Barefoot Man is the new name for the Warwick Rowers
They began life as the Warwick Rowers, evolved into Worldwide Roar, but now – with their latest name-change – our favourite naked boys are now known as Barefoot Man. They’re effectively a group of guys who get naked to campaign for LGBTQ equality.
Renowned for their annual calendars, celebrating the athleticism and sexuality of men, these boys continue to demonstrate that they’re more than just pretty faces. Their first calendar was released in 2009.
Why male nudity matters
Angus Malcolm – the key driver behind the Barefoot Man project – explains why getting naked is a central part of the work they’re undertaking.
“Our project was built on creating and promoting disruptive perspectives on the male body. As we have explored how to manage the legacy of a small student calendar that stumbled into the hearts of many around the world, we have taken inspiration from the late 19th century revival of the ancient Greek games.”
“Our experience shows that a combination of individual and team-based nudity liberates men to become more conscious of their gender and sexuality, along with the key role these play in their life chances, life experience and social impact.”
“This is about men confronting their physicality, exploring how it has affected their relationship with masculinity and seeing clearly how the resulting sense of power and invulnerability has impacted on their mental health and on the mental health and life experience of others.”