A condition that is used to plainly and openly show to everyone that someone is, in fact, not gay. Often used in movies or TV shows where male protagonists might be considered gay if there wasn't a scene explicitly showing his heterosexuality, thereby providing him with a case of the notgays to ease viewers and let them know that they are not watching a show with a homosexual character.
First popularized by Harry Plinkett of RedLetterMedia in his review of Star Trek (2009).
Viewers might have thought Spock and Kirk are gay for each other, but since J.J. Abrams made Kirk a ladies' man and had Spock be in a weird relationship with Uhura, we all can rest easy knowing they have a case of the notgays.
by Backlace August 6, 2011
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