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Android Gigolo Joe is a "technosex symbol".[1]

Technosexual is an individual who either:

  1. has a strong aesthetic sense and a love of gadgets. In this sense, it is a portmanteau word combining "technophile" and "metrosexual", which was first promoted by creative professional Ricky Montalvo[2] to describe "a dandyish narcissist in love with not only himself, but also his urban lifestyle and gadgets; a straight man who is in touch with his feminine side but has fondness for electronics such as cell phones, PDAs, computers, software, and the web."[3]
  2. has a sexual attraction to machinery, as in the case of robot fetishism. When used thus, it is a portmanteau word combining "technophile" and "sexual".[4] As per this definition of the term, fictional android Gigolo Joe, played by Jude Law in the 2001 science-fiction film A.I. has become the iconic "technosex symbol".[1]

As with the metrosexual, companies have tried to promote the concept of the technosexual in order to sell products. Calvin Klein went as far as trademarking the term "technosexual" in 2005.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Brett, Samantha (2007). "Ask Sam TV Ep 10 - What women want next: the technosexual?". Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  2. ^ "Ricky Montalvo: There is a geek in all of us, so why not show us". 
  3. ^ "Word Spy contributors" (2004) Technosexual
  4. ^ Scott, Lisa (2007). "Metrosexual: Let's mech love". Retrieved 2007-02-10. 
  5. ^ Wilson, Eric (2007). "How to Bottle a Generation". Retrieved 2007-03-08. 

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