Gay Iconography: The Macho, Macho Men of The Village People

In the most literal sense, few acts are as iconic as the Village People. The disco group was famously compromised of paragons of masculinity, including a cowboy, a police officer and a leatherman. Their costumed image is one of the most recognizable in pop culture history.

Of course, all the macho imagery was rooted in the 1970s gay scene in Greenwich Village. Inspired by the manly looks he observed in the clubs, French music producer Jacques Morali with his business partner Henri Belolo...


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