Vaguely gay characters
Sometimes characters are specifically gay, like they don’t scream into the camera I LOVE TO SUCK DICK, but you know they’re being projected with the cookie smelling vibe all the same. What character do you feel is put forth as gay? And what makes you think so?
Here’s one — Gale Boetticher on Breaking Bad. And here’s why I think so.
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By the way I didn’t see that weird insert of Walt at the end of the clip when I dropped the link into my post, lol.
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Logan, BT Barnum, Wolverine from X-Men, Wolverine from the stand alone film, The French dude from Les Mis.
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Milton on The Walking Dead
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Uncle Joe from Petticoat Junction
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Doctor Smith on Lost in Space.
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Eddie Haskall from Leave It to Beaver
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Floyd the barber from The Andy Griffith Show
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Sideshow Bob from the Simpsons
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In my day, we called it "crypto-gay."
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Tony Randall in Love, Sydney
Michele from Gilmore Girls
Eve Arden in everything
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Tony Randall in anything really.
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OP, you think Gale is gay because he lived alone? He dresses like a straight guy. Gus was the one that was supposed to be gay but the actor Giancarlo Esposito convinced the show creator not to make him gay.
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Gale was fey from the get go. From the perfect cup of coffee to the OCD, he was a stereotype.
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Smithers and Mr. Burns from the Simpsons
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Smithers was "vaguely" gay in the same way Mr. Burns was "vaguely" old.
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Richard E. Grant in anything
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Mocha Joe on Curb Your Enthusiasm
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Gil Chesterton on Frasier
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TV's Frank & Dr. Forrester on Mystery Science Theater 3000
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Howard Sprague on The Andy Griffith Show.
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Norman Harrington, Matthew Swain and Paul Hanley on Peyton Place.
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Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Antonio Banderas in Interview with the Vampire
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See you in Laramie, boys!
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Miss Jane Hathaway owns this thread.
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[quote]Homelander from The Boys
Nothing vague about his bisexuality. The guy below, Soldier Boy, a Captain America parody, is apparently the one Jensen Ackles will be playing. We'll see if they make him bottom for Homelander as well.
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Funny how you interpret the characters when you are young. I had a "I hope I don't turn out like that" reaction to Dr. Smith and a "I want to do things to that man" to The Rifleman.
When I saw Chuck Connors wearing muscles and leopard swim trunks in "Move Over Darling" a few years later I started saving for my dowry.
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The Penguin and the Riddler in Gotham
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Kristin Stewart in Panic Room
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I thought it was perfectly clear that Gus Fring was gay and a ton of his motivations derived from the cartel killing his lover.
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It wasn't clear to me that Gus was gay.
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Every male lead that Tom Cruise has played.
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Watch Breaking Bad again. It is pretty explicit that Gus Fring is gay.
It is interesting that they are glossing over this in marketing Better Call Saul, so that it looks like a "revelation."
But it is clear in Breaking Bad that Gus is gay and that the murder of his lover changes everything for him.
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Frodo and Sam, and I say that in a very non-ponies way.
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[quote] OP, you think Gale is gay because he lived alone?
It’s interesting that that’s your takeaway from the clip I posted. Look at it again. Can you imagine a straight singing Crapa Pelada like that? [italic]I can’t.[/italic]
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The Bradys' housekeeper Alice.
The whole Sam the Butcher boyfriend was just a ruse to keep her job. Mike understood...
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Thranduil in "The Hobbit"
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I think many characters on The Lord of the rings world seems vaguely gay, because of the author. Very few women are part of the action, some are just decorative. Peter Jackson added most of the women participating except for Galadriel and Eowyn who were the only relevant on the books. If any characters seems gay, those are Legolas and Gimli, who sail together to the sunset. The End.
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[quote] If any characters seems gay, those are Legolas and Gimli, who sail together to the sunset.
What? No they don’t. We are talking movies and tv shows here, not the goings on in the appendices to a book!
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[quote]It’s interesting that that’s your takeaway from the clip I posted. Look at it again. Can you imagine a straight singing Crapa Pelada like that? I can’t.
Huh? It’s literally straight Italians who recorded that song. And not like Gale is singing Judy Garland. What kind of music is acceptable for the standard American nerd?
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R52: confused european frau who wandered into DL by accident ....
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"Michele from Gilmore Girls"
I remember in the original series they made a big deal about him having a girlfriend. But in the reboot he is gay married.
Also, he was apparently the only black guy in Stars Hollow. Again, in the reboot they actually decided to hire some black extras as townspeople.
At least Mrs. Maisel isn't so jarringly white and straight.
I also got that Gus Fring was in a romantic relationship with his partner. His business "Los Pollos Hermanos" a.k.a. "The Chicken Brothers" is named for him and his late partner.
In Better Call Saul, a character refers to the as The Butt Brothers.
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Every Disney animated movie villain.
The technique is called "queer coding." and can be done as mockery of gay people without outright saying they're gay to give cover for the bigoted portrayal. Queer-coding the baddie in Disney movies has been a staple of theirs since the beginning but people now are more able to publicly speak up against it so we'll see if/how things change.
Obviously, queer coding isn't always bad. It can be fine and even positive to have a character who pings but never says. But if it's always done to the villain, well, that's super suspicious and pretty crappy.
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David Bowie in "The Man Who Fell to Earth"
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[quote] But in the reboot he is gay married.
Married to a man.
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Colonel Klink from Hogan's Heroes.
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Race Bannon, Dr. Benton Quest, and Jonny in “Jonny Quest.”
Race in a towel @ 2:53and swim trunks [3:19] – yummy! Fun on the beach [:41] and [2:23] Under the covers [2:05] Eye contact [6:50]
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Andrea on The Walking Dead.
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Andrea on The Walking Dead.
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Tori on Saved by the Bell
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Gil Grissom, the lead guy on CSI.
But it was on CBS, so they caved and paired him with a hen almost 20 years younger. Reminded me of blue-eyes James Stewart and his love interest in Hitchcock films.
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Everyone in "Gotham", including the city itself.
Is that your skyline or are you just happy to see me?
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[Quote] Everyone in "Gotham", including the city itself.
Batwoman is proof of that.
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I always thought Anthony on Designing Women was the gayest character around until they started giving him girlfriends. He was always talking about prison rape, and he was obviously a wanton bottom!
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Moose in the Archie comics.
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I would say Munroe from Too Close For Comfort, but his gayness hits you over the head.
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Pete Malloy on "Adam-12." There was talk of the women he was dating (and he had an actual gf in the final season who appeared in a couple of episodes) but for the most part, he just seemed to be very uninterested in women, so I would say he was really gay as a goose (or at least bi).
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Ducky in "Pretty in Pink"
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Doesn’t Andrea on TWD go lesbo because it’s just she and Michonne?
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Uncle Arthur in Bewitched
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Tobey Maguire in Seabiscuit
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Snagglepuss! "Exit stage left."
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Rosie the robot maid on the Jetsons was a total dyke.
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David Dawson in the "Mystery of Edwin Drood"
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Both the father and the son on Small Wonder.
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Jonathan Groff in Looking.
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Dr Spencer Reid from Criminal m Minds.
And Jeff Davis' spec script, Reed was supposed to be bisexual. But I guess casting MGG was enough. He also used to be a Prada model before he became an actor. I can see that, just like the guy from walking Dead
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R80, that boy is not gay.
He dresses like a straight man.
You are confused.
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Gareth Keenan on "The Office"
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Panthro from Thundercats.
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Mackenzie Crook in "Almost Human"
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[Quote] And Jeff Davis' spec script, Reed was supposed to be bisexual.
I bet it would have been a mess.
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Heman in He Man and the Masters of the Universe.
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Gilligan. He never was interested in either Ginger or Mary Ann.
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I think Gilligan was asexual. He was the Todd Chavez of the 1960s.
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Miss Trunchbull might have been a lesbian.
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[quote]Eddie Haskall from Leave It to Beaver
You know—you just [italic]know[/italic]—that Eddie Haskell taught Wally Cleaver how to masturbate. Then when Beaver got a little older, he showed him how, too.
Niles, the Sheffield family butler (played by Daniel Davis) on [italic]The Nanny.[/italic] came off as gay as a bowl of dicks, even though that was never alluded to.
Interesting observation about Pete Malloy on [italic]Adam-12,[/italic] R69. I've thought that since the very start of the show. Pity that the program began in 1968. If it was first produced today, you can bet that the Pete Malloy character would have been written as gay. From what I gather, Martin Milner, the actor who played Malloy, was totally straight.
I also picked up an extremely gay vibe from Sgt. Joe Friday on [italic]Dragnet.[/italic] In the very long run of that program, Friday only had a couple of girlfriends, he never looked at or made sexual remarks about attractive women, and as I recall, he lived in an apartment in Silverlake. And like Martin Milner, actor Jack Webb, who portrayed Friday, was 100% straight, with an added taste for gorgeous women.
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Didn't Niles on "The Nanny" end up with CiCi, his archenemy, in the series finale? That's what I seem to recall.
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By the way, R90, I agree with you that Niles was gayer than Christmas and should have been written as being an openly-gay man.
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Well, Gus Fring is a little confusing. It is well known that he had a boyfriend. But then he has people over to his house, which is empty, but he mentions his kids and there are toys lying around. Is this really because G. Esposito didn't want Gus to be super gay?
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Correct r93. I've disliked Esposito ever since that gossip leaked.
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It's just another example of why actors should be acting and not writing. They don't know anything about their characters. Look at what Patrick Stewart has done to Jean Luc Picard. He never understood what made the character appealing, and spent years turning him into an action hero.
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Robert Morse on " Mad Men"
Maggie Smith and Rupert Graves and Simon Callow in " A Room With A View"
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Robert Preston in the Music Man
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