Congrats, Idris Elba: but next year, let’s have a less macho sexiest man alive
Sigh, macho is just another word we use to describe that male sexiness.
Sue, there are indeed other tastes out there.
This can feel surprising in the era of the internet, when gay twink culture has fed into straight desire, with men such as Timothée Chalamet (age 22) hitting the scene. This sort of desire, which abstracts men from status up to a point, and privileges a gaze that is unafraid to objectify, is nowhere to be seen in the People list.
Seriously? A look, a desire even, which is by definition about boys not men is to be used a the standard by which men are judged sexy?