Who Sounds Gay? | Op-Docs | The New York Times

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This short documentary explores the reasons that some men sound stereotypically gay, whether they are or not.

Stereotypes surround all of us. In the LGBTQ community people expect some to fit into certain stereotypes. The one we explore in this video is sounding gay.


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0:28 "Do you want a nut" I have NEVER laughed so hard in my entire life

Author — The Modern Investor


The first guy sounds like Michael Jackson

Author — Eddie1919


This went exactly as I expected. The gay sounding guy isn't gay & the non gay sounding guy is gay AF.

Author — The Grim Saint


Kris doesn't sound gay. He sounds like a chick.

Author — Anii's Brotkiste


i noticed that my tone changes depending on who im around. when i talk with my wife and my mom, i talk in a higher pitched voice that usual (almost like im subconsciously mirroring their characteristics) but when i talk to anyone else, i talk in a lower pitched voice, which is more naturally for me.

i didnt realize i was doing it until my wife watched me interact with other people and mentioned it. i had no clue.

Author — KandaPanda


Taylor Swift's new song leaked at 3:36

Author — Frank


I literally watched this whole thing thinking the gay sounding guy was actually gay... Not until the end when he said people can think I'm gay, but they are wrong. My mind was blown.

Author — Bob V


That twist. Man, talk about smashing convention.

Author — Kev


Fascinating video. I never expect the end. You prove your point.

Author — Peter Yang


him kissing his wife was biggest twist of 2017

Author — Jon M


When that guy was HISSING😂😂😂😂😂 i died

Author — Marble


Next episode- gay mannerisms and eye rolling.

Author — Cléo Z


Gaydar used to work quite well because the straight people act straight. But now since there is more acceptance, the straight people are displaying their spectrum of gender expression. There are masculine straight men and there are feminine straight men and everything in between. So gaydar is really an inaccurate thing nowadays compared to the 90's and early 2000s.

Author — da96103


Everyone has their own voice. It's ok for straight woman to have deeper voices. It should be ok for straight men to have more feminine voices.

Author — Phanty Mehhh


The message is don't stereotype. I'm gay but many people have told me "I don't sound gay" everyone has their own way of speaking, gender or sexuality has nothing to do with either. Some men speak more feminine and some don't, it has nothing to do with who they are attracted to.

Author — Mary Christmas


when he was hissing at 3:35, The Chamber of Secrets opened...

Author — Raz Gharbi


It got me wondering why there are more women sounding like a man than men sounding like a women (or a stereotypical gay man). And it is so socially acceptable for women to sound like a man, but not the other way round.

Author — Tommy Scott


The narrator sounds like Mr.Slave from South Park 😭Jesus Christ

Author — DerecMathew O


Matt is HOT and he has the sweetest smile.

Author — Bob Kuusela


Glad this is out there. My last boyfriend was extremely masculine and no one was the wiser of his sexuality. His brother, however, was straight as an arrow (with a hot wife), yet soft and nilly. It was a real joke even in his family.

Stereotypes do exist for a reason, but people don't necessarily conform to them. Everyone is an individual.

Author — HAL 9000