Finally, after a year of wondering and pondering; after so many activated, deactivated, then reactivted Twitter and Instagram accounts; after speculation and recollection, we finally get the Calem West (@bodiesbycw) interview we’ve all been waiting for! Nah, not really. Instead, all we get are one sentence answers that further add to the ever-growing elusive figure that is Calem West.
Listen, after reading this exclusive interview with West, I’ve concluded that what you see is what you get, and we should just appreciate his workouts for what they are, and just move onward. Shout outs to The Luckey Star (NSFW) for recently trying, though. Appreciate the love!
The site has since changed, so the interview can no longer be found.
If you Google “Calem West,” more than likely you’ve run across one of my most popular articles here on Bama Boi Blues – Calem West and the issue of Male Machismo. If you have not yet had a chance to read this entry, do it! Do it now! And please read all the comments.
When I posted the article back in the Summer of 2014, I had no idea how popular it would become! Of course, with its popularity came some critiques, which I definitely encouraged to open up a discussion involving the topic presented. Whether we finally got to the core of that discussion is neither here or there because the only thing many wanted to discuss, or defend, was West’s sexuality and his mask.
The comments section was golden! Most of the comments came from an anonymous reader, or readers, even though I felt that the comments actually came from one particular person – a certain “booty building guru,“ but that’s only my assumption. At any rate, I encouraged the owner(s) of the anonymous comments to hit me up further discuss the subject, but I never got an email.
Funny enough, this was the last comment I got from the “anonymous” reader:
(3 Days Later, this interview would come out – Exclusive N Crowd Interview with Calem West! Drat! Someone beat me to the punch!)
But even if I asked Calem any questions of my own, based on the interview West had with Luckey (@theluckeystar), and even the one with The N Crowd, I wouldn’t get much but a one sentence, diplomatic answer, so that he doesn’t ruffle any feathers or disappoint fans.
Overall, the only thing I learned from Calem is that he really cares about fitness, and he doesn’t watch porn – yet he interviews for a Black Gay Adult Entertainment and Gay Pop Cult Blog. So much I could say, but won’t say. Who cares, right?
Like I really need to add any more fuel to the Calem West Fire! LOL! However, and this is just my opinion, I really do feel that Calem West enjoys the attention he gets, and this isn’t meant in a derogatory way. He enjoys what he does, he loves his results, and he loves that people are benefiting from him – however they choose to express that benefit.
Calem West is a visible, yet strange brand. His trademark is his ass and his mask, so I’m not stunting this brother’s growth as a fitness expert. On top of that, Calem’s mysterious and enigmatic persona may add to his popularity. Believe me, I can relate. Seriously, I can, and it has nothing to do with Bama Boi Blues, Ha!
What West chooses to do is his own business, and although many of us may want to know more about the man behind the mask, West is the only one that can give us the nitty-gritty. Until then, we have Luckey’s interview as well as a pretty decent, yet still elusive interview from NCROWD – I swear the way he ducks and dodges answering questions must also contribute to his magnificent posterior.
When you create a mass following based on your expertise, those followers will see you as a subject matter expert or SME. Once you are deemed a SME, people want to get to know everything about you, especially when a barrier is created that may prevent people from getting too close for one’s own comfort. Again, I completely understand. The attention is pretty nice, but at the same time,many can interpret certain actions as flaky, e.g., constantly deleting social media profiles, only to activate new ones – ducking and dodging again.
I think this is the issue for West. Bruh, people love what you do, so those fans want to know more about you. This can be good and bad, but once you have people that identify with you, questions about the person you are will come, and you can be elusive about it or embrace it. It’s just that many people may want a face, or at least a more personal touch, to go with the workouts is all. Basically, fans want a better connection to the brand.
Am I right or am I wrong?
My advice to fans is to let this man cook. He’s happy doing what he’s doing, and he’s not bashing or hurting anyone, and I will forever applaud West for his hard work and dedication. At this point, take Calem for what he brings to the table. He’ll be elusive, and he’ll be mysterious, and if that’s what makes him more intriguing, more power to him. Be sure to support his work at his new site http://www.bodiesbycw.com/.
West, if you’re reading this, hit a dude up so we can chat at least. It’ll be off record, so no worries of putting anything out there; however, I’d love to finally have a conversation about the original topic of male machismo just to get your take on it. I’m game.