Like most gay boys of my generation, I utterly despised the unremitting torment of P. E. classes, but this 1951 film recalls to mind certain delightful locker-room scenes.
Note to the young'uns: at the time this film was made, the Korean War was in full swing, and so was the draft; hence the urgency of preparing the boys about to be snagged into the military.
More jock bods from a decade later, when President Kennedy was promoting his physical fitness program:
Gay artist Paul Cadmus used the locker room's erotic potential in a humorously suggestive drawing:
|YMCA Locker Room II, Paul Cadmus, 1934;|
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