It takes a real man to rock rouge and a hat fit for Aretha Franklin
This photo of Sting looking really cool and somehow pulling off this outfit reminded me that I forgot to have a "Tough Guy Month" this year on the blog. I did this last year where I highlight Advertising featuring Charles Bronson, Clint Eastwood, and William Shatner
This month I'll still have stuff like that, and am planning on doing an article about the best and worst James Bond movie posters if I get my act together, but I always want to highlight folks like sting, who are undeniable badasses because they don't feel the need to assert themselves or their masculinity at all times. (Let us bear in mind that still is able to have sex for five hours straight). That why this year it is gonna be not "Tough Guy Month" but "Bad Ass Month" high lighting both men and women who are really damn awesome, and the ads they make better by appearing in.
That being said, I do need to be petty for a minute and point out how much hotter Sting is dressed up like a girl that GaGa dressed up like a girl. Honestly, I recognized Elton John* looking incredibly old and Sting in a dress right away, and spent the next few minutes trying to figure out which male celebrity was also in drag in the middle.
I have made fun of Lady Gaga for looking like a member of Twisted Sister before. And I hope people don't get the wrong impression. I think she is really talented. Bad Romance might literally be the coolest most cutting edge music video I have ever seen, with its ability to seamlessly combine performance art and pop music, with rubber and latex fetish garments. And I don't think all celebrities need to be beautiful.
But seriously, Sting is much hotter in bad drag than GaGa is on her best day.
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*Another under the radar badass is Groucho Marx, who when he couldn't sleep used to call people up in the middle of the night and insult them.
Groucho Marx apparently met Elton John and accused him of having his name backwards, calling him "John Elton".