Oh god. Oh god. Oh god.
It’s not a conservative church, though. It’s a Unitarian Universalist church, which does explain things a little more:
Damianos has done for a dozen geriatric bottoms, bellies and balding pates what Georgia O’Keeffe did for the wildflowers and skeletons of the Southwestern desert: She found beauty and vitality in unlikely places.
“Our goal was to celebrate these accomplished men,” said Damianos, a Framingham resident and church member since 1991. “I wanted to show that people of all ages are beautiful.”
The oldest senior, retired minister Hugo “Holly” Hollerorth — aka Mr. June — said posing for the camera “was something I wanted to do for various reasons.”
While two friends were “aghast” at the prospect of Hollerorth posing naked as a jaybird and others dismissed it as a “one of Holly’s quirks,” he said most congregation members were supportive.
“I think society tends to focus on the loveliness of the young. But I think the old body has its own elegance,” said the 86-year-old Natick resident….
[Giorgio] credited the church, which he joined in 1991, for keeping “the spirit alive inside me so I had the confidence and craziness to pose for the calendar.”
When asked to pose for the calendar, Ickler replied, “What have I got to lose at my age.”
I actually find it pretty amusing and a creative way to raise money.