Main Estrogen Brigade Discussion

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niotpoda
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01:52:12 PM Jul 31st 2016
Does anyone else agree that recent Disney movies should not count as having Estrogen Brigades because their fandoms have always been female dominated? I feel like there should be another Trope for cases where there is a predominantly female audience but a small portion of it is just yaoi obsessed or whatever, and the rest of the fandom hates them. That's definitely not Estrogen Brigade.
niotpoda
01:58:27 PM Jul 31st 2016
Yeah, upon reflection, the description of this trope refers to it as the name for a relatively smaller group of female fans that became attracted to a work because of hot male characters. The examples, on the other hand, treat the term Estrogen Brigade as the name for groups of female fangirls that follow a particular male character (e.g. David Tennant's Estrogen Brigade).

Should the description be expanded or the examples culled?
SiRenfield
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02:22:00 PM Nov 22nd 2014
Isn't there also a distaff counterpart to this trope? You know, like when a guy only watches something because of a hot chick?
SeptimusHeap
02:29:40 PM Nov 22nd 2014
TropeEater
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12:52:54 PM Feb 6th 2013
I'm a bit confused... it appears that this trope is specifically about when a female fandom is attracted to a male-oriented show due to Perverse Sexual Lust, but with Testosterone Brigade, it's just used to mean "a male Periphery Demographic for female-oriented media".

See the trope picture... barring a few cloppers here or there, I'm assuming the Bronies aren't there out of PSL.
movie007
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01:15:45 PM Jul 12th 2010
Say, is it really even necessary to make the "within a traditionally male-dominated fandom" distinction for this trope?
movie007
10:53:46 PM Jan 24th 2011
edited by movie007
From reading some of the discussion surrounding this trope and Mr. Fanservice, I think I now understand the trope better. It's not just "he has female fans" (which would leave out Justin Bieber). It's a work where a significant portion of the female fanbase were initially attracted to the hot male characters - although it is possible for some of them to, later on, decide that also like other aspects of the show.
Gowan
11:31:49 AM Feb 13th 2015
I don't think that, if you make male-dominated fandom" a requirement for this trope, Harry Potter is an example of this. The Harry Potter series was never aimed at a male audience, nor was the fandom ever male-dominated.
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