History Main / Gayngster

26th Nov '16 3:46:28 PM HasturHasturHastur
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A homosexual member of organized crime. This is particularly common in British works set around the 1950s and 60s, as the notorious 1960s LondonGangster Ronnie Kray was fairly openly bisexual. Many fictional Gayngsters are NoCelebritiesWereHarmed fictionalised versions of him, to some degree. In the US, the Gayngster is often a ScaryBlackMan or Latino. The character can be repressed or fairly open about it, but an important idea is the contrast between his "un-masculine" (how he would see it) sexual orientation and brutal, macho behavior.

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A homosexual member of organized crime. This is particularly common in British works set around the 1950s and 60s, as the notorious 1960s LondonGangster Ronnie Kray was fairly openly bisexual. Many fictional Gayngsters are NoCelebritiesWereHarmed fictionalised versions of him, to some degree. In the US, the Gayngster is often a ScaryBlackMan or Latino. The character can be repressed or fairly open about it, but an important idea is the contrast between his "un-masculine" (how he would see it) sexual orientation and brutal, macho behavior.
behavior. "Banjee" has long been both an LGBTQ and an urban slang term to refer to a young gay black or Latino male who dresses and acts in an unambiguously urban macho manner.
18th Nov '16 8:36:39 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[spoiler: If it wasn't for Bob's quick thinking in Lennie's hideout, the whole Wild Bunch, Johnny and [[BadAss possibly]] Archy would be dead. He puts two-and-two together when Johnny mentions Lennie "grassing Archy up", to realize A: that "Sidney Shaw" is Lenny, and B: that Archy must know about "Sidney".]]

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** [[spoiler: If it wasn't for Bob's quick thinking in Lennie's hideout, the whole Wild Bunch, Johnny and [[BadAss possibly]] possibly Archy would be dead. He puts two-and-two together when Johnny mentions Lennie "grassing Archy up", to realize A: that "Sidney Shaw" is Lenny, and B: that Archy must know about "Sidney".]]
28th Oct '16 7:24:15 PM themasterplanner
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* Season 3 of ''Series/Gotham'' revealed that Oswald Cobblepot, aka the Penguin, is in love with [[spoiler:Edward Nygma]].

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* Season 3 of ''Series/Gotham'' ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' revealed that Oswald Cobblepot, aka the Penguin, is in love with [[spoiler:Edward Nygma]].
28th Oct '16 7:22:39 PM themasterplanner
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* Season 3 of ''Series/Gotham'' revealed that Oswald Cobblepot, aka the Penguin, is in love with [[spoiler:Edward Nygma]].
20th Oct '16 1:41:34 AM LondonKdS
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* One ''ComicBook/{{Grendel}}'' story has [[DiabolicalMastermind Hunter Rose]] intervening to stop members of a gang he's taken over from killing a Gayngster out of homophobia, making very clear that [[EqualOpportunityEvil he views such prejudice as primitive and hypocritical]].
14th Aug '16 8:15:24 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TheMechanic2011''. The first contract killing that Bishop gives to his protégé Steve is to kill Burke, a ManlyGay rival hitman. Fortunately he HasAType -- young men from troubled backgrounds who own cute dogs. So Bishop buys a [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter chihuahua]] from the animal shelter and tells Steve to start exercising it around where Burke goes for coffee.



* Egon the Poof, a Berlin gangster in "O.G.P.U Prison" by Creator/SvenHassel that Porta and Tiny make various attempts to kill off.



* ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'': Alex -- former smuggler for an international drug cartel, and a lesbian -- is the most notable example, but seeing as it's a show about a women's prison, full of bi-and-lesbian criminals, there are other characters with shades of it as well.

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* ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'': Alex -- former smuggler for an international drug cartel, and a lesbian -- is the most notable example, but seeing as it's a [[GirlsBehindBars show about a women's prison, prison]], full of bi-and-lesbian criminals, there are other characters with shades of it as well.well.
* The ''Fallen Angels'' episode "The Professional Man" is about Johnny Lamb, a homosexual elevator operator who moonlights as a hitman. He's sleeping with the boyfriend of his boss, but unfortunately the boss orders his boyfriend killed. ConsummateProfessional that he is, Lamb carries out the hit despite having real feelings for him. Lamb isn't made to feel any better by his [[AbhorrentAdmirer boss]] implying that he'd make a good ReplacementGoldfish.
11th Jul '16 3:42:16 AM Hanz
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* AssassinsCreedSyndicate has Maxwell Roth, a brutal Victorian-era LondonGangster and the mastermind of the Templar-controlled Blighters street gang. He has ''insane'' amounts of FoeYay with the game's male protagonist Jacob Frye, and WordOfGay confirmed that his overtures towards him, [[spoiler:such as giving him a TakeThatKiss before dying]], were not intended to [[FauxYay spite him]] but out of genuine attraction to him.

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* AssassinsCreedSyndicate Videogame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate has Maxwell Roth, a brutal Victorian-era LondonGangster and the mastermind of the Templar-controlled Blighters street gang. He has ''insane'' amounts of FoeYay with the game's male protagonist Jacob Frye, and WordOfGay confirmed that his overtures towards him, [[spoiler:such as giving him a TakeThatKiss before dying]], were not intended to [[FauxYay spite him]] but out of genuine attraction to him.
25th Jun '16 11:47:07 AM Dravencour
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* Vito on ''Series/TheSopranos''. A straight deconstruction as the other gangsters find it disgusting, his only defender is given a hard time, [[spoiler: Vito has to flee and is eventually killed for being gay]].

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* Vito on ''Series/TheSopranos''. A straight deconstruction as the other gangsters find it disgusting, his only defender is given a hard time, [[spoiler: Vito [[spoiler:and he has to flee and is eventually killed ultimately gets whacked for being gay]].it. The Sicilian mafia is not known for its tolerance]].



** In another, a trio of mafia men are introduced to a new capo, who has a reputation for being scary and ruthless. He repeatedly agressively berates the three of them for certain transgressions, but each time he gradually starts speaking like an effeminate gay man, and when he's finished, leaves the room for a little while. This eventually causes the gangsters to notice that their new boss is certainly scary, but gets a little "elegant" in his tirades. Finally, when the boss threatens to kill one of them they are suddenly interupted by two policemen, but these also turn out to be camp gay.

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** In another, a trio of mafia men are introduced to a new capo, who has a reputation for being scary and ruthless. He repeatedly agressively aggressively berates the three of them for certain transgressions, but each time he gradually starts speaking like an effeminate gay man, and when he's finished, leaves the room for a little while. This eventually causes the gangsters to notice that their new boss is certainly scary, but gets a little "elegant" in his tirades. Finally, when the boss threatens to kill one of them they are suddenly interupted by two policemen, but these also turn out to be camp gay.



* ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'': Alex--former smuggler for an international drug cartel, and a lesbian--is the most notable example, but seeing as it's a show about a women's prison, full of bi-and-lesbian criminals, there are other characters with shades of it as well.

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* ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'': Alex--former Alex -- former smuggler for an international drug cartel, and a lesbian--is lesbian -- is the most notable example, but seeing as it's a show about a women's prison, full of bi-and-lesbian criminals, there are other characters with shades of it as well.
21st May '16 7:25:02 PM Eievie
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* ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'': Rose is a international kingpin, and a lesbian.

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* ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'': Rose is a an international kingpin, crime boss, and a lesbian.
21st May '16 7:21:09 PM Eievie
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Not related to {{Gayngst}}, but overlap is possible. May overlap and BadassGay, since [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster crime is cool]]. Also see ArmouredClosetGay, ManlyGay


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Not related to {{Gayngst}}, but overlap is possible. May overlap and with BadassGay, since [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster crime is cool]]. Also see ArmouredClosetGay, ManlyGay

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