For generations, women have felt free to discuss the beauty of other women. A woman can say, "She's pretty" or "She's so beautiful!" without anybody thinking that any funny business was going on.
Most men, however, if even asked if they thought another man was handsome would respond with, "Huh? What? How the hell am I supposed to know? Why would you ask this of me? What are you trying to say?" He would then proceed to grab the rear end of the nearest woman and make hooting calls at every woman who passed by him for the next week.
Well, times are changing. With relaxed attitudes towards homosexuality has come a new liberation for heterosexual men. We now realize that we don't need to discuss football, cars, and boobs 24/7 in order to be straight. Just because many of us do the cooking, it doesn't make us like women any less. We can even hug each other and say, "I love you, man!" without any fear.
And with this newfound security in our masculinity the concept of the man-crush has been developed. The urban dictionary defines it as, "A man who has a crush on another man without sexual attraction" and "A man having extreme admiration for another man, as though he wants to be him."
So there it is, fellas. Are you man enough to admit your man-crushes? Or are you too fearful of your inner homosexual desires, ala Larry Craig, to admit that you have them?
Here are my top five:
5. John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.
4. Gene Kelly in Singing in the Rain.
3. Sean Connery as James Bond.
2. Brad Pitt in Fight Club.
And my number one man-crush of ALL TIME, is the one, the only, the uber-manly...TOM JONES, bitch!
Okay fellas, let's hear yours. Nolan, I know you have a few.