May 20, 2018
Gay Fan Art 1: Max Goof
You'll find dozens of fan-produced pictures of the Disney character kissing a guy, hanging out in his underwear with his boyfriend, or having explicit sex with him.
His boyfriends include the portly P.J., 1980s-lingo-spouting slacker dude Bobby Zimeruski, and one of the 101 Dalmatians.
Apparently fans enjoy envisioning Max Goof as gay.
So, in the tv series Goof Troop (1992-1996), Goofy, the gay-vague sidekick of Mickey Mouse in many Disney comic books, became a widower raising his 11-year old son, Max. Most of the episodes involved Max's embarrassment over his less-than-cool Dad.
A Goofy Movie (1995) has a teenage Max torn between going to a concert with the girl he likes, and going on a father-son fishing trip with Goofy.
In An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000), Max heads off to college, hoping to be rid of his less-than-cool Dad once and for all, only to discover that Goofy has enrolled along with him.
In his last incarnation, the Disney Channel series House of Mouse (2001-2003), Max works as a valet at Mickey Mouse's nightclub.
It's not a very long pedigree, nor are there any major gay subtexts, but it still resonated with fans.
Maybe it's because Max is voiced by Jason Marsden, long-time gay ally and all-around hunk.
(All pictures borrowed from the artists on deviantart.com.)
See also: Jason Marsden, the Pocket Gay; Tijuana Bibles; and Gay Fan Art 2: Invader Zim