A Testosterone Brigade
is a humorous name for online fan clubs
of female science fiction actor
s created by or mostly for men
. These brigade names are considered to be an offshoot or parody of the Estrogen Brigade
phenomenon. They are often preceeded
by the name of the actor in question, and are enjoyed by fans
across the spectrum, ranging from the fanatical stalker
to the casual
appreciator, with everything in between
The brigades are commonly abbreviated using the actor's initials follwed by the letters TB.
A more common variant of the Testosterone brigade type of fan club is the Estrogen Brigade, abbreviated in the same manner as above but with EB instead.