Arnold Schwarzenegger: Baring Some of His Naughty, Naughty Past.

Swarzenegger and Dick Cheney in The White House

Schwarzenegger: Horse and Cigar

Photograph by: Annie Leibovitz

Stop! I was a Very, Very Naughty Guy Back Then!!

It has been reported that from an early age Arnold Schwarzenegger had a personality that was driven to achieve international notoriety. Other reports have described how, soon after arriving in the United States from his native Austria, Schwarzenegger immediately began to curry the favors of anyone who could promote his ambitions, not infrequently extremely wealthy older men who were infatuated with his sturdy, muscular physique. Another champion of Schwarzenegger’s thirst for fame was Robert Mapplethorpe, the openly gay, lascivious photographer who was infamous, in part, for his body of porn/art photography.

Mapplethorpe, enamored of Schwarzenegger, was quick to become one of the growing group of people who lionized and fawned over Arnold. And Schwarzenegger was quick to nourish those feelings in order to further his own career. He posed for this early group of artists for many of the interesting pictures that are contained in the intriguing photographic slideshow presented below.

This posting is meant to be an illustration of one man’s calculated, seductive enshrinement of the worship of Flesh and Muscle. This, in some ways, can reflect a deeper psychological issue, specifically the replacement of the “World of Words” by a “World of Flesh and Muscle.”

Audio Music: Bad Boys

Sometimes I Was a Very, Very Naughty Guy

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