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What Do You Mean Toy Story 3‘s Ken Acts Gay?

He’s sensitive. He cares what other people think of him. And he’s over-obsessed with appearances. We already knew Toy Story 3‘s Ken was going to lean gay; I didn’t know producers would push him over the edge in just the promo spots.

By:           JD
On:           May 31, 2010
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  • 23 Comments
    • NickadooLA
      NickadooLA

      I love Pixar, and I’m sure I’m going to love Toy Story 3…

      …but aren’t they just rehashing the Lady Bug jokes from A Bug’s Life here?

      May 31, 2010 at 12:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lucia
      Lucia

      So I’m confused. Are we happy about stereotypes or upset about them?

      May 31, 2010 at 12:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom
      Tom

      For some reaon the end of the interview where he storms off looks familiar. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hkh2TPhoZgo&feature=player_embedded#!

      May 31, 2010 at 12:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KWil
      KWil

      I’m gonna keep my eyes peeled to see how they handle this story arch. judging by previews they’re either gonna show some tired masculine crisis that triumphs (*cough* cures itself) with a heterosexual coupling, or a sitcom-lite “fairyboy” stereotype watered down for the kiddies, or on some odd chance Pixar just might make it okay for a boy to have an affinity with dolls. Potentially a vehicle for next-generation tolerance, most probably a safe stab at old hetero-humour. Im counting on Pixar to be my hero again.

      May 31, 2010 at 1:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimstoic
      jimstoic

      He seems more douchebag than gay.

      May 31, 2010 at 1:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      Oh please…the genitalia-less fleshy colored doll community have been whispering for years now that Barbie is Ken’s beard. :-p

      May 31, 2010 at 1:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ted B. (Charging Rhino)
      Ted B. (Charging Rhino)

      We all know the truth; Ken is GI Joe’s bitch once the toybox lid is closed…

      May 31, 2010 at 1:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • thedarkchariot
      thedarkchariot

      I know it’s really stereotypical, but I know this is bad, but I found it really funny.

      I’ll see how Pixar handles it in the movie. Reserving judgement.

      “I’m a guy’s toy.”

      May 31, 2010 at 2:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      It looks like he’s going to fall in love with Barbie.

      May 31, 2010 at 2:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geoff M
      Geoff M

      @Chris: Because he knows Barbie has a killer wardrobe which will be at his fingertips when she’s out working one of her 500 careers.

      May 31, 2010 at 3:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KWil
      KWil

      Geoff’s right. Trailers do need to rope in the population of people who don’t go running to a film with queer issues if the film wants a bigger chance at the box office, still no reason why a gay ken can’t arise from a hetero-ruse!

      May 31, 2010 at 3:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ggreen
      ggreen

      That’s Michael Keaton as Ken’s voice.

      May 31, 2010 at 3:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WTF?
      WTF?

      I’d say vain himbo, not gay. Once again, Queerty reading WAY too much.

      May 31, 2010 at 5:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Al
      Al

      I watched this twice and failed to find it funny or even particularly stereotypically gay. So, he grooms himself and cares about what others think. I don’t think it marks him as gay, just narcissistic and perhaps a bit of a douchebag, but not necessarily gay. The language isn’t even coded as gay. But, I guess we’ll see when the movie comes out what exactly they plan to do with him.

      May 31, 2010 at 6:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DavidMichael
      DavidMichael

      “I’m a guys toy”. That about sums it up. Not to mention the totally feminine color scheme. Now if he’d just drop those shorts.

      May 31, 2010 at 6:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      he’s a morning goods guy..don’t be jealous…

      May 31, 2010 at 7:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dick
      Dick

      He does have nice abs

      May 31, 2010 at 8:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dick
      Dick

      @Tom:
      Tom, are you saying Ken’s a Scientologist?

      May 31, 2010 at 8:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Disgusted American
      Disgusted American

      Ok Ken, Seriously ..You need to Come Out of the ToyBox! :)

      May 31, 2010 at 11:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lookyloo
      Lookyloo

      I didn’t see anything making Ken “lean gay” in the promo. Maybe people here are projecting, being overly sensitive, or wishing.

      Jun 1, 2010 at 3:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Evan
      Evan

      @Al: Really? “I’m a guys’ toy” kind of says it all, don’t you think?

      Jun 1, 2010 at 2:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ossurworld
      ossurworld

      I thought Ken was a castrato.

      Jun 1, 2010 at 5:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chris
      chris

      Not gay. A gay man would never wear those pants.

      Jun 14, 2010 at 12:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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