Tuesday, July 21, 2015

1 comment:

Chaetophile said...

These 50's- and 60's-era advertising illustrations of men in pajamas or underwear being casually domestic together were a powerful totem for a young confused gay man like me in the 80's. I remember scanning through old National Geographic and Life magazines for such images. I would gaze at them, imagining and longing for something I didn't think could ever be possible.

I'm sure that some of the illustrators and art directors were fully aware of the effect such images must have, introducing the idea of gay married lives into the public subconsciousness. It's been such a long road.