This week’s issue of Time Out New York is all about what makes us horny, and PETA has pretty much made it common knowledge that nothing is sexier than a vegan. So it should come as no surprise that NYC’s most ethically fabulous vegan Joshua Katcher was chosen as the top profile in “Flesh Direct”— a feature in which TONY readers posed nude and art-directed their own photos.
Katcher, who chose to modestly cover his twig-and-berries with a bunch of organic beets purchased at the Union Square farmer’s market, said:
The green movement is finally becoming sexy– and it’s because of food. Food is like sex: You interact with it physically, you put it in your body. I’d rather have an amazing meal than mediocre sex.
I can get with that, but what I can’t really get with is the photo of the naked vet examining a cat. Weird.
Update: New York Magazine’s Grub Street calls the “vegansexual” spread “ridiculous,” thus managing to criticize one aspect of vegan culture while simultaneously appropriating the language of our culture for street cred. See, we are a minority!