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December 30, 2017



I could not help but notice a silly strain of a trend that’s latching itself into the sporty fashion sense of my fellow fagged ones and trying to spread itself throughout West Hollywood muscle queens and beyond.  

Numerous times, I have spied with my good eye a small bunch of guys promenading aloofly up and down Santa Monica Boulevard while sporting a hoodie hanging from their heads with the rest of the sweatshirt just dangling limply behind their backs.  My guess is that these poor posers are trying to channel a boxer of sorts, but the hood look makes me think of a walking coat rack.  It also reminds me of Mother Teresa, which is like the polar opposite of Mohamed Ali.

I don’t know what it is, but I don’t like it.

Is this look supposed to be sexy?  Masculine?  Is it some sort homage to Madonna’s Hard Candy moment?  Did guys see this in a magazine?  Or did one guy copy this unique way of wearing a hoodie from a friend of a friend of a friend’s friend? Will this trend catch on?  I hope not.  It looks dumb.

Wanna know what resonates for me when I see a limp hoodie bouncing off of a guy’s back while he walks out of the gym?

It takes me back to being a queeny kid.  I remember pulling a t-shirt over my head until the neck hole pressed tightly against my forehead.  I would flip that shit over my shoulders and I would pretend I was giving you longgg, blonnnde, beautiful hair.

Then my mother caught me tossing that shit around like I was a bitch from a Head & Shoulders commercial (she ALWAYS caught me) and I had to resort to other ways to fantasizing that I had longgg, blonnnde, beautiful hair.  IMG_3763

Along came a dark blue hoodie that my mother bought me from JC Penny–and guess what people, I would place that hood on my head and I would let that shit dangle limply down my back.  I pretended to be this sassy lil’ thang with hair down to my butt, or I would become a pious pretty little thang hiding under a veil while praying to the Virgin Mary—hell, I even embodied La Virgen Maria herself.  It was all gay pretend.  I was a kid.

IMG_3807I’m sorry, but no matter how hot the guy is–and one guy was pretty hot–when I see a guy walking around with a hoodie dangling from his head and down his butt, I have to do a double take, because all I see is a grown ass gay man pretending that he’s got lonnng, blonnnde beautiful hair.





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About Paulo Murillo,

Paulo has been writing for the gay media for over 16 years. He made his debut as a columnist for FAB! Newspaper. He has written for LA Health News, IN Los Angeles, Frontiers and The Fight Magazine. He has been featured in The Bay Area Reporter, XY Magazine, Bay Windows, Windy Times, and Press Pass Q, He has been quoted in the pages of Edge Magazine, Gay & Lesbian Times, Seattle Gay News, Fuges, and in a shitload of online news outlets and blogs, thanks in large part to Rex Wocker’s Quote on Quote – Wockner Wire.

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