Haha. Just kidding. Of course not.

We’re already starting to go through entries (about half a thousand of them) for the past few days for judging. And since the Personal Category is the most saturated, that’s where I started. So before giving Abe and Jayvee copies of the master list for checking, I just had to warn them: expect to see a lot of Harry Potter’s behind.

People seemed to be more interested posting photos of Daniel Radcliff (the actor who plays Harry Potter) on their blogs naked than talking about Book 7 (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, yeah that’s where I got my nasty post title).

Harry and his horse

I’ve been seeing this photo all over blogs (but the photo above I got from Mugglenet), although there’s another one that’s a tad bit more… revealing—too revealing for me to post in this GP-PG blog. Harry Potter showing his back and shaking a naked behind. Yeah. He was naked, as in, stark naked.

It’s not like I haven’t seen a male behind before (duh, I’m married!), but something about these photos bother me. Radcliff has been playing Harry Potter too long that some people (like me) already associate him with the role. Maybe the Potter boy is expanding his horizons, taking daring leaps in “artistic expression” or whatever when he decided to take the role of Alan Strang in Equus, but I still find it really weird. I don’t think I’ll be able to look at Harry Potter the same way again when he waves his wand and shouts, “Expecto Patronum!”

I’m sorry, but I don’t really find these photos “sexy” or whatever as some Radcliff fans have exclaimed (and with lots and lots of exclamation points) on their blogs. Oddly enough, I find them funny. I can’t help but picture Hermione covering her eyes and Ron screaming in terror as Harry shakes his teeh-tooh at them 😛

It just all boils down to one conclusion: Sex still sells.

And so it does. Why do you think Marc’s post generated that much comment? Same thing as Harry Potter’s ass: it’s the sex that sells.

Tell me. If he had his pants on, do you honestly think that people would be blogging about it as much as they are doing now (some have even put their artistic Photoshop abilities to use and spoofed the photos)? I doubt it. Unless Harry Potter had some freaky body hair or something, they probably won’t. Maybe a bit, but not this much.