Happy Birthday Terence Stamp!
Sorry for the delay in updates, but I had to come back and wish Terence Stamp a Happy Birthday! He is one of my fave cute boys of the ’60s! If you’ve seen him in Teorema or the Toby Dammit sequence of the anthology movie Spirits of the Dead you’ll know what I mean! He had a real tortured, mysterious kind of beauty that smoldered and he has since led a long and fantastic...
Davy Jones of The Monkees
The news of Davy’s death today really saddened me. I had always planned to include him (as one of my “other decades” entries on this blog) and I’m sorry this will be my first mention of him here. One of the first cute boys to ever grab my attention (due to Nickelodeon and MTV rerunning The Monkees during my childhood), I was immediately smitten with Davy’s cuteness,...
Duckie from "Pretty in Pink"
Jon Cryer as Duckie in “Pretty in Pink” is another of the sweet cute boys of the ’80s, and he had a lot of style to make him stand out. He always had the best hair, the best shoes, the best jackets, and the best accessories (aside from Annie Potts’ equally iconic record shop manager Iona) in that movie. In a perfect world he would have dialed it back a bit (to avoid...
Prince in Purple Rain
Prince is one of the most mysterious and sexy of the cute boys posted so far. Being a musical genius definitely adds to his appeal, he’s also an amazing dancer! Those are both very cute features, and I really like his doe-eyes and androgynous style as well. (this image based on a photo by Jean Baptiste Mondino) He’s also not too shy to show it all for his fans! I strongly...
Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future
Look at that face! I think Michael J. Fox typically falls into the sweet category of cute boys (and I love it ^_^). Take Marty in Back to the Future (1985), he plays rock and roll and has time-traveling adventures, but when it comes down to it he’s a good kid who wouldn’t do you wrong. I also like that he’s short (5’ 4”). I find it endearing. Back to the Future...
Christian Slater in Heathers
Christian Slater’s turn as the psychopathic J.D. in the black teen comedy Heathers (1988) is a classic “bad boy” role. You know he’s bad the whole time, but he just exudes so much charisma, he’s very hard to say “no” to. Here’s a collection of clips, there are a surprising amount of fan videos on youtube for J.D.! If you like Christian in...
Adam Ant's Strip Video
Like Billy Idol, Adam Ant came up through the British ’70s punk scene and gave us fans of cute boys a whole lot to be thankful for! Some of the most memorable ’80s videos featured Adam’s good looks and retro dandy style along with infectiously fun and catchy tunes. Perhaps most notable to cute boy watchers is the video “Strip”, where he loses his clothes and...
Johnny Depp in A Nightmare on Elm Street
Johnny Depp is another of the talented cute boys whose career has spanned the decades. Who knew from this start (and rather messy end) in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) that he’d go on to so many other great roles? He always did have star quality! In anticipation of Halloween, let us celebrate his turn as Glen Lantz (as well as his half-shirt). Here’s a still from the movie and...
Udo Kier in Blood For Dracula
Let’s continue our spooky cute boys of October with Udo Kier! Sure, Blood for Dracula is a ’70s movie (1974), but it’s one of those exceptions I mentioned, and of course, I appreciate cute boys of all decades. Especially when they look like Udo Kier! He’s perfect as Dracula since he’s supernaturally gorgeous, with a classic film star look. In fact, he’s...
Corey Feldman in The Lost Boys!
Happy October! Fall is my favorite season and I just love Halloween and all the spooky fun that goes along with it. So this month I’ll be featuring cute boys from horror movies/gothic themed-bands, etc. For some reason a lot of ’70s boys are coming to my mind. Was it a more fruitful time for cute boys of horror? Perhaps! Either way, I am certainly open to cute boy suggestions. The...
John Taylor of Duran Duran
While all of the Duran Duran boys have official “cute boy” status, my favorite to gaze upon has always been John Taylor. Plus, I love bassists (maybe a shared rapport as a bassist myself). There are a lot of cute bassists out there! You’ll be seeing more here, that’s for certain. Check out these videos, the Duran Duran boys really excel at looking fabulous in videos....
Billy Idol in "Catch My Fall"
On the flip side, we have Billy Idol, an unrepentant “bad boy” type. He’s also not ashamed to show off his physique, as is well documented in this iconic Rolling Stone cover! The panel I drew commemorates the classic scene of him showering (with one leather glove on!) in the last part of the video for “Catch My Fall”. I also am an admirer of young Billy in this...
Keanu Reeves in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure!
While Keanu is one of those special cute boys whose career has successfully endured, I’ll always think most fondly of him as Ted Logan in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989). He just seemed so kind and earnest, if totally clueless, which I found endearing. I think a sweet boy can be as appealing as a “bad boy” any day and even more so when we’re talking...
Welcome to Cute Boys of the '80s!
For the past few years I’ve been doing mini-comics featuring my favorite cute boys of the ’80s and I have plans for more (as well as comics covering other decades of course). I thought it would be cool to start a Tumblr to include those comics and illustrations as well as photos and videos of my favorite cute boys (and hopefully some of yours too)! Let’s start off with David...