male and beautiful - yes sir/ma'am, that's possible!
Ladies, behave! :P
I guess that Elvis was a special and attractive man. The music is the most important aspect, in my opinion. A lot of things can go wrong when people start fighting each other because of their desires.
Males were supposed to be beautiful eons ago, even in the eye of other men - it was not a big issue as there was no real homo,- or heterosexual 'identity'; the expressions of love and lust were simply a manifestation of Eros, not really discerning the genders.
In the 1980's, we had this huge backwards movement - a few factors contributed to this. Aids was starting to spread and put 'homosexuality' in a negative context; my best guess is that Aids may have been designed for a purpose, instead of simply coming from 'monkeys' (they're so similair, that they're just like us).
We also had the arrival of 'neoconservativism' and 'neopuritism' with the coming of presidencies of Raegan, Bush sr... A hopeless war in Iraq.. It's bad for profit and warfare when boys practice love with each other, so it's better to keep them in self-denial from themselves and each other.
Then there was the second feminist wave, with their ideas about 'all men are rapists' and they found 'The David' of Michelangelo to be a terrible thing to look at!
Elvis really remains a strong example of uniting opposed forces in and with each other, he was truly special! He was very handsome with some sort of tenderness and not too 'rough' like Clint Eastwood. Some people even called Elvis 'a sissy' - I do not agree on that because Elvis was rather male. He had 'different' looks, clothing and singing abilities though.
Men can be beautiful without shame and self-denial; Elvis is an example for all men!