I personally think that straight men fake masculinity more than gay men fake femininity (and it is far more annoying), but that's probably more
specific to my generation of gay people who think that the whole "outward gayness" thing is rather counterproductive. That being said, I definitely
have that slight "gay tinge" to my voice that shows up around my S consonants more often than not, and that is 100% involuntary. I went through vocal
coaching to try to keep it in check after I hit 16, as I was doing commercial acting alongside printwork modeling and you can only be gay on TV if
you're making yourself into a joke somehow. It lost me tens of thousands of dollars, if I could've changed it I obviously would have.
There is, however, the much more outward campy gay accent that just annoys me to no end. I don't understand that whatsoever since I am no longer 15
when I got all campy and annoying because I was a brat. Maybe some people never grow up, maybe some people can't help it... I assume both of these are
true with different people. I'm personally not going to hold it against them... although I have tried my hardest to be social with them and they
really just... bother me. I can't also help but point out that these are more often than not the same gay people that think being promiscuous is their
foremost job in life, and for those ones I'm going to have to go with the former excuse as the more likely concatenation.
That being said, there is a third skew of this "accent". Our group of friends has nicknamed this section the "chaff" as it totally screws with the
"gaydar". In a depressing outline, a young man committed suicide while I was in High School because, although he was straight -- well, as far as I and
everyone else should have known he was -- everyone just badgered him because he spoke relatively similar to me when I was in the closet (I'm sure I
don't have to mention that this was a Catholic school by this point). Anyways, I would class myself as a "moderately attractive" male and he was not
hard to look at either. I definitely informed him that I was "on the market" ( yes, DATING, not intercourse
) on several occasions and got
totally, yet politely, denied. It's such a waste, really, he was legitimately one of those "genuine people" that were super religious but totally
understanding and down to earth at the same time. Since him I've noticed more and more men with these accents that claim to be straight and when I get
into talking to them they are ALWAYS religious. So I found it safe to conclude that there is a plethora of gay-sounding SUPER RELIGIOUS men, as well.
I know that a lot of jokes are going to form about them "trying to cover it up" and all that... I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt
because I don't dictate how people think, and getting judgmental and dictatorial about these issues could never end well.
The moral of the story is not only that Catholic school children are somehow the most demonic little brats on the planet considering how evangelical
their upbringing was, filled with "ethics" and "beatitudes" (really, it is extremely questionable why these schools are funded by the public) and not
only that there is purpose in talking about this, but that ignoring issues like this is literally killing our youth with ignorance.
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