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28th Jun '17 9:41:06 AM TheBigBopper
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The [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]] to the EstrogenBrigade, the Testosterone Brigade is an enclave of male fans within a traditionally female-dominated (or at least gender-neutral) {{fandom}}. While they dislike the FemaleGaze or the MrFanservice, it's very likely that they were pulled into the series in the first place because of a female character. Depending on the series, they may view it as a GuiltyPleasure due to the number of female fans. Occasionally, as with an EstrogenBrigade, [[FanDumb both sides will butt heads over largely superficial reasons]], with buckets of opposite-sex awkwardness, which can get defensive. It should also be noted that not all male fans within such a fandom are necessarily of the Testosterone Brigade.

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The [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]] to the EstrogenBrigade, the Testosterone Brigade is an enclave of male fans within a traditionally female-dominated (or at least gender-neutral) {{fandom}}. While they dislike the FemaleGaze or the MrFanservice, it's very likely that they were pulled into the series in the first place because of a female character. Depending on the series, they may view it as a GuiltyPleasure due to the number of female fans. Occasionally, as with an EstrogenBrigade, [[FanDumb both sides will butt heads over largely superficial reasons]], issues]], with buckets of opposite-sex awkwardness, which can get defensive. It should also be noted that not all male fans within such a fandom are necessarily of the Testosterone Brigade.
28th Jun '17 9:40:41 AM TheBigBopper
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The [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]] to the EstrogenBrigade, the Testosterone Brigade is an enclave of male fans within a traditionally female-dominated (or at least gender-neutral) {{fandom}}. While they dislike the FemaleGaze or the MrFanservice, it's very likely that they were pulled into the series in the first place because of a female character. Depending on the series, they may view it as a GuiltyPleasure due to the amount of female fans. Occasionally, as with an EstrogenBrigade, [[FanDumb both sides will butt heads over largely superficial reasons]], with buckets of opposite-sex awkwardness, which can get defensive. It should also be noted that not all male fans within such a fandom are necessarily of the Testosterone Brigade.

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The [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]] to the EstrogenBrigade, the Testosterone Brigade is an enclave of male fans within a traditionally female-dominated (or at least gender-neutral) {{fandom}}. While they dislike the FemaleGaze or the MrFanservice, it's very likely that they were pulled into the series in the first place because of a female character. Depending on the series, they may view it as a GuiltyPleasure due to the amount number of female fans. Occasionally, as with an EstrogenBrigade, [[FanDumb both sides will butt heads over largely superficial reasons]], with buckets of opposite-sex awkwardness, which can get defensive. It should also be noted that not all male fans within such a fandom are necessarily of the Testosterone Brigade.
27th Jun '17 2:29:42 AM davhend
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* The Creator/DisneyChannel, being a veritable TeenIdol machine that employs a lot of attractive young people (see the point above about teen shows), often winds up with this no matter how [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickeningly sweet]] and kid-friendly they make their shows. Some (of-age) Disney stars, past and present, that attract this include Music/SelenaGomez of ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', Music/DemiLovato of ''Series/SonnywithaChance'', Creator/BridgitMendler of ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'', Music/MileyCyrus of ''Series/HannahMontana'', Creator/HilaryDuff of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', Creator/DebbyRyan and Creator/PeytonRList of ''Series/{{Jessie}}'', Creator/LauraMarano of ''Series/AustinAndAlly'', Dove Cameron of ''Series/LivAndMaddie'', Creator/BellaThorne and Creator/ZendayaColeman in ''Series/ShakeItUp'', Zendaya again (plus Veronica Dunne) in ''Series/KCUndercover'', and Lauren Taylor of ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever''. (Proving how old this trope is, it goes right back to when Disney ''began'' in TV (Through ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'') - as demonstrated and proved by Annette Funicello.)

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* The Creator/DisneyChannel, being a veritable TeenIdol machine that employs a lot of attractive young people (see the point above about teen shows), often winds up with this no matter how [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickeningly sweet]] and kid-friendly they make their shows. Some (of-age) Disney stars, past and present, that attract this include Music/SelenaGomez of ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', Music/DemiLovato of ''Series/SonnywithaChance'', ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'', Creator/BridgitMendler of ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'', Music/MileyCyrus of ''Series/HannahMontana'', Creator/HilaryDuff of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', Creator/DebbyRyan and Creator/PeytonRList of ''Series/{{Jessie}}'', Creator/LauraMarano of ''Series/AustinAndAlly'', Dove Cameron of ''Series/LivAndMaddie'', Creator/BellaThorne and Creator/ZendayaColeman in ''Series/ShakeItUp'', Zendaya again (plus Veronica Dunne) in ''Series/KCUndercover'', and Lauren Taylor of ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever''. (Proving how old this trope is, it goes right back to when Disney ''began'' in TV (Through ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'') - as demonstrated and proved by Annette Funicello.)
27th Jun '17 2:28:07 AM davhend
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* The Creator/DisneyChannel, being a veritable TeenIdol machine that employs a lot of attractive young people (see the point above about teen shows), often winds up with this no matter how [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickeningly sweet]] and kid-friendly they make their shows. Some (of-age) Disney stars, past and present, that attract this include Music/SelenaGomez of ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', Creator/BridgitMendler of ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'', Music/MileyCyrus of ''Series/HannahMontana'', Creator/HilaryDuff of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', Creator/DebbyRyan and Creator/PeytonRList of ''Series/{{Jessie}}'', Creator/LauraMarano of ''Series/AustinAndAlly'', Dove Cameron of ''Series/LivAndMaddie'', Creator/BellaThorne and Creator/ZendayaColeman in ''Series/ShakeItUp'', Zendaya again (plus Veronica Dunne) in ''Series/KCUndercover'', and Lauren Taylor of ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever''. (Proving how old this trope is, it goes right back to when Disney ''began'' in TV (Through ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'') - as demonstrated and proved by Annette Funicello.)

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* The Creator/DisneyChannel, being a veritable TeenIdol machine that employs a lot of attractive young people (see the point above about teen shows), often winds up with this no matter how [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickeningly sweet]] and kid-friendly they make their shows. Some (of-age) Disney stars, past and present, that attract this include Music/SelenaGomez of ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', Music/DemiLovato of ''Series/SonnywithaChance'', Creator/BridgitMendler of ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'', Music/MileyCyrus of ''Series/HannahMontana'', Creator/HilaryDuff of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', Creator/DebbyRyan and Creator/PeytonRList of ''Series/{{Jessie}}'', Creator/LauraMarano of ''Series/AustinAndAlly'', Dove Cameron of ''Series/LivAndMaddie'', Creator/BellaThorne and Creator/ZendayaColeman in ''Series/ShakeItUp'', Zendaya again (plus Veronica Dunne) in ''Series/KCUndercover'', and Lauren Taylor of ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever''. (Proving how old this trope is, it goes right back to when Disney ''began'' in TV (Through ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'') - as demonstrated and proved by Annette Funicello.)
25th May '17 8:10:54 AM arnoldmcguire335
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* ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' is also one, similar to the aforementioned Sailor Moon, has a large male fanbase in Japan, it has plenty of kickass ActionGirl and fight scenes, what sets it apart is its sheer amounts of in-your-face fist fights and NoHoldsBarredBeatDown, for a ''shoujo'' anime. It helps that it was directed by Toei, who made ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider''.

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* ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' is also one, similar to the aforementioned Sailor Moon, has a large male fanbase in Japan, it has plenty of kickass ActionGirl and fight scenes, what sets it apart is its sheer amounts of in-your-face fist fights and NoHoldsBarredBeatDown, for a ''shoujo'' anime. It helps that it was directed produced by Toei, who made ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' the same company behind ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', ''Franchise/KamenRider'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider''.the above mentioned ''Sailor Moon''.



* The Creator/DisneyChannel, being a veritable TeenIdol machine that employs a lot of attractive young people (see the point above about teen shows), often winds up with this no matter how [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickeningly sweet]] and kid-friendly they make their shows. Some (of-age) Disney stars, past and present, that attract this include Music/SelenaGomez of ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', Creator/BridgitMendler of ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'', Music/MileyCyrus of ''Series/HannahMontana'', Creator/DebbyRyan and Creator/PeytonRList of ''Series/{{Jessie}}'', Creator/LauraMarano of ''Series/AustinAndAlly'', Dove Cameron of ''Series/LivAndMaddie'', Creator/BellaThorne and Creator/ZendayaColeman in ''Series/ShakeItUp'', Zendaya again (plus Veronica Dunne) in ''Series/KCUndercover'', and Lauren Taylor of ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever''. (Proving how old this trope is, it goes right back to when Disney ''began'' in TV - as demonstrated by Annette Funicello.)
** Disney XD shows, while actually targeted towards boys, also apply, such as Caitlyn Taylor Love from ''Series/ImInTheBand'' (which carried over to another Disney XD show, ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderman'', where she portrays Ava Ayala/White Tiger, and the effect is still the same), Creator/OliviaHolt on ''Series/KickinIt'' (which carried over to Disney Channel's ''Series/IDidntDoIt'' while adding Creator/PiperCurda to the mix), Kelli Berglund from ''Series/LabRats'', Oana Gregory from ''Series/CrashAndBernstein'' (Landry Bender never really got hers until ''Best Friends Whenever''), and Paris Berelc and, even though they're not part of the main cast, Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Brooke Sorenson from ''Series/MightyMed''. Expect Kelli and Paris to carry theirs over to ''Series/LabRatsEliteForce'' (''Lab Rats Vs. Mighty Med'' already provided a sneak preview).

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* The Creator/DisneyChannel, being a veritable TeenIdol machine that employs a lot of attractive young people (see the point above about teen shows), often winds up with this no matter how [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickeningly sweet]] and kid-friendly they make their shows. Some (of-age) Disney stars, past and present, that attract this include Music/SelenaGomez of ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', Creator/BridgitMendler of ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'', Music/MileyCyrus of ''Series/HannahMontana'', Creator/HilaryDuff of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', Creator/DebbyRyan and Creator/PeytonRList of ''Series/{{Jessie}}'', Creator/LauraMarano of ''Series/AustinAndAlly'', Dove Cameron of ''Series/LivAndMaddie'', Creator/BellaThorne and Creator/ZendayaColeman in ''Series/ShakeItUp'', Zendaya again (plus Veronica Dunne) in ''Series/KCUndercover'', and Lauren Taylor of ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever''. (Proving how old this trope is, it goes right back to when Disney ''began'' in TV (Through ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'') - as demonstrated and proved by Annette Funicello.)
** Disney XD shows, while actually targeted towards boys, also apply, such as Caitlyn Taylor Love from ''Series/ImInTheBand'' (which carried over to another Disney XD show, ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderman'', where she portrays Ava Ayala/White Tiger, and the effect is still the same), Creator/OliviaHolt on ''Series/KickinIt'' (which carried over to Disney Channel's ''Series/IDidntDoIt'' while adding Creator/PiperCurda to the mix), Kelli Berglund from ''Series/LabRats'', Oana Gregory from ''Series/CrashAndBernstein'' (Landry Bender never really got hers until ''Best Friends Whenever''), and Paris Berelc and, even though they're not part of the main cast, Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Brooke Sorenson from ''Series/MightyMed''. Expect Kelli and Paris to also carry theirs over to ''Series/LabRatsEliteForce'' (''Lab Rats Vs. Mighty Med'' already provided a sneak preview).''Series/LabRatsEliteForce''.



* ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'' attracted this around its second season, when its three lead actresses had noticeably gotten older. It's a show about three teenage mermaids, all played by very beautiful actresses. As it's set in Australia, there are plenty of episodes featuring the girls in bikinis or walking around in short-shorts. Plus rather a lot of episodes revolve around parties, so the three leads are often dolled up. Interestingly enough the show doesn't feature that much male {{Fanservice}}, with Lewis only getting a couple of [[ShirtlessScene shirtless scenes]] (at least until [[MrFanservice Will comes along]]).

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* ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'' attracted this around its second season, when its three lead actresses had noticeably gotten older. It's a show about three teenage mermaids, all played by very beautiful actresses. As it's set in Australia, there are plenty of episodes featuring the girls in bikinis or walking around in short-shorts. Plus rather a lot of episodes revolve around parties, so the three leads are often dolled up. Interestingly enough the show doesn't feature that much male {{Fanservice}}, with Lewis only getting a couple of [[ShirtlessScene shirtless scenes]] (at least until [[MrFanservice Will comes along]]). Both this show and the trope did help make Creator/ClaireHolt and Creator/PhoebeTonkin [[StarMakingRole make it to the worldwide mainstream]] when they were brought over to ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' and ''Series/TheOriginals''.



** One Disney Princess in particular worth mentioning is Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', who has become probably the most famous animated sex symbol since Jessica Rabbit due to her long blonde hair, clingy outfit, and SexyWalk. It helps that Elsa's and Jessica's dresses [[VaporWear have]] [[ShesGotLegs similarities]]. Yes, there are ''definitely'' a lot of Elsa fanboys on the internet.

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** One Disney Princess in particular worth mentioning is Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', who who, despite being a queen and not a princess like her contemporaries, has become probably the most famous animated sex symbol since Jessica Rabbit due to her long blonde hair, clingy outfit, and SexyWalk. It helps that Elsa's and Jessica's dresses [[VaporWear have]] [[ShesGotLegs similarities]]. Yes, there are ''definitely'' a lot of Elsa fanboys on the internet. This is also the character that made a name for cosplayer Anna Faith Carlson, just for being a really accurate cosplay of Elsa!
12th May '17 12:00:51 PM thecarolinabull01
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** Most Diva fans hated Wrestling/MariaKanellis during her WWE run. Male fans loved her, [[MsFanservice for obvious reasons]].

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** Most Diva fans hated Wrestling/MariaKanellis during her WWE run.run (she was an AcceptableTarget on ''Website/DivaDirt'' for a long time). Male fans loved her, [[MsFanservice for obvious reasons]].
12th May '17 11:58:13 AM thecarolinabull01
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** Most Diva fans hated Wrestling/MariaKanellis during her WWE run. Male fans loved her, [[MsFanservice for obvious reasons]].
1st Apr '17 9:37:24 AM nombretomado
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* ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'':

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** There's also an in-show EstrogenBrigade for each and every male character, as well as an IRL one.

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** There's also an in-show EstrogenBrigade for each and every male character, as well as an IRL one.
14th Mar '17 5:29:12 AM EspyPsyche
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* The Creator/DisneyChannel, being a veritable TeenIdol machine that employs a lot of attractive young people (see the point above about teen shows), often winds up with this no matter how [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickeningly sweet]] and kid-friendly they make their shows. Some (of-age) Disney stars, past and present, that attract this include Music/SelenaGomez of ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', Creator/BridgitMendler of ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'', Creator/DebbyRyan and Creator/PeytonRList of ''Series/{{Jessie}}'', Creator/LauraMarano of ''Series/AustinAndAlly'', Dove Cameron of ''Series/LivAndMaddie'', Creator/BellaThorne and Creator/ZendayaColeman in ''Series/ShakeItUp'', Zendaya again (plus Veronica Dunne) in ''Series/KCUndercover'', and Lauren Taylor of ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever''. (Proving how old this trope is, it goes right back to when Disney ''began'' in TV - as demonstrated by Annette Funicello.)

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* The Creator/DisneyChannel, being a veritable TeenIdol machine that employs a lot of attractive young people (see the point above about teen shows), often winds up with this no matter how [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickeningly sweet]] and kid-friendly they make their shows. Some (of-age) Disney stars, past and present, that attract this include Music/SelenaGomez of ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', Creator/BridgitMendler of ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'', Music/MileyCyrus of ''Series/HannahMontana'', Creator/DebbyRyan and Creator/PeytonRList of ''Series/{{Jessie}}'', Creator/LauraMarano of ''Series/AustinAndAlly'', Dove Cameron of ''Series/LivAndMaddie'', Creator/BellaThorne and Creator/ZendayaColeman in ''Series/ShakeItUp'', Zendaya again (plus Veronica Dunne) in ''Series/KCUndercover'', and Lauren Taylor of ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever''. (Proving how old this trope is, it goes right back to when Disney ''began'' in TV - as demonstrated by Annette Funicello.)
22nd Jan '17 8:27:42 PM Frem3
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* The producers of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' tried to invoke this around the fifth season and so made sure the actresses' clothing was as sexy as possible. They also created plenty of episode plots where the sisters would be transformed into various magical creatures that required a different skimpy outfit. Alyssa Milano got the worst of it; a common joke was that her belly button deserved its own billing in the opening credits. (In fairness, a series with Shannen Doherty, Creator/RoseMcGowan, Creator/HollyMarieCombs, and Alyssa Milano was always going to have this.) Season 8 adds the beautiful Kayley Cuoco to the line-up as well.

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* The producers of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' tried to invoke this around the fifth season and so made sure the actresses' clothing was as sexy as possible. They also created plenty of episode plots where the sisters would be transformed into various magical creatures that required a different skimpy outfit. Alyssa Milano Creator/AlyssaMilano got the worst of it; a common joke was that her belly button deserved its own billing in the opening credits. (In fairness, a series with Shannen Doherty, Creator/RoseMcGowan, Creator/HollyMarieCombs, and Alyssa Milano was always going to have this.) Season 8 adds the beautiful Kayley Cuoco to the line-up as well.
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