Posted on Feb 20, 2013 in Fashion
Three thousand words:
Idris Elba covers the March 2013 issue of GQ UK magazine photographed by Norman Jean Roy.
[Photo Credit: Norman Jean Roy for GQ]
Thank you TLo. This is PERFECT. It is hump day after all…
i just got my whole life in these photos. he is so yummy its ridiculous. thanks tlo for making me wake the fuck up today finally.
and on the second viewing, all the posing with his legs apart has made me melt.
SERIOUSLY. A little too naughty for a work day, because damn.
You may have three thousand words, but Idris leaves me speechless.
God – or the deity of your choice – bless you both, TLo.
That just rendered me stupid. DAYUM.
2 out of 3 pictures feature Idris Elba with his legs spread. Ain’t nothing wrong with that.
The only thing wrong is that it wasn’t an 8 page spread. That man can work an inseam
More like an 8-inch spread.
ba dum dum
hahahahahahaha i see what you did there
He is great and looks good. He and Fassbender were the two best things (or in my opinion the only good things) about Prometheus .
I have adored him since he played Hilton on AbFab. What a fucking hunk!
you have made my day gentlemen!
I dislike the cover shot, but the other two MORE than make up for it.
Totally agree on that cover. He looks douchey. The rest … sigh.
That last picture is a killer! Sigh…
I would do terrible…awful…UNSPEAKABLE things to that man. Mamalike. Rawr.
wouldnt we all. by the way im back now for my 5th viewing of these photos. and its still just as good as the first time.
Some of them might actually be illegal in some states. He is just so dreamy.
He makes me glad, just glad to be alive! Thanks, TLo!
He needs to be cast as the next 007, stat.
I read somewhere that he doesn’t want to be typecast as The Black Bond. Too bad, he’d rock it.
That is a shame. I’d pay primo bucks to hear Idris say “Shaken, not stirred”….
Oh lord, his voice.
You just made my day, which has been rough so far. So Thank You
Major shame. I was really hoping that would happen.
You just know that Idris would totally rock a designer tux as Bond, plus just absolutely kill in the action sequences….ah well, we can all create our own fantasy Idris Elba Bond movies in our minds.
i’d play his Bond girl anyday….
The cover pic kinda says lead in Castro! The musical, or Black Tevye, in Fiddler from the Hood.
And if not Bond, then Batman.
I would love to see him as Batman.
It’s actually my dream to see him as the next Doctor… it’s far-fetched, but I really love him for it.
My vote would be for a “Blacula” remake.
Stringer Bell meets Rebel Without A Cause. How strangely fitting.
These shots remind me of how much I miss The Wire.
He should be a controlled substance. Jesus.
Kinda surprised but he’s not doing it for me here at all… I really like the striped t-shirt and the lining on the jacket though…
WOOF. I want to sink my teeth into him – what a satisfying man meal he is.
This is how you do a “Guytorial”, here endeth the lesson.
What a man, what a man, what a mighty fine man. Or to belabor the point: “What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how
a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals.” Sorry, can’t help myself. if anybody needs me I’ll at the veranda on my fainting couch.
Thank you. Sang the second quote like in “Hair”. :-)
BACK OFF YOU! I’m working here!
Now where were we? Oh God, take me! Please, take me now……
I’ll be reclining on my fainting couch as well, having an attack of the vapuhs….
THANK YOU!!! Oh, that MAN!!
You guys are hilarious!! Thank you!!
I would climb that man like a tree.
6′ 3″ worth of tree! Zowsa!
Oh my, yes. This will certainly do.
The cover does not do him justice at ALL. The inside shots however, GUH.
I agree. I get a whiff of Village People from that cover.
Damn is right. Damn!
This reminds me, I need to watch “Querelle” again.
Those pants fit him so well.
if i saw him in real life, i would probably just take off my pants.
Involuntary Elba nakedness is not a crime. I looked it up.
The scroll wheel on my mouse is going to be broken by the end of the day. Can’t ever get enough of this man.
good lord. i need a fan.
TLo’s post, and this magazine are creating a major shortage of fans across the universe!
THANK YOU! This made my morning. And probably my entire day. Lawd have mercy!
there is my pretty for the day!
Look upon The Mighty, ye boy-banders and douchies and Despair! For this is A Man.
Day made. THANK YOU!!! Now I need a moment. .. . .
he’s so purdy!!
Anybody got a cigarette?
Good lord. Words fail me.
DAYUM! ….hot in here.
I love a man who can wear a good pair of jeans and an attitude. And I mean WEAR!
I had to Google this hunk of masculinity to find out who he is, and discovered that his face is as handsome as the rest of him. Hard to tell that in these photos, since giving good face is clearly not the point of this photo shoot. Da-yum.
If you have Netflix you should watch Luther, stat. It is full of Idris-Elba-in-tweed-suits… not a bad thing at all.
*fanning myself* That man is FINE!
But don’t you all think the cover photo is laughably lame?
He looks like a drunken dock worker… then he looks like a drunken dock worker who fell off his bike… not getting it here… dunno
Yes, but there are enough points between the three photos to average out to stunning.
And since I’ve seen many better photos of his face and can distantly recall his voice . . . um, there might be some grade curving going on . . .
The third photo is by far the best — he doesn’t need any props. I guess there’s a starvation effect here — we get so few photos of him that ANY seem good!
I don’t know about laughably, but he’s not really “giving face,” as they say. It just looks like a snapshot.
It’s the silly styling that I thought was laughable.
It is kind of silly, now that you mention it.
I can only think Village People.
I think I need to go outside and get some air after this one.
It’s a bit blustery in these parts today, but after seeing Idris, I’m fanning myself! DAMN, indeed. Thanks, TLo!
Uggggh I love him so much. It’s unbearable. All of the bitter kittens should watch “Luther” on Netflix. Idris is a total badass in it. A dark, brooding, sexy badass…
I was so hoping you’d feature this! Best gay uncles EVER!!!!!!!!
Kustom Kar Kommandos!
Good lord if I had a man look at me like he does on the first pic every morning of my life I would never go hungry again…wait…what!?! He’s so fine!
There are humans whose attractions transcend “type.” Bypass higher brain functions entirely, as a matter of fact.
OMG, I feel faint…(melts in a puddle on the floor)!
I saw the thumbnail and went weak in the knees!!!
Seriously hot – but what’s with the Gilligan hat in the cover photo?
The hat and overall ensemble is a little Village People in the first shot, but the other shots makes up for that, I think.
And thus goes the rest of my day.
Bye Bye….I’m running into the next room to stream Luther!!!!
Ah, thank you! I needed this today! It’s cold and snowing (and I live in OK, where 2″ of snow is the equivalent to a 10-ft blizzard), and now I can imagine Mr. Elba keeping me warm!
I am not sleeping yet I just had a wet dream!
Love that vanity plate! margar3t
Oh my… up to this point I haven’t found him attractive, but god damn! Damn! Damn! Did I mention damn!?
fanning self profusely.
Thank you Uncle TLo! One of the most beautiful men in the world, and a tremendous actor to boot. Love that he’s getting his due.
Now come here, Idrissa. Let me shave you all sexy and seductive like.
have no clue who he is but WOW
Check out season 1 of “Luther”. He’s one of the few men around who can make a business suit look like an invitation to a naughty weekend.
Or do yourself a huge favor and watch The Wire. Possibly the best TV show in history, at least for its first 4 seasons.
Yes, Yes, Yes. The Wire remains at the top of my all time favorite series. I had no idea that Idris Elba was a Brit-he nailed the American accent as Stringer Bell;as did Dominic West, as Detective McNulty.
Omar Devonne Little is my FAVORITE TV character of all time, right up there with Al Swearengen and Dana Scully. God, that show was extraordinary TV, and nary an Emmy to show for it. Idris Elba can do anything. I <3 him.
Have you read the book The Wire-Truth be Told? The author is Rafael Alvarez and the book covers the first three seasons of the series. It was published in 2004-Mr. B3 gave it to me as a birthday present, as he knew of my deep and abiding obsession with that show. Yep, never an Emmy…
Will totally check that out! I also need to rewatch the series, but not Season 5. To me it was a disappointing end to an epic experience.
I haven’t watched the series in quite some time, and I feel a marathon is necessary. On a personal note, I was born in Baltimore, grew in the burbs, but it’s my hometown, and I felt that, as tough as the subject matter was, the series captured something true about the city. Warts and all, it’s still my hometown.
Find “The Wire”, STAT. Elba played one of the major drug dealers in the first three seasons and he was incredible.
Yes, this will do nicely.
Oh my word…I’ll be in my bunk.
Phew, that man is hotness!!!!
This made my day. Thank you.
Thank you indeed!
I called out sick today but I just started feeling a whole lot better……
Two words: Next Doctor.
(In my dreams.)
Sweet God. I hope I never meet this man in person, as I know I would make a blithering fool of myself at best and a criminal at worst.
“Ello guvna. I’m Idris Alba, and ‘ere’s my crotch.” I mean, I’ll take it, but men’s mags are just as obvious as women’s.
Oh my *fans self*
To quote Grady Wilson ”Good goobily goop!”
Two words: HELL. YES.
GIVING ME LIFE
Licking work monitor is not professional… I almost did anyway.
Aw hell yeah! Thank you Uncles!!!
Very Tom of Finland… I approve!
No way, that’s pure hardcore punk in that cover. I know he’s British and a skosh too young, but that’s some Banned in DC madness I see.
I am going to be slightly ungrateful in wishing that one of these shots had been shirtless…
Come sit by me and we can be slightly ungrateful about the sad lack of a shirtless Idris together.
Girl, there are a notable dearth of such pix on the internet. I just looked, and the only really good one I could find that was not a still from a TV show was on mynewplaidpants on June 8, 2012. Check it out. Yowza.
excellent posing. well done gq.
Um….I…..uh…oo…..uh…..oh, never mind.
the cover made me burst out laughing. the hat, the stripes, the crotch, the pegged hem. it’s like a “police academy” bit. but the others make for a good evening.
and his quote makes him seem like he might have a sexy mind to go with his other sexiness!!!! I’m the first ME toooo!!!!!
Damn. And now I have to go write a paper and soooo couldn’t care less. I’m fairly certain I could knock out 3 to 5 pages on why Idris Elba is achingly yummy in no time flat. Maybe that will be my warm up. The Hotness of Idris Elba and the Existential Search for Meaning… *sigh*
Yay Yay Yay!
I hadn’t yet. Oh my, is it warm in here or is it just me?
I don’t get it. Just no.
Uh… Cough. Thanks. Cough cough. Ahem. Blink. Cough.
Door number three, please, Monty … Let me pass through, close the door behind me, and all o’ y’all just walk away.
Man, oh Manischewitz. That’s so good, it should be illegal.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH! That was beautiful…
Oh mah stars ‘n garters!
Starts fanning himself…
Why yes, yes please.
Oh man. There is a Tanqueray billboard on my morning commute, and getting to see his sexy stare-down makes traffic worth it.
With all the millions of ways you could pose and dress him on the cover, this is what they chose? He is perfection, I hope Luther comes back for another season, love that show!
For me it’s “Um No” for the cover but “Mercy!” for the other two shots.
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