Hanging on display inside a chic pornography store in New York City is a tee- shirt with the imprinted words: ‘America’s Next Top Bottom’. The slogan was printed on the shirt to replicate the logo from the now popular television series: “America’s Next Top Model”.
The muscle- enhancing shirts are priced well over twenty dollars, but the humor of the queen who designed such fashion essentials is priceless.
It takes guts to be an out bottom in this age when even within the gay community, being perceived as an effeminate sissy is a sin. The trendy world likes men to act like men and women to behave as ladies. One should bow-down to any bottom with the balls to purchase and wear such an accessory beyond the boarders of Chelsea or West Hollywood. If a man wishes to be sought after in any community, he should be macho, not an open bottom!
Only within the confines of the ‘changing booths’ at the back of the porn shop named The Blue located on Eighth Avenue and 21st Street in Manhattan do men dare try on such works of trendy fashion. The changing-rooms made of plywood have walls of Plexiglas. Large holes have been cut into the walls for hanging things.
Walking inside this porn store in the heart of one of New York’s more fashionable neighborhoods is not an embarrassment to the general public. Men and women of all sexual persuasions pop in and out to shop for high-end dildos, top- of- the- line fantasy sex attire, and douches that one could use for cleaning hardwood decks.
This is where the men of style shop– the in crowd. The place is packed despite the current recession.
America’s Next Top Bottoms flock here– to the back of the store with so-called “Private Booths”.–
Waltz into the changing rooms at the rear of the store while listening to the thumping of house music being piped throughout.
This is where a skateboard dude with pearly white buckteeth took- off his plain white shirt yesterday to model for a fellow shopper. The runway show was an exhibit of a most elaborate natural design. Caucasian body hair upon a bony and slender physic—the new look that’s in this spring.
His unshaven body hair grew in the shape of a ‘T’ over his pinkish nipples. The trail ran like fire beyond his indented belly button. He lip synched through the glass—“I’m going to fuck you.” Not—“I want to fuck you”, but “I’m going to fuck you.”
The skate board dude pulled out one of the plastic condom packages so available in New York City these days—the condom packages handed out by GMHC and other community prevention programs.
In one hand the skateboard dude with closely cropped hair held a bottle of poppers, in the other hand with dirty finger nails, the young man flashed a video phone camera and nodded his head towards America’s Next Top Bottom, who couldn’t resist the chance to be seen even without royalty payments.