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Alrune
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11:35:48 PM Dec 4th 2013
But at the end of the day the question for most of us who keep track of these portrayals isn't "Why isn't that Ax-Crazy gay man more sympathetic?" but "Why are there so many Ax-Crazy gays and lesbians out there?"

(Moved from the main page, discussions go in here, nort on the main page)

KageNara
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11:52:52 AM Apr 15th 2013
This trope should not be treated as being solely a result of prejudice and bigotry.

Gay people can be just as malicious, cruel, and sadistic as straight, and while classifying all as this is wrong, saying it's wrong without mentioning gays can be jerkasses to is just as wrong.
Peteman
12:04:49 PM Apr 15th 2013
edited by 216.99.32.45
I think the part that makes a Depraved Homosexual as opposed to simply an evil/asshole gay person is that their sexuality is intertwined with their depravity.

For an example, a mob enforcer who simply breaks people's legs for not paying their protection money and is also gay is not a Depraved Homosexual. A homosexual serial rapist who takes the foreskins of his rape victims is.

You can have a villainous gay person, but he's not a Depraved Homosexual unless you can also call him a sick freak.

And overuse of this trope is the Unfortunate Implications.
FireWalk
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06:12:52 AM Oct 13th 2012
Justifying natter from Deadly Premonition
FuzzyBoots
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01:04:54 PM Jan 31st 2011
Cut from the Films section of the article, seems like natter:
  • Almost all male child molesters in any media are shown to be homosexuals who molest boys. This even though most child molesters in Real Life are heterosexuals in adult relationships with women, and the fact that the majority of child molestation victims (possibly as high as 35 to 1 for penetrative rape, according to some police statistics) are girls.
    • Some Truth in Television in that the child molesters who hit the media tend to be those who indulge in molestation on an industrial scale - and quite a lot of them tend to be men who molest boys. The majority of child molestation, as noted above, is usually carried out against 'stepdaughters'.
      • This is a common but dangerous misconception that serves both to support the Depraved Homosexual trope and to put most of the blame for the rape of little girls on their mothers instead of on the molesters themselves, where it belongs. Most molestations of boys are by men they know. Most molestations of girls are by men they know. A significant percentage of molestations are by strangers, but the percentage is roughly identical for boys and girls. Girls * and boys* are more likely to be molested by their own biological fathers or brothers than they are by stepfathers, uncles, or any other relative, female or male. The next most likely perpetrator is the clergyman. But in all cases, girls are more likely to be victimized than boys, no matter what the media (who are appealing to young men, the advertisers' favorite group) seem to say.
      • Offenders against boy victims tend to be emphasized, due to sexism (boys are more highly valued, in a sexist society; girls are expected—albeit at a later age—to be defiled by males, anyway) and homophobia (boys are regarded as not merely victims of rape, but as being led astray into a life as a Depraved Homosexual).

emeriin
01:14:40 PM Jan 31st 2011
"boys are more highly valued, in a sexist society; girls are expected—albeit at a later age—to be defiled by males, anyway"

Wat? Can this be verified because this seems Straw Feminist talk to me.
202.156.14.108
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12:03:17 PM Apr 25th 2010
In a Singapore Channel 8 drama c. 1991, "The Last Swordsman(Chinese name:最后一个大侠)", there was the main villain 紫罗刹(Purple Raksha?), who was some sorcerer/nobleman/vizier-type fellow who typically transformed once per episode into a rather stereotypical(think high falsetto, long purple fingernails) gay person who slashed at folks with his nails. I think. It's been almost 20 years since I saw it. Anyway, it's the purple-veiled guy(yes, it's a guy) in this video, around the 23 second mark. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlbBbcGlU_U

Hopefully, someone with better recall/more time can shed a bit more light on this than me.
202.156.14.99
06:12:00 PM Apr 26th 2010
Slightly better video(a better view of the character in question at 1m37s mark): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1Z8fR9XY-w&feature=PlayList&p=6DACF96024E64093
97.117.233.185
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03:35:55 PM Apr 19th 2010
A lot of the characters who're supposed to be examples of this trope are Depraved Pedophiles, not homosexuals. Those examples really don't belong here, but I'm fairly certain there isn't a Villainous Pedophile article I can send them to. Should they just be cut?
Vasha
04:42:29 PM Apr 19th 2010
Yes (I'd say cut them), but way too many examples here simply don't fit because they're characters who are villainous or unpleasant and also gay, but not necessarily examples of the conception that being gay makes you depraved or is a sign of villainy, what the trope's about in the first place. I can't really judge which, though, because I haven't seen these works and so don't know the details of how the character is presented.
173.11.75.205
11:11:39 AM Jun 4th 2010
Heres a new name: Shadow Wooly (Wooly is a male homosexual term).
FreeRadical
01:13:50 PM Apr 7th 2011
Why not just say Evil Gay?
miru
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04:54:40 PM Apr 1st 2010
Homosexual is not a gender specific term: make Decadent Gay the only name of the trope.
Seikai
09:04:18 PM Apr 2nd 2010
Most of the time, people refer to homosexual women as lesbians (hence the Psycho Lesbian trope). I rarely hear people referring to lesbian women as homosexual. Maybe originally the word "homosexual" was meant to be non-gender specific... but popular use normally insinuates men with men. I think that Depraved Homosexual has a better ring to it, as well as being clearer.
70.134.80.154
11:36:44 AM Apr 3rd 2010
Depraved Homosexual can be an index.
173.11.75.205
11:12:35 AM Jun 4th 2010
Evilly Wooly (Wooly beig a male homosexual term) should be a new name.
CMDDarkblade
09:29:55 PM Aug 15th 2012
Wooly? What part of the world are you from? I'm gay and I have never heard that term before ever. As a point of reference I live in Southern California.
silveryrow
04:01:24 AM Nov 9th 2012
edited by silveryrow
I agree with the original post - when I came to the page I thought it would be male and female. Nowadays, you mostly hear 'lesbian' for homosexual women (obviously) and 'gay' for homosexual men, even though gay is not gender-specific I believe it's more used for men these days.

Also, 'depraved' is not synonymous with 'psycho' so they aren't just the same trope for men and women.
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