Knights and Frieze came up with the idea for a nude all redhead male calendar as a means of celebrating ginger-ness and male sexuality. They noticed that while red-haired women have often been viewed in a positive light thanks to actresses like Christina Hendricks, it's a different story for ginger blokes. For each of the past five years, the Red Hot project has recruited some of the most attractive red-haired men on the planet to pose for a provocative calendar with a difference. Profits from the sale of the calendar go to charity, meaning this is more than just your standard end-of-year fan calendar money grab.
15th June 2017
Red Hot. The Red Hot 2 calendar has launched, featuring 12 redheaded men proudly, and tastefully, naked. For generations, a child might reasonably believe that they were somehow lesser than their peers should they be born with red hair. Now, the fightback has begun. In truth, redheaded women have been idolised for a while, the perceived connotations of red hair with danger and sexual liberation proving a winning combination for more enlightened times. However for a long time men were still viewed as more Sherminator than Jessica Rabbit. This is now changing and the stock of the redheaded male has never been higher. Damien Lewis is touted as the next James Bond. Prince Harry is perhaps the most eligible bachelor in the world. And now Red Hot 2, the second Red Hot Project arrives in London, a collaboration between photographer Thomas Knights and British designer Elliott James Frieze, highlighting some of the hottest and fittest red haired men in the world.
A history of anti-red hair prejudice
Now in its seventh year, the team behind the "Red Hot" calendar are continuing their mission to "rebrand the ginger male stereotype". They are currently on the lookout for 12 male models with ginger hair and pubes to pose for 's edition of the provocative calendar - entirely in the nude, naturally. Somehow ginger pubic hair is still one of them," Thomas Knights, founder and photographer for Red Hot, explained. This comes with a unique set of challenges but inevitably you learn to accept your difference and then value it. He added: "What was once the thing you liked the least about yourself growing up, becomes the main part of your identity; it becomes your calling card. You end up loving being different, standing out and getting noticed.
By Valerie Siebert For Dailymail. The flame-haired, Red Hot hunks are back for yet another raunchy calendar - and this time it's for a great, and relevant, cause. The calendar is looking to bring special attention to the stigma around ginger pubic hair as a part of the campaign. That is, at least as much as they could show semi-modestly. Stripping off: A group of red-haired hunks pose nude for the latest Red Hot calendar.