It has never been a secret and should come as a surprise to no one, that iconic author Anne Rice enjoys the appearance of a good-looking man.
The New York Times Best-Selling author of “The Vampire Chronicles”, “The Lives of the Mayfair Witches” and her latest “Prince Lestat” to be published on October 28th, 2014, has often taken to her Facebook page to espouse the physical attributes of her favorite leading men.
Today was no different.
In an earlier post, Mrs. Rice said, “Who is the most beautiful man in the world? Who would you pick if you had to pick? This is my pick: Matt Bomer. Is this not beauty that is almost preternatural? I don't know that I've ever seen a more beautiful man than this. What do you think? Of course, no one splendid looking man is everyone's "type." But I welcome your comments. (Oh, and to those who saw Matt in "The Normal Heart," is he not one hell of a great actor?")”.
Once again, it is amazingly refreshing to see a public figure with a huge following unafraid to censor their thoughts and opinions and, particularly, brave enough to admit that women, more often than not, appreciate a good-looking man just as much as any man who has ever drooled over a woman.
Anne Rice had this to say about the times in which she grew up when this type of declaration by a woman about a man or group of men would be considered un-lady like and shocking, “Years ago in the 60's when I talked about the beauty of men and how much I enjoyed looking at beautiful men, the women in my office told me women didn't respond to men's appearances physically. They simply denied the existence of such feelings. I was appalled. My favorite eye candy at the time was Alain Delon.
Nowadays there are so many gorgeous men....just a banquet of gorgeous men for women to admire and enjoy visually, and no one has any delusions anymore that women don't care what men look like. I have a list of my favorite men. "These are a Few of My Favorite Men." That kind of thing. Matt Bomer; Stephen Amell; Anson Mount; Shaun Evans; Richard Armitage (when he's not buried in Tolkien Dwarf make up), Manu Bennett.
Remember Irwin Shaw's short story, "The Girls In Their Summer Dresses." Well, I love looking at beautiful men...just the way men have always loved to look at beautiful women, including the girls in their summer dresses.”
For those who are unfamiliar with Anne’s favorite men, here’s a brief description of each with where you might be able to sneak a peek and decide if you agree with her or not.
Matt Bomer – This stunning 36 year old actor with beautiful blue eyes and dark hair can currently be found on the hit cable series “White Collar” and just earned his first Emmy nomination for his role in HBO’s “The Normal Heart”.
Stephen Amell – At age 33, this gorgeous piece of male flesh can be found on the weekly CW network’s “Arrow” portraying DC Comic’s long running super-hero, Oliver Queen, The Green Arrow.
Anson Mount – This gritty, but unbelievably attractive, 41 yr. old American actor has a recurring role on AMC’S, “Hell on Wheels” where he portrays a rough and tough former civil war soldier who has discovered a new life building a rail-road through the hostile American West. Anne has often mentioned that he is her epitome of Lestat in the wild, wild west.
Shaun Evans – This 34 year old British actor is best known for playing a young Inspector Morse in the ITV drama series Endeavour.
Richard Armitage - Richard Crispin Armitage (born 22 August 1971) is an English actor known for his roles as John Thornton on the British television programme North & South, Guy of Gisborne in the TV drama Robin Hood, Lucas North in the TV drama Spooks, John Porter in the TV drama Strike Back and as Thorin Oakenshield in the feature film trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit.
Manu Bennett - also known as John Bennett or Jon Bennett, is an Australian-New Zealand actor. He is best known for his portrayal as the Gallic gladiator Crixus, in the Starz television series Spartacus, as Azog the Defiler in Peter Jackson's three-part film adaptation based on The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, and as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke in The CW TV series Arrow.
Talk about your delectable banquet. One thing is certain about Anne Rice and her favorite men; she sure knows how to serve a meal.