Monday, May 15, 2006

Transformed By Fabulous Secret Powers

Good news. The complete He-Man collection has been remastered and is now available on DVD. Slate takes a look back at classic bit of 80s fluff, and, you guessed it: He-Man is very, very gay.

Prince Adam, He-Man's alter ego, is a ripped Nordic pageboy with blinding teeth and sharply waxed eyebrows who spends lazy afternoons pampering his timid pet cat; he wears lavender stretch pants, furry purple Ugg boots, and a sleeveless pink blouse that clings like saran wrap to his pecs. To become He-Man, Adam harnesses what he calls "fabulous secret powers": His clothes fall off, his voice drops a full octave, his skin turns from vanilla to nut brown, his giant sword starts gushing energy, and he adopts a name so absurdly masculine it's redundant. Next, he typically runs around seizing space-wands with glowing knobs and fabulously straddling giant rockets. He hangs out with people called Fisto and Ram Man, and they all exchange wink-wink nudge-nudge dialogue: "I'd like to hear more about this hooded seed-man of yours!"

The links are great. [Queerty]

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At 5/15/2006 2:53 PM, Blogger cdanielt said...

Ha! And Skeletor, his evil nemisis, is just a spurned ex who can't take a hint... No wonder I watched that show intently for all those years...

 
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