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27th Apr '18 7:23:14 AM Smeagol17
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The LGBT community has a variety of subcultures and groups. One component has historical roots to the BDSM community and to biker culture, resulting in a noticeable number of gay men wearing a LOT of cured animal hide in suggestive cuts.

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The LGBT community has a variety of subcultures and groups. One component has historical roots to in the BDSM community and to biker culture, resulting in a noticeable number of gay men wearing a LOT of cured animal hide in suggestive cuts.
8th Apr '18 9:37:43 PM nombretomado
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* Australian actor Vernon Wells is best known for playing this type of character: Wez in ''[[Film/MadMax The Road Warrior]]'' and Cpt. Bennett in ''Film/{{Commando}}'' are probably the best known.

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* Australian actor Vernon Wells is best known for playing this type of character: Wez in ''[[Film/MadMax The Road Warrior]]'' ''Film/TheRoadWarrior'' and Cpt. Bennett in ''Film/{{Commando}}'' are probably the best known.
22nd Jan '18 4:11:05 PM AnotherGuy
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[[caption-width-right:274:Glenn Hughes. [[Music/VillagePeople Village Person]]. 19502001. Buried in this very outfit (ironically, this entertainer was actually [[MistakenForGay straight]]).]]

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11th Jan '18 10:03:57 PM KidDynamite
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* Glenn Hughes (important note: '''not''' the one from Deep Purple/Black Sabbath, who is a different guy with the same name) provides the page image. He was an actual motorcycle enthusiast even before joining Music/TheVillagePeople.

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* Glenn Hughes (important note: '''not''' the one from Deep Purple/Black Sabbath, Music/DeepPurple and Music/BlackSabbath, who is a different guy with the same name) provides the page image. He was an actual motorcycle enthusiast even before joining Music/TheVillagePeople.



* Freddie Mercury of Music/{{Queen}}.



* And of course Freddie Mercury of Music/{{Queen}}.


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* Adrian Adonis originally wore a black leather jacket and cap to the ring, long before he became the CampGay "Adorable Adrian".
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17th Jul '17 7:01:03 PM JohnnyNevada
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* In ''ComicStrip/ACoupleOfGuys'', Eric and Joey enjoy wearing leather. This includes going to a leather bar, as well as annual trips to UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} for its (real life) annual leather convention.
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2nd Jul '17 7:57:49 PM angie710
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The leather tradition is generally traced back to gay servicemen returning from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. They became the biker gangs of TheFifties, and the subculture grew from there. The BDSM part sort of merged in later, though it's not a bonafide requirement that a leatherman be into kink. In fact, some of the older leathermen (the "old guard") have few, if any, BDSM tendencies. Just a strict code of honor, obedience to tradition and hierarchy and a strict set of rules.

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The leather tradition is generally traced back to gay servicemen returning from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. They became the biker gangs of TheFifties, and the subculture grew from there. The BDSM part sort of merged in later, though it's not a bonafide requirement that a leatherman be into kink. In fact, some of the older leathermen (the "old guard") have few, if any, BDSM tendencies. Just [[GoodOldWays a strict code of honor, obedience to tradition and hierarchy and a strict set of rules.
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19th Jun '17 2:49:42 AM AgProv
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* In their early days, the Music/BlueOysterCult tended to the leather look. (Check out the inner sleeve photos on ''On Your Feet - Or On Your Knees''.) They had a substantial following garnered from two New York groups - gays and bikers. A stage look[[note]] and songs - check out the ''very'' ambiguous lyrics to ''Dominance and Submission''[[/note]] that appealed to both was a no-brainer. Bass player Joey Bouchard recalls they got their stage leather from a BDSM boutique specialising in gay bondage.

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* In their early days, the Music/BlueOysterCult tended to the leather look. (Check out the inner sleeve photos on ''On Your Feet - Or On Your Knees''.) They had a substantial following garnered from two New York groups - gays and bikers. A stage look[[note]] and songs - check out the ''very'' ambiguous lyrics to ''Dominance and Submission''[[/note]] that appealed to both was a no-brainer. Bass player Joey Bouchard recalls they got their stage leather from a BDSM boutique specialising in gay bondage. The gay bar in the ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' series is called ''The Blue Oyster'' and could well be {{Homage}} to this...
29th Jan '17 6:35:49 AM StFan
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* The exploits of comedian Masaki Sumitani's character Razor Ramon HG (a weird combination of the Leatherman and the FlamboyantGay; Sumitani claims Hard Gay's mannerisms are inspired by actual {{Flamboyant Gay}}s he has met).
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* [[ComicBook/{{X-Factor}} X-Factor's]] and [[ComicBook/XForce formerly X-Force's]] Shatterstar, wears primarily white leather outfits with some [[FemaleGaze suggestive]] seam placement.

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* [[ComicBook/{{X-Factor}} X-Factor's]] ComicBook/XFactor's and [[ComicBook/XForce formerly X-Force's]] Shatterstar, ComicBook/XForce's Shatterstar wears primarily white leather outfits with some [[FemaleGaze suggestive]] seam placement.



-->'''Daniel:''' I look like a Music/VillagePeople. [sic]
-->'''David:''' My favorite! Music with ''meaning''!

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* The exploits of comedian Masaki Sumitani's character Razor Ramon HG (a weird combination of the Leatherman and the FlamboyantGay; Sumitani claims Hard Gay's mannerisms are inspired by actual {{Flamboyant Gay}}s he has met).

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* ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'' features a scene in which Louis has sex with a random leatherman in Central Park. The exploits of comedian Masaki Sumitani's character Razor Ramon HG (a weird combination of is aptly named "(leather)man in the park", and is supposed to be played by the actor who plays Louis' ex-lover Prior.
* Michel Tremblay's ''Hosanna'' depicts a relationship between a DragQueen (the title character) and a
Leatherman and the FlamboyantGay; Sumitani claims Hard Gay's mannerisms are inspired by actual {{Flamboyant Gay}}s he has met).biker named Cuirette.



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* ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'' features a scene in which Louis has sex with a random leatherman in Central Park. The character is aptly named "(leather)man in the park", and is supposed to be played by the actor who plays Louis' ex-lover Prior.
* Michel Tremblay's ''Hosanna'' depicts a relationship between a DragQueen (the title character) and a Leatherman biker named Cuirette.
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* Flak the weapons dealer in ''VideoGame/Fallout3''.
** The ''player character'' in ''Fallout 3'' and ''[[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas New Vegas]]'', can be this if they like (and are male); a lot of raider armor in particular is suited to it. And then there's the Confirmed Bachelor perk, which gives you some rather suggestive dialog choices with men.

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* Flak the weapons dealer in ''VideoGame/Fallout3''.
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''VideoGame/Fallout3''. The ''player character'' in ''Fallout 3'' and ''[[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas New Vegas]]'', can be this if they like (and are male); a lot of raider armor in particular is suited to it. And then there's the Confirmed Bachelor perk, which gives you some rather suggestive dialog choices with men.



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15th Jan '17 4:13:26 PM nombretomado
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** Rob Halford plays the leader of the fire barons (essentially wearing his old outfit) in ''BrutalLegend''. Interestingly, he also plays a preening Hair Metal singer, and the fire barons hate him.

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** Rob Halford plays the leader of the fire barons (essentially wearing his old outfit) in ''BrutalLegend''.''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''. Interestingly, he also plays a preening Hair Metal singer, and the fire barons hate him.
15th Jan '17 1:03:15 PM MCanter89
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[[caption-width-right:274:Glenn Hughes. [[Music/VillagePeople Village Person]]. 1950-2001. Buried in this very outfit (ironically, this entertainer was actually [[MistakenForGay straight]]).]]

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* [[SociopathicHero Mello]] from ''Manga/DeathNote''. He is a ''much'' more {{Bishounen}} example of this trope than the standard. (To the point of ''[[DudeLooksLikeALady frequently]]'' [[ViewerGenderConfusion being mistaken for a girl by first-time manga readers.]])

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* [[SociopathicHero Mello]] from ''Manga/DeathNote''. He is a ''much'' more {{Bishounen}} example of this trope than the standard. (To standard (to the point of ''[[DudeLooksLikeALady frequently]]'' [[ViewerGenderConfusion being mistaken for a girl by first-time manga readers.]])
readers]]).



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--> '''Daniel:''' I look like a Music/VillagePeople. [sic]
--> '''David:''' My favorite! Music with ''meaning''!

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* Flak the weapons dealer in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.
** The ''player character'' in Fallout 3 and New Vegas can be this if they like (and are male); a lot of raider armor in particular is suited to it. And then there's the Confirmed Bachelor perk, which gives you some rather suggestive dialog choices with men.
* Ash from the third edition of ''VideoGame/{{Streets of Rage}}''. Only in the Japanese version though.

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* Flak the weapons dealer in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.
''VideoGame/Fallout3''.
** The ''player character'' in Fallout 3 ''Fallout 3'' and ''[[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas New Vegas Vegas]]'', can be this if they like (and are male); a lot of raider armor in particular is suited to it. And then there's the Confirmed Bachelor perk, which gives you some rather suggestive dialog choices with men.
* Ash from the third edition of ''VideoGame/{{Streets of Rage}}''. ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage''. Only in the Japanese version though.
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