The Art that is Hard Gay

I’ve been recently intrigued by how the Japanese go to such lengths to create very interesting characters like Hard Gay.

The most well-known character developed and portrayed by Sumitani is Hard Gay, introduced in 2002, as whom he finally rose to national prominence in 2005. While the official name is “Razor Ramon HG”, he is most frequently known as “Hard Gay”, or simply HG. Dressing in a tight black leather outfit reminiscent of the Tom of Finland art, he goes around performing acts of charity (yonaoshi, “social improvement”) for unsuspecting bystanders while performing trademark pelvic thrusts and vocalisations, often accompanied by “Livin’ La Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin.

Thanks Adie.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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