
Today, Damron's has been eclipsed by online hookup sites like Craigslist, Manhunt, and Adam4Adam, which facilitate anonymous quickie sex. And now there's Austin's latest obsession, Grindr, an iPhone hookup app that locates nearby men on a proximity-based grid. "At the first light, I installed Grindr," he recalls of the drive home from an Apple store, new iPhone in hand. "By the second light, I had a boy on his way to my house."
There's also a gallery of guido flesh to partake in, if you so desire.
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