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Nag, Nag, Nag Make Potbellies Trendy

Author: Jonty Adderley (
Saturday, April 26, 2003
London's key electroclash club Nag, Nag, Nag is spawning a new gay silhouette of skinny framed blokes with beer guts, the Guardian suggested this week, urging their gay readers to 'forget the six pack'.

"The rise of the potbelly is a dawn-of-destruction moment for the kind of gay man who prizes the body beautiful above all else," the paper suggested.

"If the clothes are ace and the clubs are rocking, then what goes under the belt has far less significance," they added.

Nag's Jonny Slut was delighted by the article, telling Skrufff 'this is fantastic- it means I'm even more fashionable, give me a pot belly, a wonky face, even a pair of hairy shoulders and I'm a happy man.'

The Guardian article went on to suggest that six pack carrying muscle marys will soon become the modern day equivalent of the 70s biker clones celebrated by the Village People, with 'good-living, bonhomie and the fun factor' determining future gay stereotypes. Not that exercising is entirely finished, judging by Jonny's example.

"I still swim pretty much every day and I recently invested in one of those sit-up machines from Woolworths to attempt to tone the belly," he admitted.

"I'm not gonna' let it all go completely but I've always found body fascism and most cosmetic surgery pretty unappealing. And potbellies are certainly a sign of un-prissyness- I bet you don't get too many pots down at G.A.Y.".