Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
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The Trend Story, Mastered: HuffPo Does Gay College Hookers!

THIS IS THE PERFECT TREND STORY! This is IT. It is about how young gay men are "increasingly" (!!!) becoming "sugar babies" to pay for college! Let us break down how it works!

• "Kirk is hardly alone in his decision to sell sex in order to pay for school." (Just alone so far in this story but hey, we get more anecdotes later!)

• "An increasing number of gay male students"

• "In addition to a lackluster job market"

• "While young gay men exchanging sex for money certainly predated the financial collapse"

• "recent events have pushed some students to consider"

• "risky behavior that in more robust economic times might have been unthinkable"

• "according to several owners of websites that broker such hook-ups."

I. Can't. Even.

There's an expert who "studied the gay sugar baby culture as an undergraduate at George Washington University." (Ooh, an undergrad research paper. Although to his credit he interviewed 100 kids and sounds smart!) And "an assistant professor of public health at Brooklyn College." And it ends with an anecdote of a dude who can't even get picked up on the "sugar daddy" websites.

Also the reporter randomly goes to a straight sugar daddy party for some color. It's perfection. This is the end of trend stories: a glittering conjuring up of a thing that is to some unknown extent real, packaged into 3D, co-produced by Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer in a big gay SEO cuddle-puddle. I LOVE IT.

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Murgatroid (#2,904)

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Niko Bellic (#1,312)

All it needs is "Just think about it."

deepomega (#1,720)

"What do you think? Tell us in the comments!"

Jean-Luc Lemur (#13,931)

Are the gay-indebted-sugar babies also wearing those Gaga-inspired pupil-enlarging contacts from that NYTimes fake trend story?

Rod T (#33)

But who pays for sex with 18-22 year olds? They're rather awful in bed. The key years for a gay male escort are 25 – 32 (or whenever you're too old to say that you're still "under 30". The little young ones are too much show and too speed-oriented. Then again, "sugar daddies" typically don't have the best taste. Although I do still have that Dolce suit from the mid-90's which is rather timeless.

IBentMyWookie (#133)

@Rod T "But who pays for sex with 18-22 year olds?

Christ, man, have you MET a straight guy in your life??

johnpseudonym (#1,452)

By getting degrees in theater and film sugar babies won't be able to afford to be sugar daddies in twenty years. The trend will die.

Murgatroid (#2,904)

So, who clicked "Inspiring"? *whistles*

deepomega (#1,720)

@Murgatroid I'm assuming a well-to-do twink-hunter in his upper 60s.

Patrick M (#404)

"Whoops, sorry, I had that one on delayed post and forgot about it." – Stephen Glass

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

Wake me when there's a story about gay rainbow parties.

deepomega (#1,720)

@boyofdestiny You mean…. GAYNBOW PARTIES?!?!?

flossy (#1,402)

Umm, needs more click-thru slideshow. Much, much more slideshow.

cherrispryte (#444)

I am the opposite of surprised to see that GW somehow got involved in all this.

Myles Tanzer (#13,698)

TREND STORY BONER ALERT.

City_Dater (#2,500)

Isn't this just last month's trend story about college girls selling themselves online to creepy old dudes, but with a search-and-replace on all the pronouns and fake names?

Mike Dang@twitter (#42,746)

When I was a kid, I really liked those sugar daddy caramel lollipop things. Now I can't even look at one without running away, screaming.

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