Wednesday, 20 August 2008
167: Gay Sports - The Games
by Larry, in “Punch” 6 October 1982
Outside of killing and/or fucking (or maybe even both at the same time, gggrrrr), what can be more traditionally masculine than participating in competitive sports. The commonplace straightness of organised sports almost inevitably invites comically contrasting visions of homosexuality.
Here Larry offers assorted femmy images: bouffy hair, high-heeled boots, purses, lipstick, earrings, etc. In competition his homosexuals are not merely unmanly, but almost infantile – hide and seek, bell horses?
Larry’s cartoons are inspired by the first “Gay Games” in 1982.