History Main / AllTheGoodMenAreGay

1st Feb '17 4:27:11 PM SilentStranger
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* ''DragonBallZAbridged'' parodies this trope with the incredibly handsome and effeminate Zarbon, who Bulma has the hots for (before he transforms into his monster form anyway). Not only is Zarbon ''NOT'' gay (he claims to have an off-screen girlfriend we never see), he's also very, very evil and sadistic.



* A lampshading occurs at one point in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' when the recently-widowed Ned Flanders begins dating again, and his date comments that she's so glad that he's the way he is and ''not'' gay.

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* A lampshading occurs at one point in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' when the recently-widowed Ned Flanders begins dating again, and his date comments that she's so glad that he's the way he is extremely nice, well-groomed, in shape and ''not'' gay.



* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic''. '''''Everyone''''' assumes Jay is gay, despite his insistence he's not. Love interest Alice tells her ex-husband (who is hitting on her) that Jay is not gay, then sings to Jay later:

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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic''. '''''Everyone''''' assumes Jay is gay, despite his insistence he's not. not (his constant CampStraight tendences doesnt help his case). Love interest Alice tells her ex-husband (who is hitting on her) that Jay is not gay, gay after he called Jay her "little gay friend", then sings to Jay later:
28th Jan '17 9:23:27 PM 3DDowner
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A. They already have boyfriends.

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** A. They already have boyfriends.
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21st Jan '17 9:46:27 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* Q. Why is it difficult to find men who are sensitive, caring, and good looking?
A. They already have boyfriends.
14th Oct '16 4:21:16 PM nombretomado
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* See the {{Facebook}} group "[[http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Nice-guys-are-ugly-hot-guys-are-jerks-and-hot-nice-guys-are-gay/181052309989 Nice Guys Are Ugly, Hot Guys Are Jerks, and Hot Nice Guys Are Gay]]."

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* See the {{Facebook}} Website/{{Facebook}} group "[[http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Nice-guys-are-ugly-hot-guys-are-jerks-and-hot-nice-guys-are-gay/181052309989 Nice Guys Are Ugly, Hot Guys Are Jerks, and Hot Nice Guys Are Gay]]."
6th Sep '16 2:45:09 PM StFan
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A woman looking for Mr. Right eventually finds a great guy with all the right things she's looking for - but it turns out he's homosexual, leading to the dismissive statement about straight men. This is loaded with the [[UnfortunateImplications Unfortunate Implication]] that only (and all) gay men possess the qualities women want--tenderness, consideration, etc.--while heterosexual men are pretty much primitive cavemen or [[AllMenArePerverts perverted]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerkasses]] who don't know how to act in public and treat other people.

Ironically, there is no shortage of gay men saying the reverse: that all the good men are taken or ''straight'', admiring the stereotypical positive traits of straight men (masculine mannerisms, straightforward with emotions, laid back attitude, etc.). There's some TruthInTelevision here though; given [[HumansAreFlawed human nature]], [[HappilyMarried healthy relationships]] are a [[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/seller%27s+market seller's market]] - the most desired goods are either out of stock or otherwise unavailable for sale -- on ''both'' sides. Not to mention people's tendency to make sly, humorous negative observations along the lines of MurphysLaw. ("All the good men are gay… isn't that just my luck.")

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A woman looking for Mr. Right eventually finds a great guy with all the right things she's looking for - -- but it turns out he's homosexual, leading to the dismissive statement about straight men. This is loaded with the [[UnfortunateImplications Unfortunate Implication]] {{Unfortunate Implication|s}} that only (and all) gay men possess the qualities women want--tenderness, want -- tenderness, consideration, etc.--while etc. -- while heterosexual men are pretty much primitive cavemen or [[AllMenArePerverts perverted]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerkasses]] who don't know how to act in public and treat other people.

Ironically, there is no shortage of gay men saying the reverse: that all the good men are taken or ''straight'', admiring the stereotypical positive traits of straight men (masculine mannerisms, straightforward with emotions, laid back laid-back attitude, etc.). There's some TruthInTelevision here though; given [[HumansAreFlawed human nature]], [[HappilyMarried healthy relationships]] are a [[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/seller%27s+market seller's market]] - -- the most desired goods are either out of stock or otherwise unavailable for sale -- on ''both'' sides. Not to mention people's tendency to make sly, humorous negative observations along the lines of MurphysLaw. ("All the good men are gay… gay... isn't that just my luck.")






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* When Euphemia’s relationship with [[CrazyJealousGuy Sir Albert Raleigh]] grew rocky in ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'', she finds a great guy in Suzaku. He’s loyal, kind, professional, resilient, determined….and gay. And has a thing for her brother, Lelouch.

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* When Euphemia’s relationship with [[CrazyJealousGuy Sir Albert Raleigh]] grew rocky in ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'', she finds a great guy in Suzaku. He’s loyal, kind, professional, resilient, determined….and In ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'', Mike's secretary Marcia Feinbloom set out to prove to Mike that all the good men were either married or gay. And has She called out to a thing for her brother, Lelouch.good-looking jogger, asking if he were married or gay, and he answered, "Both." [[note]]This strip was published in the 1980s, before same-sex marriage had gathered legal force, so he was married to a woman.[[/note]] She then turned to Mike and said, "See? It's getting worse!"
* In ''ComicStrip/NonSequitur'', Danae and Lucy pretend to be grown women at a bar. Danae denounces the character of all men and dismisses Lucy's immediate counterexample as gay. (Which [[UnfortunateImplications implies that gays aren't actual men]].)



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* In the movie of ''Literature/{{PS I Love You}}'', Lisa Kudrow's character repeatedly asks out guys by asking them first if they are single, then asking if they're gay.

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* When Euphemia's relationship with [[CrazyJealousGuy Sir Albert Raleigh]] grew rocky in ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'', she finds a great guy in Suzaku. He’s loyal, kind, professional, resilient, determined... and gay. And has a thing for her brother, Lelouch.
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':
** Tea laments that "every time I meet a guy, he's either gay or a villain in disguise!" Of course, most of them are both.
** Serenity mentions this at the end of her FAQ mini-episode. She thinks Bakura sounds like a jerk, but [[EvilBrit his accent is hot]] -- unfortunately, he already has dinner plans with Marik.
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* In the movie of ''Literature/{{PS I Love You}}'', ''Literature/PSILoveYou'', Lisa Kudrow's character repeatedly asks out guys by asking them first if they are single, then asking if they're gay.



* ''Film/ZackAndMiriMakeAPorno'' -- Miri's high school crush returns to their small town for a high school reunion. Well ... he brought his boyfriend. And they're both porn stars.

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* ''Film/ZackAndMiriMakeAPorno'' -- Miri's high school crush returns to their small town for a high school reunion. Well ...Well... he brought his boyfriend. And they're both porn stars.



* Happens in many a LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek film. In fact, being gay is pretty much the only way an adult male can appear in one of these and not be depicted as a horrible monster.



* A riff in the ''Jack Frost'' episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
-->Every time I meet a man, he's either gay or a bear.

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* A riff in the ''Jack Frost'' episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
-->Every ** A riff in the ''Jack Frost'' episode:
--->''"Every
time I meet a man, he's either gay or a bear."''



--->"Every time I met a man, he's either married, gay, or getting eaten by a giant octopus."

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--->"Every --->''"Every time I met a man, he's either married, gay, or getting eaten by a giant octopus.""''



--->"Every time I meet a guy, he's either gay or Batman...[[HoYay sometimes both!"]]
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' episode "Out With Dad". [[SorryImGay Martin pretends to be gay, to fend off the advances of an older woman.]] When asked by her daughter, she sighs, "Opera queen" in a tone that clearly states they're quite common. Subverted when Martin's gay act makes him a perfect target for the daughter's uncle.
** It must be noted that Martin only goes along with her when she assumes he's gay when he stumbles over why he can't date her.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'', 'The Unicorn and the Wasp' gives us this exchange, after Donna notices some 1920s-style HoYay.

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--->"Every --->''"Every time I meet a guy, he's either gay or Batman...Batman... [[HoYay sometimes both!"]]
both!"]]''
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' episode "Out With Dad". [[SorryImGay Martin pretends to be gay, to fend off the advances of an older woman.]] When asked by her daughter, she sighs, "Opera queen" in a tone that clearly states they're quite common. Subverted when Martin's gay act makes him a perfect target for the daughter's uncle.
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uncle. It must be noted that Martin only goes along with her when she assumes he's gay when he stumbles over why he can't date her.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'', 'The "The Unicorn and the Wasp' Wasp" gives us this exchange, after Donna notices some 1920s-style HoYay.



* In one episode of ''TheWarAtHome'', Kenny complimented on Hillary, Larry's sister and eventually spent a lot of time with her. Hillary proposed Kenny to be her boyfriend by kissing him, but Kenny avoid himself from the kiss because he's got a crush on Larry (hence he's gay). But then he's FlyingUnderTheGaydar, so he had to lie that he doesn't want to be her boyfriend because he wants to treat her [[LikeBrotherAndSister like a sister]].
* On ''{{Series/Eureka}}'', after discovering that her NewOldFlame is actually a RidiculouslyHumanRobot, Jo complains that all the good ones are "either married, gay, or robots".

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* In one episode of ''TheWarAtHome'', ''Series/TheWarAtHome'', Kenny complimented on Hillary, Larry's sister and eventually spent a lot of time with her. Hillary proposed Kenny to be her boyfriend by kissing him, but Kenny avoid himself from the kiss because he's got a crush on Larry (hence he's gay). But then he's FlyingUnderTheGaydar, so he had to lie that he doesn't want to be her boyfriend because he wants to treat her [[LikeBrotherAndSister like a sister]].
* On ''{{Series/Eureka}}'', ''Series/{{Eureka}}'', after discovering that her NewOldFlame is actually a RidiculouslyHumanRobot, Jo complains that all the good ones are "either married, gay, or robots".



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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'', Mike's secretary Marcia Feinbloom set out to prove to Mike that all the good men were either married or gay. She called out to a good-looking jogger, asking if he were married or gay, and he answered, "Both." [[note]]This strip was published in the 1980s, before same-sex marriage had gathered legal force, so he was married to a woman.[[/note]] She then turned to Mike and said, "See? It's getting worse!"
* In ''ComicStrip/NonSequitur'', Danae and Lucy pretend to be grown women at a bar. Danae denounces the character of all men and dismisses Lucy's immediate counterexample as gay. (Which [[UnfortunateImplications implies that gays aren't actual men]].)
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* [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Whether]] [[VideoGame/StarFox Falco Lombardi]] is this with [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend Katt Monroe]] (or [[LGBTFanbase whether]] he's [[HetIsEw gay at all]]) has ignited many an InternetBackdraft.

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* ''VideoGame/StarFox '': [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Whether]] [[VideoGame/StarFox Whether Falco Lombardi]] is this with [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend Katt Monroe]] (or [[LGBTFanbase whether]] he's [[HetIsEw gay at all]]) has ignited many an InternetBackdraft.



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* Susan's introduction to Justin's gayness in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''.
** Notable for her having just told her mother [[AccidentalTruth that Justin was gay so he could stay the night]].
** Later, after Justin becomes popular around school for beating up a fire monster, it comes up again.
--->'''Girl 1:''' I can't believe he's ''gay!'' [[NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat Not that there's anything wrong with that]]. I'm just upset that I can't ask him out.\\

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* Susan's introduction to Justin's gayness in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''.
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''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''. Notable for her having just told her mother [[AccidentalTruth that Justin was gay so he could stay the night]].
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night]]. Later, after Justin becomes popular around school for beating up a fire monster, it comes up again.
--->'''Girl -->'''Girl 1:''' I can't believe he's ''gay!'' [[NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat Not that there's anything wrong with that]]. I'm just upset that I can't ask him out.\\



* Fletcher of ''NothingNiceToSay'' actively attacks this trope in one strip, when a woman at a bar utters it practically word for word. His response? "You mean, why are the only guys you find non-threatening the ones with no possible ulterior motives to sleep with you? Yeah, the mind boggles." Fletcher is, perhaps rather obviously, far from the best example to the contrary of this trope...

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* Fletcher of ''NothingNiceToSay'' ''Webcomic/NothingNiceToSay'' actively attacks this trope in one strip, when a woman at a bar utters it practically word for word. His response? "You mean, why are the only guys you find non-threatening the ones with no possible ulterior motives to sleep with you? Yeah, the mind boggles." Fletcher is, perhaps rather obviously, far from the best example to the contrary of this trope...



* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' Tea laments that "every time I meet a guy, he's either gay or a villain in disguise!"
** Of course, most of them are both.
** Serenity mentions this at the end of her FAQ mini-episode. She thinks Bakura sounds like a jerk, but [[EvilBrit his accent is hot]] - unfortunately, he already has dinner plans with Marik.
26th Jul '16 4:21:27 PM nombretomado
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* This is Eglante's reaction to learning that Galehaut is gay in the contemporary ''ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''. (In the baseline arc, Eglante and Galehaut are in a relationship, although she does sometimes wonder about his knightly devotion to Lancelot. In the space arc, Eglante and Galehaut are in a relationship, and it's not clear if she knows he's also attracted to Lancelot or not.)

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* This is Eglante's reaction to learning that Galehaut is gay in the contemporary ''ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''.''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''. (In the baseline arc, Eglante and Galehaut are in a relationship, although she does sometimes wonder about his knightly devotion to Lancelot. In the space arc, Eglante and Galehaut are in a relationship, and it's not clear if she knows he's also attracted to Lancelot or not.)
19th Apr '16 1:00:53 AM konekootome
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* When Euphemia’s relationship with [[CrazyJealousGuy Sir Albert Raleigh]] grew rocky in ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'', she finds a great guy in Suzaku. He’s loyal, kind, professional, resilient, determined….and gay. And has a thing for her brother, Lelouch.
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21st Mar '16 4:22:55 PM DesertDragon
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* Happens in many a LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek film. Being gay is pretty much the only way a human male can appear in one of these and not be depicted as a horrible monster, in fact.

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* Happens in many a LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek film. Being In fact, being gay is pretty much the only way a human an adult male can appear in one of these and not be depicted as a horrible monster, in fact.monster.
21st Mar '16 4:22:03 PM DesertDragon
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Ironically, there is no shortage of gay men saying the reverse: that all the good men are taken or ''straight'', admiring the stereotypical positive traits of straight men (masculine mannerisms, straightforward with emotions, laid back attitude, etc.). There's some TruthInTelevision here though; given [[HumansAreFlawed human nature]], [[HappilyMarried healthy relationships]] are a [[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/seller%27s+market seller's market]] - the most desired goods are either "previously purchased" or otherwise "unavailable for sale" -- on ''both'' sides. Not to mention people's tendency to make sly, humorous negative observations along the lines of MurphysLaw. ("All the good men are gay… isn't that just my luck.")

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Ironically, there is no shortage of gay men saying the reverse: that all the good men are taken or ''straight'', admiring the stereotypical positive traits of straight men (masculine mannerisms, straightforward with emotions, laid back attitude, etc.). There's some TruthInTelevision here though; given [[HumansAreFlawed human nature]], [[HappilyMarried healthy relationships]] are a [[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/seller%27s+market seller's market]] - the most desired goods are either "previously purchased" out of stock or otherwise "unavailable unavailable for sale" sale -- on ''both'' sides. Not to mention people's tendency to make sly, humorous negative observations along the lines of MurphysLaw. ("All the good men are gay… isn't that just my luck.")
25th Sep '15 3:25:54 PM Acebrock
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* As a matter of cultural opinion, [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} Japanese]] women have the lowest average opinion of the romantic ability of their own country's male population, compared to women from any other country who have rated their own men. Japan is also a country where women (of all ages and social backgrounds) are far more likely to be fans of the BoysLove, and these relationships are usually portrayed with far more frank romance than Japanese straight relationships. So, as a female Japanese culture-wide attitude, [[AllTheGoodMenAreGay All The Good Men]] ''[[AllTheGoodMenAreGay Are]]'' [[AllTheGoodMenAreGay Gay]]. [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench Or are from Korean soap operas]].
* The feeling found in many a poor woman/girl when they find out their celebrity crush is gay. Unless they're a YaoiFangirl.
* Of course, many gay men [[IncompatibleOrientation only wish this were true]].
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