Nice stigmata on his hands and blood on his chest. Actually Jesus had the look and a hippie vision that we can all find the Jesus within. Nice. Plus extra points for beard and long hair. Not so sure about the towel.
More than 20 scantily clad Jesii took the stage at the Hunky Jesus contest in Golden Gate Park’s Hellman Hollow (named after a generous local financier). The sheer variety of interpretations is inspiring. In the top photo, there’s Carpenter Jesus, Space Jesus, USA Jesus, Vacation Jesus, and one more. You can also see the back of Garfield the photographer’s head. Why Garfield on Easter?
Below is Muscle Jesus, Vegan Jesus, Roller Disco Jesus, Actually Jesus, and Baby Jesus. The third group include Banana Jesus and a possessed by the devil Jesus.
Like Folsom Street Fair, the Hunky Jesus and WTF Mary contest marks the SF spiritual calendar of fantasy, spectacle and the sublime. This was the 36th annual contest and my first HJ in many years since I’ve been living in Tokyo.
I like how each Jesus created their own storyline, often independent of the Christian chronology. A 9 month pregnant woman won WTF Mary. “Good timing on her part,” as my friend said. Baby Jesus, “I’m just a baby,” won the HJ category. His is probably the sexiest adult diaper I have ever seen, and he won a lot of attention by pouring milk from his baby bottle across his hairy chest.
Thanks, Sister Roma, and all the good nuns for an outstanding event that brought together freaks, families, and pure joy.
This is your chance to discover “Lesbearonic drag.” It’s Sunday, March 22 at SF Oasis. Underground Japanese manga artist Jiraiya will also be appearing from Hokkaido.
For those like me, who are afraid to watch Walking Dead, I highly recommend meeting Steven Yeun at a Koreatown spa.