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Who Are You Embarrassed To Say is Sexy?

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While discussing “Game of Thrones” with friends, I let it be known that I find Peter Dinklage pretty sexy.  For those that don’t recognize the name Peter Dinklage, he is the award-winning actor who plays Tyrion Lannister in “Game of Thrones.”  He’s also recognizable from The Station Agent, Elf, Death at a Funeral.  Some might say he is the hardest working little person in Hollywood.  That’s right, I’m attracted to a little person, and not because I’m into midget porn or anything. I stand by Dinklage’s sexiness.  He is talented, smart, and pulls of playing Richard III to a rich, clever, playboy.  I must admit, I’m a total heightist (I’m 5’9″ and a fan of high heels, I hate dating a man under 6 feet.  I have before, and I won’t again).  So normally, Peter’s stature would have been an issue (in my fake world of Hollywood fantasy crushes).  However, upon revealing my crush on Dinklage, I got a lot of flack for liking little people.  Some joked that my childhood love affair with The Wizard of Oz was more for the Munchkins and the inhabitants of Munchkinland, than the plight of Dorothy.

But it got me thinking about all of those crushes that take you by surprise.  To find Brad Pitt or Ryan Gosling sexy is easy. They are.  But when you are attracted to the limping, kind-hearted, pudgy butler on “Downton Abbey” – it definitely takes you by surprise.  You realize their sexiness is about qualities of character (and their talent at bringing this to screen) more than their physical looks.  This is why millions of women find Howard Stern sexy.  He’s funny, and that translates to sexy even though he looks like a weird Halloween character.   Hollywood churns out beautiful people like butter.  That’s easy.  Beautiful and talented? That is much harder.  But even harder still is to be the sexiest man (or woman) on screen when it isn’t about a perfect face or body.   It’s a nice reminder that sometimes sexy has nothing to do with a chiseled jaw, six-pack abs or a 6 foot frame.  Sexy can come is all shapes and sizes.

Not that I always take the high road.  Sometimes you have to admit that you find someone sexy, and frankly, it concerns you because there is nothing redeeming about their sexiness except their body  (like when I had a Vin Diesel thing for a hot minute after Pitch Black and when he was the voice of The Iron Giant).  And I’ve always had a weakness for Jason Statham even though I think anything over a 10-minute conversation with him would be painful.

So who are your embarrassing crushes? Or if not embarrassing, they might need some explaining.  If I haven’t listed yours, be sure to let us know!

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4 Responses to “Who Are You Embarrassed To Say is Sexy?”

  1. Megan Gray April 9, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I agree that Peter D is totally sexy. Not embarrassed to admit it. totally had a thing for Keanu for a while. A little embarrassed about that.

  2. Claudia Maittlen-Harris April 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I’m embarrassed about my crush on Christian Slater, even after I’d seen Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

  3. June 5, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Uhh… Peter Dinklage is basically the sexiest man I’ve ever seen. I’m crazy about him!
    As if I didn’t have it bad enough already, my facebook news feed is consistently peppered with his heart-melting testimonials against animal cruelty.
    He has that balance of bad-boy sexy roughness, and soft-hearted sensitivity that drives me wild. I’m not embarassed to admit it at all – in fact I got pretty ticked off at a friend for laughing at me when I told him about it. That’s pretty backwards and offensive. If inter-racial couples are okay, then so are little-person/tall-chick couples.
    I’m 5’9″ as well, and the one short guy I dated is now my nemisis. I’m a height-ist as well, I suppose. But if he looks and acts like Peter Dinklage… who cares!
    Anyone else ovulate immediately when he cried on the season finale of Game of Thrones last weekend?

  4. Claudia Maittlen-Harris June 5, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Your totally right Eryn. Dinklage is incredible – my crush started back when he did The Station Agent. And I have to say I loved the term “anyone else ovulate immediately when…” I might have to borrow that.

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