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2nd Feb '16 11:09:53 AM Kitchen90
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* Tom from ''Series/GimmeGimmeGimme'' is a struggling actor with an agent who loathes him. His most memorable performance was when he portrayed [[OldShame a bystander buying from a market stall]] in ''Series/EastEnders''.
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* Tom from ''Series/GimmeGimmeGimme'' is able to give Linda loads of trivia about many theatre shows -- whether musicals or independent productions. This is mostly through a struggling actor with an agent who loathes him. His most memorable performance was when he portrayed [[OldShame ReasonYouSuckSpeech or a bystander buying from a market stall]] in ''Series/EastEnders''.WhatTheHellHero reaction.
27th Dec '15 2:18:58 PM nombretomado
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* Maxxie from ''{{Skins}}'' is a variant of this, as he is more interested in dancing than theatre, but wants to try out for musicals in London. Otherwise fairly StraightGay.
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* Maxxie from ''{{Skins}}'' ''Series/{{Skins}}'' is a variant of this, as he is more interested in dancing than theatre, but wants to try out for musicals in London. Otherwise fairly StraightGay.

* Referenced in the first episode of ''NorthernExposure'', when Maurice tells Joel about his love for musicals - "But I'm no fruit if that's what you're thinkin'."
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* Referenced in the first episode of ''NorthernExposure'', ''Series/NorthernExposure'', when Maurice tells Joel about his love for musicals - "But I'm no fruit if that's what you're thinkin'."
19th Dec '15 12:50:21 PM DesertDragon
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There is ''some'' element of TruthInTelevision, as a good portion of stage actors and fans are indeed gay, however this only really means that men who enjoy theater are more likely to be gay compared to other mediums, not so much that every gay person enjoys theater or every person who enjoys theater is gay. Interestingly enough, completely averted when it comes to most big name male movie stars, as the moment one becomes famous there is not an automatic assumption of homosexuality, even though a good portion of movie stars enjoy theater.
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There is ''some'' element of TruthInTelevision, as a good portion of stage actors and fans are indeed gay, however this only really means that men who enjoy theater are more likely to be gay compared to other mediums, not so much that every gay person enjoys theater or every person who enjoys theater is gay. Interestingly enough, this trope completely averted when it comes to most big name male movie stars, as the moment one becomes famous there is not an automatic assumption of homosexuality, even though a good portion of movie stars enjoy theater. theater. That is, unless a male film star still does stage plays between film projects or even expresses a preference for Broadway over Hollywood, in which case the gay rumors ''fly''.
27th Sep '15 12:44:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had a Stan and Steve attending a Republican meeting, with a guard standing outside the convention room to check that there are no gays entering. For one method of searching, he yells "Clang clang clang!," which then causes a man in line to sing [[MeetMeInStLouis "Went the trolley!"]] The guards then drag him away, despite his claims of just liking musicals. Of course, later the Log Cabin Republicans reveal to Stan that they're gay by means of a musical number.
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had a Stan and Steve attending a Republican meeting, with a guard standing outside the convention room to check that there are no gays entering. For one method of searching, he yells "Clang clang clang!," which then causes a man in line to sing [[MeetMeInStLouis [[Film/MeetMeInStLouis "Went the trolley!"]] The guards then drag him away, despite his claims of just liking musicals. Of course, later the Log Cabin Republicans reveal to Stan that they're gay by means of a musical number.
13th Sep '15 10:57:04 AM Kitchen90
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* Tom from ''Series/GimmeGimmeGimme'' is a struggling actor with an agent who loathes him. His most memorable performance was when he portrayed [[OldShame a bystander buying from a market stall]] in ''Series/EastEnders''.
5th Sep '15 6:26:50 PM Prfnoff
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This trope has completely displaced the old stereotype of the musical-goer as a tired businessman interested mainly in ogling the ChorusGirls.

--> '''Makoto:''' ...And I'm not allowed to watch ''Series/{{Glee}}.'' My dad says it might turn me into something bad. --> '''Nagisa:''' Something bad? --> '''Makoto:''' A musical theater major. --> '''Nagisa:''' Oh. Right.
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--> '''Makoto:''' ...-->'''Makoto:''' ...And I'm not allowed to watch ''Series/{{Glee}}.'' My dad says it might turn me into something bad. --> bad.\\ '''Nagisa:''' Something bad? --> bad?\\ '''Makoto:''' A musical theater major. --> major.\\ '''Nagisa:''' Oh. Right.
5th Sep '15 6:07:50 PM Prfnoff
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\n* The theater stereotype was [[ParodiedTrope parodied]] by Creator/NeilPatrickHarris in the opening number of the 2011 Tony Awards: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6S5caRGpK4 It's Not Just for Gays Anymore!]]"

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\n[[AC: Recorded and Stand-Up Comedy]] * Creator/RussellPeters has a joke where his father asks if he knows some random gay people they saw on TV. -->'''Russell''': "Dad, why would you ask me that?"\\ '''Mr. Peters''': "Well, they are gay, and you are in the entertainment business!"
30th Aug '15 2:03:04 AM Acebrock
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30th Aug '15 2:02:27 AM Acebrock
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The real life section maintainence thread has decided that this page should not have real life examples, so I'm removing them
[[AC:RealLife]] * Infamously, one of the questions other soldiers asked of linguist Bleu Copas, who was discharged from the U.S. Army for being gay, was whether he was "involved in community theater." * Comedian Creator/RussellPeters has a joke where his father asks if he knows some random gay people they saw on TV. --> '''Russell''': "Dad, why would you ask me that?" --> '''Mr. Peters''': "Well, they are gay, and you are in the entertainment business!" * The producers of ''Creator/MontyPython'' spin-off musical ''{{Spamalot}}'' witnessed a hitherto un-heard of phenomenon in musical theatre. The one demographic that musical theatre had previously utterly failed to reach was now flocking in its droves, and buying bums-on-seats time to see ''Spamelot''. Heterosexual men aged 18-40, a group so normally engrained in the belief that musicals were such a gay male art form that you could catch it just by walking past the stage door, were actually ''buying tickets''. And coming back for repeat performances. * The theater stereotype was [[ParodiedTrope parodied]] by {{Creator/Neil Patrick Harris}} in the opening number of the 2011 Tony Awards: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6S5caRGpK4 It's Not Just for Gays Anymore!]]" * Whenever a male actor is equally successful in Hollywood and on Broadway, he is bound to face gay rumors. Even if he identifies as straight and is married to a woman, she's considered TheBeard at best and clueless or in denial at worst. Creator/HughJackman and Creator/MatthewBroderick come to mind.
4th Jul '15 11:25:27 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Jack from ''Series/WillAndGrace'', who is also a PerformanceArtist [[WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs sometimes.]]
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* Jack from ''Series/WillAndGrace'', who is also a PerformanceArtist [[WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs [[NewJobAsThePlotDemands sometimes.]]
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