Goodbye Sean Connery - Homo Heart-Throb For Half A Century

Sean Connery in classic James Bond mode with goggles and harpoon gun

Smouldering Sean was hotter than the sun

 

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a bit of a shit show. Well this weekend saw it add another turd to your burger with the death of British screen legend Sean Connery.

 

While talk of who will be the next Bond hits fever pitch and more names keep getting added to the martini glass, tributes were flying in for arguably the best James Bond of them all.

 

Some, of course, argue that it’s current 007 incumbent Daniel Craig who’s top of the Bonds but moaning about how he didn’t want the job anymore certainly put fans and foes noses right out of joint.

 

Unapologetically Scottish

 

We can’t forget his iconic bulging pants emergence from the sea which had us calling for 999 but the prospect of Henry Cavill, Idris Elba or Tom Hardy slipping into those undies is admittedly exciting.

 

Sean Connery topless with hairy chest in tropical setting

Hello hairy daddy! No trimming for Mr Connery

 

There’s more to Bond than a body to die for however, even if it’s another day. Connery encapsulated a bygone age and still maintained that Scottish silver fox sexiness even when playing Harrison Ford’s father in Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade at 59.

 

A damn fine innings 

 

Connery got to the ripe old age of 90 but reports that he suffered from dementia in the last two years only adds to the poignancy of his death.

 

Long before it was a ‘thing’ Connery was voted ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ in 1989 by People Magazine in 1989 at the ripe old age of 59 and then ‘Sexiest Man Of The Century’ by the same mag in 1999 making him 69 at the time. You know you’ve got some innate hotness if you’re making those kind of lists when you’re practically a septuagenarian.

 

black and  white pic of Sean Connery topless with an atlas

Flashing that signature smile 

 

He was the first actor to portray James Bond in his original slightly archaic form back in 1971 with Dr No that nowadays would be seen as all sorts of misogynistic but it was, of course, ‘of its time’ and if you care to look at any cinema or TV back then you’d shudder at the dated references to everything from race to homosexuality.

 

His all-out masculinity however made him a heart-throb for the girls and the gays and he was more Liam Neeson than even Liam Neeson. For now, though, let’s revisit some of his classic movies from Bond all the way to Hunt For Red October, The Rock and The Untouchables and bathe in his manliness in tribute to the man himself.

 

Sam Dowler

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