This site will include Abby Denson's comics and illustrations of cute boys of the '80s (and other decades), as well as photos and videos relevant to the topic. You can see her other comics and more info at http://www.abbycomix.com
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 seems to be having a great time. Those were good times indeed!
He could also rock a half-shirt!
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 you can enjoy a collection of his scenes as Glen here.
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 heartbreakingly beautiful, with eyes that are huge and hypnotic.
I also love his accent. I really feel sorry for poor Dracula. He’s in a bad predicament in this film (he’s sickly and he can only drink virgin blood, but can’t find any virgins! hence this famous line), and he’s in competition with Joe Dallesandro, who’s no slouch himself in the cuteness area.
This clip has a lot of highlights, this is a good one too. The film is absurd and full of nudity and gore, so be forewarned, but I recommend this to campy film fans as well as Flesh for Frankenstein which has pretty much the same cast. Gotta love more Udo!