Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thrusty Thursday: Manu Bennett

I picked Manu Bennett for this week's thrusting for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the manfriend and I are busy watching Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (prequel series to last year's Blood and Sand). It's on Netflix Instant Watcher, blah blah blah, hot dudes fighting and screwing, watch it now if you're not already. I was cagey about the new series because I found Andy Whitfield, who played Spartacus in the original series, to be a massive fox and couldn't imagine the show without him (he's currently busy being treated for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, but there are rumors he's doing well and may appear in future episodes—fingers crossed for you, Andy).

Manful, yet sensitiveful.
In both Spartacus series, Manu Bennett plays "the Gaul", Crixus. In the original Blood and Sand series, Crixus is The Shit—the Champion of Capua top-dog gladiator (until Spartacus shows up) and he's very swaggery and manful and relatively clean-cut. Not my type, though he's a good character. But in Gods of the Arena, which takes place before Blood and Sand, he's a newbie know-nothing with long hair and a beard and no street cred. I'm currently on about episode four, where he's just beginning to kick ass. I like him even more as an underdog. Oh and in both series you get to see him in the altogether. Frequently. Bonus.

A proud Kiwi with massive arms. Win.
The other major reason I'm suggesting we all thrust against Manu Bennett is that he's a Kiwi, and New Zealand is the foxiest nation on Earth. Bennett is a mix of Maori and Irish and Spanish and Scottish and probably some other flavors that all swirl together to comprise his nearly excessive foxxitude. Normally his type is a bit too "obvious" for me, as I typically prefer wonkier dudes, but I will make an exception. Plus if you haven't had the pleasure of watching Spartacus, he's got a voice that'll burn your bloomers off.

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  1. Ooh, I find Gannicus pretty darn thrusty, too, with his pretty pretty eyes.

  2. Hey Del! Missy Ann (I think) told me I'd fall for Gannicus, too, but I'm early enough in the series that he's still a total d*ck and needs to get taken down a peg. Though there was that whole ruh-roh with him and Doctore's wife. But I kind of wish he'd gotten buggered by that pervy a-hole who runs the games, just to mess him up. Gannicus needs some quality mind-f*cking and comeuppance before I can root for him. Right now he's too cocky.

  3. That man... *sigh*. Such pretty pretty eye candy. And he's a Kiwi too? :dies: