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Masculine bisexual men in fiction and popular culture?

This season of Game of Thrones introduced what I think may be the first prominent out bisexual male character in popular culture who presents as traditionally masculine. There's also some closeted heteroflexibility in one episode of House of Cards (Spoiler), but aside from these two instances, I am having a difficult time coming up with examples of masculine bisexual men in contemporary fiction and pop culture. It seems like typically bisexuality in men is portrayed as automatically feminizing. Can anyone help me list or name other examples (including famous men and fictional characters) who are both openly bi and also have a presence that would be seen as masculine by traditional standards?
posted by MeanwhileBackAtTheRanch on May 3, 2014 - 28 answers

Miley twerking?! MeFiNK needs a regular pop-culture schooling.

MeFite, No Kids here. Where do I dedicate 15 minutes a day on the internets toward study of what's fresh, even if it's stupid? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Sep 23, 2013 - 25 answers

What's so awesome about Korean stuff?

I'm interested in Korean pop culture: K-pop, K-drama, K-film. I've seen previous questions about specific recommendations if music and movies. I am checking those out. There is so much material, I'm trying to get a broader perspective. [more inside]
posted by gimletbiggles on Mar 12, 2013 - 10 answers

A second chance to turn back time

Today, a time capsule was opened after 20 years buried in the Denton Town Square. It was not what we expected. [more inside]
posted by evolvinglines on Oct 16, 2012 - 22 answers

ID this 90s baddie

Can you identify this action figure? (the one in the middle) [more inside]
posted by 2ghouls on Mar 14, 2012 - 4 answers

My memory fails me

I'm trying to remember a web-video series that was mentioned on the blue a couple of times in the last year or two. All I can remember is that they were hosted by a woman (maybe light brown/blond hair...?) who was giving a funny/feminist take on various things in pop culture. Does that ring a bell with anyone? I think maybe one of the topics she talked about was yogurt commercials aimed at women. I know, not much to go on!
posted by trillian on Feb 20, 2012 - 3 answers

that's so 7.5 years ago

What was so darned special about 2002-2003? [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Jan 12, 2011 - 95 answers

First TV show that included texting

What was the first instance of two characters on a TV show sending or receiving a text message on TV? [more inside]
posted by TsuKata on Aug 24, 2010 - 15 answers

8 yrs old, going on 14. Tired of Nickelodeon.

Is there a kid-friendly portal to pop music videos? She is not satisfied by Kid Disney and she wants to listen to the "latest" hits. She begs us to let her watch music videos on YouTube, but she's not ready to be let loose on that yet. So where can we let her browse and watch "current" videos with not too much bad stuff? [more inside]
posted by cross_impact on Aug 23, 2010 - 9 answers

Pop Idols and Lolitas - I need a list

I'm looking to generate a cross-cultural list of famous young talents (singers, actors, dancers younger than ~20, from any time in history) that are/were widely considered to be precociously charming. Idols and starlets, if you will. Is/was there a Russian Donny Osmond? An Indian Justin Timberlake? Who's the quintessential Morning Musume girl?
posted by xo on May 14, 2010 - 18 answers

Where is my Ed Hardy edition Bluetooth headset?

I am hoping someone can explain why 2 pop cultural phenomenons are considered offensive and/or worthy of sometimes extreme derision: Ed Hardy and Bluetooth headsets. [more inside]
posted by discountfortunecookie on Feb 22, 2010 - 46 answers

Great texts on pop culture?

Can anyone recommend a good text on pop culture history/studies? [more inside]
posted by mediocritease on Dec 12, 2009 - 8 answers

What did Elvis Costello say about Boston?

At 2:15 of this brief clip, the interviewer asks Elvis Costello if he wants to defend what he'd said in Newsweek about Boston (the band, I'm pretty sure, given her exchange with Nick Lowe starting at 1:58). I've been unable to figure out on the Google just what was said about Boston; can you tell me?
posted by ibmcginty on Dec 1, 2009 - 3 answers

Hey, meme-spreader! Get laid! Get plucked!

Did you have a "Mony Mony" chant? If so, what was it? (kinda NSFW) [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Oct 5, 2009 - 51 answers

No man is an island

What are some famous islands in popular culture? [more inside]
posted by ttyn on Apr 4, 2009 - 41 answers

Is there a word that means "knowing something solely by references to it?"

Is there a word that means "knowing something solely by references to it?" [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Feb 2, 2008 - 21 answers

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