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"You know, it's not gay if you think Rudy's hot. We all think he's hot. My God, you're beautiful."
Corporal Josh Ray Person, Generation Kill

You are completely heterosexual, you are very much attracted to individuals of the opposite sex and you certainly aren't gay. But, you know, there are some examples of the same sex whom you can't help but admire. You can appreciate good looks and a sexy body regardless of gender. If taken far enough you just might say something that sounds wrong even in context. Indignation usually follows.

This often doesn't mean anything significant regarding your overall sexual orientation, though often you are just as caught off guard as the people around you. When applied to specific individuals who tend to provoke this response to people in general, see Even the Guys Want Him and Even the Girls Want Her.

If done enough times as a Running Gag, writers actually planning to out a character later can use this as foreshadowing. In some of these cases, this may be caused by a Closet Key. If it's taken seriously but isn't a set up for a reveal about the character's sexuality, it can sometimes lead to If It's You, It's Okay.

Nearly all Wholesome Crossdressers, and many Bifauxnen are subject to this gag at least once.note  Occasionally, the "victim" is given peace of mind by discovering their totally platonic (really!) crush is really Sweet Polly Oliver.

This is Truth in Television, with women being much more open about it. Quite frankly, if a guy were to say something like that to another, more often than not, the response would be, "What are you, gay?" Contrariwise, gay men are generally more likely than lesbians to joke about who they would switch teams for. When straight men do profess attraction to other men, it often takes the form of Gay Bravado—the concept being that they're not really attracted to guys, they're just so straight they're not scared to pretend they are (or alternatively, so comfortable with their mostly-straightness that they aren't afraid to admit to occasional "lapses").

Trope Namer comes from one of Homer Simpson's quotes from The Simpsons. While he's attempting to recall his skiing lessons, his mind shifts to a skin-tight ski-suit-wearing Ned Flanders moments prior, who waggles his buttocks while exclaiming the suit makes it feel like he's "wearing nothing at all". Cue Squick from Homer and the trope invoked.

The term "GAR" (always in capitals) is memetically used to describe a male character who induces this through sheer badassery and Hot-Blooded-ness. This term originated on 4chan's /a/, originally describing the character Archer from Fate/stay night.

Compare Dude Looks Like a Lady, Gay Moment, Even the Guys Want Him, Even the Girls Want Her, Ho Yay, Inconvenient Attraction, and Bi-Wildered. See also Stupid Sexy Friend. Has nothing to do with people from the region of the Benelux being sexy (or stupid).

No Real Life Examples, Please!


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    Anime & Manga 
  • In episode 12 of Student Council's Discretion Ken is afflicted with a case of Stupid Sexy Flanders when Nakameguro shows up.
  • The eponymous character of Hayate the Combat Butler is known to have androgynous features and has induced many uncomfortable feelings among guys every time he is forced to crossdress.
  • Several instances in Sailor Moon even after Haruka Tenoh is revealed to be a woman. Haruka herself certainly doesn't mind the attention, even going so far as to playfully flirt with some of the Inner Senshi (particularly Usagi).
  • Agravity Boys: The feminine looking Chris has male friends who fear they may find shirtless Chris attractive.
  • In the harem comedy Ai Kora, Handsome Lech protagonist Maeda is freaked out to learn that New Transfer Student Haiji Kikuno is a bisexual Love Freak who has the hots for him because of his "pure heart". Maeda is further freaked out when he learns Haiji has his ideal butt.
  • The Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann short "Viral's Sweet Dream" is pretty much all about Viral's issues with this.
    Viral: Why was I dreaming of Kamina!? Well, I guess I'm allowed to have sweet dr- NO, NO! NOT SWEET! NOT SWEET!
  • In Ranma ½, most of Ranma's classmates find themselves attracted to his female form, even though they know that he's really a guy. The reason for this is most likely that he's susceptible to extreme Clothing Damage, especially in his female form, and that his curse actually gives him the real body of a girl. To quote one chapter of the manga, "We don't care! She's still hot!" ...much to the disgust of the female classmates.
  • Present in Urusei Yatsura, most notably with Ryuunosuke, who gets hit on from both ends... the girls, who know damn well she's a girl, love her because she cuts the figure of a bishonen man so well, and the guys love her... well... because they're horndogs, and know that she has an impressive-sized bust when her boobs aren't tied down.
  • Basically the entire premise of Maria†Holic, in which the lesbian protagonist transfers to a girl's school so she can be around a lot of pretty girls - and is very very annoyed when the prettiest girl turns out to be a cruel, rude, crossdressing boy... and she still gets nosebleeds when he flaunts his femininity
  • Girls Bravo: In season 2 episode 6, the main character Yukinari is forced to dress up as a girl, in order to host a gaming tournament. His disguise is so convincing that even the local pervert Fukuyama mistakes him for a pretty girl. This makes for one of the most humorous scenes in anime when Fukuyama finds out his true gender. Watch the moment of truth here.
  • No Bra is a delightful little manga about two male childhood friends who move away from each other and don't see one another again until they're all grown up... The protagonist stays largely the same as he was before, just taller, but his friend Yuki...
  • Naruto:
    • Hatake Kakashi is widely suggested to be handsome underneath his mask. It's enough to make a ramen waitress, and her father, blush.
    • In episode 53 the normally straight Jiraiya tells Naruto after seeing him in just his boxers (japanese version) "You're quite sexy when you're naked." and (english version) "You know, you have quite a tight sexy little body."
    • There's Naruto's exchange with Haku, which just happens to occur while Haku is walking through the forest with a basket in hand, clad in a soft-pink outfit and allowing every lock of his long brown hair to flow down his back. At the end of the conversation, Haku Tells Natuto that (Contrary to what most anyone on earth would believe) He's a boy.After the reveal Naruto laments "But you're better looking than Sakura!"
  • Stupid Sexy Sonic from One-Punch Man. Dude Looks Like a Lady indeed, and only Flashy Flash can rival him in that department
  • Bleach has quite a list of these characters. Ichigo, Byakuya and Ukitake just to name a few.
  • Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple: Upon meeting Natsu Tanimoto, Kenichi spends as much time worrying that he'll steal Miu as he does just being utterly floored by his good looks.
  • In Skip Beat!, Kyouko inflicts this on one of her female co-stars while acting as Natsu, prompting this exchange between said co-star and her friend after the co-star gazes off into the distance with Love Bubbles.
    "What is this, this ticklish and itchy feeling?"
  • Hideyoshi Kinoshita from Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts who looks like a girl, speaks like an old samurai and (tries to) act like a guy, all but insists he's male but has about as much success in convincing people as Bridget or Ranmaru. This leads to quite a few awkward moments, especially when he gets chosen to be the official "round girl" for the summoning war in episode two of the anime. One joke is that "Hideyoshi" has become its own gender designation within the story as both men and women object to him changing in the men's room, and Hideyoshi himself refuses to enter the women's room.
  • Konori Mii from A Certain Scientific Railgun provoked this from everyone in episode 13 while in her swimsuit, including Kongo Mitsuko's snake. No small feat, considering the other girls were already strutting some nice guns in their swimsuits, and let's not get into Kuroko's Barely-There Swimwear...
  • Bakemonogatari: At one point, Psycho Lesbian Suruga admits she'd totally date Koyomi if he didn't already have Senjogahara. It may or may not make it an even stronger example since she was in love with Senjogahara herself.
  • In one episode of Natsume's Book of Friends, Natsume gets possessed by a female youkai who occasionally surfaced through his voice and mannerism. Kitamoto and Tanuma can't help but find the result uncomfortably attractive. There's also the time where, without any sort of supernatural aid, he managed to fluster a lesbian.
    Hinoe: ...Dammit, you look so much like Reiko! Why do you have to be a man!?
  • One Piece:
    • Nami calls Kalifa a sexy secretary who she'd be "happy to have" as her own secretary before remembering she's not a Dirty Old Man. The yuri fandom rejoiced.
    • Ivankov. DEAR SWEET MOTHER OF GOD. See here. What's wrong with that, you may ask? Well, that's only Iva-sama when he's in a "feminine mood." When he's a guy, he's... well, the one in the middle. Note that he is wearing the same clothes. And in the anime, when Ivankov arrives to Kamabakka Kingdom with her female appearance, Sanji immediately mistakes her for a woman and falls for her. Hilarity Ensues when Ivankov switches to her true form.
  • Happiness: The entire male population of the school is conflicted between the knowledge that Jun is a guy, and the fact that he makes a very convincing girl.
  • In Trigun, one of the Roderick Thieves, Nagi, gets a bit slap-happy when he sees one of the slaves they've just captured eyeing Legato for too long. The Vice-Chief is pretty sure he knows what about Legato is making Nagi so antsy.
    Vice-Chief: I get it. He's almost horrifyingly handsome, but you're too cruel.
  • Otomen: Ooji Suzaku's sheer sex appeal makes even Kasuga flustered. His nickname is "Prince Pheromone."
  • The eponymous character from Kunisaki Izumo no Jijou looks so much like a girl that he tends to attract unwanted attention from men, much to his chagrin.
  • Ranmarou from Ikoku Irokoi Romantan. Gondou, who is straight and in love with Kaouru, is tempted by him.
  • Played for laughs in Attack on Titan. Team Dad Reiner heavily hints that he's gay, but that doesn't stop him from occasionally expressing the desire to marry Christa whenever she's being particularly cute.
  • Kiba in High School D×D at one point gender bended himself temporarily and dressed as a nurse to take care of a sick Issei. Even though Issei knew he is a dude and his best friend in the club, he can't help but be attracted to him. Made worse by the fact that Kiba as a girl is Issei's type of woman.
  • Baccano!'s Victor Talbot considers being really, really ridiculously good looking to be yet another reason why Huey Laforet is a terrible person.
  • Griffith of Berserk has been known to have this effect on people, most notably Sir Laban.
  • In If Her Flag Breaks Megumu glomps Souta who appears confused and says "Hold on, why does he smell this nice?! And his body's soft!"
  • Anri and Shiro, both being effeminate Bishōnen attract this from guys a lot in Adekan. In one scene Shiro is walking in a public bath and since he's so androgynous guys assume he's female and ogle him before looking conflicted when realizing he's a guy.
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers: The strip where Italy gets a request to "keep his eyes open longer than 10 minutes"
    Italy: Eh? But I'm handsome enough as I am now, or not?
    Germany:: Think about how you'll be even more handsome and open them!?
    Italy: Got it! [opens his eyes] Like this??
    [Italy sits there with big wide eyes; Germany looks disturbed, and ends up slapping his hand over Italy's face]?
    Cuba: [laughing] What is it? Was his face so preposterous??
    Germany: Ah... how to call this... maybe 'too limpid' would be fitting.
  • Ferid, a flamboyant, openly Depraved Bisexual vampire, in Seraph of the End invokes this trope as part of his odd sense of humour when he says about Yuu who is crying, "Awah! What's with that cute reaction?" while blushing and saying he thinks he knows now why Mika is so attached to Yuu.
  • Izumi of Love Stage!! is harassed by three guys who want to find out his true gender due to his feminine looks. They lift up his shirt and are disappointed initially before they notice how sexy Izumi looks especially with him blushing and crying. They stutter flabbergasted that since Izumi is so pretty they'll make an exception for him.
  • Fairy Tail's Sting and Rogue. A very erotic image of Sting and Rogue was uploaded by Hiro Mashima on his Twitter. Both boys are having a very intimate moment with one another while naked and taking a bath. Both are blushing and become seemingly aroused and hard while ogling at the other's phallus. Sting eying Rogue's with a lecherous gaze and expression of admiration while Rogue's jaw is wide open being deeply astonished and turned on unable to take his eyes off Sting's.
  • In Shuukan Shounen Hachi, when the guys are discussing which girls in the class they find cute, everyone stops short of saying "Mikeya" before picking a girl. They all embarrassingly admit it afterwards. Cue a Sneeze Cut of Mikeya fishing on the harbor.
  • Persona 4: The Animation:
    • "If I had to choose, I'd choose you (Souji/Yu) you're so handsome and reliable." Says Yosuke.
    • During the Crossdressing Pageant, on seeing Teddie in an Alice outfit, one male spectator declares, "I'd hit it."
  • Shishunki to Danshikou!? to Nakano-kun (Puberty, an All Boys School!? and Nakano-kun): Played with in that it looks like this trope on the outside as protagonist Hajime Nakano finds his heart racing due to his classmates at his all-boys school, noticing that several of them smell nice, that one or more are particularly cute, and so on. However it's a subversion because what Nakano doesn't know is that literally every student except for him is a Sweet Polly Oliver, so he's being attracted to girls without realizing it.
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: All those under Rimuru Tempest know that at the bare minimum he's a genderless slime, and more specifically has a male identity, but many of his male servants can't help but find him cute and attractive in spite of most of them viewing themselves as straight. It definitely helps that his Shapeshifter Default Form is based off the beautiful human hero Shizue Izawa after he assimilated her dying form as per her request, and that he keeps putting on feminine clothing at the behest of his female subordinates.
  • Matsuri of Ayakashi Triangle was turned female but still identifies as male. Soga knows this, but ends up falling in love with him anyway, constantly trying to fight his attraction by reminding himself that Matsuri is a guy.
  • In Negima! Magister Negi Magi, Emily Sevensheep and Yue Ayase are trying on their new soldier uniforms, and the latter bemoans that it's too big for her, looking adorable in the process. Emily blushes and turns away, thinking about how cute Yue looked. It's heavily hinted later on that Emily is crushing on Yue hard and that was just the start of it.
  • Asuka of Asuka Hybrid has a complicated crush on his roommate, Yayoi. At first it seemed like straightforward attraction to a cute girl, but he's a little unsettled upon discovering she's biologically male, yet still passing a little too well as a girl for comfort. This is even more complicated for Asuka as he discovers this shortly after he himself is turned female, making him unsure if this attraction is because he's still a boy who thinks Yayoi is a girl, or if he's becoming a girl inside attracted to Yayoi for being a boy. To settle this, he ends up poking Yayoi's crotch in her sleep — he responds with immediate disappointment, which ironically reassures him that he's still straight.

  • Louis C.K. has a routine about having this reaction to Ewan McGregor in his special "Shameless".
  • Jamie Foxx has an extended routine exploring this happening when he met Prince. While ice skating.
  • Ron White has a routine about pointing this tendency out to a homophobic cousin.
    Ron: Look, we're all gay. It's just different degrees.
    Ray: No way, man! I'm not gay.
    Ron: Okay, do you like watching porn?
    Ray: You know I love porn.
    Ron: Do you only watch the kind that's two women?
    Ray: No way, man! I like watching a man and a woman makin' love.
    Ron: Okay, do you like it best if the man is tiny and flaccid?
    Ray: No way, man! I like big, hard, throbbing... Huh. I did not know that about myself.
  • Jimmy Dore realized he was gay for Jude Law when he saw The Talented Mr. Ripley.
    Jimmy: Remember that other guy in it, Jude Law? Well, ever since I saw that movie...I think...I could be queer for him. And have never had a homosexual feeling ever in my life (that I ever acknowledged). I mean, he was beautiful, he was prettier than the girls in that movie! And it caught me surprise; I'm watching the movie and I find myself going, "I wonder what he's gonna wear in the next scene. I hope it's linen. Ooooh, it's a pancake hat on a scooter! FRICKIN' HOT, THIS GUY!"
  • This and a lot more of male insecurities are the central theme in ¿Quien Pidio Pollo?, a stand-up comedy set by the Colombian actor Antonio Sanint.
  • Bobcat Goldthwait admits this about actor Rob Lowe in his standup routine, and provided the page quote for the A Pretty Boy Index page.

    Comic Books 
  • Blacksad has gotten interpretation (and reaction) from many male fans, which it may owe its gay fanbase to.
  • Willow engenders this reaction in Buffy's roommate Anaheed in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #1:
    Anaheed: That's what ragers are for! Your friends are sweet, and wild, and Willow has made me bi-curious but don't tell her that.
  • Daken was this to Venom and Bullseye in Dark Avengers. Add to that the fact that Daken is bisexual and also emits pheromones which can make him influence people of the opposite gender. Making his Stupid Sexy Flanders a superpower.
  • ''Deadpool has a fanboy moment with Thor and remarks that he finds him to be very attractive before becoming embarrassed that he said it out loud. Another time, he was overjoyed when, due to limited space in the car they needed to take, Captain America had to sit on his lap. Really, Deadpool does this often enough with enough different characters that he moves into Ambiguously Bi territory.
  • Spider-Man:
    • One issue has the title hero go headfirst through the windshield of a car where one male police officer is commenting about Spider-Man's form-fitting costume to his male partner. After a beat panel, the first officer points out Spider-Man's toned butt.
    • Norman Osborn gets subtext with Peter/Spidey and during the Return Of The Green Goblin arc of Ultimate Spider-Man, we get to look at things through Norman's eyes during a conversation with Spider-Man. The voices in his head tell him things like "kill him" "skin him" "burn him" and "kiss him".
  • X-Men: Mystique is mostly attracted to women (which makes her relationship with Rogue questionable to say the least); her longest, indeed her only real relationship, was with her lover Destiny; but she will have sex with men if she feels there is something to be gained (money, from B. Byron Biggs; security, from Sabretooth; power, from Senator Brickman) and she will completely lose her head over a totally unsuitable man who will usually end up abusing her in some shape or form, which will lead her to leave him, and then come back to enact a HORRIBLE revenge (e.g. Senator Brickman, whom she strangled during sex, after which she screamed at him, "How was that? Was it GOOD FOR YOU?").

    Fan Works 
  • Spider-Man, but only if you watch him dance, apparently.
  • There's some Touhou Project fanart out there of Marisa thinking about stupid sexy Flandre.
  • Dio getting this reaction from male fans is something of a running gag whenever he's brought up. Especially on
  • A Crown of Stars: During a talk with Asuka, Ching tells she is straight, but she needs an ice water bucket when she sees sexy, busty, Fiery Redhead Rayana.
  • Advice and Trust: Rei becomes extremely close with Shinji and Asuka to the point she confesses she loves both. Unfortunately Shinji and Asuka love her but not in that way, and they don't believe they can handle a threesome. Still, Asuka can not help to think about it sometimes. In chapter 8 she mutters: "Stupid sexy Rei..."
  • Doing It Right This Time: In chapter 2 Asuka has this reaction when she sees Rei trying a new dress. When she realizes she is staring she says herself "Stupid hormones". That scene led Asuka to realize she was not as straight as she thought and she liked both Shinji and Rei.
  • Nobody Dies has this occur in chapter 14 with Ritsuko having thoughts about Maya in a plugsuit. What makes it notable is that not only is a direct homage to the trope-naming scene, it helps her come to terms with her sexuality and paves the way for an eventual Relationship Upgrade with Maya. Also, Ritsuko is moreso annoyed by it than grossed out.
    Misato took things into her own hands, packed up the adult novelties into the largest crate she could find and had them launch it via Eva catapult into the Pacific. Maya looked heartbroken but carried on, and Ritsuko stares at her computer and sighs.
    "It's like I'm wearing nothing at all."
    A grimace, image of her assistant's nicely toned posterior in blue spandex passing her vision.
    "Nothing At All."
    Shaking a bit as she walks.
    She sighs. Rubbing the bridge of her nose and slumping back into her chair, she rests her folded hands on her lap and shrugs.
    "Stupid sexy Maya," she says, "Well, alright. I guess I'm a lesbian."
    A bump against a wall and Ritsuko turns, just as Maya quickly gathers up her folders and runs back into the hallway. Akagi could swear she heard the girl squeal.
  • Mentioned briefly in Princess (Laburnum Steelfang); Julien is a Transgender man, and can pass quite easily to anyone who doesn't know enough about lemurs to tell the difference. To other lemurs, however, it's a different matter, and surgery isn't really an option for him. Maurice mentions how awkward it is to work for a male-identified king who so strongly resembles an attractive female.
  • Respawn of the Dead has a Shout-Out to the Trope Namer, except he actually is wearing nothing at all at the time.
    "Stupid pretty Medic[.]"
  • In Thinking In Little Green Boxes after Neville returns from Asgard, Draco has to remind himself to sneer not to stare.
  • Hivefled: Karkat and "female fetishist" Kanaya are both rather disturbed to realise they've been bordering on caliginous flirting when arguing.
  • In one side story to Mare of Steel, Rainbow Dash gets turned into a colt by Red Kryptonite. This still does not stop her from flirting with her Love Interest Thunderlane once she starts turning back into a mare, and Thunderlane has to try very hard not to get turned on by her/him.
  • Due to having a link to Ranma's thoughts in Zero Interface, Louise starts finding Kirche attractive. While following them to the city, Ranma's thoughts leave her so distracted that she frequently has to dismount before she ends up doing something that'd make her fall off the horse anyway.
  • Rei is this for Asuka in Neon Metathesis Evangelion, causing her to mutter "Stupid cute Rei".
  • Regardless of sexuality, pretty much everyone in Bait and Switch is attracted to Shinji in Yui's body. The only exceptions seem to be Gendo (who's furious that Yui didn't really come back) and Fuyutsuki (who still sees Shinji as Shinji).
  • With This Ring has OL's relationship with Superboy. OL is mostly straight (though is well-aware that sexual identity is very fluid), yet finds himself surprised how drawn he feels towards Superboy, both on an emotional and physical level. It becomes a moot point anyway, since OL isnt comfortable with dating someone who's technically two months old (being a clone and all), and Superboy becomes romantically involved with Miss Martian like in the canonical show.
  • Duke Devlin from Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series. This is what Joey Wheeler says of Duke: "What does he have that I don't got?...besides the fangirls?...and the pretty hair?...and those gorgeous green eyes?" Duke then reminds Joey about his "sweet ass", and Joey admits, "Yeah, and a sweet ass too! But other than that, he's got nothing!"
    Male Narrator: Warning: This episode contains copious amounts of Duke Devlin. Women with heart conditions are advised to not look directly at Duke Devlin. This also applies to women without heart conditions; he's very pretty. See? See how pretty he is? He's very pretty. I'd like to run my fingers through his hair, and I'm just a voice.
    Yami: (about Duke) Mustn't... look... directly at his face... So beautiful! No words to describe it... They should have sent a poet!
  • Alucard in Hellsing Ultimate Abridged has this reaction when he encounters the androgynous cat-boy Schrodinger.
    Alucard: Ah. The return of the "why?" boner.... With a vengeance.
  • Izuku in Nemurizuku is described as causing a crisis of sexuality in his entire class when he spends the day acting (and dressing) like Midnight.
  • When Nevareth Bladestrife rips his shirt off in Luz Belos: Princess of the Boiling Isles, Luz has to mentally remind herself that she has a girlfriend.
    'I have a girlfriend! I have a girlfriend!' she thought, 'I really hope Amity doesn't find out about this.'
  • The Boy Who Cried Idiot: Downplayed. Martin agrees that he's gay "for Lincoln" and describes Lincoln as beautiful a lot, however most of the time, he doesn't do romantic things with Lincoln but instead tries to be his friend.
  • Switcheroo AU: In "Bispearl", Bismuth finds Pearl's evil look attractive.
  • Voyages of the Wild Sea Horse: Despite the ten years spent pretending to be a boy thing, Ukyo still thinks of herself as a straight woman. Unfortunately, her beloved boyfriend (and technically fiance) Ranma is a Sex Shifter cursed with Involuntary Shapeshifting into a very attractive redheaded girl when splashed with cold water. It's something of a Running Gag that Ukyo will find herself reacting with attraction or even arousal to Ranma in female form, which the other members of the crew like to tease her about.
  • Taylor in Ultra Beast of the Bay is extremely distracting to both Lisa and Victoria. The latter of which is especially confused how a six foot humanoid cockroach that's fighting off a food coma still manages to radiate an aura of "I'm sexy and you're all beneath me."

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Victor/Victoria, a musical about a woman who poses as a female impersonator, features a gangster who knows full well she's a woman, but has to convince everyone else that this trope isn't at play.
  • Played for laughs in Orgazmo:
    Dave the Lighting Guy: Dude, I don't wanna sound like a queer or nothin', but I think you got a hot ass!

    Dave the Lighting Guy: I don't wanna sound like a queer or nothin', but I think unicorns kick ass!

    Dave the Lighting Guy: I don't wanna sound like a queer or nothin', but I'd kinda like to make love to you!
  • From True Romance:
    "Elvis looked good. I mean, I ain't no fag, but Elvis was prettier than most women, you know? [...] You know, I always said if I had to fuck a guy [...] if my life depended on it, I'd fuck Elvis."
  • Norm MacDonald's character in Dirty Work "understands why women find Sean Connery sexy," and steals a From Russia with Love poster from the site of one of his schemes.
  • Borat:
    Borat: You telling me the man who try to put a rubber fist in my anus was a homosexual?
  • Hamlet 2's musical-within-a-movie has a song about how Jesus is this:
    Immaculate conception really makes my day
    But the dude's got lats that make me feel gay!
  • In Hair a long haired hippie named Woof is asked by a shrink whether he was gay. He replies with "Well, I wouldn't kick Mick Jagger out of my bed, but uh, I'm not a homosexual, no."
  • Beca in Pitch Perfect 2 tries to insult the German team leader but all she can come out with is stuff like "You're physically flawless" and "Your sweat smells like cinnamon". She mentions to her that "Just because you're making me very sexually confused does not mean I find you intimidating!"
  • Death Note: The live-action movie gives us the Spaceland bus driver describing Light as "quite a good-looking guy — not that I'm into guys..."
  • In Dr. Jekyll & Ms. Hyde, Helen's allure attracts every man in the office she works in, even attracting the attention of the homosexual Yves (much to his confusion).

  • Seregil of the Nightrunner series is a Pretty Boy with a tendency to cause these moments among his male friends, either while he's disguised as a woman or dressed provocatively. For one friend in particular, the awkward moments are indeed foreshadowing for subsequent gayness.
  • Raziel is very prone to giving Biff some of these in Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff. Sure, Biff hasn't been laid in about 2,000 years, but sometimes you have to wonder. There's even a scene Biff demands to see his angel-junk before the straight part of his brain realizes when he's doing and makes him stop. He insists it was purely curiosity. Raziel is also literally stupid, and is described as being as dumb as a sack of hammers.
  • Terry Pratchett very explicitly lampshades the "man cross-dressing is beautiful" trope in Jingo before utterly and wonderfully subverting it. The man in question is Nobby Nobbs, who carries a card signed by the Patrician certifying that he is almost certainly human. Because it's often necessary.
    • He is extremely reluctant to change out of his female clothing, and afterwards Nobby is, for reasons never adequately explained (well, except for Rule of Funny), prone to volunteering to be used as the ostensibly female bait in any "sting" operation. Despite the fact that the beautiful and actually female (and hypercompetent, as she's also a werewolf) Angua is also in the Watch, and is frequently partnered with Nobby for these operations. Very few people actually have Stupid Sexy Flanders reactions to Nobby, despite his expectations.
  • In Maledicte, heterosexual man Gilly finds himself baffled by his attraction to Mal. A case of Dramatic Irony, since he doesn't know (but we do) that Mal is actually a woman in disguise.
  • In the Parrish Plessis novel Crash Deluxe, Parrish has this reaction to Glorious, the Amorato who's been assigned the job of training her — even before Glorious starts regularly dosing her with pheromones.
  • In The Lighthouse Duet, Valen encounters a very attractive young lad while out on the town, and spends the rest of the night finding his thoughts drifting back to him. That night, he dreams about the boy, and in the morning, is vexed to find that these dreams were wet dreams.
  • Lux in Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle is at one point made to crossdress to take part in a beauty contest. His costume lacks the usual wig, so it's obvious to the audience that he's male, but they see no problem with this.

    Live-Action TV 
  • 2 Broke Girls: In "And the Model Apartment," the girls rent their apartment out, expecting some loser guests. Instead, they find Martha Hunt, Lily Aldridge and other Victoria's Secret models showing up.
    Max: Shoot, now I'm gay.
  • 30 Rock:
    • The episode "Believe in the Stars" has Tracy dressing up as a white woman to prove a point. When he runs into Frank and Toofer, he asks, "Do ya think I'm sexy?" in a high girly voice. Frank laughs, "C'mon Tracy, we know it's you," then swallows hard and says, "And yes."
    • When Liz guesses (wrongly) that Elisa's dark secret is that she is a man, Elisa retorts "Do you want to see me naked?" Liz's response? "Sort of." Of course, Elisa is played by Salma Hayek.
    • In another episode, Liz and Frank fall for the same delivery boy, leading Frank down a journey of self-discovery. And then there's this quote from the same episode.
      Liz: No, that's not a thing, you can't be gay for just one person...unless you're a lady...and you meet Ellen.''
  • In A Bit of Fry and Laurie, a character is showing off his fascist uniform:
    Hugh Laurie: You look absolutely great! If I was homosexual I'd want to buy you a drink, at the very least.
    Fascist: Thanks. If I was homosexual I'd have a pint of lager.
    [awkward pause]
    Hugh: As it is, I like birds.
    Fascist: Me too!
  • In the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode "A Hen in the Wolf House", Fitz and Simmons watch Mack, Simmons commenting on Mack's immpressive physique, asking Fitz if he agrees. Fitz replies that he must agree, since "Simmons" isn't real, just a hallucination created by his subconscious.
  • In Blackadder, we have Lord Blackadder and "Bob".
    • Blackadder Goes Forth had this happen for Lieutenant George when he dressed up in drag for a variety show, and ended up catching the eye of General Melchett who went as far as proposing to him. Blackadder ended up having to fake "her" death to get out of that.
  • On Boy Meets World, Topanga has a moment of this in one episode:
    Topanga: If it's any consolation, I think you can do a lot better than Jennifer Bassett.
    Shawn: You think so?
    Cory: Wait a minute, Topanga, have you looked at her?
    Topanga: Okay, so she's pretty, she's tall, she drives a red new convertible, oh heck, I'd go out with her.
  • Buffyverse:
    • Early plans for Buffy included having one of the Scoobies come out as gay (logically, either Willow (who eventually did) or Xander (who didn't)). The former's chances became markedly increased with occurrences of this trope after her Evil Doppelganger episode, in which Real Willow comments, "I'm so evil and skanky. And I think I'm kinda gay."
    • From the same verse: In one of the early episodes of Angel, this bit of dialogue occurs with Doyle, otherwise shown to be straight:
      Doyle: Just look at him, going out to fight evil, his long coat swinging behind him in a mysterious and attractive manner...
      Cordelia: Do you need a moment?
      Doyle: I'm not saying I'm attracted, but...
      [Angel comes into the office, says some heroic-sounding stuff, and marches off with his coat swinging in slo-mo.]
      Doyle: Maybe I'm a little attracted.
    • In "Superstar", everyone in Jonathan's world is hot for Jonathan. Buffy, looking for clues, asks Giles if he has a Jonathan Swimsuit Calendar. He replies "No! ...yes. It was a gift!"
    • Xander has a few of these moments.
      Xander: No one is judging you. It's understandable! Spike is strong and mysterious, and sort of compact, but well-muscled...
      Buffy: I am not having sex with Spike! But I'm starting to think that you might be!
  • In the Castle episode "Anatomy of a Murder", Castle is speculating about how a saucy love triangle might have led to a doctor's death when this happens:
    Beckett: How much TV do you actually watch?
    Castle: Enough to know that this nurse McClintock will probably be super hot.
    [the very hot but also very male nurse McClintock appears]
    Beckett: Care to revise your theory?
    Castle: Not what I was expecting, but no, I'll stand by it.
  • Charmed: Phoebe, during her brief time as The Empath, nearly had to flee the room during one episode because of a man who had the hots for her sister Piper.
  • On The Colbert Report, one of Stephen Colbert's threat-down's was "threats to his heterosexuality" and number one on the list was "attractive men" such as Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt. As he puts it, "I'm not gay, but I'm human."
  • Community: In "The Politics of Human Sexuality", Troy says that he lost the basketball match with Abed because "[his] eyes are too gentle and mysterious".
  • Corner Gas: Officer Davis avoids going on fishing trips with Hank, because hearing Hank's suprisingly poetic fish talk gives him "Strange feelings. Tingly feelings."
  • Cory in the House: Cory finds himself lusting after a pair of chiseled legs in a pair of Daisy Dukes, only to find, to his eternal Squick, that they belong to one Jason Stickler.
  • Friends
    • Chandler's reaction to a photograph of Tag: "Wa-ha-how! Don't show this picture to Monica! And please don't tell her about the 'Wa-ha-how!'"
    • When they found out that Phoebe spoke French, Rachel said, "Oh! You're so sexy!"
    • In another episode, Phoebe was stunned upon seeing Monica in lingerie, saying that she had "the breasts of a Greek goddess."
    • There's also one episode where Denise Richards plays Ross's cousin, and all the guys (yes, even Ross) are turned on by her. Every time she shows up on screen, the intro of "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More, Baby", a song by the late Barry White, plays in the background, while her hair floats in the wind. The episode ends with her showing up at Phoebe's house, who opens the door, has the exact same reaction as the guys (same sexy music, etc), and having an inner monologue that ends with Go for it! She's not YOUR cousin!
    • In the episode where Brad Pitt plays Will, an old friend of Ross's, when Ross sees him and notices he's now fit he blurts out "Will! Hot stuff!" He then immediately questions himself for saying that first before anything else.
    • Monica's reaction to Ross and Rachel's babysitter for their daughter.
      Rachel: Do you see what all the guys see in her?
      Monica: I wouldn't kick her out of bed. [Rachel looks at her awkwardly] No more vodka for me!
  • Game of Thrones:
  • Generation Kill: Remember, you're not gay if you think Rudy is hot.
  • Glee: As of 3.02, Mike finds Kurt's sashaying super distracting. Also, in "Hold On To Sixteen" Santana, a lesbian, says that even she felt something stirring in her "lady loins" when she saw Sam do that "magic sex dance".
  • The Golden Girls: Played for Laughs with Blanche Devereaux, who is so convinced of her own incredible sex appeal that she assumes that her female roommates must naturally feel this way about her. In one episode, she and Dorothy have lied on Rose's application for an award. Dorothy starts feeling guilty when Rose wins, and, when she leaves their cabin on the train they're riding, turns to Blanche: "Blanche, I'm glad we're alone. There's something I think we should do." Blanche's response? "Dorothy, I like you as a friend, but I think I'll pass."
  • The Good Place: Tahani is Eleanor's frenemy turned genuine friend, not her love interest, but Eleanor occasionally has to admit that Tahani is very beautiful.
    • In "Tahani Al-Jamil", Eleanor is going off on one her usual rants about Tahani to Chidi, only for it to end somewhere quite different from she started:
      "She wants everyone to think she's such a perfect princess just because she's tall and glamorous and has cappuccino skin and curves everywhere and now I'm complimenting her and kind of turned on."
    • It happens to Eleanor again in "Michael's Gambit" when she describes Tahani as a "hot, rich fraud with legs that go on for days" and has to pause her monologue to say, "Side note: I might be legit into Tahani."
  • Henry Danger and Danger Force: Many of the characters in Henry Danger and its spin-off Danger Force often play with this trope, often going so far as calling people of the same sex they admire "hot" sometimes, but often drifting into "Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?" moments quickly afterwards, especially Ray, Henry, and Jasper. However, since the two shows are aimed towards kids and young teens, they don't go too far with it beyond just using thinly-veiled and disguised innuendo, that the parents can appreciate, even if the kids and teens don't understand it.
    • Example from Henry Danger:
    From the episode "The Trouble with Frittles":
    (Ray is wearing a wedding dress after Schwoz pranked him)
    Jasper: I don't know, Ray, I'm actually kinda liking the dress on you.
    (Ray looks at Jasper angrily)
    Henry: And there goes that good old inappropriate Jasper humor.
    Jasper: I didn't mean it like that, I just meant it has a nice figure on him.
    Henry: Dude you are literally making it even worse.
    • Another example in the episode "My Phony Valentine":
    (Henry brings his beautiful date to the Club Soda, a lounge/nightclub for kids and young teens and amazes everyone there with how gorgeous she looks)
    Charlotte: Wow Henry your date is hot!
    Henry:(jokingly) Hey, back off she's mine.
    Charlotte: (giggles) I didn't mean it like that.
  • In House. This is very true of Chase.
    • Wilson and House appraising coworker Chase:
      House: [on Chase] Little girls who kiss frogs expect them to turn into you.
      Chase: C'mon! I'm not that good-looking.
      House: Yeah, you are.
      Wilson: [agrees] You kinda are.
    • More comments about Chase:
      House: What makes a guy start drooling? [sarcastically] Chase, were you wearing your short shorts?
  • On How I Met Your Mother Lily mentions that her friend Robin (who is a woman) is many things: "Friend, confidante, occasional guest star in some confusing dreams that remind me a woman's sexuality is a moving target." Lily's not-that-secret desire to make out with Robin was a recurring gag on the series, with her jokingly suggesting it only to declare it " stupid...". They make out near the show's end, though Lily realizes she liked the idea of it more than the actual kiss.
  • iCarly: Carly and Sam agree: Tasha's hot.
  • Keen Eddie: In one of the countless bromance gags, Monty encourages Eddie to to yet again stand up their intimidating boss Superintendent Johnson, and says, "It kind of scares me, but I like it." He adds that it's what he's looking for in a relationship, and that he thinks he's attracted to Eddie. Later, during the confrontation in Johnson's office, Monty tries to make a quick exit before the shit hits the fan, and means to tell Eddie "I'll leave you" on his way out. But, it comes out, "I love you.".
  • Merlin2008: There's also this gem about Arthur from "Sweet Dreams":
    King Alined: Every woman in the land is attracted to this boy! I'm almost attracted to him myself.
  • My Hero (2000) has this happen whenever George kisses someone for one reason or another. He does it to Tyler in one episode and Stanley in another. He also admits that he quite liked kissing Tyler. Another episode introduces Xil, a female Ultronian claiming to be George's fiance, who also attracts the attention of other women.
    Janet: Look! George isn't going to marry her because, well, becuase...he doesn't fancy her!
    Mrs. Raven: Janet, I'm straight, and I think I fancy her!
    * From Mystery Science Theater 3000, Mr. B Natural. Mr. B is played by a woman.
    Joel: [swooning] Oh, Mr. B...
    • The Trope Namer is referenced in the episode featuring Avalanche as a character, a skier, is shown from behind, leading Crow to reference the scene.
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine: A guy briefly dates Christine. During that episode, all of the women who have even momentary contact with him take photos of him on their phones, which they trade and discuss whenever he's mentioned. In addition, he confuses the hell out of Matthew.
  • Michael Scott's epic mancrush on Ryan the Temp on the U.S. version of The Office. He gives Ryan the "Hottest Office Member" Dundie award, openly admits he'd sleep with Ryan (in "The Fire"), and calls Ryan "sweetcheeks" once in Season 3. And there are many more examples.
  • In Parks and Recreation, Leslie Knope has used the term "beautiful" to describe her best friend Anne on a fairly frequent basis.
  • Quantum Leap featured a variation: the first time Sam leaped into a woman, Al was quite disturbed to find himself attracted to his friend's new body. One possible explanation given was "latent homosexual tendencies," which he immediately dismissed. Oddly enough, it never happens again despite Sam leaping into a few other women over the course of the show.
    • Those later episodes also indicate that Al sees Sam as Sam, not the person he leapt into, while the opposite was true in the episode mentioned above. Fanon guesses that the "disturbing attraction" incident led the Project to fine-tune the connection between Al and Sam so it wouldn't happen again.
  • Red Dwarf: Probably the best example of this is Ace Rimmer (whatta guy!). Indeed, the ostensibly straight alternative universe Kryten went so far as to proposition Ace; when Ace points out that the man has a wife and family, he confirms this but says "A guy like you can turn a man's head."
  • Seinfeld: George gets all anxious and upset after he gets a massage from a male therapist...when someone mentions Evander Holyfield and how he's a good-looking man, George gets worse...then more so seeing a poster of Holyfield.
  • On Shadowhunters, Alec has been a tightly-controlled, terrifyingly competent demon-hunter who barely cracks a smile from the moment we first meet him... to the moment he meets Magnus, at which point he gets a giant goofy smile, blushes, stammers, and then immediately flees.
  • Sherlock, being a show rife with jokes about the Holmes/Watson bromance, has this sort of thing crop up from time to time. One of the most iconic instances involves John commenting on Sherlock's cheekbones in "The Hounds of Baskerville". Sherlock has the decency to just look confused.
    John: You being all mysterious with your - cheekbones. And turning your coat collar up so you look cool.
  • The Suite Life On Deck: While checking out chicks:
    Woody: How about that one? Cute, blonde, nice legs. And, carrying a textbook, repressed bookworm, badly in need of good time.
    Zack: That's Cody!
  • Supernatural:
    • In the comedic Season 5 episode "Changing Channels," the Trickster starts throwing Sam and Dean into different TV shows (and each is a thinly-veiled Affectionate Parody of an existing TV show and/or genre) in an attempt to get them to "play their roles" in the Apocalypse. He first tosses them into Dean's Guilty Pleasure show, Dr. Sexy, M. D., which is a nice Take That! to Grey's Anatomy. When Dean sees Dr. Sexy walking down the hallway, he immediately gets all flustered and embarrassed and looks at him in an admiring and slightly flirty way. It turns out to be the Trickster in disguise and Dean figures it out because "what makes Dr. Sexy sexy is that he wears cowboy boots, not tennis shoes!"
    • In Season 6, Dean witnesses his angelic BFF Castiel making out with the demon Meg, and his impressed reaction has much shading of this. In Season 8, after battered-from-Purgatory Castiel emerges from the bathroom looking like himself, Dean's open-mouthed expression is also quite telling.
  • In later seasons of That '70s Show, Fez obviously had a man-crush on Kelso. To the point that, in one episode, he saw an erotic dream about Kelso, too disturbing even for him (and for Kelso too, after he learns) . As Fez later mentions, his admiration of Kelso's looks is "purely aesthetic".
  • Titus: In "Tommy's Not Gay", Titus has a moment in the neutral space where he talks about how everyone has had at least one moment where they are flipping through a Muscle Magazine "'cause you're a man" and upon seeing a well-toned man, he talks about his large biceps, ripped abs, and he briefly starts swaying his hips before he realized what he was doing. Throwing the magazine while screaming, he quickly did five push-ups and walked off, talking about going to a strip-club.
  • Eric from True Blood. Half the guys in Fangtasia are psyching themselves up to "offer themselves to him" and have erotic dreams about him. Also, in one episode Mr. Gus tells Pam "I'm no homo (homosexual), but he (Eric) is a handsome devil."
  • Berta of Two and a Half Men mentions that its a shame she's only into men because she finds Charlie's latest girlfriend attractive. She then thinks "Maybe if I put a mustache on her..."
    • Walden's debut episode had him get a lustful reaction from every single female character, including Charlie's lesbian therapist, making it this trope for her.
      Therapist: [after hugging Walden] ...Huh, maybe I'm not gay...
  • Will & Grace: One episode has a woman causing this reaction in Camp Gay Jack. The woman was actually a transitioning trans woman who was "Karla from the waist up, and Karl from the waist down" until The Operation.
    • In another, Grace is feeling insecure because her husband Leo is going on a Doctors Without Borders trip to Guatemala with a very gorgeous female colleague (played by Nicolette Sheridan.) When Leo tries to tell her she has nothing to worry about because she's not his type, Grace quickly snaps, "Oh, please, she's everybody's type, hell, I'd do her."
  • In Wizards of Waverly Place, anyone who is an elf has this effect on people.
  • Zoey 101: There's quite a lot of same gender subtext between characters. Michael, for example, once called a boy attractive.
    Logan: Why do you waste your time with the drama club? Why don't you go up for the football team or something?
    Chase: Because the drama club is loaded with hot girls, and I've seen the football team. They're not hot.
    Michael: I don't know, man, Dave the quarterback's a pretty handsome dude.
    [Chase and Logan look at Michael oddly]
    Michael: I've said too much.

  • Roy Zimmerman's song Dick Cheney (Sexiest Man Alive) is about this trope.
    I'm not gay... but there's always the one guy.
  • The song "Andrew In Drag" by The Magnetic Fields features a protagonist who finds himself secretly attracted to his male friend after he puts a dress and a wig on at a party as a drunken joke, and then crestfallen that he'll never see "her" again after he takes the dress and wig off.
    A pity she does not exist, a shame he's not a fag
    The only girl I ever loved was Andrew in drag
    I've always been a ladies man and I don't have to brag
    But I've become a mama's boy for Andrew in drag
  • A song by Draco and the Malfoys titled "Tom Felton's Kinda Hot" embodies this particular trope.
    And even though I'm straight, I'm not ashamed to say: Tom Felton's kinda hot.
  • The band Gay For Johnny Depp (
  • The Of Montreal's song Tim, I Wish You Were Born a Girl
  • Visual Kei musicians often inspire this. Some of the most common to draw this reaction are Yoshiki, Taiji, Miyavi, and Hizaki.
  • The album cover of George Hrab's Interrobang.
  • Dani Shay sometimes has this effect on straight girls.Here
  • Flight of the Conchords has the song "Bret, You've Got it Going On" in which Jermaine attempts to cheer up Bret.
  • Voltaire seems to have a bit of this for Keanu Reeves in the song "Future Ex-Girlfriend".
    And no one cares that you love Keanu,
    Oh, what's the difference anyway?
    Everybody knows he's gay,
    Okay, I don't really know that,
    But let's face it, he's too hot to be straight
    • Not to mention Johnny Depp... in a thong.
  • The song "No Homo" by The Lonely Island begins as a defense and demonstration of this but then amplifies into ridiculousness.
  • In Shake It Up, CeCe, commenting on Deuce's predatory girlfriend of the week: "No wonder Deuce like's her more than me. I like her more than me."
  • Frank Zappa's "Punky's Whips" is ten solid minutes of this, chronicling Terry Bozzio' attraction to the androgynous guitarist of the glam group Angel.
  • Josh Homme from QotSA is famous among fans for this.
  • Franz Ferdinand's "Michael".
  • On the YouTube page of Shakira and Rihanna's "Can't Remember to Forget You" the majority of the comments is from women and girls, either stating that seeing this video is what made them realize they're lesbian, or that they're straight but that this video might be changing their minds about that.

    Myths & Religion 
  • Classical Mythology: Zeus, despite being prone to produce an offspring with any pretty woman he lays his eyes on, does this with young Ganymede. He finds him so beautiful that he kidnaps him to Olympus, names him his personal cupbearer (replacing or joining his own daughter Hebe) and grants him immortality so he can stay beautiful forever.

  • This happens in Darwin's Soldiers, to which Aimee mentions how she can see how Hailey thought that Subject 19 was cute.

    Video Games 
  • Bungo to Alchemist: Tōkoku Kitamura is an intensely pretty Dude Looks Like a Lady who wears Elegant Gothic Lolita fashion, so he ends up inciting this reaction often in his associate and the resident womanizer Katai Tayama.
  • Bridget's third ending in the story mode of Guilty Gear XX involves him (a boy in a nun habit) fighting Johnny, a lady's man who flirts with everything remotely female in his path. Johnny flirts with Bridget before the fight... and then collapses in abject horror afterwards, on realizing what he just did.
  • Fate/stay night: Tohsaka gets turned on by Saber at a few points in the original VN Hentai game, though this aspect is removed for subsequent media.
  • In an odd femme jealousy subversion of this, Serra from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade starts trying to lay out terms of being around the camp to this beautiful blond girl who just joined their ranks. During the conversation Serra discovers this beautiful blond girl is a Monk named Lucius, and Lucius is quite certain he is in fact a monk, and male. However, given he looks like this it's hard to blame her for her conclusion.
    • There are a lot of characters who face the viewer in their official art. They do not, however, follow Legault's method of planting a smirk on his face and looking like he enjoys the attention. And posing rather seductively.
  • In Mask of the Betrayer, a male PC with a high enough Charisma stat can catch Gann in one of these.
  • Going by his later reference to the "strapping blood elf," Martek in World of Warcraft is not confused about the gender of that one "hot babe" in his tall tale. He just doesn't seem to care.
  • Oghren has a brief outbreak of Stupid Sexy Nathaniel in Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening:
    Oghren: The whole "quiet and stoic" thing must get you a lot of action, huh?
    Nathaniel: I take it you're an admirer, Oghren?
    Oghren: What? No! No! Well, not unless— No!
  • In Tales of Symphonia, an optional scene has both Raine and Colette commenting on Sheena's body, much to her embarrassment.
  • In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, one sidequest has a Goomba man ask you to introduce him to a cute Goomba girl. You're supposed to show him Goombella, but if you show him Koops instead, he'll start off admiring Koops's shell before catching himself. Poor Koops says it "doesn't make him feel attractive."
  • Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood: The Trope Namer is referenced at the hot springs in Kugane, with a Roegadyn man in his smallclothes as Flanders and a Hyur fellow in Homer's position. Incidentally, there is an "Emperor's New" set of armor/accessories which, when glamoured over anything, will make it look like your character is wearing "nothing at all".
    (...Stupid sexy Roegadyn...)

    Visual Novels 
  • In CLANNAD, Tomoya initially goes through this with Hiiragi Kappei in his arc in the visual novel due to Kappei's androgynous appearance.

    Web Animation 
  • In If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device, Dominique, Inquisitor Karamazov's literal right-hand man, is sexually confused by Stripperiffic Fabulous Custodes.
    Dominique: Hey, Fyodor, we're surrounded again. But this time by a bunch of half-naked men. Its like a ruddy ocean of bare nipples and bulging muscles. It's making me moist.
  • Homestar Runner:
    • The website does an annual review/mocking of photos of fan-made HSR costumes. In the 2005 edition, Strong Bad was baffled by a hot woman dressed in a Homestar costume. ("Hot Homestar?! My brain is splitting in half!") He screams and runs away when the real Homestar walks in, offers him a back rub, and calls him "sweetie".
    • Strong Bad invokes this on himself when he has an Imagine Spot regarding what he would do if he re-did the email "sisters". He imagines trying to Serenade Your Lover... but the only person it works on is Homestar.
    Strong Bad: No, no, no, no, no! That is not right at all! Making Homestar dressed as The Cheat fall in love with me is not what I had in mind!
  • During his review of Ninja Gaiden 2, Yahtzee reminds us all that Cliff Bleszinski is an extremely sexy man.


    Web Original 
  •'s columnists (male and female) seem to have a giant crush on fellow columnist Soren Bowie, sometimes seemingly using any excuse to include photos of him in an article.
  • This trope is often the case with the "Ridiculously Photogenic Guy" meme.

    Web Videos 

    Western Animation 
  • A gay version of this appears in Archer. After Cyril and Lana break up, the latter seemingly sleeps with every man in ISIS as revenge. When Cyril finds that openly gay Ray is in line, Ray remarks:
    "Girl, please... nobody is that gay."
  • Futurama:
    • In "War is the H-Word", Zapp Brannigan thinks he is dealing with this, when he finds himself attracted to "Lee Lemon" who he believes is male. He is relieved to find that it's actually Leela in disguise.
      Zapp: Leela! So it's you I've been attracted to! Oh God, I've never been so happy to be beaten up by a woman!
    • In the OVA "Bender's Big Score", Bender's response to seeing Constantine's (the guy Michelle dumped Fry for) ass:
      Bender: Ooh, nice! Now I see why she left Fry.
  • The Simpsons:
    • The fact that Ned Flanders is a chiseled male specimen is highlighted in more than one episode. The trope's name comes from a line uttered by Homer in the episode "Little Big Mom".
      Ned: Feels like I'm wearing nothing at all! Nothing at all! Nothing at all!
    • Also happens in the episode "Lisa the Tree Hugger".
      Homer: This is all your fault, with your nonthreatening Bobby Sherman-style good looks! No girl can resist your charm!
      Jesse: This was her choice, Mr. Simpson.
      Homer: I'm sorry, I wasn't listening, I was lost in your eyes.
    • There's another example in The Simpsons Movie when Ralph Wiggum, after seeing Bart naked, proclaims "I like men now!"
    • In "Hungry, Hungry Homer", while Homer is convincing Sherri to go to a dance with Bart (which he does by dressing up like a kid and infiltrating the class):
      Homer: Who would you rather go with?
      Sherri: Tommy.
      [cut to Tommy, who looks so angelic he is literally bathed in sunlight]
      Homer: Well, duh! He's breathtaking. But Bart has inner beauty, like you'd find in a rodent. [cut to Bart gnawing on a cracker like a rat would]
    • Averted with Hans Moleman. Nobody's gay for him... except in "Three Gays of the Condo".
      Gay Man in Military Costume: You're coming home with me!
      Moleman: [in his old army uniform] Yes, Colonel.
  • In Clone High, this happens when Joan of Arc disguises herself as 'John Dark' to get closer to Abe by joining the basketball team. This backfires when JFK starts to question his orientation...
    • Lampshaded as thoroughly as possible:
      Joan of Arc: [in an obviously fake deep voice, wearing an obviously fake mustache but still otherwise a teenage girl] My name is John Dark.
      George Washington Carver: As in Jeanne d'Arc, the French name for Joan of Arc?
      Joan: No, nothing like that. [shifty eyes]
  • In the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Squilliam Returns", when Squidward tries to picture his rival, Squilliam, in his underwear (in order to face Squilliam face to face), he also imagines him with a really buff body: "Oh no, he's hot!"
  • In Total Drama, Owen couldn't stop staring at Justin. Then again every girl on the show couldn't stop either.
  • In Amphibia: After discovering pictures of young local badass grandma, Anne and Polly give in to their curiosity and look for more hot pictures of her younger self.
  • The Fairly Oddparents: Upon seeing Mr. Turner in a speedo, Dinkleberg remarks "Hey, looking good Turner!"
    • From the Ms. Dimmsdales pagent (the b-plot revolves around Timmy's Dad demanding the right to participate in the pagent to prove that men can be as pretty as women...for some reason).
      Catman: Say, think I can get her phone number?
      Timmy: That's no she, that's my Dad!
      Catman: So you have it then?
    • Mr. Turner thinks teen pop sensation Chip Skylark is delicious and considers Mr. Crocker gorgeous (though hates him for it, thinking Crocker is eyeballing his wife).
  • South Park:
    • The "Christian Rock Hard" episode. Although parodies, the lyrics of some of Cartman's songs are pretty clear examples...
      Whenever I see Jesus, up on that cross, I can't help but think that He looks kinda hot...
      I wanna get down on my knees, and start pleasing Jesus: I wanna feel His salvation, all over my face...
      And of course — Body of Christ! Sleek swimmer's body, all muscled-up and toned...
    • "Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub" takes this one all the way.
  • Octus has one of these moments regarding Lance in the Sym-Bionic Titan episode "Phantom Ninja". When Ilana remarks that she doesn't get what the girls at school see in Lance, Octus replies:
    "Dark hair. Bedroom eyes. Moody demeanor. I totally get it."
  • In the Dan Vs. episode "Family Camping Trip", Dan has moments like this with Elise's ex, Colby.
  • Beezy to TCFM on Jimmy Two-Shoes. Then again, that may be because he looked just like him.
  • In Family Guy Peter somehow ended up sleeping with Bill Clinton after he slept with Lois. This is because it's Clinton.
    Peter: Wow, you are good. You are REALLY good!
    • One episode revolves around Peter going back in time to when he was 18 back in the 1980's to relive his youth. When meeting up with Lois, she's planned for them to go see Zapped! (1982) on their date because she figures Scott Baio is androgynous enough that neither of them would be gay for watching it.
    • Peter's donation of his sperm leads to him having multiple kids that look like him. One is an attractive Sassy Black Woman who hits on Chris. He's conflicted by this and says "SO MANY CONFUSING FEELINGS!!"
  • The Boondocks episode "Pause" plays with this, especially this scene.
  • King of the Hill Bobby Hill's favourite NASCAR driver is Jeff Gordon. Why? Because "he's handsome".
  • Atomic Betty: At the end of the episode "No Business Like Snow Business" Betty gets on the boys' hockey team, unbeknownst to Penelope and her friends who swoon over "him" from the stands. Then Betty takes her helmet off. Penelope storms off angrily while her friends just laugh it off.
  • A G-rated, non-sexual variant pops up in the Bob's Burgers episode "Bob, Actually". Louise delivered a Valentine to Chloe Barbash on behalf of Regular-sized Rudy, but Chloe doesn't care and admits to only flirting with Rudy to get quiz answers. Louise is furious at Chloe for stringing Rudy along, but she can't seem to help commenting on how pretty and nice-smelling Chloe's hair is.
  • In the second webisode of The Critic, Jay goes through this when he's reviewing Gladiator:
    Jay: The story of men in togas, wrestling to the death, glistening in sweat... OH MY GOD! I'M GAY! Wait a minute, Jay. Pull yourself together! Heather Graham... Heather Graham... Heather Gra-HAM! Ok, I'm back.

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