Updates from Frederick Smith, former Detroiter living in Los Angeles, and author of Down For Whatever (July2005) and Right Side of the Wrong Bed (December 2007).
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
L.A. Body Myths
First, this photo is by my friend Kurt Brown, San Francisco photographer. Can make a dandelion look like calla lilies.
Now, to the matter at hand. No, you don't have to look like the model pictured above to find someone in L.A. Or even to have a good time in L.A.
Last week, while in NYC, I met a bunch of guys who will be visiting L.A. this coming weekend for Pride, or 4th of July weekend for At The Beach L.A. (Black Pride), or Latin Pride in August/September. For many, it's their first visit to the Golden State. And for many, they had a ton of myths and misnomers about L.A.
And while many can be true (or close to true until the makeup smears away, lol), let me tell all you out there eating cigarettes and mints for dinner and working out 25 hours a day, you don't have to look like the model above to find a long-term or one-night lover in L.A. You don't have to front like you're this close to a lucrative contract in "the industry" either. You don't even need a tan or body-altering surgeries. There are TONS of regular, down-to-earth, Southern and Midwest born boys and girls in L.A. People who get their eat on and their freak on. Oh, and there are regular, everyday L.A. natives too.
All you need is your yourself, your own personality, and just your own natural and God-given charm and talent.