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How Did the Jeep Wrangler Become a Gay Icon?

Old May 8, 2008, 3:19 pm
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Question How Did the Jeep Wrangler Become a Gay Icon?

Does anyone know the real story?
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Old May 9, 2008, 5:49 am
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Don't know. But I drive one. And they are fiercely popular with gay boys in Atlanta. Can't swing a dead cat in Midtown without hitting a Wrangler with a pride or an HRC sticker.

I liked Wranglers and wanted one before I knew (read: acknowledged) I am gay.
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Old May 9, 2008, 8:17 am
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I think something ultra-butch just has a lot of appeal to some gay men. In this case it's a military vehicle. It's like asking why a cowboy image is sort of a gay icon.
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Old May 9, 2008, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by rrgg
I think something ultra-butch just has a lot of appeal to some gay men. In this case it's a military vehicle. It's like asking why a cowboy image is sort of a gay icon.
There are 2 versions of the Wrangler.

1. Base model X and rubicons with tons of off market additions like extra large tires, lights, guard, etc so those real boys can take their jeeps for offroading.

2. Pretty stock Sahara models with navi, power windows/doors, hardtop to be driven in the city

For the latter, I don't think it's ultra-butch. In fact, I think it's quite gay

I've heard of Wranglers being gay because all the lesbos drive them and make them butch. However, we know that's not true because I've never met any lesbos who drive Wranglers They are more popular among gay men

I'm still curious as to how the Wrangler became gay.

I don't think of a cowboy image as a gay icon---maybe the ones topless with tight jeans and body piercings
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Old May 9, 2008, 10:02 am
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Originally Posted by BlissWorld
There are 2 versions of the Wrangler.

1. Base model X and rubicons with tons of off market additions like extra large tires, lights, guard, etc so those real boys can take their jeeps for offroading.

2. Pretty stock Sahara models with navi, power windows/doors, hardtop to be driven in the city
So which version did you get?
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Old May 9, 2008, 10:38 am
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Originally Posted by peteropny
So which version did you get?
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Old May 9, 2008, 11:31 am
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Well I was talking about the Jeep military image in general. Of course some boys want all the trinkets added. (And despite what you said about lesbians, I know one with a Wrangler )

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Old May 9, 2008, 12:59 pm
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Another prime example about how gays do not always have the best taste.
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Old May 9, 2008, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by rrgg
I think something ultra-butch just has a lot of appeal to some gay men. In this case it's a military vehicle. It's like asking why a cowboy image is sort of a gay icon.
So wouldn't a Hummer be ultragay?
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Another prime example about how gays do not always have the best taste.
Right back at ya.
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A Wrangler can make a butch man more butch....or a gay man more gay.....but never the twain shall meet.
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I'm having enough trouble as it is getting into my flatmate's SMART car. He laughs when I get in bum first... sort of riding side saddle ! Gosh imagine me in a Jeep! I would't know what to hang on to... (the boys!)
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Old May 9, 2008, 5:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Tummy
So wouldn't a Hummer be ultragay?
How about a Range Rover?
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Jeep Wranglers are popular in DE also.
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