Saint Sebastian is the Apollo of the Counter-Reformation, the ideal of masculine beauty at a time when mythological motifs were not so well regarded. The Gay Icon was later called, in a time like the present so inclined to reductionism.
Saint Sebastian became an object of desire in the part of Florence where half the men had been accused of practicing sodomy by a specially created institution called Ufficiali di Notte. In this landscape between the frivolous and the sacrificial, the monkeys celebrate that sodomy no longer carries a sentence of castration or death. The punishment became a simple fine so let’s play!