A brief look at the GQ profile pieces mentioned in this article about female writers profiling male celebrities.
Jessica Pressler on Channing Tatum for GQ
Pickup line: "I wake to see Channing Tatum's face, framed by a camouflage Snuggie, wobbling above me."
Did they or didn't they?: "'So you had your phone then,'" I say the next morning. "'And it was probably like six thirty or so. What happened after that?'"
The fourth wall: "Tatum starts to giggle again. 'We're in somebody's house right how,' he gasps. 'Tee-hee-hee. How did this happen?'"
Edith Zimmerman on Chris Evans for GQ
Pickup line: "'chris evans pecs. how do they FEEL? like smooth stone from the souvenir shop?'"…is the instant message that pops up on my computer one Monday morning in April."
Did they or didn't they?: "In the vast backseat, Chris was even more flirtatious than before, touching my arm and my knee. At this point, which was a... number of drinks in, it was easy to forget that it really was an interview, and I'd be lying if I said it didn't cross my mind that something might happen (and that we'd go to the Oscars and get married and have babies forever until we died?)."
The fourth wall:
But there was always the question of how much of it was truly Chris Evans, and whom I should pretend to be in response.
"Is it going well?" he asked.
"It's going really well," I said.
"You're nailing it."
"You're nailing it also," he said. "I'm going to write an article about you."
Claire Hoffman on Drake for GQ
Pickup line: "The backyard of Drake's mansion is indistinguishable from the set of one of those late-night Lifetime soft-core romance flicks."
Did they or didn't they?: "It's a hypothetical question (I think), but Drake, being Drake, still wants an answer: 'We had wine and dinner by the pool, I brought you inside, I brought the projector down; are you or are you not sleeping with me?'"
The fourth wall: "Dreams have come true for Drake, and tonight he looks to be in a sharing mood. He's going to ignore my pen and my tape recorder and my list of questions and open up his soft, emotive heart as if we were on the most amazing first date ever."