February 14th, 2007

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Poll #927288 sixties subtext extravaganza

In any given 1960's adventure show, the episode in which Ricardo Montalban guest-stars will steeped in hoyay! (which is to say, homoerotic subtext)

true
43(33.1%)
false
7(5.4%)
you mean they weren't the rest of the time?
80(61.5%)

This is because...

...of the fine Corinthian leather.
31(23.7%)
...Montalban brings his own hoyay.
55(42.0%)
...nonsense, he's merely a hoyay vector!
22(16.8%)
...Bear reads entirely too much into things.
11(8.4%)
...there is no subtext in 1960's adventure shows.
12(9.2%)

This subtextual tendency is most profoundly epitomized by...

...the Star Trek episode SPACE SEED, in which Montalbon appears to be wondering if he should throw McCoy down and shag him before or after he cuts his throat.
19(14.6%)
...the Man from UNCLE episode THE DOVE AFFAIR, in which Napoleon and Montalban were totally snogging as soon as the camera was off
5(3.8%)
...the Mission:Impossible episode SNOWBALL IN HELL, which adds BDSM to the mix by featuring Montalban gloating and cracking his whip over Barney in chains.
15(11.5%)
...Other (explain in comments)
1(0.8%)
...there is no subtext in 1960's adventure shows.
6(4.6%)
...because it's all text.
6(4.6%)
...homoerotic ticky.
14(10.8%)

The reason for all of this lack of subtext is...

...those were more innocent times.
1(0.8%)
...the glycerin sweat clouded men's minds.
1(0.8%)
...I'm sorry, I was distracted by Greg Morris with his shirt off.
6(4.5%)
...I'm sorry, I was distracted by Ricardo Montalban's plastic chest.
4(3.0%)
...sneaking gay smut by implication past the censors amused the cast and crew.
11(8.3%)
...fine Corinthian leather.
5(3.8%)
...I'm sure all that shirt-ripping and panting was just incidental.
3(2.3%)
...good LORD, did they SEW him into those pants?
12(9.0%)
...ticky.
5(3.8%)
...there is no subtext in sixties adventure shows.
2(1.5%)