History Main / ButNotTooGay

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.
1st Apr '16 11:50:04 PM Dee_Dee
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* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' [[{{MagicalQueer}} Witch Boy Luke]] the first thing we learn about him is that he is gay but he does not even have a boyfriend on screen let alone shows him giving one affection [[{{BuryYourGays}} before he is killed off]]. Averted in Season 7 with Lesbian couple Mary Louise and Nora.

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* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' [[{{MagicalQueer}} Witch Boy Luke]] [[{{HaveIMentionedIAmGay}} the first thing we learn about him is that he is gay but he does not even have a boyfriend on screen let alone shows him giving one affection affection]] [[{{BuryYourGays}} before he is killed off]]. Averted in Season 7 with Lesbian couple Mary Louise and Nora.
1st Apr '16 11:41:04 PM Dee_Dee
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*''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' [[{{MagicalQueer}} Witch Boy Luke]] the first thing we learn about him is that he is gay but he does not even have a boyfriend on screen let alone shows him giving one affection [[{{BuryYourGays}} before he is killed off]]. Averted in Season 7 with Lesbian couple Mary Louise and Nora.
**Averted also in Spinoff Series ''Series/TheOriginals'' with [[{{StarcrossedLovers}} werewolf Aiden and vampire Josh]]
17th Mar '16 10:54:05 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 straight couples' private behavior while the gays continue to act like overly-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 straight couples' private behavior while the gays them behind closed doors and they continue to act like overly-sentimental 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.
9th Mar '16 2:43:33 PM Pichu-kun
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* Averted in ''Series/{{Riverdale}}''. Kevin is portrayed as ''[[ReallyGetsAround very]]'' sexually active'' and is a HormoneAddledTeenager.

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* Averted in ''Series/{{Riverdale}}''. Kevin is portrayed as ''[[ReallyGetsAround very]]'' sexually active'' active and is a HormoneAddledTeenager.
9th Mar '16 2:41:45 PM Pichu-kun
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* Averted in ''Series/{{Riverdale}}''. Kevin is portrayed as ''[[ReallyGetsAround very]]'' sexually active'' and is a HormoneAddledTeenager.
31st Dec '15 3:21:53 PM gophergiggles
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* Done in a ''very'' [[TropesAreNotBad realistic and positive manner]] with Gus And Wally in ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill''. While the show wasn't afraid to show them getting ''very'' gay at times (their first appearance is a prolonged affectionate on-the-mouth kiss, and one episode focuses on how they met and fell in love), for the most part the "gay" aspect of their relationship isn't much focused on. Nearly all the comedy from these two comes from how mismatched of a couple they are.
* FanPreferredCouple Lyra and Bon Bon got this in [[LowerDeckEpisode Slice Of Life]] on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. While the couple insisted with ''heavy'' emphasis that they were "best friends", their body language was incredibly romantic and the context of their conversation was akin to a lover's quarrel. It was mostly done [[PlayedForLaughs tongue-in-cheek]] to parody [[{{Shipping}} Shippers]] (as the entire episode was a ShoutOut to the PeripheryDemographic), but there's little doubt it was also done this way so they could deny everything if the MoralGuardians took offense.

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