Remember the hilariously homoerotic scene in X-Men: First Class — don’t worry, I’m going to narrow it down — when Professor X and Magneto go to the strip club to recruit Angel in the sleaziest way possible? Well, it was actually sleazier than we knew — EW has a video of the scene where Charles uses his mnetal powers to make it appear as if Erik is wearing a wig, dress and heels. Of course, EW isn’t sharing the video, so I had to make do with a brief, fuzzy version of the clip from some kind of Japanese promo someone kindly uploaded to YouTube. If you want to see the real scene head here, and please tell EW they’re assholes.
While I’m sure there’s a certain number of ladies and gay men excited to see Michael Fassbender in drag, I’m much more impressed with Professor X. Every time I think he can’t possibly be a bigger dick, he pops an Extenze and grows another inch.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.