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Male Sex Symbols Throughout History • The Try Guys

Male Sex Symbols Throughout History • The Try Guys


– Let’s make a sex symbol. (giggles) I’m just gonna put this there. – What people think makes a sexy man has changed a lot over the past 100 years. – We are going to be
recreating photos of the most revolutionary male sex symbols, – Throughout history. – But there are only four of us, so we’re gonna get a little
help from some of our friends. – Sex symbols, you’re looking at one. – No well, you will be, because that’s what we’re doing today. – I mean I guess my great-grandmother might have thought that he was steamy, but she died. I’ll be recreating Rudolph Valentino. “Who’s that?” You ask. Well, so did I. He is a film star in the 1920s, and he is the original Latin Lover. He played an Arab lead character because as an Italian-American
he was the exotic one. The most popular male sex icon was getting all this criticism for being effeminate. He was just beautiful all around. I feel like this is a theme
we’re gonna see later. People are scared of what’s too sexy. I’m not supposed to be talking, am I? – No, you’re a silent film star. (swing music) He didn’t even open his mouth and there was 100,000
people at his funeral. Would that happen today
if Justin Bieber died? He might get 100,000 likes
on a RIP Bieber photo. I still have that to live up to. – So he was so adored that
Hitler wanted him as a pet. Which is, I guess, I would
take as a compliment. I’m delighted to play
the King of Hollywood. Especially because it’s this old school funny sort of masculine. He’s always smiling and kind of winking. Even in “Gone with the Wind” they’re like, “What do you think, Rhett?” And he’s like, “I don’t know, if we
can’t defeat the North, we don’t have enough cannons.” He’s almost like a proto Clooney, in that he was a silver
fox at a very young age. He’s just an old man who has giant ears and a weird cat-like grin. So if I’m gonna be a sexy man, I wanna be the weirdest-looking
sexy man I can possibly be. [imitating Gable] Hello,
my daughter died on a pony. Al these actors from back in the day, they were all soldiers, they were laying their lives on the line. [imitating Gable] We
don’t have enough cannons. Nowadays, no one comes to mind. I don’t think Channing Tatum is out there. I look like a weirdo by today’s standards, but that’s okay. I feel the sexiest I’ve ever felt. – The real trick is,
though, not wearing anything under the trench coat. That makes it easier to
have sex with 1,000 women. I am going to be Humphrey Bogart. Humphrey is very serious and very stoic. If you look back at the
acting in all those old films, it’s very over-the-top,
but he was very grounded. He was just that good of an actor to know you just have to do very little. All these folks talk about how
brilliant of an actor he was, how he started the Rat Pack, and I would go, “Oh,
this is a cool thing.” And then you find out that he
was also super insecure like, “I don’t know, am I really a sex icon?” I think that’s super relatable. I think I’m incredible
but that doesn’t mean that I think every beautiful
woman would be swooned by me. I mean, I feel sexier
dressed as Humphrey Bogart than I did before. [imitating Bogart] Here’s
looking at you, kid. The trench coat and the hat
are definitely super sexy. Cigarette, don’t smoke. It’s not good but it looks so hot. Well, there’s the proof of him
being a sex icon right there. Your regular Bogeyfest. Look at how I just make all the money and party with my rap friends. – There’s very few people my
mom has said are attractive. My mom has always been like, “Elvis Presley is so
beautiful, so talented.” Yeah I’m very familiar with Elvis music. He’s one of those artists
that even if you’re young, someone in your family listens to Elvis. I mean, he’s an amazing musician. What really pushed that forward
was just someone being able to express who they were in
a very honest sexual way. It’s crazy how revolutionary
just being open about your dick can be. Before Elvis you had to
be macho and chivalrous. Elvis kind of just
threw it out the window. He just thrusted and let’s
just skip all the dressing and get right to the salad. Is that a gross analogy I just made? Elvis was opening a lot of
different doors, culturally, that led him to many of the movements that happened in the 60s. So I gotta really swing my dick forward. – [Photographer] Basically – Okay. – [Photographer] One, two, three. – [imitating Elvis] Thank
you, thank you very much. Thank you, thank you for my dick swing Especially today when we see
so many different artists being able to showcase their bodies in ways that are very freeing. I think we owe a lot of that to Elvis. I think I put the P in Elvis. Get it? Maisie? Get it?
– [Maisie] Got it. – Oh she got it. (celebratory clap) Wait a minute.
[imitates Elvis] Yeah. Am I doing Elvis or
Cher, I can’t quite tell. – [Photographer] It’s a little bit of both – [imitates Elvis] Thank
you, thank you very much. – So I’m gonna be recreating Sean Connery. That was terrible. I apologize to everyone
watching right now. The best Bond. I think a certain era of men
subscribed to Sean Connery as their symbol of what
a man should look like. This masculinity defined. He’s the guy who gets all the girls, he drives the nice cars. Impeccable taste in clothing, and he gets to shoot
guns and save the day. If you look like an athlete
people kind of assume that you don’t have this sense of class. so instead of him just being
a kind of broodish tough guy, they gave him this air of
sophistication and intelligence. I feel sexy right now. [Imitating Connery] Hello Moneypenny Shaken not stirred. Sexiest man of the century. Share your secrets please, of the century? I don’t even know how you
even compete with that. I’m done, I’m done. [imitating Connery] What else is there. You’re the man now, Dog. – Of all the photos we’re doing today, this is the most Try Guys
photo so I am honored, to… I was gonna say step into
his clothes but I’m not, I’m stepping out of my clothes. I am recreating the infamous
naked Burt Reynolds photo. When you think Burt
Reynolds, you think stash, you think the body hair. He’s dead-sexy. (moaning) This was the first time that a man had ever been naked in a major magazine. After this photo was released, Reynolds turned into a star overnight. Women would line up
outside of his apartment. I’ve taken so many naked photos and none of them have catapulted me. In a way it kind of
validated female sexuality, because, guess what, women
like looking at naked men too. And so Burt Reynolds was like,
“Hey ladies check me out.” So today, I’m gonna let
all of you check me out. (moaning) – [Photographer] He just
had tons and tons of sex. – I know what that’s like, let’s do it. He just looks like he’s having a blast. He’s just naked, he’s laughing, he’s on a bare skin rug. It’s hilarious. – [Man] Eugene, is there a reason you’re not wearing a shirt? – You know, we’re friends. – Is everyone just slowly
taking their clothes off? – Did they just become the weirdest historical porn ever, right? There’s only one person who’s supposed to have their clothes off and feel like you guys are
kind of stealing my thunder. Hello there. – [Man] The mustache is
doing something different. – You think the mustache
is good? Oh sorry. There are a lot of hairy dudes out there, and I’m appreciative that
there is at least one of these sex symbols who made
it really awesome and okay for you to embrace your natural body hair. I understand why he was drunk for this. This angle is wide. – [Man] Don’t worry, Zach, trust us. – The idea of playing 27 instruments, I can barely speak English. Today I get the honor of
recreating an image of Prince. Growing up, Prince was always
someone I was intimidated by because maybe I saw a
lot of myself in Prince. I think he crossed every barrier
that there is, musically. I think it takes a very
creative unique mind that is one of a kind, one in a million, to be able to cross so many
different music worlds. For me androgyne is something that has always been something
I have been afraid of. I’ve had to prove the fact
that I was a man, I guess, instead of embracing all the
feminine qualities over myself. Prince accepted himself and loved himself. Let’s fucking do this. – [Photographer] I don’t
think there’s been anyone who’s exuviated as much
sexiness as he has. – I’m surprised but gorgeous. – [Photographer] Yeah, gorgeous. – I’m using muscles I never knew I had. In kind of this world that we live in now, and it’s such a beautiful world to be able to wear fucking lipstick or
painted nails and feel accepted. And I love it. – Titanic Leo too, like, wow. That guy’s like, you saw him, and wow. This guy looks like he’s 15 but sexy. I love Leo. Are you gonna mention that
he was on “Growing Pains”? ‘Cause that’s where I
first remember seeing him. First off, the name
Leonardo DiCaprio, come on. Crazy confused ’cause they’re
still speaking in Shakespeare. Can you imagine just being a barista and your name’s Leonardo DiCaprio. In Gatsby they like re-did it. That giff, oh my god. On Quaaludes and stuff. The Reverend, was that what’s called? Was Leo in the back or the front? Why do I imagine him in the front like doing it and Rose was holding him. I think the closest thing
to Leo in recent memory is Justin Bieber or One Direction, but I think even Leo then,
he just owned the 90s. Girls would have like binders and it would just be like
cut-outs of him in magazines. Girls’ bedrooms would
just be laced with Leo. I’m excited about Leo bangs. Hopefully he sees this and hopefully we kick it on a yacht together. – [Photographer] Maybe turn and
look at me. One, two, three. (clicks) – Oh, look how cool. I
definitely feel cool. He’s so hot, he cares a
lot about the environment and he’s a great actor. Okay, what’s the weird
thing, is he a vampire? Have we ever thought about that? Do I get my Oscar now, or
I have to wait 20 years? He won an Oscar for… – [Man] The Revenant.
– [Zack] Revenant. – [Man] Not the Reverend.
– [Zack] Not the Reverend. – He would kind of make
shitty tattoos look good, which is how you know you’re really hot. David Beckham has created a life that as a kid you would
write down in crayons. He was kind of a sex symbol for sports before that became a thing. My family is really into soccer and even still my little
brothers would reference him, and some of the moves he did. He was a man-babe, and actually really fucking
good at what he did. That idea that a man could be
more into style and fashion, especially a straight man,
was kind of a new concept. Especially in the early 2000s. He kind of did the rebel thing but then it evolved into
a dad and a husband, which he’s doing well. I think there was something really new that get got to see his
path and carried on. Him defining this idea of
being metrosexual set a bar for what men have to be now. He chose a certain
confidence in his sexuality. Now I feel that’s a lot more common place. It’s interesting because
the one thing that links what people have seen as sexy
in men is just confidence. Body types change, hairstyles change but there’s a certain natural confidence which is always hot. (empowering music) – It’s crazy to see how much the idea of what makes a man sexy has
changed over the past 100 years, between all the photos
that we’ve taken today. I’m just curious to see where
it goes in the next 50 years. Internet’s forever, huh?
– [Man] Yeah. – Great.
– [Man] Cut. (electronic beat) – It’s a lot of glitter – [Man] Wow, it’s amazing. (laughter)

100 thoughts on “Male Sex Symbols Throughout History • The Try Guys

  1. 8:18 This is where I say bye to the world cause pheww Leo isss💜💜💜💜💜💜 Leonardo DiCaprio will never not be hot. He's still so hot

  2. Too bad a Woman's confidence in her body, fashion and sexuality is seen as slutty, arrogant and not attractive unless she's stick thin with large breasts and a big butt…These icons had hairy bodies, different shapes, sizes and colors but women are still seen as unattractive if they show any NATURAL body hair that isn't on the top of their heads, if they don't have a thigh gap and if they aren't blonde with blue or green eyes. No hate though, I Love the video but I was just thinking when they started talking at the end

  3. why did it seem like they were making fun of the leo dude? all the cuts of him going on about leo facts with the weird music in the background, everyone else they took seriously but it feels like they were cucking zack

  4. I wont say BTS is the male sex symbol,though I love them cos' they are too cute and innocent for that. I will say Dwayne Johnson.

  5. who cut the guy playin leo hair ?…its all uneven and dont look nuthin like the picture …lordt
    that cut look like the chuckie doll

  6. The guy who did james bond should porsue a career in acting srsly! He has this amazingly expressive face and sexiness just radiates from him lol.I also loved how Ned and Keith looked.

  7. It’s sad knowing that in representing sexy men throughout history there was only one African American male recognized (of lighter skin tone) and no Asian males.

  8. See see see, Elvis is the king of rock. BUT FREDDIE, yes Freddie, you see, he is the GOD of music.

  9. I find Freddie Mercury sexy, Rami Malek, Dacre Montgomery, Gwilym Lee, Colin Farrell, my list goes on-

  10. Leo need help.

    That fact that I saw BTS had me laughing. Like: Bitches, better have worldwide handsome playboys on there.

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