Pop Rocks: Emma Watson/Benedict Cumberbatch Voted Sexiest People. Them?

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Are scarves on dudes sexy now?
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.

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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11 comments
stinapag
stinapag

He could read the phone book to me, and I'd be aroused. That voice is amazing. 


Catherine French
Catherine French

Theres def something about him and Tom hiddleston,i like both but for sexiest id go for Robert Downey.:-)

Autumn Smith
Autumn Smith

Personally I don't find him OR Emma sexy, but that's just personal preference.

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

I get Benny--see "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." The rest, well for me there's only my Mrs. and she doesn't a) look young enough to be my child; b) wear a diaper, even for a joket; b) have Skeletor cheekbones and/or a creepy eye. Fun article, Ms. Koenig.

Joel
Joel

Really?  You think a lover who wants to suck on your toes is as bad as being murdered?  We clearly have different preferences.

Hanabi-chan
Hanabi-chan topcommenter

What a nice thing to say about your missus! Hopefully she realizes that she is quite the lucky ladey.

I agree with you there on Benedict in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" MadMac. Excellent movie. Oldham killed it as Smiley. I really wish they would film "The Honourable Schoolboy", although considering they merged the Collins and Westerby characters in the TTSS movie, resolving that issue would be interesting to watch.

There is no way in hell that Robert Pattison is sexier than Idris Elba. I never got the appeal of Pattison, his face is too assymetrical, he always looks like he is in need of a bath and a change of clothes. Elba is always well groomed and styled, not to mention he has a far more handsome and expressive face. And is, by any measure, a better actor.

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

In fairness, though, we haven't seen her toes, have we?

Hanabi-chan
Hanabi-chan topcommenter

Oldman, not Oldham.  It's hell getting old.

Hanabi-chan
Hanabi-chan topcommenter

I wonder when "lady" had an "e" in it.

I am using my rapidly approaching middle age to excuse my misspellings and mistypes.

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

Who you telling? I'm practically gran'pa over here. Re-reading my original post, I'm wondering when did "joke," ever have a "t,"?

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