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Just curious and it's always fun to reminisce, but since pop culture and our consumption of it is a massive part of our lives, what are like some albums, songs, movies and TV series that you'd say define you/help shaped you into the person you are today? Not necessarily just your faves, but like stuff that impacted you.

example: Stripped by Christina Aguilera (album) opened me up to sexual expression and liberation, and told me that you can be young (a young woman at that) and still finding yourself/your identity, but you could still have control over your sexuality, body, mind, destiny, etc. The Beautiful music video is also the first time I saw two men kissing and a transgender woman. All at the age of 10.

So share your artifacts and stories and stream Liberation on Spotify :newspaper: 

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This opened me up to sexual expression and liberation, and told me that you can be young (a young gay at that) and still finding yourself/your identity, but you could still have control over your sexuality, body, mind, destiny, etc. 

 

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My first album was ...Baby One More Time. I would say that's pretty self explanatory.

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Mariah Carey’s Butterfly and Daydream made me the person I am today.

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Just now, Twisted Bliss said:

Mariah Carey’s Butterfly and Daydream made me the person I am today.

gay and annoying? :trickie: 

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2 minutes ago, Mariah. said:

gay and annoying? :trickie: 

The one time I try and show y’all layers about myself.

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Madonna. I fell in love with her music when I was a kid and that really was monumental for me as a young gay boy at the time.

And I also have to mention the Spice Girls. I was the ultimate Spice Boy at the time and that really helped shaped how a lot of my classmates & people around me viewed me.

 

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Well I grew up in the late 90s through the 00s so we all know that was a crazy time period. 

I will say that TV especially cartoons were a STAPLE that sadly most kids past I’d say past 06-07 just can’t relate with. 

We had sketch comedy for us like All That. Kenan and Kel. The Amanda Show. We had game shows catered to us like Double Dare, Legends of the Hidden Temple. We had iconic cartoons like Hey Arnold, Rugrats, Powerpuff Girls, That’s So Raven, Lizzie Mcguire, etc. The whole Toonami lineup. Adult Swim. Cartoon Network, Disney, Nick had such powerhouse shows. The TV movies like Zenon, Kenan and Kel Two Heads are better than None, Johnny Tsunami, Smart House, The Thirteenth Year, Halloweentown. 

Wheww I’m gonna throw out The Simple Life because I’m so glad I got to witness that hilarious trainwreck and all the Reality that came after. I Love Money, Flavor of Love, I Love NY, etc. 

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queens of teaching me that its okay to demand attention even when you aren't getting it :shook:

 

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I'm gonna hate myself for saying this but honestly for me Glee had a sadly big impact on my life. I was a sheltered child and it wasn't until watching that show that I even realised what being gay actually was, not to mention trans. Don't get me wrong the show itself was pretty shit but in terms of being my gateway to more LGBT stuff as a sheltered 13-14 year old it really helped me. 

There's also this which I guess speaks for itself :michael:

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3 hours ago, MOSCHINO said:

Well I grew up in the late 90s through the 00s so we all know that was a crazy time period. 

I will say that TV especially cartoons were a STAPLE that sadly most kids past I’d say past 06-07 just can’t relate with. 

We had sketch comedy for us like All That. Kenan and Kel. The Amanda Show. We had game shows catered to us like Double Dare, Legends of the Hidden Temple. We had iconic cartoons like Hey Arnold, Rugrats, Powerpuff Girls, That’s So Raven, Lizzie Mcguire, etc. The whole Toonami lineup. Adult Swim. Cartoon Network, Disney, Nick had such powerhouse shows. The TV movies like Zenon, Kenan and Kel Two Heads are better than None, Johnny Tsunami, Smart House, The Thirteenth Year, Halloweentown. 

Wheww I’m gonna throw out The Simple Life because I’m so glad I got to witness that hilarious trainwreck and all the Reality that came after. I Love Money, Flavor of Love, I Love NY, etc. 

ugh the kids today will never have it as good as us :cry: 

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I started watching Buffy with my mom when I was like 5 years old and was drawn to the powerful women, even though I had little understanding of what was actually happening. But by the time the later seasons rolled around and I became wise beyond my years, it also helped inform me of the same types of things Stripped did, especially the lesbian relationship between Willow and Tara. After that, shows like Degrassi: The Next Generation and The OC really shook the table and The OC in particular expanded my musical horizons with its hipster soundtrack.

It's also common knowledge now that Freddie Prinze Jr. was my very first crush, me first laying eyes upon him watching I Know What You Did Last Summer also with my mom fsd;f and to this day all the men I'm most attracted to have the exact same aesthetic :cry: 

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5 minutes ago, MOSCHINO said:

Well I grew up in the late 90s through the 00s so we all know that was a crazy time period. 

I will say that TV especially cartoons were a STAPLE that sadly most kids past I’d say past 06-07 just can’t relate with. 

We had sketch comedy for us like All That. Kenan and Kel. The Amanda Show. We had game shows catered to us like Double Dare, Legends of the Hidden Temple. We had iconic cartoons like Hey Arnold, Rugrats, Powerpuff Girls, That’s So Raven, Lizzie Mcguire, etc. The whole Toonami lineup. Adult Swim. Cartoon Network, Disney, Nick had such powerhouse shows. The TV movies like Zenon, Kenan and Kel Two Heads are better than None, Johnny Tsunami, Smart House, The Thirteenth Year, Halloweentown. 

Wheww I’m gonna throw out The Simple Life because I’m so glad I got to witness that hilarious trainwreck and all the Reality that came after. I Love Money, Flavor of Love, I Love NY, etc. 

whew :shook: 

Are You Afraid of the Dark is still THAT girl, kids these days are pussies!

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9 minutes ago, Ninja Balenciaga said:

Madonna. I fell in love with her music when I was a kid and that really was monumental for me as a young gay boy at the time.

And I also have to mention the Spice Girls. I was the ultimate Spice Boy at the time and that really helped shaped how a lot of my classmates & people around me viewed me.

 

I think any girl or gay born 93 and prior stanned the Spice Girls, I fucked up stores for their merch, bags, dolls, candy :shook:. I also remember when my mom SCAMMED me and my cousins by making us dress up as them on video tape saying she's gonna send it to them and get us free tickets. I caught the ACT midway through tapings and bawled at the humiliation :uhh: 

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1 minute ago, Mariah. said:

whew :shook: 

Are You Afraid of the Dark is still THAT girl, kids these days are pussies!

My cousins and I would watch it before Nap Time and be shook:shook: Funny because back then I was never really scared of the show Goosebumps (except the nightmare of the living dummy episode)  but Are You Afraid of the Dark was on a level of it's own.

 

 

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Oh i think one of the reasons why I ended becoming a women wrestling stan is because growing up I stanned Tomb Raider, Charlie's Angels, the DOA movie (I guess Charmed counts too? nn) and I always stanned the girls in X- Men Evolution and Teen Titans :cry:

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Will & Grace and Queer as Folk will forever will be the most influential shows of my life.

Growing up sneaking into the living room to watch QAF is something I’m happy I did. Probably the reason I’m so proud and open about sex watching Brian on tv for so many years.

W&G is the reason I’m proud and out and will never deny my sexuality in any situation. Jack was and is still the most influential character in my eyes. Karen Walker along with Mariah gave me the confidence to speak my mind and I’ve never looked back.

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@MOSCHINO hit the nail right on the head for me.

Something that stands out for me personally though was Moesha. Doubt anyone can relate. :gaycry:

 

 

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Just now, Qwan™ said:

My cousins and I would watch it before Nap Time and be shook:shook: Funny because back then I was never really scared of the show Goosebumps (except the nightmare of the living dummy episode)  but Are You Afraid of the Dark was on a level of it's own.

 

 

OMG I remember the dumbest visuals from Goosebumps would scare me. Like one episode they were at a camp and at the end there was this frog/rabbit hybrid that terrified me. Then in the opening the guy with the phantom mask at :50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXiYpfR-cRE

meanwhile I'm watching Buffy largely unbothered, the power of WOMEN :shook: 

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1 minute ago, Twisted Bliss said:

Will & Grace and Queer as Folk will forever will be the most influential shows of my life.

Growing up sneaking into the living room to watch QAF is something I’m happy I did. Probably the reason I’m so proud and open about sex watching Brian on tv for so many years.

W&G is the reason I’m proud and out and will never deny my sexuality in any situation. Jack was and is still the most influential character in my eyes. Karen Walker along with Mariah gave me the confidence to speak my mind and I’ve never looked back.

OMG! I never got into Will & Grace, but Queer as Folk was my jam when I was younger. I think mostly because I knew I wasn't allowed to watch it, but it was so eyeopening and really stayed with me.

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Music.
Britney Spears, and The Spice Girls.

Television.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Full House, Sailor Moon.

Movies.
Spice World, and all iconic horror movies.

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7 minutes ago, Twisted Bliss said:

Will & Grace and Queer as Folk will forever will be the most influential shows of my life.

Growing up sneaking into the living room to watch QAF is something I’m happy I did. Probably the reason I’m so proud and open about sex watching Brian on tv for so many years.

W&G is the reason I’m proud and out and will never deny my sexuality in any situation. Jack was and is still the most influential character in my eyes. Karen Walker along with Mariah gave me the confidence to speak my mind and I’ve never looked back.

This makes me think of this programming block after 11 PM here on this liberal channel called Showcase named "Fridays Without Borders" and they'd play lots of softcore porn with substance and it was kinda like sex ed. The Canadians will know what I'm talking about @Travis Roucka @GLOOBER @SaraLaGarcia :lmao: 

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4 minutes ago, Mariah. said:

OMG I remember the dumbest visuals from Goosebumps would scare me. Like one episode they were at a camp and at the end there was this frog/rabbit hybrid that terrified me. Then in the opening the guy with the phantom mask at :50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXiYpfR-cRE

meanwhile I'm watching Buffy largely unbothered, the power of WOMEN :shook: 

I could never get into Buffy. The whole dark/vampire thing just wasn't my scene. I remember it being so popular though growing up.

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1 minute ago, Ninja Balenciaga said:

OMG! I never got into Will & Grace, but Queer as Folk was my jam when I was younger. I think mostly because I knew I wasn't allowed to watch it, but it was so eyeopening and really stayed with me.

It really prepared me for the gay experience of all areas. Adoption, drugs, open reationships, monogamy, and so many other subjects. Truly one of the greatest shows around in my opinion.

I love topics like this @Mariah. let’s us put away the stanning for a bit and learn a little more about each other. 

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