Now, I know that we gay San Francisco men are all supposed to be really superficial — and, I guess many of us are — However, I finally decided I had to write something about this ad campaign. It so annoys me.

I’m sure that only the best of intentions were involved in creating this city-wide campaign and I hope it might help steer some buds away from the shit, BUT….

If anyone has had the unfortunate experience of having to deal/interact with someone who has been on a meth binge for more than a couple of months — they usually always look like total shit: Rotting, Rotted, Missing or Broken Teeth —- so thin that many have the look of cancer wasting I’ve not seen since the early 90’s. And, trust me, I strive for thin-ness at all cost — but meth-thin is too thin for even me! And, of course, from my interactions as a receptionist — there is usually a sort of stench involved. It is NOT attractive.

I mean, I’m sorry that these models lost so much to meth — but I suspect that this ad campaign might have an adverse impact to what was intended. I mean, who wouldn’t want to look as hot as these boys?!?!?! I’ve heard tell that a couple of gay bars around the city have been offering up coaster from this campaign.

Who knew meth could be this hot!?!? Sort of reminds me of those Calvin Klein ads from the 90’s that attempted to make heroin use sexy and cool… Or, even worse, all the HIV/AIDS pharmaceutical ads that make having HIV or AIDS to be a sexy walk on the beach or hike up a mountain. …the difference here is, I think, these organizers are trying to get SF men to stop using meth.

Wouldn’t a recent photo of Mickey Rourke work better?!?!…I mean, that isn’t all just age’ing and bad plastic surgery. …Tho, I still find him kinda hot. …Maybe meth is sexy?!?!? (sigh)

May 28, 2008. Tags: , . Uncategorized.


  1. hot-lunch replied:

    oh mickey he’s so fine he blows my mind hey mickey

    i liked him best in Wild Orchid.


  2. christian replied:

    I’ve actually seen WORSE footage of Mickey Rourke…
    Recent Amy Winehouse photos would work too.
    I am in total aggreement about those ads. They’re in NYC as well.

  3. Pants replied:

    I have to agree…the SF meth campaign doesn’t look anything like meth addicts I’ve known. I know exactly the smell you’re talking about…so yucky.

  4. javabear replied:

    I agree with you. These guys look way too sexy to be convincing. Mickey looks kinda scary, though. I like the idea behind the adds, but they should have gotten real meth addicts to model for the posters.

    So are you IN SF now? Has the move occurred?

  5. Steve Rebooted replied:

    Yeah, people don’t look that good when tweaking. End.of.story.

  6. ing replied:

    Poor Mickey.

    Is that what a tweaker looks like? I don’t know if I’ve ever seen one in real life, but it doesn’t sound so great. . . Jeez, I don’t know anything about anything!

    And yes, the men in the posters seem kind of handsome. But that doesn’t make me want to try meth. ‘Course, I’d rather slow down & trip out on clouds than speed up. I’ve never been interested in speeding.

  7. matty03 replied:

    Hot Lunch! Ah, yes! Wild Orchid! …but, for me, he was at his most hot in 9 1/2 Weeks! (no blushing required!)

    Christian! Oh, poor Amy. I quite agree! …Well, this was the latest picture of Mr. Rourke I was able to find. I just don’t “get” the ads.

    Pants! I know! These are hot models trying to look sad and desperate — even if they aren’t, they could be! Yep. Icky meth rank!

  8. matty03 replied:

    Java! Well, not yet. However, we hope to be moving by no later than Tuesday — but may be able to move in as early as Sunday. We’re trying not to end up moving in on the same day that the folks are moving out. Soon! We are surrounded by boxes!

  9. matty03 replied:

    Steve! Amen!

  10. Old Cheeser replied:

    You’re right, using photos of good looking guys like that is surely massively counter-productive!! They should look far more wasted and unattractive then this…I agree Mickey R would be far more effective! I’m desperately trying to rack my brains of some aging gay man who has consumed too many drugs and looks a f*cking mess – a photo of whom would be an effective deterrent, but I can’t for the life of me think of someone suitable! All I conjure up are people like Linda Evans and Pammy Anderson!

    So you’re on the move again, Mister?

  11. Pants replied:

    I worked with a girl who had meth rank – will never forget that smell!

  12. Walter Briski, Jr. replied:

    tatum o’neil just got caught, buying crystal meth from a dealer, in the east village.
    isn’t that sad?
    i thought she looked so beautiful and healthy…
    there is nothing sexy about crystal meth.
    much less, people who use it.

  13. Walter Briski, Jr. replied:

    and nope, mr. rourke no longer looks sexy.
    he looked sexy in 9 1/2 weeks.
    he looks just as bad as joan rivers, who can hardly speak, without blinking her eyes.

  14. Old Cheeser replied:

    Oh and you’ve been tagged!!

  15. The Sagittarian replied:

    Isn’t it a shame that there is even a need for such campaigns? So many wasted and shattered lives, not just the users but their families as well? (sigh).

  16. ing replied:

    Oy, meth really sucks, doesn’t it? I’m glad you posted about this. I don’t know much about meth, but it sounds pretty terrible for everyone involved. Thanks, Matty. I needed to know this.

  17. Walter Briski, Jr. replied:

    old cheeser

    you meant “I” was tagged?
    what d’ya mean?

  18. Old Cheeser replied:

    Walter! No that comment was actually meant for Matty – meaning I’ve “recruited” him to do something (write a post in fact). But as I wrote a comment next to yours I can see why you misunderstood! Sowwie!

    OC x

  19. Daniel replied:

    Poor Mickey…
    He’s one of the great screen kissers of all time.
    I’ve been emailing him to let him know that I’m willing to rehearse with him, but I can see now that he’s been too busy with other things.
    Congrats on your move back to SF.
    Meth is awful.

  20. Lynda replied:

    I don’t agree. What of shame of writing news without knowing all the truth. Mickey Rourke had his face reconstructed because during more than 10 years he practised boxing, even boxing with naked fists and wrestling. And even his tongue mid-cut had to be restructured. It is not a bad lifting it is a facial reconstruction with several operations during several years. Check out before writing!!! Watch Mickey during one the final of his fights on YouTube URL:

  21. Reavis replied:

    I must say that in Manhattan sure there are tweakers that look sort of booger-cracked out, but many gay men that use tina are functional professionals that binge and then sleep a lot and don’t have the hanging tooth midwest meth head look. That’s not to say it isn’t a problem and/or that these people are happy and/or entirely functional, but there’s a lot of usage like this.

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