History Main / FauxYay

7th Jul '16 10:12:19 PM dasuberkaiser
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* Pegasus in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' flirts with the other male characters and displays an assortment of stereotypical gay traits. However, he's actually straight and had a wife, and tries to kill the main characters when they uncover this fact.
-->'''Pegasus:''' I'm afraid you all have seen to much. Can't have people thinking I'm straight.
* The Onion [[http://www.theonion.com/content/news/bar_skanks_announce_plans_to_kiss satirizes the faux Les Yay]].
* Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses and affiliates: The recent rise in HoYay might be due to this, or just [[ShippingGoggles the slashfans getting more adept at spotting it]].
* Ethan and Simon of the Creator/UltimateSidemen sometimes pair up to bring the power of [[PortmanteauCoupleName Emon]], which has worked out in some sessions in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' and ''TabletopGame/TrivialPursuit''. The other members also occasionally play this up with one another to a lesser extent (possibly greater with [[Creator/{{KSI}} JJ]]).
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[[folder:Web Originals]]
* Pegasus in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' flirts with the other male characters and displays an assortment of stereotypical gay traits. However, he's actually straight and had a wife, and tries to kill the main characters when they uncover this fact.
-->'''Pegasus:''' I'm afraid you all have seen to much. Can't have people thinking I'm straight.
* The Onion [[http://www.theonion.com/content/news/bar_skanks_announce_plans_to_kiss satirizes the faux Les Yay]].
* Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses and affiliates: The recent rise in HoYay might be due to this, or just [[ShippingGoggles the slashfans getting more adept at spotting it]].
* Ethan and Simon of the Creator/UltimateSidemen sometimes pair up to bring the power of [[PortmanteauCoupleName Emon]], which has worked out in some sessions in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' and ''TabletopGame/TrivialPursuit''. The other members also occasionally play this up with one another to a lesser extent (possibly greater with [[Creator/{{KSI}} JJ]]).
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25th May '16 7:53:07 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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** It didn't fully go away, the character basically "just acted that way," including outright trying to kiss male competitors mid-match and such. Especially in his later "unstable" phase where he came out in varying costumes as ___Dust, half the time it was something along the lines of semi-cross-dressing [[MarilynManson MansonDust]]. After his time in the spotlight faded and he was in and out (pun not intended) of the company, the character has boiled down to "Dustin Runnels in gold-and-black facepaint".

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** It didn't fully go away, the character basically "just acted that way," including outright trying to kiss male competitors mid-match and such. Especially in his later "unstable" phase where he came out in varying costumes as ___Dust, half the time it was something along the lines of semi-cross-dressing [[MarilynManson [[Music/MarilynManson MansonDust]]. After his time in the spotlight faded and he was in and out (pun not intended) of the company, the character has boiled down to "Dustin Runnels in gold-and-black facepaint".
11th May '16 6:50:41 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Moe partners with Wayland Smithers to turn Moe's into a gay bar. Moe's new patrons assume he's gay and he doesn't [[IncrediblyLamePun set them straight]] for fear of losing them as customers. Moe even starts to [[BecomingTheMask become the mask]] because of all the acceptance and adoration of said patrons, but [[StatusQuoIsGod all is back to normal]] by the end of the episode.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Moe partners with Wayland Smithers to turn Moe's into a gay bar. Moe's new patrons assume he's gay and he doesn't [[IncrediblyLamePun set them straight]] for fear of losing them as customers. Moe even starts to [[BecomingTheMask become the mask]] because of all the acceptance and adoration of said patrons, but [[StatusQuoIsGod all is back to normal]] by the end of the episode.
4th May '16 9:15:58 PM nombretomado
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** ChristinaAguilera was there and got a kiss from Madonna too. But no one remembers that.

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** ChristinaAguilera Music/ChristinaAguilera was there and got a kiss from Madonna too. But no one remembers that.



* Possibly DavidBowie; over time, he has gone back and forth over what his sexual orientation is. That said some of his characters, most notably Ziggy Stardust, ''were'' definitely gay or bisexual.

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* Possibly DavidBowie; Music/DavidBowie; over time, he has gone back and forth over what his sexual orientation is. That said some of his characters, most notably Ziggy Stardust, ''were'' definitely gay or bisexual.



* Bands engaging in Stage Gay at various times include: Music/PanicAtTheDisco, Music/MyChemicalRomance ([[http://pic37.flodeo.com/photos/37/AE/AJ/CheMiiCaLeRaWaYiieRo/10017598-11875808.jpg 1]], [[http://www.so-bad.net/lj/mcrp/45.gif 2]])(the gayest members of which have all now married hot women, go figure), [[http://www.freewebs.com/emo_guys_kissing/bertquinn.jpg The Used]]...
** In recent years, pretty much every male-fronted band without a macho or wholesome image to keep up will do this. Thank DavidBowie.
** A recent instance is [[http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n134/LambyToes/?action=view¤t=peteffwardtogodownonbden.gif this]] from the A & K Acoustic event involving Music/FallOutBoy frontman Pete Wentz and Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie.

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* Bands engaging in Stage Gay at various times include: Music/PanicAtTheDisco, Music/MyChemicalRomance ([[http://pic37.flodeo.com/photos/37/AE/AJ/CheMiiCaLeRaWaYiieRo/10017598-11875808.jpg 1]], [[http://www.so-bad.net/lj/mcrp/45.gif 2]])(the gayest members of which have all now married hot women, go figure), [[http://www.freewebs.com/emo_guys_kissing/bertquinn.jpg The Used]]...
** In recent years,
Used]]...It became de rigeur for pretty much every male-fronted band without a macho or wholesome image to keep up will do this. Thank DavidBowie.
** A recent instance is [[http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n134/LambyToes/?action=view¤t=peteffwardtogodownonbden.gif this]] from the A & K Acoustic event involving Music/FallOutBoy frontman Pete Wentz and Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie.
Music/DavidBowie.



* JimiHendrix, aware that many people [[{{Mondegreen}} misheard]] the "Purple Haze" lyric "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky" as "...kiss this guy," would playfully point at Experience bandmate Noel Redding when performing the song live. On at least two occasions he even mimed kissing him.

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* JimiHendrix, Music/JimiHendrix, aware that many people [[{{Mondegreen}} misheard]] the "Purple Haze" lyric "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky" as "...kiss this guy," would playfully point at Experience bandmate Noel Redding when performing the song live. On at least two occasions he even mimed kissing him.
10th Apr '16 11:17:11 PM aye_amber
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* Oshare band AnCafe are fond of Stage gay, especially the original members (Bou and Miku particularly).

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* Oshare band AnCafe Music/AnCafe are fond of Stage gay, especially the original members (Bou and Miku particularly).
8th Mar '16 4:41:35 AM Adept
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* Bands engaging in Stage Gay at various times include: PanicAtTheDisco, MyChemicalRomance ([[http://pic37.flodeo.com/photos/37/AE/AJ/CheMiiCaLeRaWaYiieRo/10017598-11875808.jpg 1]], [[http://www.so-bad.net/lj/mcrp/45.gif 2]])(the gayest members of which have all now married hot women, go figure), [[http://www.freewebs.com/emo_guys_kissing/bertquinn.jpg The Used]]...

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* Bands engaging in Stage Gay at various times include: PanicAtTheDisco, MyChemicalRomance Music/PanicAtTheDisco, Music/MyChemicalRomance ([[http://pic37.flodeo.com/photos/37/AE/AJ/CheMiiCaLeRaWaYiieRo/10017598-11875808.jpg 1]], [[http://www.so-bad.net/lj/mcrp/45.gif 2]])(the gayest members of which have all now married hot women, go figure), [[http://www.freewebs.com/emo_guys_kissing/bertquinn.jpg The Used]]...



** A recent instance is [[http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n134/LambyToes/?action=view¤t=peteffwardtogodownonbden.gif this]] from the A & K Acoustic event involving FallOutBoy frontman Pete Wentz and [[PanicAtTheDisco Panic! at the Disco]] frontman Brendon Urie.

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** A recent instance is [[http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n134/LambyToes/?action=view¤t=peteffwardtogodownonbden.gif this]] from the A & K Acoustic event involving FallOutBoy Music/FallOutBoy frontman Pete Wentz and [[PanicAtTheDisco Panic! at the Disco]] Disco frontman Brendon Urie.
22nd Feb '16 10:20:37 PM StrixObscuro
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* A ''WKRPInCincinnati'' episode had Johnny buying a condo with a surprise windfall. He very soon wants out of the cloying surroundings of 'Gone With The Wind Acres', but signed an ironclad contract. The condo board very quickly lets him go, though, when he affects a very flamboyant manner with his 'partner' Venus.

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* A ''WKRPInCincinnati'' ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' episode had Johnny buying a condo with a surprise windfall. He very soon wants out of the cloying surroundings of 'Gone With The Wind Acres', but signed an ironclad contract. The condo board very quickly lets him go, though, when he affects a very flamboyant manner with his 'partner' Venus.



* An episode of ''{{Series/House}}'' has a neighbor assume that House and Wilson, who have just moved into a condo Wilson bought, are gay. This is rather disconcerting to Wilson, who was attempting to hit on her at the time. House camps it up (for example, he orders a huge ''AChorusLine'' poster and opens it excitedly in the hallway when the neighbor is walking by) to screw with Wilson and also as part of a rather convoluted plot to have sex with the pretty neighbor himself.

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* An episode of ''{{Series/House}}'' ''Series/{{House}}'' has a neighbor assume that House and Wilson, who have just moved into a condo Wilson bought, are gay. This is rather disconcerting to Wilson, who was attempting to hit on her at the time. House camps it up (for example, he orders a huge ''AChorusLine'' ''Theatre/AChorusLine'' poster and opens it excitedly in the hallway when the neighbor is walking by) to screw with Wilson and also as part of a rather convoluted plot to have sex with the pretty neighbor himself.




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* An episode of ''Series/{{Donny}} sees protagonist Donny Deutsche MistakenForGay. For a while, he rolls with it after realizing that it boosts his ratings.
* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' has dipped into this well at least twice. The first time, Drew and Oswald pretended to be a gay couple so that Drew could use his company health insurance to buy a hip replacement for his dog Speedy. The second time, Drew and Mr. Wick posed as a couple so that they could get a civil union, because Mr. Wick hoped that he could get a green card out of it.
* On ''Series/{{Quantico}}'', Simon Asher pretends to be gay to distract people from other aspects of his life that he'd rather not disclose.



* Max Galactica hits on Phoenix Wright ("You've stolen one of my hearts!" when Phoenix pulls an Ace of Hearts from his deck) in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney''. However, the flamboyant camp performer's persona masks [[spoiler: a Southern-fried country boy.]] However, Max seems to prefer CampStraight to CampGay.

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* Max Galactica hits on Phoenix Wright ("You've stolen one of my hearts!" when Phoenix pulls an Ace of Hearts from his deck) in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney''. However, the flamboyant camp performer's persona masks [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a Southern-fried country boy.]] However, Max seems to prefer CampStraight to CampGay.



* Inverted in ''PennyAndAggie'', when at a party, Cyndi publicly makes out with Daphne, a lesbian who's been established as desperate for a partner, and then turns to tell Marshall that she's essentially straight; Daphne is visibly hurt at this, and later insights into Cyndi's character (including that she most certainly does like girls, Sara in particular) suggest that hurting Daphne was her primary goal.
** In the sequel series ''{{QUILTBAG}}'', Lisa was accused of this when she kept bringing up her then-current relationship with Stan and then thrown out of a party for a lesbian sorority. In fact, she was bisexual.

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* Inverted in ''PennyAndAggie'', ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'', when at a party, Cyndi publicly makes out with Daphne, a lesbian who's been established as desperate for a partner, and then turns to tell Marshall that she's essentially straight; Daphne is visibly hurt at this, and later insights into Cyndi's character (including that she most certainly does like girls, Sara in particular) suggest that hurting Daphne was her primary goal.
** In the sequel series ''{{QUILTBAG}}'', ''Webcomic/{{QUILTBAG}}'', Lisa was accused of this when she kept bringing up her then-current relationship with Stan and then thrown out of a party for a lesbian sorority. In fact, she was bisexual.



* UK funny-man RussellBrand reportedly [[http://celebrities.ninemsn.com.au/blog.aspx?blogentryid=250687&showcomments=true pretends to be gay]] to charm women into bed. He also makes out with Creator/NoelFielding a lot, who is equally straight...ish.

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* UK funny-man RussellBrand Creator/RussellBrand reportedly [[http://celebrities.ninemsn.com.au/blog.aspx?blogentryid=250687&showcomments=true pretends to be gay]] to charm women into bed. He also makes out with Creator/NoelFielding a lot, who is equally straight...ish.



* The famous Creator/DavidTennant / Creator/JohnBarrowman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Jfq5UAk1Bxc#t=300s kiss]] although this is less "pretending to be gay" as "[[PanderingToTheBase driving]] the {{fangirl}}s [[{{Squee}} insane]]."
* Similarly, Creator/JaredPadalecki does this, both to drive fangirls insane and to play pranks on his ''Supernatural'' costars. The blooper reels are filled with ass-slapping, kissy faces, and general sillyness.

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* The famous Creator/DavidTennant / Creator/JohnBarrowman Creator/DavidTennant[=/=]Creator/JohnBarrowman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Jfq5UAk1Bxc#t=300s kiss]] although this is less "pretending to be gay" as "[[PanderingToTheBase driving]] the {{fangirl}}s [[{{Squee}} insane]]."
* Similarly, Creator/JaredPadalecki does this, both to drive fangirls insane and to play pranks on his ''Supernatural'' costars. The blooper reels are filled with ass-slapping, kissy faces, and general sillyness.silliness.


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* Towards the end of her career, when she was reduced to performing in softcore erotic films, Dana Plato (of ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' fame) tried to resurrect her career by coming out as a lesbian. This being back in 1998, it did not boost her career, and she ended up giving up the pretense soon afterwards and getting engaged to a man.
16th Feb '16 10:11:41 PM StrixObscuro
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* ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' once had a subplot where the second Ice did this towards Fire, as well as reforming herself to look like the original Ice. It turned out that Ice was purposefully trying to make Fire uncomfortable so that Fire would realize that she wasn't the same person as the first Ice, a now deceased heroine who had been Fire's best friend.

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* ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' once had a subplot where the second Ice did this towards Fire, as well as reforming herself to look like the original Ice. It turned out that Ice was purposefully trying to make Fire uncomfortable so that Fire would realize that she wasn't the same person as the first Ice, a now deceased heroine who had been Fire's best friend.



* In ''AmericanPie 2'', two girls act physically intimately in order to 'have fun' with the boys by [[GuyOnGuyIsHot making them do the same]], despite revealing at the end that they do in fact both like men. They are not actually in a relationship and it's left open to interpretation whether they're actually also interested in women, or just very comfortable with each other.

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* In ''AmericanPie ''Film/AmericanPie 2'', two girls act physically intimately in order to 'have fun' with the boys by [[GuyOnGuyIsHot making them do the same]], despite revealing at the end that they do in fact both like men. They are not actually in a relationship and it's left open to interpretation whether they're actually also interested in women, or just very comfortable with each other.


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* In the first book of ''Literature/TalesOfTheCity'', after losing her job, Mona cynically gets back together with her wealthy ex-girlfriend D'orothea so that she can move in to D'orothea's place for a while and save on rent while she looks for a new job.
6th Feb '16 10:47:39 PM nombretomado
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** Another early episode has Hawkeye telling a visiting soldier (played by LeslieNielsen) that Frank has a crush on ''him''.
* On ''ThreesCompany'', Jack pretends to be gay to be allowed to share an apartment with two female roommates.

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** Another early episode has Hawkeye telling a visiting soldier (played by LeslieNielsen) Creator/LeslieNielsen) that Frank has a crush on ''him''.
* On ''ThreesCompany'', ''Series/ThreesCompany'', Jack pretends to be gay to be allowed to share an apartment with two female roommates.



* The Season 7 ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' episode ''Out With Dad'' involved Martin pretending to be homosexual on Valentine's Day, in order to stave off the advances of Frasier's date's mother. This being ''{{Frasier}}'', a FawltyTowersPlot ensued.

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* The Season 7 ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' episode ''Out "Out With Dad'' Dad" involved Martin pretending to be homosexual on Valentine's Day, in order to stave off the advances of Frasier's date's mother. This being ''{{Frasier}}'', ''Frasier'', a FawltyTowersPlot ensued.



* ''TheMightyBoosh'': After Dennis the Head Shaman catches Vince with his wife, Vince uses this to avoid getting his head cut off, and has to live with the short-term fallout. They both get over it pretty quickly and both end up with other women by the end of the episode.

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* ''TheMightyBoosh'': ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'': After Dennis the Head Shaman catches Vince with his wife, Vince uses this to avoid getting his head cut off, and has to live with the short-term fallout. They both get over it pretty quickly and both end up with other women by the end of the episode.
3rd Feb '16 8:52:41 PM Hossmeister
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** It's also possible the band did the song InTheStyleOf Morrissey of Music/TheSmiths, who is known for his bisexuality and camp lyrics.
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