Darren Criss Shirtless Glee “Men of McKinley” Santa (PHOTO)

When Glee co-creator, Ryan Murphy first began tweeting shirtless photos of the musical comedy’s male castmembers, I wondered what was up. Ryan teased that it was for a “Men of McKinley” calendar which he promised would be coming soon. “Like something you can buy?” I excitedly asked myself, until I remembered that although these actors are mostly in their twenties, they are playing high schoolers. Squicky!

Turns out, Entertainment Weekly has the scoop. The “Men of McKinley”calendar will appear in an upcoming episode of Glee. I’m guessing the gang puts the calendar together to raise money for…something. Maybe the choir is just totes over bake sales? Or Sugar Motta’s dad has run out of money?

Blaine (Darren Criss) is OBVIOUSLY Mr. December. Ryan also tweeted a photo of Ryder (Blake Jenner) as Mr. July. What about Sam (Chord Overstreet)? He’d make a cute springtime poster boy. He could jump topless out of a pink Easter egg! He’s got the stripper moves, right?

Don’t bother to look for these photos on Ryan Murphy’s twitter, @MrRPMurphy. His account has been mysteriously wiped clean of all tweets.

I wonder if he’s been hacked? And if so, which ship’s disgruntled fans did it? Ha.

Glee will return with new episodes on January 24.

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  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    I didn’t think it could be this hot in December. *fans face* 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R37UM43PITK7QU5SHTDWSU7SNA emme

    This just seems weird to me…like an excuse to see them without their clothes on…just icky.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    Too bad we won’t get to see Chris Colfer; his recent Halloween photos suggested we have some real muscles under all that sweet demure.

  • HermeticallySealed


  • Axxxel

    No wonder the episode is called “Naked”…. Chris Colfer must have been thinking:” Thank goodness they did not film the episode last year”….

    Then again… In the promotrailer, Brody is naked, Rachel may go topless… So the New York part of Glee will also get its “naked” part…

    So will we finally see Kurt in tanktop ? or is Kurt’s “whipped cream scene” (when Burt revealed about the prostate cancer) the sexiest we will get from Kurt ?

  • Axxxel

    There is an episode that is called “naked”. Hope it is only the boys though but Rachel may have to go topless (as she stated in the promo).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    Icky? Meh. I love me some shirtless Darren and Blake, so I don’t see the issue with it. :)

    Let’s just hope Chord follows suit. :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    Or we’ll just hope his next movie is abt him being a stripper/call boy keh3

  • Axxxel

    January: Artie
    February:Blake and Puck 2.0
    March: Sam and Blaine
    April: Mike
    May: Joe Hart
    June: Puck 2.0 (forgot his name)
    July: Blake
    August: Sam
    September: Artie and Mike
    Oktober: Sam and Puck 2.0
    Nov: Puck 
    Dec : Blaine
    Sorry, this girl’s imagination went in overdrive….

  • HermeticallySealed

     While I agree that as actors, completely separate from the show, I wouldn’t be bothered by this, this is supposed to be their teen-aged High School student characters. It’s just a bit weird.

  • Axxxel

    LOL…… :-)   I still hope for Kurt to flash some flesh on Glee when he is with his new love interest…
    Maybe Kurt will be asked to do semi- nude scenes in Nyada… he will get cold feet and his new love interest will help him through those scenes….
    Ah wishful thinking…

    Or maybe when Chris will play  that supporting role in that Mental Asylum movie of his, he may go all crazy and ripps his shirt while his eyes have this “controlled danger” look… Or maybe next time, Chris should just play the “hulk” in another superheroes episode…

  • jeffreyd95821

    I almost choked on my sandwich at “whipped cream scene.” Then I remembered the hot chocolate in the Christmas episode, which wasn’t dirty. Anyways…..someone claiming to be the photographer tweeted that it was Darren, Blake, plus Chord Overstreet, Jacob Artist (who was shirtless in the Christmas episode, surprised MJ missed it in her recap) and Samuel Larson. If you check out the fangirls on tumblr–and who doesn’t?–a lot of them think the picture of Darren is heavily photoshopped. Too white, too skinny, too shiny. His chest does look smaller than the famous beach pictures. Especially compared to Blake. 

  • jeffreyd95821

    I bet it’s Sam’s idea–he is White Chocolate after all–and Finn approves it. Then Sue finds out, is outraged, and tries to put a stop to it. 

  • Axxxel

    Sorry for the misunderstanding about the whipped cream… no not dirty but it was a bit weird for Kurt to be so un-elegant with his hot chocolate.. not that I am complaining though.

    Thanks for the photographer info… so no Mike or Puck… looking forward to a group picture..I was also dissapointed when I saw Blaine… I mean, I saw some  half naked pictures of Darren Criss on other websites of certain magazines.. and his torso seemed great but “different”.  

  • jeffreyd95821

    Someone tweeted Harry Shum and asked if he was part of it and he responded saying he is not in the episode. And Ryan Murphy just tweeted that his account was not hacked, he will be back later. 

  • phil_atlanta2

    Darren is a hairy guy. The picture is either Photoshopped or he got a shave job.

  • Klaine

    Can’t quite imagine Kurt

  • jennyl2

    Wasn’t there a shower scene with Darren last season? I don’t remember a hairy chest. Can someone start a petition for shirtless Kurt?

  • Axxxel

    not in 2009. but now in 2012… I think the baby pinguin has grown up just fine… as long as the writers allow him to show it to the TV audience… Remember when in season 3, the writers did not want Chris Colfer to wear a tank top during the love scene between his character Kurt with Blaine ? he had to wear a T-shirt instead…

  • Axxxel

    Yeah for shirtless Kurt and Adam (without his apples)  in one room … yeah….

  • mjsbigblog

    He was also completely non-hairy here:


    Still, that photo is shopped to death. He barely looks human! Lol.