What happens to a twink deferred? Does he dry up like a daddy in the sun?
While ageism in America might dictate that a gay man in his late forties should be sexless, much to the delight of me and many others, Jack was still a very sexual animal. Within the episode’s runtime, he looked for guys on Grindr (and made a kinda stigmatizing herpes joke!) and chatted up a Secret Service agent (don’t ask!).
All this begs the question, how do we classify Jack? Yes, labels are bad and we shouldn’t use them, but it’s a fun thought experiment and I want to know. Is Jack a daddy or a twunk?
For those who don’t know, twunk is the word for a twink who’s aged like a fine roquefort. Daddy definitely has the connotation of a dashing older man, but it’s 2017 and I called a 23-year-old a daddy in a text the other day! What a brave new world.
So, what do you think? Is Jack a twunk, or is he full daddy?
Is Jack McFarland a daddy or a twunk?
— Mathew Rodriguez (@mathewrodriguez) September 29, 2017