Quiz: What Disney Channel Original Movie Made You Gay?

I’ve returned with another quiz to expose your innermost truths! This one is heavy on the late 90s/early 2000s nostalgia, and I apologize in advance if your personal favorite DCOM did not make the cut. The possible results were all released from 1998-2006, because I admittedly went with the ones I’ve personally seen the most amount of times! I simply do not know what a “lemonade mouth” is!


What Disney Channel Original Movie Made You Gay?

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42 Comments

  1. GenXer here. I knew I this quiz would be over my head but I couldn’t resist taking it. And I am glad I did – so I could enjoy the sheer brilliance of the choose a dig question!

    I suspect that the original Parent Trap with Hayley Mills made me gay but my official answer is Zenon: Girl Of The 21st Century (1999).

  2. As soon as I read the title of this article I was like “Cadet Kelly!” And it’s totally what I got.

    “Sometimes you just have to ribbon-dance it out, you know? People are drawn to your confidence and sense of self. You don’t like being told what to do…in life. In the bedroom? Well, Christy Carlson Romano shouting in Hilary Duff’s face is an image that has left an impression on you.”

    It’s not wrong.

  3. Zenon!!!! So very spot-on. Like, how did you know about “The Adventures of Lillian P. Moonbeam: Intergalactic Time Traveling Lesbian+ Space Detective” ??? Kayla, have you been reading my journals?!

  4. Hot damn! I do not believe I’ve ever seen Cadet Kelly, but that description was spot on! And as soon as I saw the photo I remembered, “Oh yeah, G.I. Jane made me gay.” Well done!

  5. Brink! Always have fond memories of getting to watch that when it first came out on Nick when we were on a family vacay to the US.

    There is also a photo from that trip where I am wearing a polo tucked into dress shorts while playing backyard football so pretty spooky accurate :)

  6. High School Musical! (I’m glad I got one I’ve seen lol. We didn’t have Disney Channel so I’ve only seen a weird smattering at friends’ houses.)

    I definitely remember HSM being one of many instances where I looked at a m/f couple and thought “It’s a shame that girls are just inherently and universally more attractive than boys. Guess that’s just how things are.” I was heart-eyes for Kelsi in particular <3 <3 <3

  7. I got some movie I never heard of but it’s about witches so that’s certainly right because I love everything witchy, but how was there no “there was only one bed” trope listed? That is my all time favourite fanfic trope despite, maybe because of, it being the cheesiest fanfic trope out there.

    Anyway, I don’t think we had the Disney channel over here when I was a kid. We didn’t even watch Disney films because my parents thought they were bad influences. (As in, not feminist enough, to commercial, etc.)

  8. Zenon and the You’re probably Very Online gay relates to me well because I’m out online but not in real life. The funny thing is I don’t remember watching Disney Channel until I was in high school because that’s when it came on our cable lineup. Back in the late 80s and 90s Disney Channel (at least where I lived) cost extra to add on your cable lineup.

  9. personally offended by the choice of “angel” over “buffy” and chose “friday night lights” in protest (definitely not because i was very into the soap opera adjacent texan football show)…still got “twitches.” how did you *know*??

  10. I’m in love with that fact that there’s a result for bi chaos energy. Brink is the perfect result for my “I don’t know my gender but I know I like alt bros and I’m attracted to everyone” style. Glad there was some gender and queerness variation in there. Would love to see some introvert variation in there in the future though!

  11. Twitches! Which I haven’t seen. And I was honestly bummed I didn’t get Zenon because that was my fav for ever when I was in middle school, but the Twitches description was on point so I can’t complain.

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