TV - Boardwalk Empire
OK, I'ma put on my English major hat for a second--isn't there a difference between homoerotic and homosocial? As in, they're dudes being dudely together, but it doesn't have to have a sexual connotation. Being affectionate and close isn't the same as erotic, necessarily.

...Mostly I'm just wondering, as I so often am, if this comes from real life or from Tumblr. Like, is the author saying this because of an actual objective observation, or because they stumbled across the fanfic and wanted to know where it came from?