History AmbiguouslyGay / LiveActionTV

7th Apr '17 11:18:15 PM dragonflyer223
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* ''Series/TheGetDown'': Shaolin Fantastic ("The Lady-Killing Romantic") has a LOT of HoYay with protagonist Zeke, which a lot if characters directly reference.
--> '''Mylene:''' Maybe you have the hots for my boyfriend (Zeke)
13th Mar '17 7:07:39 PM Siren_Spell_Book
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* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'': Some fans view Rick this way as he's never been with a woman [[spoiler:neither have the others but that's another story]], has a very effeminate personality (along with feminine articles of clothing and purses), reads women's magazines, has a small obsession over one of his male teachers, and is a closeted cross dresser.

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* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'': Some fans view Rick this way as he's never been with a woman [[spoiler:neither have the others but that's another story]], has a very effeminate personality (along with feminine articles of clothing and purses), reads women's magazines, has a small obsession over one of his male teachers, teachers (along with Cliff Richards), gets personally offended over homophobia, and is a closeted cross dresser.cross-dresser.
13th Mar '17 10:42:54 AM Siren_Spell_Book
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* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'': Some fans view Rick this way as he's never been with a woman [[spoiler:neither have the others but that's another story]], has a very effeminate personality (along with feminine articles of clothing and purses), reads women's magazines, has a small obsession over one of his male teachers, and is a closeted cross dresser.
8th Mar '17 9:36:51 PM Fireblood
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** For ''nine years'' George Huang's sexuality was debated among fans until the episode "Hardwired" confirmed he was gay.

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** For ''nine years'' George Huang's sexuality was debated among fans until the episode "Hardwired" confirmed he was gay.gay ([[[ActorSharedBackground like his actor]]).


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* ''{{Series/Outlander}}'': The Duke of Sandringham, who is stereotypically effeminate (although this is similar to how many straight "fops" or "dandys" acted), a lifelong bachelor, and played by the openly gay English actor Simon Callow.
7th Mar '17 8:32:01 PM LunaMalfoy7
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* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': Mac, despite regularly sleeping with women, tends to gush about the male physique, is attracted to his roommate Dennis, dated a pre-op MTF transsexual and thinks that Heaven is a place populated by sexy male angels and a sexy shirtless God. Later seasons mostly abandon the "ambiguous" part and show him as an ArmoredClosetGay. In season 12 episode 6 the ambiguous is entirely removed.

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* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': Mac, despite regularly sleeping with women, tends to gush about the male physique, is attracted to his roommate Dennis, dated a pre-op MTF transsexual and thinks that Heaven is a place populated by sexy male angels and a sexy shirtless God. Later seasons mostly abandon the "ambiguous" part and show him as an ArmoredClosetGay. [[spoiler: In season 12 episode 6 the ambiguous is entirely removed.]]
5th Mar '17 7:38:11 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Dean Pelton flirts with and oggles men on a regular basis, but nothing definitive has been stated in any way. Plus Troy and Abed.
** The Dean has been confirmed to be pansexual in season 6. There is also Frankie Dart, who's sexual preferences are discussed in-universe, much to her displeasure.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Dean Pelton flirts with and oggles men on a regular basis, but nothing definitive ''Series/{{Community}}'' has been stated in any way. Plus Troy and Abed.
** The Dean has been confirmed to be pansexual in season 6. There is also
Frankie Dart, who's whose sexual preferences are discussed in-universe, much to her displeasure.



** ''Niles'' on ''Frasier'' [[TheDandy exhibits pretty much all the stereotypes]], except that he's clearly deeply enamored with Daphne. Niles fits the trope so well in-universe that other characters occasionally assume he's gay (either not knowing about Daphne, or figuring that she's TheBeard).

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** ''Niles'' on ''Frasier'' [[TheDandy exhibits pretty much all the stereotypes]], except that he's clearly deeply enamored with Daphne. Niles fits the trope so well in-universe that other characters occasionally assume he's gay (either not knowing about Daphne, or figuring that she's TheBeard).



*** In the books it's stated that Varys was castrated when he was a child, so presumably he didn't have time to "develop" a clear sexual orientation.



** This trope is explicitly explored with Coach Bieste, a rough and aggressive female football coach who's automatically assumed to be a lesbian. It's a bit of a plot twist when she reveals that she's 100% straight.
*** Except it turns out that Bieste is in fact [[spoiler:transgender and gay.]]



*** The best part is the two Warblers vehemently protesting their heterosexuality in that scene are named in the credits as "Super Gay Warbler" and "Other Really Gay Warbler". Brilliant.



* ''Series/{{Justified}}'': Tim Gutterson is a possible example. In "Veterans", he openly flirts with a (male) bouncer outside of a bar.

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* ''Series/{{Justified}}'': ''Series/{{Justified}}'':
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Tim Gutterson is a possible example. In "Veterans", he openly flirts with a (male) bouncer outside of a bar.



** On the villainous end of things we have Wynn Duffy, who has an odd speech pattern, an obsession with women's tennis, sleeps in a beauty mask, and lives in his trailer with his male bodyguard, Mikey.

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** On the villainous end of things we have things, Wynn Duffy, who Duffy has an odd speech pattern, an obsession with women's tennis, sleeps in a beauty mask, and lives in his trailer with his male bodyguard, Mikey.



* ''Series/TheLatestBuzz'': Michael Davies. Being a kid's show, they can't actually state that he is gay but he is teenaged boy who writes the magazine's gossip column, is obsessed with fashion, and loves musicals (and sings the female parts). In second season they tried to move away from this characterisation by toughening him up and giving him an interest in girls, with varying degrees of success.
** In one episode he seems over the moon when a male student compliments his tie, until another character points out that he might have been being sarcastic. Michael then spends the rest of the episode obsessed over whether or not this guy really likes his tie, seeming like he'll be crushed if it turns out he didn't.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': For ''nine years'' George Huang's sexuality was debated among fans until the episode "Hardwired" confirmed he was gay.
** Ditto Olivia Benson, who looks like every lesbian stereotype, from [[LipstickLesbian one end]] of the spectrum to [[ButchLesbian the other]] all rolled together and had the most incredible LesYay with [[HelloAttorney Assistant District Attorney Alex Cabot]] . {{Jossed}} in "PC". It probably doesn't help that their collected attractiveness, Alex and Olivia would make the most earth-shatteringly beautiful couple ever.

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* ''Series/TheLatestBuzz'': Michael Davies. Being a kid's show, they can't actually state that he is gay but he is teenaged boy who writes the magazine's gossip column, is obsessed with fashion, and loves musicals (and sings the female parts). In second season they tried to move away from this characterisation by toughening him up and giving him an interest in girls, with varying degrees of success.
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success. In one episode he seems over the moon when a male student compliments his tie, until another character points out that he might have been being sarcastic. Michael then spends the rest of the episode obsessed over whether or not this guy really likes his tie, seeming like he'll be crushed if it turns out he didn't.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'':
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For ''nine years'' George Huang's sexuality was debated among fans until the episode "Hardwired" confirmed he was gay.
** Ditto Olivia Benson, who looks like every lesbian stereotype, from [[LipstickLesbian one end]] of the spectrum to [[ButchLesbian the other]] all rolled together and had the most incredible LesYay with [[HelloAttorney Assistant District Attorney Alex Cabot]] .Cabot]]. {{Jossed}} in "PC". It probably doesn't help that their collected attractiveness, Alex and Olivia would make the most earth-shatteringly beautiful couple ever.



* ''UglyBetty'': Justin and Luigi Lombardi from the Mexican version ''La Fea Mas Bella''; the Italian name is because {{Camp Gay}}s in Mexico are usually given these kind of names. Interestingly, Mario Lombardi from the original Colombian version was more open but nothing near to [[FlamboyantGay flamboyant]], having comparatively few mannerisms while talking about his boyfriends and male lovers quite openly; it seems that, in his case, calling him "gay" openly was a bit redundant. And Justin has the unique distinction of being, at most, thirteen years old.
** When the show premiered, the actor playing Justin was just ''11'', and his Ambiguously Gay characteristics were essentially just a running gag. Once he got to high school age, the show starting fleshing it out more, with Marc, an openly gay character, becoming something of a mentor for him. After several arcs that never used the word "gay" but always heavily implied it, Justin was the first to speak openly about the issue by flat out denying it. However, when he and another boy started fighting over a girl, it became clear that they were actually more interested in each other, with their tension finally culminating in a kiss which finally brought him out of the "ambiguous" category.
* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'': Main character Tori is popularly thought to be this or AmbiguouslyBi, with those comparing the more bromantic way she acts around boys (despite a few minor one-episode boyfriends) to her often flirty interactions with her female friends, guest stars and background characters and deducing it as a case of HideYourLesbians, not entirely implausible for this being on the for-kids network Nickelodeon. Subverted a bit during season 4/3.5, as perhaps some executive or creator meddling gave her a noticeably contrasting GirlyGirl makeover and many boy-centric songs to sing, though she still has a ton of LesYay moments as well.

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* ''UglyBetty'': ''Series/UglyBetty'':
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Justin and Luigi Lombardi from the Mexican version ''La Fea Mas Bella''; the Italian name is because {{Camp Gay}}s in Mexico are usually given these kind of names. Interestingly, Mario Lombardi from the original Colombian version was more open but nothing near to [[FlamboyantGay flamboyant]], having comparatively few mannerisms while talking about his boyfriends and male lovers quite openly; it seems that, in his case, calling him "gay" openly was a bit redundant. And Justin has the unique distinction of being, at most, thirteen years old.
** When the show premiered, the actor playing Justin was just ''11'', and his Ambiguously Gay characteristics were essentially just a running gag. Once he got to high school age, the show starting fleshing it out more, with Marc, an openly gay character, becoming something of a mentor for him. After several arcs that never used the word "gay" but always heavily implied it, Justin was the first to speak openly about the issue by flat out denying it. However, when he and another boy started fighting over a girl, it became clear that they were actually more interested in each other, with their tension finally culminating in a kiss which finally brought him out of the "ambiguous" category.
* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'': ''Series/{{Victorious}}'':
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Main character Tori is popularly thought to be this or AmbiguouslyBi, with those comparing the more bromantic way she acts around boys (despite a few minor one-episode boyfriends) to her often flirty interactions with her female friends, guest stars and background characters and deducing it as a case of HideYourLesbians, not entirely implausible for this being on the for-kids network Nickelodeon. Subverted a bit during season 4/3.5, as perhaps some executive or creator meddling gave her a noticeably contrasting GirlyGirl makeover and many boy-centric songs to sing, though she still has a ton of LesYay moments as well.



** In Season 1, Episode 3, the pocket elf has that familiar Lisp.
*** That's a case of the actor (Jack Plotnick) being gay in real life and using his real voice (which happens to have a lisp).
5th Mar '17 7:31:56 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''{{Pretty Little Liars}}'': [[TheSociopath Alison]] constantly flirts with [[NiceGirl Emily]] , the (then) closeted lesbian who was in love with Alison. It's unclear whether Ali was faking ''all'' of it, as Emily was something of a MoralityPet for Alison.
** Not to mention Mona, who [[spoiler: became A]] for the sole purpose of having Hanna all to her self. The show never explictly states whether or not this is in a romantic way, but Mona ''does'' seem very [[{{Yandere}} obsessed]] with Hanna.

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* ''{{Pretty Little Liars}}'': ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'':
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[[TheSociopath Alison]] constantly flirts with [[NiceGirl Emily]] , the (then) closeted lesbian who was in love with Alison. It's unclear whether Ali was faking ''all'' of it, as Emily was something of a MoralityPet for Alison.
** Not to mention Mona, who [[spoiler: became A]] for the sole purpose of having Hanna all to her self. The show never explictly states whether or not this is in a romantic way, but Mona ''does'' seem very [[{{Yandere}} obsessed]] with Hanna.



* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': Parodied this with the "Lyle the [[CampStraight Effeminate Heterosexual]]" sketches, in which the title character would lisp and mince and prance his way through the sketch -- and then object loudly whenever somebody insinuated he was gay. Among those led astray by his mannerism were ''his wife and son''.
** ''SNL'' also has Mango, played by Chris Kattan. Mango is a male exotic dancer who performs in a strip club. Though effeminate, Mango is adamant that he isn't homosexual, claiming that he stripped to support his wife and children. For what it's worth, one sketch showed his wife and children on screen.
*** Of course there was also the ''Theatre/WestSideStory''-cum-''Grease'' parody involving him in high school, where one of his song lines was "Boobies give me the creeps." It seems to be whatever is funniest at the moment.
*** Also for what it's worth, just about everyone who showed an attraction to Mango was otherwise attracted to women (with the [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness possible exception of the women at the strip club in the original sketch]]), so [[WildMassGuessing maybe he just unknowingly produced female pheromones?]]

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'':
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Parodied this with the "Lyle the [[CampStraight Effeminate Heterosexual]]" sketches, in which the title character would lisp and mince and prance his way through the sketch -- and then object loudly whenever somebody insinuated he was gay. Among those led astray by his mannerism were ''his wife and son''.
** ''SNL'' also has Mango, played by Chris Kattan. Mango is a male exotic dancer who performs in a strip club. Though effeminate, Mango is adamant that he isn't homosexual, claiming that he stripped to support his wife and children. For what it's worth, one sketch showed his wife and children on screen.
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screen. Of course there was also the ''Theatre/WestSideStory''-cum-''Grease'' parody involving him in high school, where one of his song lines was "Boobies give me the creeps." It seems to be whatever is funniest at the moment.
*** Also for what it's worth, just about everyone who showed an attraction to Mango was otherwise attracted to women (with the [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness possible exception of the women at the strip club in the original sketch]]), so [[WildMassGuessing maybe he just unknowingly produced female pheromones?]]
moment.
5th Mar '17 3:22:55 PM LunaMalfoy7
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* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': Mac, despite regularly sleeping with women, tends to gush about the male physique, is attracted to his roommate Dennis, dated a pre-op MTF transsexual and thinks that Heaven is a place populated by sexy male angels and a sexy shirtless God. Later seasons mostly abandon the "ambiguous" part and show him as an ArmoredClosetGay.

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* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': Mac, despite regularly sleeping with women, tends to gush about the male physique, is attracted to his roommate Dennis, dated a pre-op MTF transsexual and thinks that Heaven is a place populated by sexy male angels and a sexy shirtless God. Later seasons mostly abandon the "ambiguous" part and show him as an ArmoredClosetGay. In season 12 episode 6 the ambiguous is entirely removed.
27th Feb '17 1:09:19 PM jccw227
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** Stuart Smalley of the Daily Affirmation sketches in the early 90s, and later, his own movie, is known for being very effeminate, but his orientation is never flat out stated, but it is hinted that he's possibly gay, and any romantic partner mentioned usually has a GenderBlenderName, such as Dale, Chris, or Merle. His father also once called him Liberace.
14th Jan '17 12:01:18 PM RichardX1
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*** Also for what it's worth, just about everyone who showed an attraction to Mango was otherwise attracted to women (with the [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness possible exception of the women at the strip club in the original sketch]]), so [[WildMassGuessing maybe he just unknowingly produced female pheromones?]]
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