"Dude. You're gay. And not like Rock Hudson gay. I mean really gay. You sing like Diana Ross and you dress like you own a magical chocolate factory."The stereotypical epitome of a gay man. He's flamboyantly effeminate in his dress, speech, mannerisms, and interests. He wears tight (often leather) pants and a loose, blousy shirt that appears to be made for a much larger man, often with a bandana, scarf, or kerchief tied around his neck. These will all be in bright or pastel colors. Sometimes he will wear extremely noticeable jewelry. He will often speak with a lisp and is given to flouncing, prancing, and standing with one hand on his hip as the other is flapped around or held out in a limp-wristed gesture. There is nothing ambiguous about this gay. Extreme cases will include a near-opaque slang, referring to himself and his gay friends with female pronouns, and minor to complete transvestism. Insofar as he has a personality, it will often be vain and catty, or even cowardly. Even though (compared to heterosexual men) he will rarely be shown having sex, he talks about it every second of the day, and if he isn't, he will be talking about clothes, the latest celebrity breakdown, or (celebrities') puppies. The stereotype still survives because for some fraction of the gay male population, this is in fact Truth in Television. As such, this fact is greatly exaggerated by media, and this trope is made out to be more prevalent than it actually is. This can result in Unfortunate Implications, as it can lead one to believe that all gay men are (uber-)effeminate and, say, like flowers. The Camp Gays in turn, see the Straight Gays for not fully accepting their homosexuality, and in fact see them as not true gays. Unlike Straight Gay characters, Camp Gays usually show up on television as caricatures or one-off jokes (see Monty Python's Flying Circus for a few good examples) because they're still seen as Acceptable Targets, even among other gays (or especially among other gays, for the crime of "making all gays look bad"). Some professions are Always Camp, but not necessarily gay. Someone who's like this but nonetheless insists that he's not actually gay may be occupying a Transparent Closet, or he may actually be a Camp Straight. It has been suggested that the ultimate ancestor of the modern Camp Gay was Oscar Wilde, whose mannerisms combined with his very public visibility defined the "obvious" homosexual for the English-speaking world at the end of the 19th century. (One wonders what would have happened if the other prominent homosexual literary figure of the period — burly backwoodsman-styled Walt Whitman — had instead become the model for the stereotype.) However, the Camp Gay stereotype seems to have existed at least as far back as classical Roman times, when comic authors like Petronius and Martial satirized lisping, effeminate homosexual men. The Camp Gay can be seen as the Spear Counterpart to the Butch Lesbian stereotype (in embracing the conventional characteristics of the opposite sex). Contrast with Straight Gay. Compare to Macho Camp. Often overlaps with Queer People Are Funny. Can be seen as male-specific inversion of Trans Equals Gay (that is, being a gay man means you "must" want to really be a woman). Note: Do NOT list a character as an example just for being effeminate and artsy. In order to count as Camp Gay, the character must explicitly be proven to be homosexual. If he exhibits stereotypical homosexual traits, but isn't gay, then he should instead be listed under Camp Straight, or Ambiguously Gay if his sexual orientation isn't established.
— Burt from Glee, giving son Kurt a pep talk
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- Bleach: Charlotte Cuuhlhourne. He's an overly stereotypical drag queen with long midnight hair and shimmering eyes. Extremely vain and obsessed with beauty, becoming even more flamboyant in his alternate powered-up form by adding a white silk mantle to both his shoulders AND his waist to represent a Flower Motif. Engages in combat with Yumichika Ayasegawa attacking him with ludicrously named moves such as the "Beautiful Charlotte Cuuhlhourne's Miracle Sweet Ultra Funky Fantastic Dramatic Romantic Sadistic Erotic Exotic Athletic Guillotine Attack". Bonus points for him being rose-themed, which acts as a Shout-Out to the Barazoku (Rose-clan) magazine that pioneered publications aimed at a homosexual market, resulting in the rose being used as a symbol for homosexuality ever since.
- Garfiel, the automail mechanic who apprentices Winry in Fullmetal Alchemist.
- Hanagata from Saber Marionette J. He is filthy rich, pretty delicate-looking, and always fantasizes about having a relationship with the poor, dark-skinned, hard-working Otaru. In the Latin American dub, he even speaks with a grossly effeminate voice.
- Ginka from Kyouran Kazoku Nikki. Oh so very much so. However, the silly campiness has been subtly implied as a coping mechanism for something on latest episodes (the gayness seems to be here to stay, though). And if someone threatens his family, he gets sufficiently badass. Chika prefers the badass side.
- Leeron Littner from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. He's particularly notable because his outright campiness has become Memetic Mutation. He's easily the smartest person on the show and a highly skilled mechanic and since this is Gurren Lagann "cowardly", as per above trope description, is not part of his make-up (even if eye-shadow is). He's living proof that being a flaming queen stereotype will NOT do anything to stop you from having Crowning Moments Of Awesome, especially considering he's a firm follower of the show philosophy of doing the impossible. In fact, he's one of the earliest characters after Kamina to adopt this mindset. This is made even more hilarious by the fact that he is flamboyantly played by Steve Blum in the English dub, a VA often typecast for portrayals of growly macho badasses and he seemed to enjoy the role so much, the Gurren Lagann dub blooper reel should've been called "Steve Blum Somehow Manages to Make Leeron Even More Gay and Creepy Than He Already Was".
- Maximillion Pegasus' Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series persona wants people to think that he's camp gay, for some reason. In actuality, he's straight (it's proven, since he has a wife), but still very camp.
- Jeryy from D Grayman. The cafeteria manager in the Black Order, he likes wearing the frilly aprons (which he forces on the male workers there), loves making dainty hand gestures, generally acts very feminine, and calls Allen "cute" (though there may have been a perfectly normal explanation for that... ). It's shown in an omake that Jeryy reacted pretty badly to Krory asking him if he was gay though, since Krory is shown having a bunch of bruises and bumps and being forced to work washing dishes.
- The Lupin III series has several of them, who usually double as sissy villains, most notably:
Goemon: "Lupin, what're you doing here, in Morocco?"Lupin: (perking up) "I was just about to ask you the same thing."Goemon: (points sword at Sadachiyo) "I'm here because of him."Sadachiyo: (haughtily with hand on his hip) "Oh hush up, big boy. What do I have to do with YOU?"
- The Secret of Twilight Gemini has Sadachiyo "the Scorpion". If his long black hair, nail polish, and make-up don't make it obvious enough, all the "honeys", "darlings", and "big boys" that permeate his speech pattern will. All spoken in effeminate tone and matching mannerisms.
- The Woman Called Fujiko Mine: Like Sadachiyo, Oscar also wears make-up and nail polish and is just as effeminate, except he's one of the good guys... sorta. For all his feminine ways, he has a mean strealk a mile wide and gets extremely jealous of anyone who diverts Inspector Zenigata's attention away from him. Which is why he especially hates Fujiko for screwing Zenigata, while he was listening right outside their hotel room. Made worse since Zenigata said she was a good lay, even though he knew she had faked having an orgasm.
- In the Full Metal Panic! manga, Sousuke's high school has a substitute teacher for the men's swim team. He's shown to be very Camp Gay: he has the hand gestures, minces around, giggles, and... hides a whip inside his swim briefs. He is also shown drooling over Sousuke's body. Or how about those three Camp Gay bullies in an episode of Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu who challenged Sousuke to a bet where, if he couldn't pick up even one girl, he'd have to swim naked in the nearby lake while they watch?
- Scarron, a flamboyant inn manager from The Familiar of Zero. See also Macho Camp.
- Creed from Black Cat. He's got leopard print, high-heeled boots, a laced corset, feathers, takes a bath filled with rose petals (in the anime), and there's that business with Train....
- In the anime series Blood+, Nathan Mahler is flamboyant, but don't mistake him for harmless. If you anger him, he'll start talking in a deep, creepy voice, then transform into a Chiropteran and tear you to shreds.
- Dorian in From Eroica with Love practically defines this trope on the surface, but don't think that he's harmless, it's an mostly affected act to annoy people, particularly the Major.
- Daley Wong from Bubblegum Crisis, Leon's levelheaded partner. Re-written as Straight Gay in 2040.
- Okuyama from Nodame Cantabile is so flaming it's a miracle his timpani mallets don't catch fire when he grabs them.
- Nene, the openly bisexual (although more lesbian overall) Class Representative from Hyakko, may be a rare female example. She dresses very much like a stereotypical male homosexual with all those frilly garments—and also has the mannerisms down pat.
- One Piece:
- Mr. 2 Bon Clay.This guy wears excessive makeup, dresses in a ballet tutu with a pair of fake swans jutting from the back, and his battle cry is "OKAMA WAY!" ("Okama" being Japanese slang for homosexual.) There's a certain amount of humor derived from how him and Luffy add the suffix 'chan' to each other's name, the latter apparently oblivious to the implications the uninitiated would pick up from a teenager and a flamboyant older man referring to each other this way. Later subverted when it turns out that despite his over-the-top ways, he's actually an incredibly tough fighter and capable of astonishing acts of heroic manliness...which just makes his appearance and mannerisms even funnier. He's not just badass either. He manages to disfigure Magellan. He disfigured the unstoppable Juggernaut made out of poison that Luffy couldn't even touch without nearly dying.
- Not only that, but later on in the series we get Emporio Ivankov, who somehow manages to outcamp even Mr. 2, but is also insanely powerful and is a major player in the Revolutionary Army, whose goal is to overthrow the world.
- Both can switch gender at will, including that of others in Ivankov's case, and that he rules a Disney-eque country wherein everyone, even the animals, is a male okama/cross-dresser. There's also another country which is only populated by butch warrior amazons (including Boa Hancock). One Piece, wonderfully irreverently anarchistic.
- Helmsman Bobby Margot in Macross Frontier is flamboyantly gay, goes shoe shopping with the Bridge Bunnies, and dispenses wise and warm hearted relationship advice. On the other hand, when he pilots Macross Quarter into battle, he's an unstoppable storm of awesome fury.
- Grell Sutcliffe, the spazzy chainsaw-wielding Shinigami from Kuroshitsuji. Not in the direction you might think, though - she's a bisexual transwoman with feelings for both Sebastian and Madame Red.
- Bob from Speed Grapher and Bob's male, cross-dressing "sister" who runs a night club or the other male "sisters" who work for him.
- Suzu falls into this trope in the Peacemaker Kurogane manga. (He's also a Sissy Villain). After being raped he becomes crazy and gay, starts wearing makeup, wears revealing clothes, has flamboyant mannerisms and prissyness, has a fondness for cats, and becomes extremely obsessed with Tetsunosuke.
- Fred Luo from Outlaw Star. He's a Bishōnen who wears pink, acts rather flamboyant, enjoys teasing Jim, and has a blatant attraction towards Gene. Jim hates him, of course; Gene tolerates him and carefully plays Ho Yay because Fred is the only person with both the money and the desire to back his outings.
- The "Tour Guide" in episode 10 of Burst Angel.
- In episode 3 of Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun, Shungo encounters groups of Camp Gay guys (with a mixture of Macho Camp thrown in for good measure) who, unfortunately for him, express an attraction towards him on sight.
- InuYasha: The Quirky Mini Boss Squad Filler Villain Suzaku was quite effeminate and flamboyant and he openly flirted with Miroku and Hojo's ancestor; both were disgusted.
- Sanzo of Eyeshield 21 dresses in drag, wears makeup, and is referred to as the "Queen" of his all-boys school. At the same time, however, he's also the running back on the American football team and has a huge crush on the monk-like quarterback/team captain and the adorkable wide receiver.
- The pink-haired guy in Heat Guy J who made Boma's hologram mask
- Otokosuki from the end of Dragon Ball Z, who talks in an overly feminine manner, dresses like a member of the Village People, and has absolutely no problem flirting with his opponent Trunks. His name even means "Likes Men".
- Puri-Puri Prisoner from One-Punch Man fights for all the men of the world he finds attractive (though he does have less selfish reasons too), and his powered-up form has him shredding all of his clothing. Despite him being the hammiest superhero in a world full of hammy heroes, he is still an S-Ranked fighter and can fight hand-to-hand evenly with villains capable of destroying cities.
- From Fairy Tail, Bob, the guild master of Blue Pegasus.
- Seiji from Sakamichi No Apollon is fairly flamboyant and has a lisp in the English dub. His casual flirting with the protagonist creeps them out but he is written respectably. Seiji contrasts Kaoru and Sentarou as he is obsessed with contemporary pop bands like The Beatles instead of jazz. He wants to become a popular musician to support his family and the seven year timeskip showed he became just that.
- Yata in Project K once came across a effeminately dressed okama who tried to persuade him to help him.
- Sammy and Esmeraldus from Stuck Rubber Baby.
- The title character of The Desert Peach is a subtle take on this.
- Vincent from the Swedish series Bleckmossen Boyz, only in a bloody scary way.
- Mortadelo y Filemón: All homosexual men are always depicted as very, very effeminate. They all look like this: flowered hawaiian shirt, semi-long hair, long curled eyelashes, and cheesy talking about flowers. There is a member of the FEA - a rival organization of the TIA - who looks like that and is called Agent Pitiminí (from the common name given to a variety of rose). He opens a box, despite having been warned not to open it no matter what, because he can't stand not knowing if there is a rose or a carnation inside.
- Pre-Stonewall gay characters tended to be swishy to telegraph their orientation without offending the Hays Code. Peter Lorre often played such characters, such as Joel Cairo in The Maltese Falcon.
- The Broadway Melody (1929) offers an excellent example of a "swishy" character telegraphing his orientation. In this case, it's Hatrick, the costume designer for the stage show. He is very, very swishy.
Hatrick: Well big woman, I design the costumes for the show, not the doors for the theater.
Big Woman: I know that. If you had they would have been done in lavender.
- Robert De Niro's character in Stardust, though only in the privacy of his cabin. After being "outed" he seems to embrace his nature, but keeps from being "flaming" in public.
- Michael Jeter's unnamed homeless cabaret singer in The Fisher King. Have a gander.
- The Birdcage:
Albert: One does want a hint of color.
- Albert and Armand Goldman, a flamboyantly gay couple central to the story. Armand has a more subtle flamboyancy to him, which is why he was only one picked to play "a guy" at the dinner (in which they had to pose as a heterosexual household), while Albert didn't make it past the tux fitting stage.
- Armand and Albert's "maid", Agador (Hank Azaria) is the page image for a reason. Very flamboyant, very effeminate.
- Practically everyone in the film Jeffrey is a gay stereotype, but Patrick Stewart's character, Sterling, fits the camp stereotype: An interior decorator dating a much younger Chorus Boi (who's an extra in Cats) named Darius with every part of camp gay turned up to 11, while wearing a pink feather boa in every scene. Sterling is in counterpoint to the main character, who is terrified of AIDS and dour about it.
- No. 4 (aka Johnny Dazzles) from Meet Dave. Lampshaded when Gina mentioned "I should have guessed you were an alien because no straight guy is that good at dancing" upon learning the Captain's secret.
- Most of the characters in The Boys in the Band to some degree, but especially Emory, who is described at one point as being like a "butterfly in heat."
- Blazing Saddles. The dancers in "The French Mistake" rehearsal.
"It's so simple, you sissy Marys. Give me the playback, and Watch! Me! Faggots!"
- The director fits the description, also.
- The director is clearly camp, though the dialogue implies that he's actually Camp Straight.
- The director fits the description, also.
- Hollywood Montrose in the Mannequin movies.
- Quentin Crisp in the film adaptation of The Naked Civil Servant. He's the protagonist, and not played for comedy. But this is Truth in Television and actually what Crisp was famous for: being very very out in the 1930s and 1940s in London.
- Zorro's limp-wristed twin brother Bunny Wigglesworth, in Zorro, the Gay Blade. He wears exceedingly frilly, pastel clothes, a male but foppish wig and mounds of makeup. During his tenure as Zorro, Bunny uses a whip instead of a sword, wears a different-colored costume every night and dresses in drag to infiltrate the Big Bad's costume party.
- Roger de Bris and Carmen Ghia in both versions of The Producers. Whether it is being played straight, or is being exaggerated to the point of parody (as Mel Brooks often does with prejudices and stereotypes) is debatable.
- The original also had the gay director, but it was the hippie who played Hitler, which wasn't going to translate well to today's audience. So the script was changed to have the director playing Hitler instead.
- Brüno takes every camp stereotype imaginable and exaggerates them to impossible levels.
- There's one character in Dickie Roberts: Child Star whose sole purpose is to be a one-off joke character, even appearing randomly towards the end of the film to kiss the titular character, then disrobe seductively.
- Adam from The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. And Tick as well, but much less so.
- I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.
- Almost an entire oceanliner full of this in Boat Trip.
- "Sally Can't Dance," the requisite prison "bitch" character in Con Air. Also a Transvestite, Pet Homosexual, and Sissy Villain, all in one package.
- The "Girls" in the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard. A group of wildly effeminate male convicts who modified their prison clothes into skirts and halter tops and later participate in the climactic football game...as the team's cheerleaders. Then again, it's also possible they might be transgender.
- Mr. Chow from The Hangover.
- Johnny from Airplane!, who dresses in a shirt and tie like the other air traffic control personnel, but otherwise is camp incarnate. And nobody notices, which is part of the joke.
- Richard Griffiths as Uncle Monty in Withnail & I is so camp that, in one scene, he's wearing makeup whilst attempting a seduction.
Monty: Tell him if you must, I no longer care. I mean to have you even if it must be burglary!
- Queer Wars, as seen in Cheech & Chong's Still Smokin.
- The French comedy Papy fait de la Résistance has Guy-Hubert Bourdelle, camp hairdresser. It's all an act, the guy is actually the elusive, dashing Super-Résistant.
- Corky St. Clair from Waiting for Guffman is a Camp Gay in an Transparent Closet.
- Landlord Malcolm DeJohn in the 1969 comedy The Gay Deceivers. In fact, most of the gay men in there.
- Independence Day: Marty (Harvey Fierstein) - Jeff Goldblum's boss at the satellite TV company. His first reaction on hearing of the planet-threatening danger?Calls his mother. And his therapist.
- The main character's friend in Bad Education, who is very flamboyant despite not being the drag queen of the pair.
- Mean Girls character Damien is "almost too gay to function", though to be fair he is only mildly flamboyant.
- Knights of Badassdom: The guy playing an elf displays stereotypical effiminate mannerisms and rejects the succubus's seduction attempt by saying she's "marching down the wrong battlefield, honey".
- The War Against the Chtorr. Randy Dannenfelser, McCarthy's nemesis in "A Season for Slaughter" who shows every negative gay stereotype ever made. Probably a deliberate subversion as several "good guy" characters (including the protagonist McCarthy) are homosexual or bisexual.
- In Stephen King's IT, the killing spree in the 80s starts off with a bunch of thugs beating a gay man within an inch of his life and then throwing him into the canal where Pennywise awaits. The thugs all claim that they were provoked into beating the man up because he was such a flamboyant gay person.
- The Dresden Files:
- Played with rather hilariously: Thomas's solution to the fact that he can't hold down a minimum-wage job because women keep molesting him is to pretend to be the absolute gayest French hairdresser in all of history. Not only does it help counter his supernatural sexiness, it also makes him more money, since that's how everyone expects a guy running an upscale hairstyling boutique to act.
- As Harry cannot explain precisely how he and Thomas know each other this tends to lead to a lot of assumptions about him as well. Almost always played for laughs at either Harry's uncomfortableness about this or interfering with his ability to flirt with the attractive women who tend to accompany Thomas.
- Superspy Jackie Holmes from The Man from C.A.M.P. series answers the age old question "What if James Bond was a flamboyant queen?".
- Anthony Blanche in Brideshead Revisited flaunts his aesthetic and poetic interests, is outspoken about his sexuality (in 1920s Oxford), and treats Charles to a drink at a gay club. He also mentions having had cross-dressing interests in the past.
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Patrick, mostly when contrasted with Brad.
- Egon the Poof, the 1940's Berlin gangster in Sven Hassel's O.G.P.U Prison.
- Baron de Charlus from Marcel Proust's novel A la Recherche du Temps Perdu (Remembrance of Things Past) manages to combine this trope with Armoured Closet Gay, thereby deconstructing it. It Makes Sense in Context.
- Slightly subverted with Magnus Bane, from "The Mortal Instruments", due to him officially being bisexual.
- Ruthless British government trouble-shooter Lord Pumphrey in the Sharpe series.
- In Patricia Briggs's Mercy Thompson series, Kyle, a divorce lawyer, plays this to his advantage; how much exactly he amps it up depends on who he's with and the situation, but mainly to either make homophobic individuals uncomfortable and, with his job, as a way of reassuring his female clients that they're in no danger of him hitting on them.
- In Tom Kratman's Caliphate, Lee, Ling's Chinese control officer is, from what little is seen of him, flamboyantly gay.
- Felix Harrowgate from Doctrine of Labyrinths wears outrageous clothes (even for a Restoration-esque society, sleeps with every man he can find, and even lusts after his own half-brother), loves theater, calls both friends and enemies "darling," and is notorious for his catty comments. Of course, since he's also the most powerful wizard in the country, there's not much stopping him.
- In The Sword-Edged Blonde, Tanko, the interior decorator who gives Eddie information about the villain's lair, deliberately adopts this image because it's expected of his job (and because his rich male clients wouldn't let their wives near him otherwise). He is genuinely gay, but not inclined to be flamboyant.
- Firesong k'Treva and Silverfox k'Leshya from Heralds of Valdemar both fit this trope, especially the former. Notably, they have other traits and Firesong in particular is a powerful mage who is instrumental to saving the world.
- Kamen Rider Gaim: Oren. Oh, Oren
- Happy Endings has Derek, an offensively-over-the-top-Sex-and-the-City gay guy that Max finds for Penny so she can be a Fag Hag.
- Modern Family has two somewhat conflicting examples. Mitchell, who is somewhat effeminate but more take charge and less dramatic than his partner Cameron. On the other hand, Cameron, despite loving showtunes, being flamboyant and generally stereotypical, is also skilled at sports and had a fairly rough, physical upbringing on a farm.
- Bryan from The New Normal.
- Probably one of the earliest examples: Ernie Kovacs' character Percy Dovetonsils, a bespectacled, martini-swilling poet rarely seen without his tiger-stripe smoking jacket.
- Project Runway: At least three or four designers per season. Although, being a show about fashion design, it's inevitable.
- The League of Gentlemen: Herr Lip, Keith Drop.
- Hell's Kitchen: Fransisco the party planner. Possibly Jean-Phillippe as well.
- QI: Wo ist mein Handy?
- On Top Gear when James May reviewed the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé, he said, "You really wouldn't want to be seen in the backseat of this car unless you were the Queen of England, or Elton John...which is the same thing, really."
- Ugly Betty:
- Subverted in one episode, where Camp Gay fashion reporter Suzuki St. Pierre is revealed to actually be a macho family man from New Jersey. He took on the Suzuki persona in order to succeed in the fashion industry.
- Justin Suarez, who was in the Transparent Closet until the last season.
- Will & Grace:
- Jack. Will actually said once, "Is there any part of the stereotype you don't fit?"
- To a lesser degree, Will himself. Will's portrayal was Fair for Its Day, as he wasn't... well, Jack... but certainly camp enough to be noteworthy in Real Life.
- Taken Up to Eleven in British imitator/parody Gimme Gimme Gimme, in the character of Tom.
- American Idol:
- Danny Noriega from Season 7. Some people weren't likin' it! Amusingly, he went on to a career post-Idol as drag queen Adore Delano
- Season 8 competitor Nick Mitchell's on-stage persona Norman Gentle was as camp as could be, from his headband to his sparkly shirt. He tried to make up for his not-so-good singing with rather questionable stage antics, including what was described by Randy Jackson as "attempting to get to 2nd base with the show logo" the first week of the top 36.
- Adam Lambert.
- The X Factor, Diva Fever, whose performances were pure, distilled camp]].
- Emmet from Queer as Folk.
- Alexander from the UK Queer as Folk. As his actor has gone on to prove in Coronation Street, he really is that camp.
- Lord Rupert from The 10th Kingdom.
- Switch: Aaron, colleague and gay best bud of Jude. She's the one that Really Gets Around of the Four-Girl Ensemble... obviously. But Aaron is fabulous.
- Carson Kressley, possibly the most flamboyantly gay of the five makeover artists of Queer Eye. And he'll intentionally play it for laughs. One episode had him jokingly throw a fit and storm out of the room after the episode's straight guy disagreed with him over a jacket.
- Steve and Edie in The X-Files episode "X-Cops". They are both very gay, very campy black men in their 40s. Steve is a little toned down while Edie is over-the-top feminine and very excited to see the cameras. (A TV crew is following the police in their neighbourhood.)
- Sal from Mad Men is a dramatic example of this trope. It's the 1960s and that sort of thing should not exist, as far as the values of the society are concerned.
- The critics on the In Living Color! sketch "Men on Film." The stereotypical characters played for laughs might make some PC types wince, but Damon Wayans and David Alan Grier were surprisingly accurate in some areas of portraying gay black men, like referring to women as "fish."
Critics: Hate-ed it!
- Buddy Cole, the acid-tongued "alpha fag" from The Kids in the Hall and Scott Thompson's stand-up acts, is rare comedic Camp Gay character who's the one telling the jokes rather than being the butt of them. Thompson has said that part of the character's intent was to acknowledge that the stereotype is based on reality while pointing out that there's nothing wrong with being effeminate, but a lot of people misinterpreted it as just making fun of gay men.
- Parodied by Dafydd, 'The Only Gay In The Village' in Little Britain, who struts around town in an increasing variety of stereotypically 'gay' outfits camping it up as much as possible. Meanwhile, all of the other gay or bi- people in the village (whose existence he strenuously denies) are for the most part about as mixed and varied a bunch as you'd expect in real life.
- Kind-of parodied. Andy Millman almost loses his chance to get his sitcom filmed by calling his writing partner "too gay." He subsequently apologises... although another recurring character is the definition of the stereotype, (and who works in theatre, no less) with his flamboyance played for laughs without apparent irony.
- The character (Bunny)was in a transparent closet in his first appearance and later came out to Andy, which embarrassed him in front of his yobbo schoolmates.
- In NileCity 105.6, the Fire Brigade Chief, who takes this Up to Eleven. The other firefighters on the show are possibly Straight Gay, however.
- The Petographers Stuart and Ollie from iCarly, complete with a cat they named Harmoo.
Burt: You're gay. And you're not like Rock Hudson-gay, you're really gay. You sing like Diana Ross, and you dress like you own a magic chocolate factory—Kurt: Okay, why are you being so mean to me?Burt: —And what is wrong with any of that?
- Kurt, especially in early seasons. It's made fairly explicit that he only expresses any interest in football or cars to try to connect with his mechanic father, and that outside of that he's camp as can be. No one who keeps a hope chest full of tiaras and kicks a football while dancing to "Single Ladies" can be described as a Straight Gay. Later in the series though, Kurt becomes more confident and doesn't have to use his clothes to grab attention, so he dresses more subdue. He's still fashion forward, but is not very flamboyant. As his father lovingly describes him:
- Sandy is the one-note, camp-as-punchline version of this trope.
- Blaine zig-zags this trope. He genuinely loves football, learned to box and can sometimes 'pass' as straight, but he's also read Patti LuPone's new book, knows all the Vogue covers, and loves showtunes. His wardrobe itself is a mix of classic - bowties and gelled hair - with more flamboyant aspects like bright, super tight, skinny jeans and very fitted shirts.
- The show has also discussed gender roles in Kurt and Blaine's relationship. While Blaine might appear to be more outwardly masculine, he has been said to express emotion in traditionally female ways (like not being afraid of intimacy, being more open about crying), unlike Kurt, who in later seasons expressed emotion in a more traditionally masculine way.
- Saturday Night Live:
- Subverted with Dana Carvey's Lyle the Effeminate Heterosexual, in which Carvey plays a garden variety, married suburban dad everyone that assumes is gay because he behaves in a stereotypical Camp Gay manner. When asked if he's gay, his reply is a heavily-lisping "That's insaaaaaane!"
- Stefon, Weekend Update's "City Correspondent", played by Bill Hader, who, whenever prompted by Seth Meyers to talk about relatively normal things to do in New York City, inevitably talks about increasingly weird and alarming nightclubs. What's notable about this example is that Stefon being gay isn't the punchline to the joke, like so many camp gay characters on this and other comedy shows. The punchline is that Stefon is so wrapped up in his bizarre New York underground club world (and most likely burned out from excessive drug use and lack of sleep — he does talk about being awake for three days and, in the Bruno Mars episode, his day starts at 7 o'clock at night...right after he wakes up from wherever he crashed and goes home to his trash can next to the Radio Shack on 23rd and 7th) that he has no idea what's considered "normal" or "family-friendly" (as seen with both his recurring appearances as the Weekend Update city correspondent and in his first sketch, where Stefon is the estranged brother of a Disney screenwriter who pitches a family-friendly sports drama).
- Many, many one-shot characters on Monty Python's Flying Circus, often policemen or clergy. Subverted in the "Biggles dictates a letter" sketch, where the admitted homosexual character is Straight Gay; and the over-the-top camp character forcefully asserts his heterosexuality.
Grp. Capt. Biggles: "Ginger, are you a poof?"
Ginger: (Very effeminate and bizarrely dressed character flounces in, in a highly campy manner.) "I should say not!" (Flounces off equally campy.)
Grp. Capt. Biggles: "Thank God for that! Stout Fellow! Salt of the Earth! Backbone of England! Funny... he looks like a poof."
- Ironic in that Biggles is played by Real Life Straight Gay Graham Chapman, who detested Camp Gay mannerisms and donned a pipe-smoking, social drinking, mountain-climbing "man's man" personality to subvert it.
- And then there was Close Order Swanning-About Squad, which played this trope so mindboggingly straight, its queerness is almost unrivaled.
- Donald Maltby from the late 1980's Showtime TV series Brothers.
- Noah's Arc: Alex, and to a lesser extent, Noah (Both are feminine, but Alex is more outspoken and flamboyant).
- Dean Craig Pelton on Community is almost certainly this, with a dash of Political Correctness Gone Mad for flavor (he renames the community college's sports teams to "the Human Beings").
- He actually goes way beyond Camp Gay - when he's approached to represent the faculty as their token gay, he states that 'gay' is only 2/7th of what he is.
- Nurse Jackie:
- Mo Mo.
- TV game shows with a large panel of celebrities were common in The '70s, and most of them usually had one exaggeratedly gay panelist. The most well-known examples include Charles Nelson Reilly on Match Game and Paul Lynde on The Hollywood Squares.
- The 2006 revival of I've Got A Secret featured a panel of nothing but gays.
- Lorne from Angel is Camp Bisexual.
- Subverted in one episode of Cheers where Norm attempts to make a career of a little-used talent for interior decor — but finds he must act the role of a Camp Gay in order to be taken seriously by potential customers. Since he's a burly, beer-swilling, and gruff straight, this is a tall order, and he eventually breaks character in front of some clients, resulting in his new career going down the tubes.
- In the Italian (actually a format born in Canada/France) series Caméra Café, Pippo somewhat fits the bill: openly gay, yet also an example of Camp Straight, given his clothing.
- Mr. Humphries from Are You Being Served? fits this trope to a tee, though his sexual orientation is never explicitly stated in the show.
Mr. Humphries: "I had just bent down to tighten my nuts, and there was a double yellow line, see? And next thing I knew, there was policeman behind me. He put a sticker on my helmet and tried to clamp me." (Ahem).
- Many times on The Benny Hill Show: sometimes they come on to Benny, sometimes it's Benny himself as an actor playing a gruff character but breaks character in Hilarious Outtakes.
- The Shadow Line has Ratallack, a lisping, effeminate Gayngster. He's really not the kind of person you can cross though. Not if you want to live.
- Kenny James from My Name Is Earl
- Tristan in Degrassi, to the point that his actor felt it necessary to defend him from accusations of being a stereotype.
- The Historical Fashion Fix host (a loose parody of Gok Wan) from Horrible Histories.
- Many characters played by Alan Sues on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, especially the sports reporter.
- Paul in Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves.
- Felix in Orphan Black is camp to a near-stereotypical degree but still manages to come across as a sympathetic character rather than a caricature.
- In The IT Crowd, an Ambiguously Gay guy names Philip takes Jen, Moss and Roy to the theatre to see a play called Gay. The play is obviously extremely gay and borders on being a drag show.
- On Six Feet Under, David Fisher's friends from choir acted effeminately, particularly Patrick. It's noticeable in their body language and gestures and they way they speak. David's boyfriend's circle of friends were rough Straight Gays in fireman or police uniforms.
- Metrosexuality has quite a few, being a LGBT show but most notably Max, even though he loses all campiness when he starts to speak seriously.
- Steve Jinks in Warehouse 13 is Straight Gay. His Literal Split Personality in "Savage Seduction", however, is Camp Gay incarnate.
- Alex Turnbull in New Zealand TV show Short Poppies, played by Karl Urban, is as camp as the proverbial field of tents.
- The Life Science teacher in Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. Bonus points since the show airs on Nickelodeon.
- Albert and Victor from Another Period are flamboyant and obviously in a relationship despite being married to women but no one notices. Or probably, no one cares.
- On the reality show The Joe Schmo Show, the character of Kip was so gay that he was described as "parade gay." Except that Kip was just that, a character. The actor who played him wasn't gay at all, and everyone the show except the titular "Schmo" was an actor. He did such a good job selling it that Matt Gould, a.k.a. Joe Schmo, was completely fooled from the very start.
- Sitcom Terry and Julian subverted wholesome British DomComs by matching innocent straight man (in every sense) Terry with his new housemate, the flamboyant and very, very, gay comedian Julian Clary. Hilarity Ensues as Julian leads Terry into one funny scrape after another.
- British TV gameshows appear to work best when the compere is flamboyantly or obviously camp gay. Larry "mmm, shut that door! Grayson on The Generation Game, Dale Winton (Supermarket Sweep), Paul O'Grady/Lily Savage (Blankety Blank)...
- Todd Rundgren's song 1973 "You Don't Have to Camp Around" from A Wizard, a True Star lists and mocks several stereotypical attributes of camp gays.
- Deconstructed by Canadian nerd-rapper Jesse Dangerously in his song A Single Gay Male on his Thirtieth Birthday.
- Monty Python's The Final Ripoff comedy CD features "Interview With Carl French," in which the interviewer suddenly veers off topic and accuses French of being a "raving queen," "a real screamer, a real 'Whoops! Get out! Don't mind me dear!' limp-wristed caricature." The interviewer gets increasingly hostile until he reveals that he's only interested in finding out where French picks up his "innocent little boys."
- Ben Gay and the Silly Savages' 1973 song "The Ballad of Ben Gay" plays with this one and Manly Gay. Likewise Weird Al's "Truck Drivin' Song.
- Bloodhound Gang has a couple of camp gay characters in his Bad Touch video, more prominent in the uncensored (original) version of it.
- Several songs by Mexican group Banda Fresa feature a camp gay character. For example, La Dieta and Ay, Mariposa.
- The 1976 novelty song "C.B. Savage" by country music artist Rod Hart. Released during an era where songs about the citizens band radio and its tie to truck driving songs were popular, the song sees an effeminate-sounding truck driver begin broadcasting over the C.B. radio, asking for help in locating "smokies." As the conversation continues, he begins using more and more double-entendre, implying he wants to meet with the truckers. The conversation is heard by the song's protagonist, the lead driver in a five-truck convoy protesting the then-55 mph speed limit. In the end, the truck driver — worried that he is being stalked by a creepy gay man — pulls off the road ... and it isn't long before he realizes the whole thing was a setup for his fellow truck drivers to be arrested for speeding. (The "gay truck driver" that was "stalking" the convoy was a corrupt highway patrolman, and had successfully exploited the homophobia of the truck driver.)
- Steveo from San Francisco in The Champion Pub
- The main character of Jinni Zeala, a male genie who throws parties in a Flying Harem while wearing a rainbow-colored feathered turban.
- One of the characters of the film-within-a-game of Lights... Camera... Action! is "Queen," a flamboyantly effeminate man with a loose shirt and leather-skinned bandanna draped over his shoulder.
- In Professional Wrestling, the most common source of camp gays is the exotico class. Wrestlers who specialize in emasculating their opponents into submissions. The Christopher Street Connection are likely the most notable among English speaking fans. Of course, some exoticos are openly straight.
- "Gorgeous" George Wagner could veer into this trope sometimes, well a lot of the times. Wearing a sparkly gown probably qualifies him alone, though George and all wrestlers of his mold would never confirm or deny being gay.
- "Exotic" Adrian Street "Adorable" Adrian Adonis, Lenny & Lodi and Rico are among those who followed Gorgeous George's example.
- Orlando Jordan wanted to work his real-life bisexuality into his gimmick at the end of his WWE run, but was let go before it materialized. It materialized wholesale when he went to TNA, fluctuating between Camp Gay and Depraved Bisexual.
- Dramatic Dream Team: Danshoku Dino
- Radio comedians Hudson And Landry had a recurring character: football star Bruiser La Rue.
- In the early '80s, when he was on DC 101 in Washington, D.C., Howard Stern had a bit titled "Out of the Closet Stern".
- Warhorses Of Letters - Marengo: "Oh my horsey God"
- Julian and Sandy of Round the Horne.
- BBC Radio Two has appointed quite a few flamboyantly gay DJ's to host weekend shows. Graham Norton; Allan Carr; Paul O'Grady.
- Male followers of Slaanesh in Warhammer 40,000 tend to fall into this stereotype, combined with Depraved Homosexual, when they're not drug-guzzling rockers. Sometimes even when they are. Chaos being what it is, however, few of them actually restrict themselves to the same sex. Or the same species.
- Parodied in the blaxploitation expansion of Grave Robbers from Outer Space with the character archetype "The Stereotypically Flamboyant Gay Guy''.
- Albin in La Cage aux Folles, to say nothing of his drag queen alter ego Zaza.
- Jacob, the cheeky French Maid and personal confidante to Albin, often in drag no less.
- Roger DeBris (debris?) and Carmen Ghia from The Musical of The Producers, no less than in the original film version.
- Lets not forget Roger's production team and roommates composed entirely of males with one exception.
- Oh My Godmother, which puts a contemporary gay spin on the classic Cinderella story, is essentially a grandiose celebration of this trope from it's characters to the songs and the way it's generally presented.
- Belize, and to a lesser extent Prior, from Angels in America.
- More to the point, Belize and Prior in tandem. They speak fluent camp with each other, and tend to dial it down to a mere accent when talking with other characters, especially (assumed) straight ones.
- Herbert in Tanz Der Vampire — blond, androgynously pretty and flamboyant, he becomes infatuated with the young vampire-hunter Alfred and tries to bite him.
- Electra in Starlight Express fits this trope almost perfectly—he's bisexual rather than completely gay, but was played by the famous John Partridge in the rewritten London production. One of his groupies, Purse, is a perfect example of this trope when the actor gives him characterization other than "Electra's money truck."
- Several of the characters in Robert Patrick's Untold Decades, including, perhaps most memorably, the main character in "Pouf Positive," memorably portrayed by Harvey Fierstein.
"But of course fairies have been disappearing since the 1970s Marlboro Macho Movement. If I live till noon, I will never understand clones trying to act like the very bullies that beat us up! They are living proof, wherever that still applies, that you don't have to learn to act gay, you have to learn to act straight — which may be the origin of the verb 'to ape'.""Must one go through all five stages — oh, what are they? Anger, denial, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Well, back up, because here comes my acceptance speech. I am now, and have always been, a flaming faggot!! Responsible for style in its every manifestation, and I'm making my own five stages: flippancy, sentimentality, sarcasm, camp, and smut!!"
- Tommy Boatwright from The Normal Heart, to some degree.
Hiram: The mayor is not gay!Tommy: Oh, come on, Blanche!
- Modern Luv has a camp gay dancer alongside its Chorus Girls, and his Straight Gay partner.
- Casey's best guyfriend in First Date, who calls her several times to try to give her a "bailout" on the date.
- Angel in RENT, if not an outright transsexual. The actors who play him often fit this trope as well.
- Torch Song Trilogy: Harvey Fierstein's character. "Try as I might, I just can't walk in flats." (he is a professional Drag Queen)
- MID-LIFE! the Crisis Musical: In the "I Quit" song, a man comes out to his wife and children and progressively becomes more stereotypical as his part in the song continues.
"I'm gay! Hooray! Throw my power tools away / I'm not exactly walking out. It's more of a sashay!"
- The Bishōnen appearance of the Blood Elf male Player Characters is lampshaded and used for humour by turning them into this through some of their /silly (joke dialogue) emotes. A notable one would be them saying "Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me?". The fact they are voiced by Cam Clarke, who is openly gay, only helped.
- Budd Nedreck is, in Cataclysm at least, a wonderful merger of this and a Cloud Cuckoolander.
- Kel'thuzad, an undead lich, is incredibly...prissy and practically shouts his love for Arthas from the roofs in the novel. He is fanatically loyal in the game, as well. Worth noting, his attraction to Arthas increases when Arthas kills him, for some odd reason.
- Ash Crimson from The King of Fighters is considered one of these due to his love for nail art, flamboyant poses and generally flirtatious nature towards a few of the male characters. Although, there is the Unfortunate Implications coming from the fact that he's from France.
- Rasputin in World Heroes. Besides his voice and mannerisms, his "Secret Garden" super attack involves him stripping to the waist, grabbing the opponent, and sinking into a field of roses, whereupon giant hearts with his face emerge from it. Yes.
- Jean Armstrong in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials & Tribulations. A few people even have trouble telling if he's a man or a woman, despite his facial hair and large muscular arms.
- Jolly Roger in Banjo-Tooie, who works in Jolly's (which is implied to be a gay bar), talks in a stereotypical camp voice and offers "Seaman's Brew" on the menu. In a 'kid's game.. His partner appears to a crossdresser or a Drag Queen. The only labelled barrel in the bar is marked "Ginger Beer" (see this article if you don't get it).
- Persona 4. Kanji's Shadow Archetype is extremely Camp Gay, almost offensively so. This is understandable since it represents Kanji's inner fear of his possible sexuality, and takes on a somewhat tragic bent once you realize that the shadows are partially formed by the perceptions of the 'audience' of the Midnight Channel. Kanji's shadow was formed as an over-the-top stereotype of gay men because that's how Kanji (and the viewers) think gay people are.
- Aqua Man in Mega Man 8. His introduction involves him jumping out, spraying water in midair to make a rainbow with his name in it, and saying in a mincing voice, "I'm Aqua Man, but you can call me handsome guy!"
- Arguably, also Elec Man in Mega Man Powered Up.
- The Magimel brothers from the Shadow Hearts games, who always seem to show up whenever you visit a new town. One of them makes outfits for dolls, and the other sells items (and often likes to comment on the [male] main character's appearance), but only if you collect naked men trading cards to get his "creative juices" flowing.
- Florian "Bernie Crane" Cravic in Grand Theft Auto IV. It's more of an achievement to find non-stereotypical characters in GTA than the other way around. He drops it when he gets angry.
- The very first Wake-Up Call Boss of God Hand. Flamboyantly gay, leather-clad, and Color-Coded for Your Convenience. And capable of royally pounding -your- ass too.
- Makoto from Enchanted Arms has long hair and women's makeup and plays the role of Clingy Jealous Guy to popular student Toya in the game's introductory sequence.
- And if there's any doubt whether he's camp gay or just camp metrosexual, the epilogue of the game removes all doubt.
- One of Vega's winning quotes in Street Fighter II HD Remix is "I'm so fabulous!" Couple that with his fighting style and you get... well... yeah.
- Jann from Valkyria Chronicles. While having to wear a male military uniform prevents him from wearing dresses, he still wears women's make-up. The gameplay mimics this too - his potentials are things like "Fancies Men" and "Pollen Allergy" and he also has a unique potential named "Largo Lover" that activates whenever he is around Largo, which gives the player a short sequence of Jann girlishly squealing with excitement. The English dub even gave him a voice that may as well be Big Gay Al.
- Gary the towel attendant and Purser Peter in the Leisure Suit Larry adventure games.
- Captain Cumore in Tales of Vesperia: He's got a heart-shaped codpiece. And a heart-shaped hole in his clothes over his chest.
- Katze in Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Eternal Frontier. When he's not beating your head in.
- Julius from Sword of Mana. His outfit is almost entirely comprised of pink and purple, and he has painted nails (yes, toenails too) along with the pink eyeliner and subtle lipstick he wears. There also happens to be copious Ho Yay between him and fellow antagonist Dark Lord, which is not helped at all by the fact that the only place on their airship for Julius to sleep is in Dark Lord's bed.
- King Mardan from Dark Chronicle, a large purple fish with huge red lips, an effeminate voice, and a tendency to wink lovingly at you. Monica is shocked to discover he's a guy.
- Dist from Tales of the Abyss. A pink-haired effeminate Mad Scientist that prides himself as "Dist the Rose". No one else calls him that.
- Ash, a mini boss from Streets of Rage 3. He wore a vest, tight pants, and high heeled boots. In the fight, he would rarely attack and if he did land a hit on you, he'd let out a girlish giggle. Ash's stance and running animations were also effeminate. Once you defeated him, he would cry out, using the same death cry sound byte as Blaze, and sit on the ground crying. Because of this, he was scrapped in the U.S. and European versions of the game and replaced with a mook with more health. Ash could be played via cheat device and he was absurdly strong.
- He is an unlockable character in the fan remake and he hasn't changed a bit. Even his super special attack magnifies his...personality by having him slap his ass and hip thrust several times, dealing massive damage to all enemies on screen all while the background is turned pink and with hearts.
- General Lionwhyte from Brütal Legend. Also a Sissy Villain. He gets bonus points because he's played by Rob Halford. Interestingly, though he's the leader of a glam metal themed enemy group, he's the only one that can really be considered truly gay. His minions seem to be in it for the "chicks and booze".
- Oshare Bones from the Puyo Puyo series. Obsessed with fashion, and has a strong lisp in English while referring to himself using female pronouns in Japanese. He even gets the limp-wristed gesture as one of his animations in Puyo Pop Fever.
- Mayakov, from Final Fantasy XI Wings of the Goddess, definitely qualify. Dancer outfit, crazy verbal tick, extremely emotionnal, and let's not talk about his body langage... Even a coworker thought he was talking about the bride's dress when he said during a mariage that he can't wait to walk down the aisle, garbed like ''this'' (''this'' refering to the tuxedo, contrary to his coworker's belief).
- Sendak, an old summoner from Bahamut Lagoon, doesn't hestitate in showing that he has a thing for Byuu, plus acts and thinks like a lovestruck woman.
- Dragon Age:
- Dragon Age: Origins has Wade, the resident Ultimate Blacksmith, though his husband/partner Herren is more of a Straight Gay. While it's never outright stated in-game and only confirmed due to Word of Gay, it's pretty obvious.
- Dorian Pavus, a mage companion in Dragon Age: Inquisition fits the bill, though he's a much more nuanced and layered example rather than just a stereotype.
- Alman from Solatorobo keeps hitting on Red (and Squicking him out), wears dresses, and uses copious amounts of cosmetics. Needless to say, Red becomes rather reluctant to take quests from him very quickly and attempts to avoid social chatting when possible, sticking strictly to business.
- The iOS game A Gay Dragon features a pink male dragon named Melwin who roams the countryside in search of "pretty princes" while avoiding female dragons and warrior princesses. It even features an interior design sandbox mode where you build and decorate your personal lair.
- Marlain from Dream Savior Gakuen.
- Ultima 9 featured a character who talked in a very stereotypical voice and tried to imitate you as close as possible, even wearing a copy of your armor. Spoony dubbed this fellow "The Gayvatar" (the main character is named "The Avatar," it's a play on that).
- Yellow Monkey from the Ape Escape series of games. First appearing in Ape Escape 2, his effeminate voice and mannerisms are enough to get him on this page, but his sexuality is confirmed in Ape Escape 3, when, if you choose the male protagonist Kei, he will give Kei a choice between fighting him...or going out on a date. This scene was censored in the US version, but remained intact in the Japanese and UK releases.
- The local doctor Marian in Story of Seasons is the first openly gay character in the Harvest Moon series. He's decked in pink, wears make-up, says things are "fabulous", could pass for a woman, and has a boyfriend.
- Tales of Xillia 2 has a One-Scene Wonder of a spoiler character who is definitely this. It's a fractured dimension version of the Spirit of Light Aska who only shows up in one of Jude's Character Episodes. Most of his lines are about wanting to "tether" with Jude again with the innuendo in full force. And yes, Aska is in bird form here.
- Isaac from Extracurricular Activities is a costume designer who speaks with mannerisms like "sweetie" and "honey". He flirts with Darius all the time and even hooked up with him once.
- Quite a few characters from My Life In Blue, although some of them are technically Camp Bisexuals. Played more seriously than usual, and occasionally subject to discussion.
- Mark from Khaos Komix. Suprisingly, his homophobic friend Jamie doesn't really pick on it. Also, Murfs, to some extent.
- Very Alternate Bob acts this way at first in Bob & George, but it's just to mess with Bob Prime. He's more of a Straight Gay the rest of the time (though he does have good interior design sense).
- Also, Top Man.
- Parodied in Bruno the Bandit, when the title character thinks he has turned gay as a result of spending too much time in the company of real gay characters. He immediately turns into this stereotype (except for the lisp, which he only adopts when he's reminded of it), consulting a book called Being Gay for Morons for further details.
- Zack, And Possibly Skittles, Of Skewed Reality.
- Luca from Sfeer Theory is a subdued version of this, stemming from the society he lives in and his personality. Ironically, since he's so quiet, his campier mannerisms are even more noticeable.
- Sorane'Saniil Val'lllhar'do from Drowtales.
- Danny from The Boy In Pink Earmuffs is this. His dad disagrees with his campness, especially the fact he wears pink a lot. JJ is noticeably less camp than Danny but occasionally shows signs.
- Lampshaded and averted in MMBN 7 The World Tournament, where Viddy Narcy states that he's secure enough about his sexuality to wear whatever he wants. Sean understandably tells him that that's not something you'd want someone to question.
- Dillon of Ménage ŕ 3 was eventually given his own comic, Sticky Dilly Buns. Probably because one title couldn't contain his campness. He wears the requisite open-necked shirts when not in drag (which he seems to enjoy), seemingly acts the Drama Queen at every opportunity, is committed to his career as an actor, describes himself at one point as "super ultra mega gay", and is described on the first comic's Cast page as "Gay. So gay." As Ruby, who is somewhat against her will stuck with him as her Gay Best Friend, says, his gayness would be visible to the blind.
- Ambiguous Gender aside, The Bedfellows' Fatigue shows multiple traits of being a camp gay man, such as feminine mannerisms and flamboyant vocal inflections.
- Motimon from Abrigimon. Mmmmm.
- Thayne of Analog Control is bisexual and has periodic bursts of camp. His natural speaking voice is pretty flamboyant as well.
- Haru in Avatar: The Abridged Series.
- Chris Crocker, people!
- The narrator of the memetic honey badger don't care Wildlife Commentary Spoof.
- Cheeks from Husbands is this to a T and he knows it, lampshading that he takes the "female" role in his relationship with Straight Gay, Brady. During their Accidental Marriage he was wearing part of a bride's outfit... and hot pants.
- The Custodes from If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device skirt the edge between this and Macho Camp. They make rather... obvious remarks about their attraction to the Emperor (and each other), criticize the Inquisition's sense of fashion and jump on the scene and pose. Fandom nicknamed them Fabulous Custodes.
My loincloth is bursting with anticipation!
- Malę Rising has the clever, effeminate, and kick-ass socialite Theodore Roosevelt. He may dress up as Empress Eugenie, but he will kick your ass hard and give you a lecture on the Great War at the same time if you insult him for it.
- Minky Steve may be this.
- Kidnapper-kun from Nyan~ Neko Sugar Girls has a lisp and is quite flamboyant. He has a crush on Hitoshi and, as his nickname implies, tried to kidnap him.
- Franklin from "Neurotically Yours". "Does this thong come in a men's?"
- Donut from Red vs. Blue slowly turned into this throughout the series. In his first apparance, he was just a stupid red guy to counter the blue team's stupid guy (Caboose). Upon acquiring the pink armor, he declared it to be "lightish red" to preserve his masculinity, but on season two, he seemed to slowly accept the armor was pink. By season three though, he was thoroughly into this trope, adopting several gay mannerisms, and the phrase "lightish red" never came out of his mouth again.
- The titular character of the YouTube Sassy Gay Friend videos. He even wears his scarf when otherwise naked in the garden of Eden.
- Many examples in Survival of the Fittest, such as Andi Ayla, Andy Walker, and Peri Barclay, but a notable subversion of this trope would be Remi Pierce. Remi was actually Asexual, but played straight every gay mannerism in the book to play up a facade.
- Tanner's boyfriend in The Most Popular Girls in School is very campy and effeminate.
- Cecil from Welcome to Night Vale is a positive example in that he's gay and somewhat "fem", but not in such a way that it dominates his character. It helps that he is created and voiced by queer people.
- He is much more obvious about it when he gushes about Carlos the Scientist whom the entire city agrees is a very beautiful man. Carlos eventually becomes his boyfriend and later his husband.
- The YES dance is a parody of this.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Marik, in the "Leather Pants" video.
- The appropriately named "Gay Gary" from The Life & Times of Tim.
- King of the Hill:
- Dale's father, the gay rodeo cowboy, & the rest of his set. According to flashbacks, he didn't act like this before he came out, though, so he may have just been doing it to fit in. Dale's father is consciously camp. He lampshades it and refers to his rodeo act as "kistchy fun".
- Bill intentionally does this in one episode, emulating another Camp Gay character in an effort to better his and Luanne's position at their hair salon workplace.
- Clarence from Code Monkeys is practically the epitome of this trope. He flies around instead of walking (leaving a trail of sparkles), wears a flamboyant light blue jumpsuit, and sings everything he says, most of which is a double entendre referring to how gay he is.
- "Double" entendre, they says. In one scene Clarence sings to himself that alone out of all the guys he has available to him, he wouldn't do Dean, his boss' big, beefy, dumb-as-a-rock son, then corrects himself: "Actually I would, 'cause that's how gay I am."
- South Park: The show is very fond of this trope, probably since it's the easiest way to tell that somebody is gay, while also being a huge stereotype. They like it so much they even use a Transparent Closet.
Chef: Children, there's a big difference between being gay and being Mr Garrison.
- Trey and Matt seem to have forgotten that the Straight Gay exists altogether. The more camp you behave, the happier you'll be; otherwise you've got problems that are a lot worse than just being in the closet. In "Cartman Sucks", a suppressed boy called Bradley almost throws himself off a bridge, while the Camp Gay/Camp Straight Pastor Phillips is perfectly happy, even if he is in complete denial. Oh, and Mr Garrison, who's always telling people he's gay, but isn't all that camp.
- Time Squad:
- The Larry 3000. At the beginning of the series he was Ambiguously Gay: he was overly sensitive, enjoyed traditionally feminine tasks such as cooking and sewing, and had a love for women's fashion, but nothing too obvious. But later in season two the ambiguity flies out the window and Larry is crushing hard on his macho time cop partner Tuddrussel.
- There was also Merriweather Lewis, who was the Sensitive Guy to William Clark's Manly Man.
- Various extras in Family Guy
- Brian's cousin Jasper from Los Angeles and Stewie's drama teacher.
- In one episode, Peter's injected with a "gay gene" and turns into one for the remainder of the episode. It wore off a couple minutes before the episode ended.
- Greg Corbin and Terry Bates in American Dad!.
- Queer Duck, though obviously an Affectionate Parody, is an nonstop parade of Retraux 1960s/1970s Camp Gay stereotypes.
- Ever seen the Disney anti-Nazi piece "Der Fuehrer's Face"? He's got just a short appearance, but the flute player in the Nazi marching band is as camp as one can be while wearing a Nazi uniform and a helmet. (That character was probably a parody of Herman Goerring.)
- An early example: Random unnamed pirate in an Ub Iwerks Sinbad the Sailor cartoon. See here.
- On Total Drama Island, the Real Escaped Psycho Killer ends up having these mannerisms after Gwen kicked him.
- Xandir P. Wiffelbottom from Drawn Together starts out as Ambiguously Gay, but comes out of the closet by the third episode and is shown to be quite ecstatic about his sexuality and attraction to men for the remainder of the series.
- The Venture Bros. has Shore Leave, a flamboyant, lisping, sassy gay member of a GI-Joe Captain Ersatz who gained prominence in the fourth season. He manages to be a great character despite being a ridiculous gay stereotype because 1. his total lack of shame and commitment to his gay shtick Crosses the Line Twice, and 2. he's a competent, badass secret agent anyway. The Alchemist zigzags between Camp Gay and Straight Gay.
- Subverted in one episode of The Simpsons had the character John who was gay and the campiest person ever (and in fact was played by John Waters), but he was not a Camp Gay. However, it was played straight with the gay steel mill.
- Archer, when he has to seduce a man in a Honey Trap mission, dresses and acts in a manner that would be an embarrassment at a Gay Pride Parade - and his target, a very Straight Gay, doesn't want anything to do with him. Even other camp gay guys make fun of him.
Ramon: You are so not my type. (walks away)
Archer: Hey! I am everybody's type!
Rudy: Please. You are entirely too gay.
Archer: No I'm not!
Charles: Ohmygod, you like, sneeze glitter.
Rudy: Thank you!
- The Boondocks: Gangstaliciois, a celebrity rapper whom main character Riley idolizes, is revealed in his second appearance to be a camp gay as he was revealed to have had an ex boyfriend although the "camp" wasn't as obvious in terms of his appearance as he mostly wore rapper attire. However his attire is mostly colored pink and during a talk show, he introduced a fashion lineup that included pink bulletproof vests, a skirt with the backside of it cut out, and pearl necklaces. He even sent Riley a package of free gear that looked a lot like women's clothing. He even did a song called "homies over hoes", which was filled with so much Homoerotic Subtext that even some of the characters in universe took notice.
- The titular character of Kaeloo is a Hermaphrodite (referred to as "she") in the original French dub, but due to a mistake in the English dubbing for the first ten episodes, she was re-written as male (though this was corrected after the 11th episode. This led to a lot of Ho Yay, and her lisp and feminine behavior certainly didn't help.
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