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-> ''Series/{{Batman}} became Camp. In those days, Camp was a fairly serious intellectual enterprise. When kids see it, they take it literally, but when adults see it, they realize it's comedic.''
-->-- '''Denny O'Neil''', ''Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle''

Derives from the French gay community's slang term ''se camper'', meaning "to pose in an exaggerated fashion". The term "'''Camp'''" morphed into referring to a sensibility that revels in artifice, stylization, theatricality, irony, playfulness, and exaggeration rather than content, as Susan Sontag famously defined the term in her short essay "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notes_on_%22Camp%22 Notes on Camp".]] [[SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness Don't expect it to take itself the least bit seriously.]]

The main debates concerning the term are twofold:
# How such an aesthetic relates to intentionality: whether camp deliberately cultivated ("high" camp) is the same to that of the unintentional kind ("low" camp).
# Whether the term relies too much on the elitist notion that popular culture cannot also be enjoyed by a sophisticated sensibility, except through a condescending or distancing label.

See also CampGay, MachoCamp and CampStraight. Compare SoBadItsGood, StylisticSuck and NarmCharm. Related to LargeHam and WorldOfHam. Not to be confused with the movie ''Film/Camp2003'', nor has anything to do with a CampingEpisode.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA7Xl5CtHRM opening theme]] to ''Anime/BigO'' is an homage to the ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9kCCLwEga8 theme.]]
* ''Anime/ReCutieHoney'' is deliberately rendered in a psychedelic, humorous 1970s-style exaggeration of the franchise's infamous violence and {{Fanservice}}. The live action movie is similar.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' actually brings a rather large component of camp to everything from its voice acting (Lelouch, Lloyd and the Emperor are the most obvious examples), elaborate outfits and posing (see almost every time Zero gives a public speech), over-the-top events, crazy robot power-ups and many other elements. Not much of a surprise if you realize the director previously made ''{{Scryed}}'' and ''Anime/GunXSword'', plus was also part of the staff who worked on ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''.
* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': The anime's 2nd OP is a good demonstration of the glam {{Bishonen}} action, but you can't realize how Campy it is until you perform or see the poses in real life, which [[MemeticMutation caught on first with fans]] and spread to other anime and Japanese idols and celebrities.
* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' uses a hammy, posing, comically serious style from start to finish, all the more noticeable in a franchise that until then was known for being dramatic and semi-realistic. Where earlier designs were clean and sober, the giant robots here look like an American footballer with boxing gloves on a surfboard, Franchise/SailorMoon, or a ''windmill.'' The combatants pose in latex bodysuits that link their movements to their robots, making the melée fighting close and personal in contrast to the detached, calculating feel of other entries. Every aspect is exaggerated to the point of ridicule, from the absurdity of the premise, past the national stereotypes, ringing voices and power-ups by willpower that flash the whole robot red, to the finale that sees hundreds of different robots rally to save the world. Like it or not, it is a deliberate choice with fully intended comedy.
* ''Anime/PowerpuffGirlsZ''. More so than the [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls original American show.]] Being a MagicalGirl show, it's to be expected.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' can fall under this trope sometimes, especially the first season. The SuperSentai-type fights are one indicator of this.
* ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' (aka ''Glitter Force'' in America) is full of this. It's a Sailor Moon-like series complete with candy-colored superheroes, fairy tale villains, ridiculous monsters, cheesy dialog, and they beat the baddies with ThePowerOfFriendship and [[ThePowerOfLove Love]].
* ''Anime/StarDriver'', as one might expect from a SuperRobot show produced by the ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' team, is absolutely ''dripping'' in camp. The ''male'' lead is the only one with a [[MagicalGirl Magical Girl]]-worthy TransformationSequence, for example. It's just pure [[MemeticMutation FABLUOUSness]]. But watch it for the gorgeous animation.
* ''Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator'' seems to run purely on camp. One of the enemy factions is literally [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Space Nazis]] complete with GratuitousGerman, and every episode seems to strive to add some twist even more insane than the one before.
* If Creator/YoshiyukiTomino is in a good mood while directing a HumongousMecha show, chances are good that it'll fall into this. If not [[KillEmAll well...]]
* ''Anime/{{Yugioh}}'' has its lapses into this due to its premise in which [[MemeticMutation card games are]] SeriousBusiness and its English dub's hammy voice acting.

* ''Film/The5000FingersOfDrT'', especially [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8TQOzyCu8Q this number]]. The movie was written by Creator/DrSeuss, and it's exactly what you'd expect from him.
%%* ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes''
* The Entire Burton/Schumacher ''Film/{{Batman}}'' film franchise to varying extents. The first film less so than the succeeding three.
* The Disney flick ''Film/{{Condorman}}'' falls squarely into this category. It's pretty entertaining if you don't mind suspending your disbelief a bit (and remember that it was intended for kids).
* The 1982 film version of ''Literature/EvilUnderTheSun'' by Creator/AgathaChristie is about as camp as a murder mystery can be; a number of the characters are portrayed with very theatrical personalities and dialogue, and the music score consists entirely of arranged orchestral medleys based on Music/ColePorter songs.
* ''Film/TheGangsAllHere'' (1943) is an early camp classic, boasting lavish over-the-top musical numbers, Creator/CarmenMiranda and her ridiculous fruit hats, some extremely phallic bananas, and lyrics like "Some people say I dress too gay / But every day I feel so gay / and when Iím gay I dress that way / Is something wrong with that? No!"
* ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''. The movie's script was written by Lorenzo Semple Jr., script consultant and sometimes episode writer for the Adam West-era ''Series/{{Batman}}''. The theme song is done by ''Queen''. Of course it's going to be camp as hell.
-->Flash - a-ah - saviour of the universe
-->Flash - a-ah - he'll save everyone of us
-->Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
-->Flash - a-ah - he's a miracle
-->Flash - a-ah - king of the impossible
** The campiness was really enhanced by this being one of the first completely self-consciously RaygunGothic productions made. All the designs for Mongo were completely over the top, and everyone had equipment just lying around that made no sense for them to have but was both cool and convenient. (A slideway from the edge of the deathmatch arena down to a rocketcycle in a city inhabited exclusively by people who can fly? Why not!)
* ''Film/GodsOfEgypt'' is low camp in spots, with severeral unintentionally funny moments and lunacy littered about in an otherwise dull film.
* The Showa (1955-1975) ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' films were just filled with this (except for [[Film/{{Gojira}} the first one]]).
** 2004's ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'' was a deliberate callback to this era, taking the plot of ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'' and turning all the zany aspects UpToEleven.
* Legendary underground filmmaker George Kuchar made a ''lot'' of short camp films. ''Film/IAnActress'' is a 10-minute short film in which Kuchar gets a student in his acting class to deliver some ludicrous dialogue in a more and more hammy manner until she and the audience both start bursting into laughter. ''Film/HoldMeWhileImNaked'' (what a title!) is a way, way, way over-the-top short in which Kuchar plays a director who goes through a crisis when his actress, sick of getting naked all the time, quits the production of his ExploitationFilm.
* The ''[[Film/JackFrost1997 Jack Frost]]'' movies. They're low-budget horror movies about a serial killer who gets his DNA fused with snow, which leads to him becoming a killer snowman. Naturally, the films don't take themsselves seriously.
* James Whale famously employed this in his 1930s horror films, particularly ''Film/TheOldDarkHouse1932'' and ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein''.
* Creator/QuentinTarantino's ''Film/KillBill'' movies. [[TheComicallySerious Comically serious]] dialogue, [[{{Gorn}} over-the-top gore]], and the hero's bright yellow spandex outfit are just the icing on the cake.
* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' has an awkward performance from Creator/JenniferConnelly as the lead, numerous {{Big Lipped Alligator Moment}}s, the occasional SpecialEffectsFailure (although the effects are spectacularly good for the most part), and hammy musical numbers sung by Music/DavidBowie in a pair of PaintedOnPants that leave ''very'' little to the imagination.
* ''Film/TheLairOfTheWhiteWorm'' is extremely campy. Some of Creator/KenRussell's other films could count as well.
* ''Film/TheLoveBug'' movies. We've got a car that [[ThePrankster likes to pull pranks]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwfIpCQ2TC0 a silly, upbeat theme tune]], cartoony villains, crazy old people, [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight chase scenes where large groups of people seem completely unfazed by the chaos that passes them]], etc.
* ''Film/MommieDearest'' has Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford gravely overacting while everyone else seems to be sedated. The editing only adds to the strangeness. For example, in one scene, Joan has been fired from her job and the scene ends with her boss turning around to the camera. Then there is an immediate cut to a screaming Joan, decked in an expensive evening dress, cutting apart her rose garden with a pair of hedge clippers and then ordering her daughter to "bring [her] the axe" so she can chop down a tree.
* ''Film/MoulinRouge''. [[ClicheStorm Derivative, archetypal plot]]? Check. LargeHam [[EvilIsHammy villains]]? Check. LargeHam non-villains in a WorldOfHam where everyone breaks out into song at regular intervals? Check. HamToHamCombat? Check. Soundtrack predominantly composed of pop music given a SofterAndSlowerCover? Check. Costuming? Lavish. Aesthetics? Fantastic. Music? Amazing. DisneyAcidSequence? Definitely. Also, the director of the film (Baz Luhrmann) is CampStraight.
* ''Film/PhantomOfTheParadise'', and oh so gloriously, from the music to the ''casting.''
* The 2000 film ''Film/PsychoBeachParty'' is an AffectionateParody of old camp films and is truly extremely camp itself.
* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'' was ''meant'' to be a classic "dashing hero saves beautiful true love with aid of LovableRogue mentor" story. Then Creator/JohnnyDepp took over and turned it into something glorious.
%%* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.
* Tommy Wiseau's ''Film/TheRoom'' is one of the more popular examples of low camp. Although Wiseau made the smart marketing decision to now push it as an ironic comedy, it's clear to everyone that he originally meant it to be completely serious.
* ''{{Film/Sharknado}}'' and [[Film/Sharknado2TheSecondOne its]] [[Film/Sharknado3OhHellNo sequels]].
* ''Film/SleepyHollow'' is Creator/TimBurton's campy GenreThrowback to the similarly campy Film/HammerHorror movies.
* ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane''. Notably, the film started out as low camp and morphed into high camp over the course of its production process, thanks to [[MemeticMutation its internet popularity]] and the noble efforts of Mr. Samuel L. Jackson to preserve the film's working title.
* ''Film/TankGirl''. More regarding the film version, which featured all staples of camp seen above. Bad jokes, bizarre plot, unexplained animation segments, Creator/MalcolmMcDowell playing late-career Malcolm [=McDowell=], and--of course--a [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment random musical segment]].
* ''Film/TerrorVision'', an obscure 80's monster film, is this in loads. It's about a literal family of [[ClicheStorm cliched stereotypes]] that install a dish for their TV and an EldritchAbomination that barks like a dog gets received from space and comes out of their television to absorb everyone. It's like ''Film/TheThing1982'', but a parody.
* How could ''Film/TemptationIsland'' not be this? Consider this line by [[RichBitch Suzanne/Serafina]] to [[ConMan Azenith/Cristina]]: "Good morning. What did you have for breakfast, Eggs Benedict? Did [[ServiceSectorStereotypes Umberto]] serve you?"
* ''Film/{{Troll 2}}'' is loved because it is so delightfully camp and not scary ''at all''.
* Pretty much every film made by cult B-movie producers Creator/{{Troma}} Film has loads of camp value.
* ''Film/VampireCopRicky'' splices camp with [[MoodWhiplash extremely serious scenes]].
%%* The film version of ''Theatre/TheWiz''.
* The infamous ''Film/TheWildWorldOfBatwoman'' may well qualify as one of the worst movies ever, owing to its having been a ''failed'' attempt at camp. It is a rip-off of the Adam West TV series, right down to the ludicrous villains and the 60s go-go dancing. The producers of ''Batman'' took Jerry Warren to court, which is why he threw in that tacked-on opening about the "synthetic vampire" Batgirls.
%%* ''Film/{{Xanadu}}''

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The bread, butter, and jam of ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow''.
* Probably no TV show had as much intentional camp as its central focus than did the live-action ''Series/{{Batman}}'' from the 1960s. Notorious for [[ToTheBatNoun putting the prefix "bat-"]] in front of everything Batman did or used, and for Adam West's portrayal of Batman as a constantly emoting expositionist who had but one tone of voice no matter the situation. However, many of the people involved with the production debate the label as needlessly denigrating to the hard work they put into the show's elements of farce.
** In his essay [[http://media.opencultures.net/queer/data/international/batman-medhurst.pdf Batman, Deviancy and Camp]], Andy Medhurst goes so far as to say the best definition of camp could be "sort of like the Batman TV show." Adam West has apparently [[AdamWesting made a career]] out of playing campy superheroes. Occasionally he even plays himself ''as if he thought he was a superhero''.
** West mentioned during interviews that he deliberately played up some 'campy' aspects of the show -- it was, apparently, a necessity, as only part of his face was visible, and he had to find another way to express emotion.
** Nowadays, the animated ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Batman: The Brave and the Bold]]'' series and its video game adoption has picked up the camp role. Besides its surprising emphasis on more obscure, cheesier villains, the show also gave us the Music Meister, a villain who controls the will of others by singing like Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.
** The Mexican dub was even campier, the prefix "bat-" was changed to "bati-", and the characters got ridiculous dub names such as "Gatúbela" for Catwoman or "El Guasón" for The Joker (Even when the card is generally referred as "joker" in Spanish) and Bruce Wayne was changed to the more Hispanic Bruno Díaz. The dub was so successful that even today the characters are known officially as that even in later DarkerAndEdgier adaptations.
%%* The original ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' series.
%%* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Especially the villains.
* ''Series/BurkesLaw''. A MillionairePlayboy who also happens to be a police captain rides to crime scenes in a chauffeured Rolls Royce. The murders he investigates are almost always rather baroque and sometimes even [[RasputinianDeath excessively complex]] and the suspects are usually members of TheBeautifulElite of Los Angeles.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has flirted with camp on-and-off throughout its various incarnations. This was partly out of necessity, due to the [[NoBudget low budget]]. However, camp is, in some ways, inherent in its premise: It's a world where the hero triumphs (usually deflating any attempts at seriousness in the process) by virtue of being gallant, romantic, and stoic in the British tradition. In Whovian circles, this push-pull dynamic between camp and drama is known as "Guns and Frocks", a term taken from one of the ''New Adventures'' novels. The Sixth Doctor, when confronted with a choice between fending off the villains with rifles or frocks, sides with frocks. The Doctor will always win in the most outlandish, silly way possible, because the alternative would be to resort to violence, which is against the franchise's philosophy.
** This is not to say Who doesn't indulge in {{deconstruction}} now and again. The aforementioned ''New Adventures'' novels turned the Terrence Dicks interpretation of the Doctor ("Neither cruel nor cowardly") on its head: In ''Love and War'', the Doctor still behaves like the children's hero we all know and adore - even parroting the same Dicks catchphrases - while simultaneously doing thoroughly fiendish things. This contradiction later surfaced on the Doctor Who spinoff ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', most notably with the flamboyant pansexual immortal child killer Captain Jack -- about as schizo a character as you can come up with.
** The new series, faced with [[ILikedItBetterWhenItSucked the terrifying prospect]] of a reasonable budget and cheap and high-quality special effects being widely available by that point, perhaps overcompensated for this by having a DarkerAndEdgier Doctor - one who was now the LastOfHisKind, wore [[PuttingOnTheReich a black leather jacket that, in WWII London, has a fellow time traveller compare him to a U-Boat Captain]] and a [[ExpositoryHairstyle shaved head]] and had committed double genocide as BackStory - fighting mostly extremely goofy comedy monsters over his short run, with the notable exceptions being the Daleks, a "serious" but legendarily campy [[TheFifties 50s]] BMovie-like monster [[ReconstructedTrope played painfully straight here]] and the Empty Child (whose double parter is considered to be one of the best and creepiest stories in the show's history). The worry was that, with good special effects, the NarmCharm responsible for a lot of the campy appeal would be lost, and so it had to be added by replacing "low camp" with "high camp" - not least to avoid traumatising children (which [[NightmareFuel the original series cared about much less]], being by far the goriest show on the BBC at the time). By the second series, the Doctor got more mellow and the monsters got (mostly) spookier, finding what is generally agreed to be a good middle ground - and it's still camp as hell. Since then, it's yo-yo'd between gleefully embracing the camp and playing up the drama (the John Simm incarnation of the Master epitomising this by starting his takeover by bellowing "HERE! COME! THE DRUMS!" and bopping along to Rogue Traders' "Voodoo Child", then casually ordering the deaths of 600 million people because he thinks the word 'decimate' sounds nice).
** Even some of the Nu-Who music comes under this - composer Murray Gold, when creating a {{Leitmotif}} for the Doctor's alien-ness, was deliberately asked to do it as a ClicheStorm, so he went with an operatic OneWomanWail. This was nicknamed by him "Flavia's Theme", after an extremely campy OneSceneWonder Time Lady in the story "The Five Doctors", who he could imagine singing it. It's deliberately overly dramatic, but at the same time hits exactly the emotional button it's supposed to push - both {{Angst}} and the promise of adventure.
** The costume designs under Creator/JohnNathanTurner's tenure as producer were done this way for [[MerchandiseDriven merchandising reasons]], probably inspired by the IconicOutfit appeal of the Fourth Doctor's scarf - the Doctors went from dressing in a somewhat [[RummageSaleReject bohemian]], [[AwesomeAnachronisticApparel anachronistic]] approach to [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece whatever is mainstream fashion of the day]], into dressing in blatant costume, with red question-mark motifs and occasionally really hideous colour schemes. Many fans agree this crossed over into WhatTheHellCostumingDepartment, especially with the Sixth and Seventh Doctors, though the JN-T Fourth Doctor outfit is generally agreed to be flattering and quite good. In retrospect, it helps that the Doctor has notoriously fashion sense, so the clothing choices could be dismissed in that light.
** Some of the scores in the late 80s. ItaloDisco Daleks, anyone?
** The Rani, a ridiculous LargeHam MadScientist character written specifically in a 'gay icon' style.
** The score of the official "Shada" reconstruction shot for this (alongside {{Retraux}}) as it was a late 80s-era ''Doctor Who'' scorer doing a very knowing pastiche of the 70s style scores, but it is generally agreed upon to be distracting, inappropriate and just really nasty to listen to.
** Lampshaded in David Tennant and Catherine Tate's "Let's Do It" video in which Tate's Julie Gardner asked Tennant's Russell T. Davies, "let's revamp - make more camp - a sci-fi show from yesteryear".
* Series/{{Eurovision|SongContest}}: The video for Sweden's 2007 entry, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urCLhm_VBsk "The Worrying Kind"]] by The Ark, is three minutes of pure, distilled camp.
** 2006 winners Music/{{Lordi}} - a Finnish heavy metal group, adorned in full-body monster costumes, which sings about the "Day of Rockening". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-Uc8F8_c1M&feature=related Combine for maximum powah!]]
** Camp has been a mainstay of Eurovision for [[OlderThanTheyThink a very, very long time]], dating at least back to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwGVd7Cj1sw Germanyís entry from 1958]].
* ''Giant Robo''. Look at the costumes!!
* Both ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' delved into this with gusto. The latter is a heavily self-aware and unapologetic cult show about scantily-clad sapphic warriors fighting crime.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' featured an exhibition of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25Qhbdijv5Y Close-Order Swanning About]].
--> Drill Sergeant: ''Squad!'' Camp it... ''UP!''
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' is a presentation of campy movies lampooned for your enjoyment. The sketches between movie segments tended toward the delightfully campy as well.
-->'''Tom Servo:''' Well, time to start camping. You dress up as Creator/OscarWilde, and I'll sing Creator/NoelCoward songs.
* ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse''
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' and its parent series ''Franchise/SuperSentai''. It went for a DarkerAndEdgier setup for some of its later seasons, though. After ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', Creator/SabanEntertainment bought the rights back from Creator/{{Disney}} and the show went back to its campy roots with ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''.
%%* ''Special Unit 2'', an original series on UPN.
* ''Series/TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'' had more than its share.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' borrows the aesthetics and MoodLighting of gritty crime drama and uses it as window dressing for incredibly silly, implausible stories that take place in a world of movies and setting-transplanted pulp Victorian fiction rather than in the real world. This is partially demonstrated by how much joy it takes in PaintingTheFourthWall, and also in how much the dialogue implicitly mocks its own premise and characters while at the same time being in no way a SelfParody. It is mostly able to handle its acute self-exaggeration and ridiculousness through extremely high-quality acting which plays it all exactly as straight as it has to be, making Sherlock himself TheComicallySerious. Then there's the individual character Moriarty, who embodies all of this in himself alone.
* The Showa era (1966-1981) of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' were full of this. The later series also tend to have a lot of it, depending on how seriously they take themselves.

* Creator/{{Liberace}}, whose act was magnificent high camp, but who in life sucessfully sued newspapers for even hinting that he was gay, mnaintaining that he was straight despite the facade. After his death from AIDS, the truth was out.
* Kevin Ayers features in possibly the gayest, most outrageously camp, music videos ever committed to tape. His 1973 hit [[http://youtu.be/m-C2Ar4gpi8 Carribean Moon]] has all the gayness buttons deliberately racked up way past eleven. Julian clary would look like a macho straight. The video is also hilarious.
* Music/DavidBowie, especially his stage persona of Ziggy Stardust in TheSeventies.
* Everything Music/DoctorSteel - or his fans - do is done consciously and conspicuously over the top.
* The artist Gunther embodies camp, mullet and all. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbYtqAWDF2U&feature=related Witness the glory that is the Ding Dong Song]].
* Music/MichaelJackson sometimes was intentionally campy, most famously with the song and video for "Bad", where he dances in a leather jacket to impress some gang members that he is "bad" like them.
* Music/KlausNomi, an eccentric pop star dressed in theatrical costumes who sings in an operatic voice on albums like ''[[Music/KlausNomiAlbum Klaus Nomi]]'' and ''Music/SimpleMan''.
* Music/LadyGaga, who claims inspiration from the above two. "He ate my heart, and then he ate my brain!"
* Music/{{Kesha}}'s music is loaded with over-the-top teen party imagery, cheesy lyrics, silly youth slang, and an exaggerated ValleyGirl accent {{autotune}}d up the wazoo.
* Music/KylieMinogue's career is practically built on this trope. See "Your Disco Needs You" and her ''Light Years'' album.
* Music/{{Queen}}'s sound was essentially this combined with the EpicRiff and/or EpicRocking. Lead singer Music/FreddieMercury was a decidedly MachoCamp variety of bisexual and loved to dress in fur and leather (and sported a PornStache later in his career).
* Music/{{Steps}}, even by TheNineties pop standard. The three mains traits of the band were exaggerated dance moves, cheesey, happy music and bright colours and costume worn by the members. Like the Batman television series, it was intentionally camp.
* Music/RobZombie. His stage act self-consciously uses every bad cliche ripped from BMovie Slasher Flicks, and yet he obviously has an [[SoBadItsGood affectionate attitude towards the source material]] and puts genuine effort into using it. For more evidence, see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqQuihD0hoI the ''Dragula'' video]].

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{GLOW}} mixed Camp with NarmCharm[=/=]SoBadItsGood.
* ''Titanes en el Ring'', from Argentina. Every bit of it.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* [[{{TableTopGame/Clue}} The Clue VCR Game]] is very campy, indeed. Everyone's a [[WorldOfHam hammy]] [[{{Stereotype}} stereotype]], the story is played entirely for comedy, and the musical tunes are fun and catchy.

* Most Broadway musicals, especially those adapted from movies.
* The entire output of Creator/GilbertAndSullivan is high camp. As ridiculously uppercrust as Sullivan was Gilbert made his living as a parodist. Their operetta ''Patience'' is particularly worth noting as being a camp parody of the, also very camp, aestheic movement.
* Most Richard Strauss {{opera}}s -- especially ''Theatre/{{Salome}}''.
* The musical of ''Literature/LittleWomen'' takes the short and melodramatic play that Jo and her sisters stage in the early chapters, and turns it into a musical number spanning the entire cast (all... six of them), stuffed chock-full of wholesome, affectionate camp.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden''. Its premise is that of a post-cyberpocalyptic world where basketball is outlawed (and its former players hunted down and murdered) because one Charles Barkley performed a [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Chaos Dunk]] and accidentally killed thousands in the ensuing blast. The {{bathos}} is palpable, and it never ceases (including such things as Michael Jordan [[spoiler:infecting Barkley's son Hoopz with ''type 2 diabetes'' through a ''needle'', and Barkley reacting by calling Jordan a "motherfucking goddamn UsefulNotes/{{baka}}".]]
* ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'' features a group of TotallyEighteen [[TeenIdol Teen Idols]] gifted with the power to fight demons from the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' franchise harnessing the power of creative talent, singing and dancing to save the day from the creatures - and yes, you defeat the final boss with a sing-along. The concept and execution is so over-the-top and ridiculous, that it's {{Camp}} enough to rival [[{{Series/Batman}} 60's Batman]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', spiritual successor to ''Devil May Cry'', begins with the main character, disguised as a nun, presiding over a funeral that is subsequently visited by heavenly beings who rip off her clothes, allowing her to use her suit of magical hair and the handguns (which she wields four at a time -- one in each hand, and the other two [[ArmedLegs strapped to]] her CombatStilettos) that were hidden in a coffin to beat, shoot, and rip the angels apart gruesomely, all to a cover of Music/FrankSinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon." It's as over the top as it sounds.
* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries'' is mildly campy. ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries Red Alert]]'' pushes it UpToEleven.
* ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}: Rebirth'' Seems to be this with the hero dropped into space station from helicopter, robotic llamas, upside-down midboss, a pyramid of running enemies, over-the-top ExcusePlot and generally lighthearted presentation.
* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'' is camp of the unintentional variety. With its less than stellar voice acting, animation, sound mixing, graphics, script, frame rate--well just about everything, it's the embodiment of SoBadItsGood.
* ''VideoGame/DeepFear'': Although the game itself is hardly camp (instead falling under SoBadItsGood), the campiness cranks UpToEleven whenever the sub designer, Dubois Amalric, opens his mouth to deliver his ridiculously accented lines at a volume as loud as his purple turtleneck sweater.
* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''. In the second game the developers forgot this, but the third game made up for it in spades.
* The ''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForce'' series of budget AlienInvasion ThirdPersonShooter games thrives on camp. The English releases of the games invoke this with {{Narm}}y voice acting.
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'': All three tribes that run the casinos in New Vegas are camp to some degree (The Omertas representing the [[TheMafia seamy underbelly]] and the White Glove Society representing the elegance [[spoiler:[[ImAHumanitarian well, on the surface, anyway]]]] of the old Las Vegas, respectively), but the Chairmen crank it UpToEleven. All of them dress like Creator/RatPack rejects and say things like "Ring-a-ding, baby" and "What can I do to make your stay the tops?" with completely straight faces. And it's hilarious.
* ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio Future'' for the XBOX is mostly this. We've got [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext a group of teenagers on roller-blades that protect the cities by spraying graffiti everywhere]], rival rollerblading gangs in silly costumes, ComicallySerious villains who think that graffiti-spraying punks are worth calling in [[DisproportionateRetribution armed choppers]], and lots of [[SillySong silly songs]] in the soundtrack. The final boss, [[ToneShift however]], [[MindScrew takes a creepier, more surreal, direction.]]
* The VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame series ''loves'' this trope. It knows exactly what it is and isn't afraid to be as outlandish and silly as humanly possible. It even makes a level out of the [[{{Series/Batman}} 60's Batman]] in LEGO Batman 3 and [[UpToEleven takes it up to eleven.]]
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''- the final DLC, Citadel, is made of this trope. [[EvilIsHammy Hammy villains]], a shootout in a sushi restaurant that you will [[NeverLiveItDown never live down]], and the fact that the day is saved by a ''toothbrush'' push this DLC firmly into camp.
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' combines the aesthetics of burly military video games, 80s action movie ClicheStorm played almost [[{{Narm}} painfully]] straight as {{Melodrama}}, inspiration from post-modernist LitFic, RealRobot anime, goofy SurrealHumour, philosophy, villains with RefugeInAudacity powers like the ability to [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou read the player's mind]] and shoot bees or ghosts at you, a cast of {{Ascended Fanboy}}s acting out their favourite tropes as superpowers, and slightly too much HoYay to be unintentional.
* ''VideoGame/MetalWolfChaos'' is about ''''AMERICA!!'''' It takes the {{Eagleland}} trope UpToEleven. Let's just say its campiness rivals Batman.
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' greatly improved the storytelling of the series simply by acknowledging how ridiculous the franchise's premise is at its core (thanks in no small part to the characterization of Leon into a DeadpanSnarker who [[MetaGuy reacts to the game's ludicrous plot on behalf of the bemused player]]). Sadly, this was not to last, as the subsequent games all attempt to be taken seriously and are far less highly regarded for it.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' and ''Videogame/SaintsRowIV'' embody this. They have it all: wacky stereotypes, ludicrously awesome weapons and vehicles, insane scenarios, crazy stories (there's even an optional mission where you help Good Santa take down an [[EvilCounterpart Evil Santa]] that talks in Creator/DrSeuss rhymes to save Christmas), missions where you blow stuff up for fun, and much more.
* ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5''. The setting is '60s style psychedelic future. You play as a swingin' news reporter. Colorful aliens start to invade. How do you defeat them? By the power of dancing and copying the moves of the enemies. It also has "space-" inserted to almost every occupation.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. The characters have exaggerated Rockwell-esque designs, each of them have a different, very much played up accent and traits stereotypically associated with each's respective nationality. Furthermore, it's filled with LudicrousGibs (after you get killed, during a freezecam of your killer the game will gleefully point out where "your pancreas!", "your foot!", "your kidney!" etc. lies, if the body parts appear on the shot). It is largely thanks to that factor that the game was received so well.
* ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'' is an homage to [[BMovie B horror movies]], and it shows. While it expands on some of its archetypes (particularly with regards to CharacterDevelopment) and knits them together, despite a relative tone shift two-thirds of the way into the game, it plays its story and execution gleefully straight. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally]], it would have been [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yQsa3uwkR8 even campier]].
* The ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'' series, especially ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D''. It's hard to get much campier than [[StupidJetpackHitler Mecha Hitler]] with quadruple GatlingGood yelling in [[GratuitousGerman bastardized German/English]] and exploding into LudicrousGibs.
* ''VideoGame/Persona5'' is the first of the series to use this style, but it does theatrics quite well. In fact, unlike many examples of this trope, it's presented as ''completely serious'' yet no less awesome for that fact - if anything, the seriousness is exactly ''why'' the style is so cool, though not without it's elements of humor throughout. It should also be noted that the game is a dark, serious M-rated story, [[JustifiedTrope so it's likely that a completely-silly presentation would've heavily clashed with the game's tone/themes.]]

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' has outlandish character designs, copious overacting, and ''very'' over-the-top trial sequences.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebAnimation/{{Animutation}} tends to be a surreal take on this.
* Most of the comics commented upon by ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'' are delightfully campy. ''Apartment 3 G'' stands out as one that Josh loves for the camp.
%%* ''WebVideo/CommentaryTheMusical''.
* ''VideoGame/RobotUnicornAttack''. Beloved for its campiness and extremely gay synthpop theme song (''Always'' by Erasure). When they tried to make a Halloween version with a Music/{{Slayer}} soundtrack, it wasn't received well.
** [[VideoGame/RobotUnicornAttackHeavyMetalEdition The version with a soundtrack by]] HeavyMithril band Music/BlindGuardian, however, was.
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', the superhero Mouse Protector is said to have made this part of her shtick so that being defeated by her would be more embarrassing -- but the {{crapsack|World}} nature of the Worm universe doesn't leave all that many people following her example.
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' lives off this: "Pegasus is ruthless. Camp, yet ruthless".

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Where the hell do we even begin with ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''? Some even view it as the Sonic equivalent of Creator/AdamWest's Batman. For starters we have Sonic (who is voiced by [[Series/FamilyMatters Jaleel White]]) shouting out over-the-top {{Catch Phrase}}s such as "I'M WAAAAAITING," and "WAY PAST COOL," [[HarmlessVillain Scratch and Grounder]] who are too [[TooDumbToLive INSANELY stupid]] to do almost anything right, yet alone catch Sonic, and ([[WatchItForTheMeme of course]]), [[LargeHam Dr. Ivo Robotnik]] who should probably [[MemeticMutation give himself a promotion]] for displaying such [[{{Pun}} camPINGAS]] usual we see.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': "Darling, I don't have to answer to you. I'm Batman!"
* ''WesternAnimation/BigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot'' has this in multiple places like Big Guy's EagleLand [[CatchPhrase catchphrases]], the [[TheFifties 50s]] [[{{Zeerust}} visual aesthetic]] for the show, and, most notably, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqBM-RrprfY theme song.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'': "Tooo Infinity, and Even FURTHER!"
** Not to mention, that's the [[EvilOverlord EVIL Emperor Zurg]] [[EvilIsHammy to you, thank you very much.]]
%%* ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian''
* The ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'' in its first season. However, during [[TheNineties the 90s]], when superhero shows were expected to be [[DarkerAndEdgier more dramatic]] and complex like WesternAnimation/XMen and WesternAnimation/SpidermanTheAnimatedSeries, people weren't interested in its [[LighterAndSofter sillier and simpler]] setup and it got a complete [[{{Retool}} retooling]] in the [[DarkerAndEdgier second season.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983''. So much so, that even in the 80s, many were suspicious that it was actually gay propaganda. (Especially with names like Ram-Man, Man-at-Arms, Extendar, and last but not least, Fisto. Yes, these were real).
** ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' sometimes contains just as much if not more HoYay, and is similarly remembered.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam''
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' is a mix between this and {{Troperiffic}}. It's a fun, wacky ride through [[TheEighties 80s pop culture]], HumongousMecha battles with {{Kaiju}}, and [[AlienInvasion alien invasions]]. Not to mention one of the show's [[RecurringCharacter recurring villains]] is Bruce Campbell as a [[Creator/MarvelComics MODOK]] parody.
* ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha'' is very much this. Everyone in their world is a wacky, over-the-top MaskedLuchador with the strange ability to morph their bodies into whatever shapes that are based on their special move's names. They go on crazy adventures that lead them to battle evil toilets, ancient Mexican mummies, an entire classroom that teaches some of the other luchadors how to be evil, and many other bizarre things.
* ''WesternAnimation/NeoYokio'' is partly a parody[=/=] homage to older anime dubs with some complete sincerity on its ridiculous premise and writing.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheReturnOfTheKing'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdXQJS3Yv0Y "Where there's a whip *whipcrack!* there's a way!"]]
%%* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle''
* ''WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock'' is so camp that it often gets in the way of being educational.
* M. Bison, in the animated ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' series. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0j0lO7uQBo This is delicious!]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SheZow'' is the modern equivalent to {{Series/Batman}}. [[ToTheBatNoun Using "she" as a prefix for everything]], [[PoliceAreUseless comically useless police]], [[CrazyPrepared gadgets for every situation]], [[BewareTheSillyOnes oddball villains]], and a costume that looks like it came straight from [[TheSixties the 60s]].
%%* ''WesternAnimation/SpidermanAndHisAmazingFriends''
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', complete with four stereotypical main characters, [[AlienInvasion aliens from another dimension and sometimes space]], chemicals with absurd mutating properties, silly adventures, and, to top it off, an equally campy [[EarWorm theme song]].
** ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' plays with this trope on and off throughout its run. Considering that it's a mix between the original comics and first series explains it.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' is pure camp. We have three [[GirlyGirl somewhat ditzy teenage girls]] who, for reasons unknown, become secret agents for a spy corporation oddly named WOOHP. They each wear their own bright-colored spandex outfits and are given silly gadgets that look like hairdryers, makeup kits, and many other female fashion-themed devices. The villains they face are absurd, complete with ludicrous motivations.
* ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' is one of the campiest and trippiest shows you'll ever see. It's got a photo-realistic flying tiger that farts a rainbow trail for propulsion, talking pizza, Franchise/{{Godzilla}} if he were a middle-aged man, a talking fanny pack, and a magical [[OneOfTheKids adult child]] with various abilities.
* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales''. They've got silly songs, corny jokes (pun intended), goofy adventures, and various other things.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Creator/JohnWaters has made a career out of it.
* Many of the resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. Let's see; [[http://www.venetian.com/ Fake Venice]], [[http://www.parislasvegas.com/casinos/paris-las-vegas/hotel-casino/property-home.shtml Fake Paris]], [[http://www.newyorknewyorklasvegas.com/ Fake New York]], [[http://www.caesarspalace.com/casinos/caesars-palace/hotel-casino/property-home.shtml Fake Ancient Rome]], [[http://www.excalibur.com/ Fake Camelot]], [[http://www.luxor.com/ Fake Ancient Egypt]], [[http://www.treasureisland.com/ Pirates on the Vegas Strip]]... if "camp" is defined as ''deliberate bad taste'' then the Las Vegas Strip is practically the best example out there. It is all ''incredibly'' over the top and tacky but it done ''so incredibly well'' that one cannot help think it is SoBadItsGood.
** [[http://www.venetian.com The Venetian]] is the clearest case of Camp on the Strip. Most of the resorts do indeed have an exaggerated and theatrical presentation. However, not all of the resorts have the required [[ClicheStorm derivative substance]] or [[SoBadItsGood hilarious badness]] or monumental tackiness. For instance, [[http://www.bellagiolasvegas.com/ the Bellagio]] is certainly exaggerated in its theatricality, and presented very well. However, the resort takes itself very seriously and the vast majority of visitors to it consider it awesome rather than SoBadItsGood.
** With regards to the Treasure Island resort, their famous streetside "pirate battle" was originally a straightforward, theme-park like spectacle: pirates vs. the British navy, and the pirates win. When the resort was overhauled to appeal more to adults, this show became ''The Sirens of TI'' and became sirens (re: sexy, scantily-clad sea witches) vs. pirates; the sirens win and the pirates join them for a DancePartyEnding. Now THAT'S campy!
** The bulk of Las Vegas shows qualified as mostly unintentional camp for decades. But then Creator/CirqueDuSoleil arrived in TheNineties and presented high theatricality and fun ''alongside'' elegance, subtlety, and artistic ambition. Audiences found it refreshing, and this triggered a sea change in Vegas entertainment. Nowadays, when you see a campy Vegas show, it's either intentional camp or an older show that didn't get the memo. For the latter, see this review of the last remaining Vegas showgirl show, ''[[http://www.lvrj.com/neon/-jubilee---100103454.html Jubilee!]]''
* Really, any city known as a gambling/casino mecca will have at least a few of these:
** [[http://www.venetianmacao.com/en/ Macau's own Fake Venice]] which is not only three times the size of its Vegas counterpart, [[UpToEleven but even campier]]. Picture sitting in a Japanese restaurant, overlooking a fake indoor replica of the Grand Canal, with the gondolier rowing past and singing a (very good) rendition of Sarah Brightman's part in "Time To Say Goodbye". Oh, and the Brazillian steakhouse on the fake St Mark's Square, with street entertainers suddenly bursting out of doors to do rousing renditions of "Feniculi Fenicula". Oh yeah, it's more camp than Rufus Wainwright.
** [[UsefulNotes/NewJersey Atlantic City]], the Eastern Vegas. Its most famous pieces of ludicrous camp are probably its [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_Taj_Mahal Fake India]] (though that looks like it'll be shut down), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesars_Atlantic_City Fake Rome]], and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropicana_Casino_and_Resort_Atlantic_City Fake Old Havana]], but really, all the casinos either specialize in or at least include some kind of faux something (for instance, Bally's has the Wild Wild West section--even though the Golden Nugget also has a Wild West theme. In ''Atlantic'' City. Literally a few yards from the Atlantic Ocean in the case of Bally's. Yes.) Even when it's not aping something it's often ludicrously garish. That the rest of Atlantic City--heck, Atlantic County--has been kind of a mismanaged shithole for decades only accentuates the camp.
* 19th century dandies, including Creator/OscarWilde and Creator/LordByron. Not all of them were necessarily gay, [[CampStraight but they were all extremely camp]], which is required for being a dandy.
* Jonathan Ross repeatedly referred to LL Cool J as this during an appearance on "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross." LL had no idea what it meant. When he found out, hilarity ensued.