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Since I keep getting asked by people... 
21st-Sep-2002 03:37 pm
This is when I knew I was different from other boys. The plot is similar to any of the other Hardy Boys mysteries, but the cover of this one was quite the eye opener while I was growing up. There's another pic in Sky Sabatoge (also by Franklin W. Dixon) that involves a nearly shirtless scetch of Joe Hardy tied to a tree while two burly men torture him. I must admit, I am rather surprised no groups have ever condemned The Hardy Boys for featuring gay pornography.
Anyway, I have to get ready for work here soon. I hope everyone has a good day and I'll post more tonight when I'm awake.
21st-Sep-2002 05:51 pm (UTC)
22nd-Sep-2002 01:09 pm (UTC) - Re:
One of these days, I'm going to check out Nancy Drew to see if it has similar homoerotic imagery...
22nd-Sep-2002 07:56 pm (UTC)
she was alwayts clutching a big phallic flashlight...

gawd no wonder i loved hardy boys.

sean cassidy plasying one of them on tv helped too.
22nd-Sep-2002 09:45 pm (UTC) - Re:
Sean Cassidy...*rofl* I haven't thought of him as sexy in a LOOOONG time....probably not since he was playing Joe Hardy.
22nd-Sep-2002 10:37 pm (UTC)
see? he was a sexy biatch then. no clue what happened to him since.

ah doo run run ah doo run run....

23rd-Sep-2002 12:27 am (UTC) - Re: Oh Sean!!!!
*chuckles* He'll probably show up in rehab or Hollywood Squares...or a cameo on the new Nancy Drew show....
23rd-Sep-2002 03:12 pm (UTC)
Well I'm pretty sure she had a friend named George.. George could have been a lesbian..
23rd-Sep-2002 11:38 pm (UTC) - Re:
*lol* The only thing I remember abount Ms. Drew was her other friend Bess.
21st-Sep-2002 08:06 pm (UTC)
SO, um...are you saying that upon reading this book, you realized that you were gay...or are you saying that the cover of this book made you realize that you were gay? I know, I know, but I have no idea what you actually mean to say.

22nd-Sep-2002 01:07 pm (UTC) - Re:
Nore the cover...I was oh maybe 8 or so when I first saw it, but I don't think a majority of the other readers felt similar to me upon seeing that cover.
22nd-Sep-2002 03:35 pm (UTC)
Ah, ok. I hope you're enjoying the holy days.

22nd-Sep-2002 09:45 pm (UTC) - Re:
Ayuh. been kind of quiet around here, so I get a lot more time to reflect on odd things.

21st-Sep-2002 09:48 pm (UTC)
If I'm not mistaken all of the Hardy Boys books are "by Franklin W. Dixon." That doesn't actually mean they were all written by the same person, there were multiple authors, they just used the same pseudonym for all of them. Ditto with Nancy Drew. As much as I enjoyed reading them when I was a kid, in retrospect their writing style is the closest literary equivalent of paint-by-numbers.

Wonder if anyone has every written any incestuous Hardy Boys slash . . . or some where they get a little more than friendly with their old chum Chet? Hmmm . . . a quick Google . . . seems like most of the Hardy Boys slash out there refers to the WWE (formerly WWF) wrestlers, rather than the boy detectives. It's got to be out there, though . . . . heh, there's even a page called "Gangrel Spawn's Hardy Boys Estrogen Brigade." God I love the Internet.
22nd-Sep-2002 01:05 pm (UTC) - Re:

I realize they were all ghost-written, but as a kid, they were rather fun to read.

As for slash, Mabel Maney wrote several rather funny parodies involving "Nancy Clue and the Hardley Boys", with special guest, "Nurse Cherry Aimless". Not quite explicit, but still extremely funny.
22nd-Sep-2002 08:34 am (UTC)
I completely understand what u mean. It's funny how you forget all the quirks of your childhood. I just scoured the internet trying to look at the covers. I am completely intrigued now. I noticed that they always have the guys touching each other. And there is often a bit of strange placemnet/positions.
22nd-Sep-2002 01:02 pm (UTC) - Re:
What got me thinking about it was Mabel Maney's A Ghost in the Closet. Amusing, since it acknowledged the characters' gayness.

But yeah, looking at the old covers, I'm still amused at how incriminating the images are now.
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