writer pits Clay Aiken versus Morrissey, asking, “Who’s rock’s greatest celibate?”

writer pits Clay Aiken versus Morrissey, asking, “Who’s rock’s greatest celibate?”
In the most unlikely yet perfectly obvious musical comparison, the Detroit Metro Times asks, “Who’s Rock’s Greatest Celibate?”–American Idol 2‘s Clay Aiken or Morrissey? The subhead says it all, really: “What’s the real measure of a man — a sex-shunning guy who sits alone reading Oscar Wilde or an adenoidal virgin who belts the hell outta Neil Sedaka songs?” Addressing the pop stars’ sexuality, Serene Dominic writes, “By keeping everyone guessing about his sexuality (by feigning he hasn’t got one), Clay stumbled onto a great marketing tool — that abstinence makes the fans grow fonder.” Dominic also addresses other pressing questions about the pair, such as, “Who’s the lonelier-looking ‘Cover Star’?”, “Who’s more down with Jesus?”, and “Who gives the female fans more false hope?”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.