History Main / ButNotTooGay

9th Oct '16 3:36:28 PM StrixObscuro
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** In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways 2016}}'', despite the miniseries being written by an openly gay woman and featuring a lesbian version of ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} as the main character, the only actual lesbian kiss in the miniseries occurs in shadow.

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** In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways 2016}}'', 2015}}'', despite the miniseries being written by an openly gay woman and featuring a lesbian version of ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} as the main character, the only actual lesbian kiss in the miniseries occurs in shadow.
9th Oct '16 3:36:00 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''YoungAvengers'', gay couple Hulkling and Wiccan are seen doing little more than holding hands and sleeping together...clothed, while straight characters in love (also teenagers) have been shown kissing and sleeping naked, implying some off-panel nookie. Thankfully, [[spoiler: the last issue of Children's Crusade [[BigDamnKiss averts this]]. (Though every other instance in the series plays it straight.)]]
* Similar to the Young Avengers example above, the ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' featured almost no physical contact between Karolina and Xavin, even though they were supposed to be betrothed. This was probably for the best, since Vaughn and Alphona stubbornly insisted upon having Xavin take the form of a man despite him having promised to take a female form since Karolina's gay. But even after subsequent writing teams made Xavin female, there was still a noticeable lack of affectionate displays between them.

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* In ''YoungAvengers'', ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', gay couple Hulkling and Wiccan are seen doing little more than holding hands and sleeping together...together... clothed, while straight characters in love (also teenagers) have been shown kissing and sleeping naked, implying some off-panel nookie. Thankfully, [[spoiler: the last issue of Children's Crusade [[BigDamnKiss averts this]]. (Though every other instance in the series plays it straight.)]]
* Similar to the Young Avengers example above, the ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' featured almost no physical contact between Karolina and Xavin, even though they were supposed to be betrothed. This was probably for the best, since Vaughn and Alphona stubbornly insisted upon having Xavin take the form of a man despite him Xavin having promised to take a female form since Karolina's gay. But even after subsequent writing teams made Xavin female, there was still a noticeable lack of affectionate displays between them. In contrast, Nico and Victor are shown in bed together and a reference to Gert performing oral sex on Chase was published without comment.
** In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways 2016}}'', despite the miniseries being written by an openly gay woman and featuring a lesbian version of ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} as the main character, the only actual lesbian kiss in the miniseries occurs in shadow.
7th Sep '16 8:31:05 PM Gamermaster
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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has LesYay '''overflowing''' in [[ShipTease teasing]] and subtext, up and including two women sharing a bed and [[HasTwoMommies raising a daughter together]], and plenty of mentioned groping in the visual novels. But good luck seeing an actual kiss or explicit flirting in the actual show by anyone, [[NoKissingNoHuggig same sex or not]].

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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' has LesYay '''overflowing''' in [[ShipTease teasing]] and subtext, up and including two women sharing a bed and [[HasTwoMommies raising a daughter together]], and plenty of mentioned groping in the visual novels. [[AllThereInTheManual Sound Stages]]. But good luck seeing an actual kiss or explicit flirting in the actual show by anyone, [[NoKissingNoHuggig [[NoHuggingNoKissing same sex or not]].
24th Aug '16 6:44:10 PM DesertDragon
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This is sometimes a case of RealityEnsues, as many gay couples in real life avoid being affectionate in public for fear of unwanted attention (as was the retroactive justification for the page picture). But if we see them behind closed doors and they continue to act like over-sentimental roommates, it comes right back to being this trope. In Anglo-American media, fans and critics have noticed a pattern of female couples being more likely to be shown engaging in sexual activity on screen than male ones. This is thought to be due to a combination of MaleGaze and assumed GirlOnGirlIsHot among male audiences, which has led to lesbianism being turned into a [[SweepsWeekLesbianKiss promotional strategy]] that is expected to ''attract'' viewers rather than repel them, combined with an assumption that the same male target audiences will react negatively to homoerotic scenes between men.

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This is sometimes a case of RealityEnsues, as many gay couples in real life avoid being affectionate in public for fear of unwanted attention (as was the retroactive justification for the page picture). But if we see them behind closed doors and they continue to act like over-sentimental roommates, it comes right back to being this trope. In Anglo-American media, fans and critics have noticed a pattern of female couples being more likely to be shown engaging in sexual activity on screen than male ones. This is thought to be due to a combination of MaleGaze and assumed GirlOnGirlIsHot among male audiences, which has led to lesbianism being turned into a [[SweepsWeekLesbianKiss promotional strategy]] that is expected to ''attract'' viewers rather than repel them, combined with an assumption that the same male target audiences will react negatively to homoerotic scenes between men.
29th Jul '16 7:21:29 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has LesYay '''overflowing''' in [[ShipTease teasing]] and subtext, up and including two women sharing a bed and [[HasTwoMommies raising a daughter together]], and plenty of mentioned groping in the visual novels. But good luck seeing an actual kiss or explicit flirting in the actual show by anyone, same sex or not.

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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has LesYay '''overflowing''' in [[ShipTease teasing]] and subtext, up and including two women sharing a bed and [[HasTwoMommies raising a daughter together]], and plenty of mentioned groping in the visual novels. But good luck seeing an actual kiss or explicit flirting in the actual show by anyone, [[NoKissingNoHuggig same sex or not.not]].



* The ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime is interesting in that it is, even in the Japanese version, very coy about Haruka and Michiru. While the main, straight couple of the series still only kisses infrequently, Haruka and Michiru ''never'' kiss. On the flip side, while Usagi and Mamoru never indicate that they actually have a sex life (their daughter was born hundreds of years in the future), Haruka and Michiru are just about the only couple on the show that we ''know'' have been intimate.

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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
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The ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime is interesting in that it is, even in the Japanese version, very coy about Haruka and Michiru. While the main, straight couple of the series still only kisses infrequently, Haruka and Michiru ''never'' kiss. On the flip side, while Usagi and Mamoru never indicate that they actually have a sex life (their daughter was born hundreds of years in the future), Haruka and Michiru are just about the only couple on the show that we ''know'' have been intimate.




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* WordOfGod is one scene in ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}'' was censored so that two men on a date kissed on the cheeks instead of on the lips.
28th Jul '16 4:44:03 AM Adept
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* AdamLambert is this in spades. In real life, his sexuality has no shortage of mention. If you look at the few music videos he has, though, you'd get the impression that he is either CampStraight or a snake zoophile.

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* AdamLambert Music/AdamLambert is this in spades. In real life, his sexuality has no shortage of mention. If you look at the few music videos he has, though, you'd get the impression that he is either CampStraight or a snake zoophile.
11th Jun '16 6:50:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/SouthOfNowhere'' dipped in and out of this trope. TeenNick apparently had no problems with cute pecks and hugging with the two lesbian characters Spencer and Ashley, but this was in contrast to the straight couples fully making out and displaying more affection for each other. And most of the time, they didn't even touch other.

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* ''Series/SouthOfNowhere'' dipped in and out of this trope. TeenNick Creator/TeenNick apparently had no problems with cute pecks and hugging with the two lesbian characters Spencer and Ashley, but this was in contrast to the straight couples fully making out and displaying more affection for each other. And most of the time, they didn't even touch other.
7th May '16 6:23:05 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Subtrope of SelectiveSquick. See also GetBackInTheCloset for media ''with'' gay love content, but it is just rated higher than media with heterosexual love scenes and the like. There is some overlap with HideYourLesbians. For bisexual characters, see ButNotTooBi. See HaveIMentionedIAmGay when a show with supposedly gay characters doesn't ever reach even ''this'' level of physical affection between gay characters.

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Subtrope of SelectiveSquick. See also GetBackInTheCloset for media ''with'' gay love content, but it is just rated higher than media with heterosexual love scenes and the like. There is some overlap with HideYourLesbians. For bisexual characters, see ButNotTooBi. See HaveIMentionedIAmGay when a show with supposedly gay characters doesn't ever reach even ''this'' level of physical affection between gay characters.
1st May '16 1:50:56 PM Heythereitsjoe
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* Averted in ''Series/{{UnbreakableKimmySchmidt}}''. As the second season's only stable couple, there are more instances of Titus and Mikey kissing or being physically affectionate than from straight characters.

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* Averted in ''Series/{{UnbreakableKimmySchmidt}}''.''Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt''. As the second season's only stable couple, there are more instances of Titus and Mikey kissing or being physically affectionate than from straight characters.
1st May '16 1:49:29 PM Heythereitsjoe
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* Averted in ''Series/{{UnbreakableKimmySchmidt}}''. As the second season's only stable couple, there are more instances of Titus and Mikey kissing or being physically affectionate than from straight characters.
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