Pop Rocks: Emma Watson/Benedict Cumberbatch Voted Sexiest People. Them?
I am a woman (spoiler alert), and given that information I know that my female definition of "sexy" and the male definition of "sexy" is quite different. Women think shoes are sexy; men think of footwear as utilitarian, i.e. not stepping on rocks and beer bottles you just broke. Women think short hair can be very sexy, sadly, most men just don't think that at all (we'll convince you one day!). Men and women, Venus, Mars, yadda yadda.
Sherlock, BBC Are scarves on dudes sexy now?
Gender aside, what is sexy in the American culture versus other cultures can be even more polarizing. Case and point: Yesterday, Empire Magazine, a British publication, released its reader's poll of the top 100 male and female "Sexiest Movie Stars" and the results were surprising. Coming in at No. 1 in the male category is Benedict Cumberbatch, and the No. 1 sexiest woman is Emma Watson.
You may have never heard of Cumberbatch until recently, unless you are gaga over Brit media. He had a part in Spielberg's War Horse and was also Khan in the latest Star Trek movie. Additionally, he plays Smaug in the Hobbit trilogy; although none of these roles scream, "You so want to have sex with me!" Perhaps his sexiest role to date is of a young Sherlock Holmes in the BBC contemporary update on the classic sleuth story. I can't say that as a sly, sharp-talking mystery solver, he makes me want to do anything with him other than sip tea and eat scones and discuss rugby, but to each his own, and sexy is in the underpants of the beholder. But sexiest? That's the "est" of all the sexy.
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