In Honor Of A New Superman Movie: The Steeliest, Manliest Men In Tights
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In Honor Of A New Superman Movie: The Steeliest, Manliest Men In Tights

By Joanna Robinson | Seriously Random Lists | June 14, 2013 | Comments ()


Is this just a thinly veiled rehash of my post from last Friday? Possibly, but it's thinly veiled in spandex, silk and rayon. As such, we all win. Please feel free to add your favorite men in tights in the comments below.


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  • Abbey Road

    MIXED NUTS! Amazing film.
    Prettiest ever man-lady though is Gael Garcia Bernal from La Mala Educacion.

  • sydnea

    gar i fucking love breakfast on pluto

  • Boothy K

    ?? Where's Christopher Reeve? I love me some Dean Cain (I was a closet Lois & Clark fan) but it's sad he's not here...

  • BWeaves

    RR doesn't count. He's wearing CGI.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Because i just watched it, I'm going to have to add Kenneth Branagh, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry in Peter's Friends. That was just strange.

    And because Hugh Laurie, also Rowan Atkinson in Blackadder III.

  • delle

    OMG I hate it when they post pictures without identifying them beneath! Can someone please tell me where the Steve Martin pic is from? I would greatly appreciate it, as I've spent 20 min looking to try and find it elsewhere and am having no luck.

  • JoannaRobinson

    Mixed Nuts. XO!

  • llp

    I am a bit disappointed there isn't a picture of Dave Foley in here.

  • UnderTheDark

    I was about to try and find a pic of Bruce as Tammy! "I won't spread for no roses..."

  • UnderTheDark
  • They all stand in Erroll Flynn's shadow.

  • annie

    Cillian is way too pretty, y'all.

  • Lauren_Lauren

    Wow. It's incredible to look at the costume for Henry Cavil's Superman next to the old ones for Brandon Routh and Dean Cain - they are so cheap-looking and juvenile in comparison.

  • Mrs.P

    What?? No Hedwig? :(

  • luthien26

    Oh man, Swayze. Look at those legs, they're freakin' beautiful. I'm jealous. Still can't believe he's gone. And because someone has to:

  • Samantha Klein

    Lee Pace in drag? I haven't seen Soldier's Girl yet, but the pictures are awfully pretty.

  • L.O.V.E.

    I believe Baryshnikov (The Turning Point) would like to call you out on the stage.

  • e jerry powell

    Baryshnikov stuffed his dance belts. Better to go with Nureyev; we know his goodies were real.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Oh, Nureyev. One of my favorite Muppet Show bits of all time:

    Holy Maracas, indeed.

  • ceebee_eebee

    I was about to get all indignant at the lack of Sean Bean and then BAM. I should have known you guys wouldn't let me down.

  • Sirilicious

    Thank you for including Priscilla in this, that movie does not get enough love. Neither do the boys in it for dragging it awesome.

  • Mrs.P

    Poor Guy Pearce, I will never be able to see him in anything without think of his character in Priscilla. I giggled all the way through L.A. Confidential.

  • Bodhi

    I LOVE Priscilla.

  • Rob

    Whoa. Dean Cane? Yeah, definitely not a favorite man in tights. And how could you not include this on the list? 'Cause they're not movie stars, you say? Well, yeah. But still:

  • Sara_Tonin00

    are any of them actually wearing tights? that might be why...

  • Rob

    I'd like to think Adam is, but if we're being honest, we all know he's not. So, touche, Sara, touche.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I know logically what I'm looking at but my brain is still having trouble processing it.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    Daniel Craig is one of my favorite male celebs, and that PSA is one of the reasons for that.

  • Mrs. Julien


  • fluff_fluff

    Ugh, Cillian Murphy is stupid pretty as a girl.

  • Sirilicious

    While as a boy... let's put it gently. He doesn't do it for me.

  • Zirza

    He totally does it for me.

    Needless to say I'm really confused now.

    (Breakfast on Pluto was a stupid movie, though)

  • Pants-are-a-must

    Prettier than I'll ever be.

  • AshBookworm

    The best men in tights are ballet danseurs,especially Roberto Bolle. Google him because I don't know how to attach a picture here. Oh, and for those of you who have never heard of him before? You're welcome.

  • MGMcD

    Holy mother of godtopus. How is he even real??

  • e jerry powell

    It's the years of work at the barre.

  • Uriah_Creep

    Funny, I've done years of "work" at my local bar and I don't look like that at all.

  • e jerry powell

    Well, if you'd been holding your drink up with your free leg...

  • llp

    I was going to advocate for Daniel Ulbricht, but you win.

    There are pictures of Bolle sans tights, too. It is a glorious thing.

  • e jerry powell

    I was about to say...

  • Lauren_Lauren

    Oh my LORD. That man's body is ART. Thank you.

  • Mrs.P

    Oh my dear Lord - Thank you!

  • LexieW

    Thank you. You just made the last 1.5 hours of my work week bearable.

  • Mrs. Julien


  • anikitty

    who is the Indian princess?

  • minxy

    Cillian Murphy in Breakfast on Pluto.

  • anikitty


  • Mrs. Julien

    That photo of Lemmon and Curtis is awesome. I have a photo of them as Josephine and Daphne taken by Annie Leibowitz on my bathroom wall.

  • PerpetualIntern

    Holy god, I was SO in love with Dean Cain when I was 12.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    In related news, I'm pretty sure my first erection was from Teri Hatcher's Lois Lane (early stuff, before she went scrawny).

  • Mrs. Julien

    Why did you have to impugn her in your comment?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I'd be in favor of adding Laurence Olivier and just about every man in Zeffirelli's R&J

    (and it's pretty egregious to have all the Supermanz but Reeve, since he was the manliest of them all.)

  • BWeaves

    2nd Zeffirelli R&J and Christopher Reeve.

  • llp

    We watched that Romeo and Juliet in high school, and my jaw dropped as Leonard Whiting came onscreen. Gah.

  • Less Lee Moore

    SAINT KITTEN! Love forever and ever.

  • CurlieQt

    Haha not surprised this is you

  • Sara_Tonin00


  • Bodhi


  • e jerry powell

    I think it's important to make a distinction between men in tights and men in drag.

    Also, Patrick Swayze. *sads*

  • kirbyjay

    Sean Bean :: bawling hysterically::
    I seriously HATE men in drag. It actually nauseates me to think of men in lipstick. Thank you for ruining my morning.

  • Ben

    Get the fuck over it.

  • e jerry powell

    To each his own. I've spent a good portion of my adulthood coaching, assisting, chauffeuring and accompanying professional female impersonators. I guess I'm just accustomed to it.

    Besides, my good friend, actress Erica Andrews (aka Eddie Salazar, R.I.P., drag mother to Drag Race's Roxxxy Andrews, for the few that follow that show) not only wore lipstick, she was a makeup artist for the Maury Povich show and was a makeup consultant/salesperson in upscale department stores.

    So sorry about your morning. Sort of.

    (For purposes of the list, I'll concede that Erica wasn't the manliest man in tights or pantyhose, but the objection you expressed was to men in drag...)

  • JoannaRobinson

    "I think it's important to make a distinction between men in tights and men in drag." For the purpose of this list? Why?

  • e jerry powell

    Because men in drag are wearing pantyhose or stockings.

  • Mrs. Julien

    [blowing kisses]

  • e jerry powell

    You're working my street corner now...

  • Mrs. Julien

    You're my favourite and I love you.

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