In his latest clip for HuffPost Gay, writer-actor Justin Sayre puts a humorous twist on the fraught relationship between gay men and body image, pointing to what he describes as "ab privilege."
Recalling his experience with a recent Tinder match, Sayre laments not having "ab privilege," and jokes about booking an appointment with a personal trainer out of "spite."
"I don't want to be fetishized for being fat, because I'd like to get rid of it," Sayre proclaims. "I would like to not be the funny eunuch at every party again."
Sayre's "International Order of Sodomites" (I.O.S.) gathers once a month for "The Meeting," honoring an artist or a cultural work that is iconic to the gay community.
The next installment of "The Meeting" is dubbed "Bottom Appreciation Day" and hits New York's Joe's Pub on Feb. 15. Special guests include Kim David Smith, Trapper Felides, Chris Tyler and Brian Moylan.
In other news, "Sparkle & Circulate with Justin Sayre," the official I.O.S. podcast, has just released its fourth episode, featuring an interview with R&B legend Sarah Dash (Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade”).