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Updated on Aug 2, 2019. Posted on Jun 22, 2019

18 Unexpected Things That Made People Say "Oh, Wait, I'm Gay Lol"

"He was stripped, tied to a scarecrow pole, and had the letter 'S' painted over his six-pack. That was when I knew."

We recently asked queer people of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what sparked their gay sexual awakenings. Here are their unexpected replies.

1. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's wrestling matches.

WWE

"I grew up with tons of male cousins who loved watching wrestling. All of the women in the house had no interest in it until The Rock came out. I felt the same way, but was unsure why. Later I realized his wrestling outfit was basically just underwear, which was a gift from above."

bkyle

2. Chris Evans in just a towel in Fantastic Four.

20th Century Fox

"Enough said."

calebaldwinjun9

3. The scene in Jennifer's Body where Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried make out.

20th Century Fox

"I was 12 or 13 when the movie came out and the scene made me realize I'm bisexual."

t48fda91ad

4. Princess Leia when she was captured by Jabba the Hut.

20th Century Fox

ndcech

5. Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen in the Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Marvel

"I realized I'm bi when I saw Avengers: Age of Ultron and was attracted to both Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch."

hgtigert

6. The scene in Cruel Intentions where Sarah Michelle Gellar teaches Selma Blair how to kiss.

Columbia Pictures

"I must have watched it 10,000 times in my room at night."

katherinee412347ce1

7. Chris Evans wearing whipped cream in Not Another Teen Movie.

Columbia Pictures

"That scene is so stupid, but his body did things for me."

buttonmoon11

8. Katy Perry's candy bra in the "California Gurls" music video.

youtube.com

"Katy Perry in 'California Gurls' and 'Last Friday Night' made me realize I am bisexual. The candy bra with the neon outfit made me realize how attractive girls really are."

emilytheit

9. Dylan O'Brien in the later seasons of Teen Wolf.

10. Scarlett Johansson and Brie Larson in any and every Marvel movie.

Marvel

"I practically drooled whenever Scarlett Johansson or Brie Larson entered a scene and then I realized I found them hotter than the men."

campbelllilym

11. Britney Spears in the iconic "Toxic" music video.

12. The scene in Smallville where a shirtless Tom Welling is hung like a scarecrow.

The WB / The CW

"At the end of Episode 1, he is stripped, tied to a scarecrow pole, and has the letter 'S' painted over his six-pack. That was when I knew."

buttonmoon11

13. The scene in John Tucker Must Die where Brittany Snow and Sophia Anna Bush practiced kissing.

20th Century Fox

"It was the first time I had seen two girls really kiss and it made me feel a ~certain~ way. I would watch the scene over and over."

bren30854

14. George Michael and his tight jeans in the "Faith" music video.

youtube.com / Via giphy.com

"He looked so good in those tight jeans, leather jacket, cross earring, and 5 o'clock shadow. I must have watched that video at least 10 times a day. Looking at him, I just knew I was gay."

mattyc3

15. Kate Upton in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

Sports Illustrated / Via youtube.com

"I found my dad’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition when I was probably in eighth grade and was completely confused by how Kate Upton made me feel."

juliab4a762ec5e

16. Sharkboy and Lavagirl.

Dimension Films

"I had a crush on them both."

cas1312

17. Clea Duvall and her haircut in But I'm a Cheerleader.

Ignite Entertainment / The Kushner-Locke Company

"When I was 8 years old, I got But I'm A Cheerleader from my local library. My mother didn't realize it was a pretty mature gay film, so she let me watch it alone. Seeing Clea Duvall with that haircut gave me a feeling I couldn't shake off." —lizetteramirezmiranda

18. And shirtless Dominic Cooper during his "Lay All Your Love on Me" performance in Mamma Mia.

Universal Pictures

"For me it was the scene where they sing 'Lay All Your Love on Me' with Dominic Cooper running around all wet and shirtless.

mickhatty

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