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19th May '16 5:04:28 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Likewise, several of the cast of QueerAsFolk came out as straight in real-life while doing the show. Same with the cast of ''Series/TheLWord''.

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* Likewise, several of the cast of QueerAsFolk Series/QueerAsFolk came out as straight in real-life while doing the show. Same with the cast of ''Series/TheLWord''.
6th Feb '16 8:18:09 PM nombretomado
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-->--'''{{Cheers}}''', "Norm, Is That You?"

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-->--'''{{Cheers}}''', -->--'''Series/{{Cheers}}''', "Norm, Is That You?"
11th Jan '16 7:24:50 PM Twiddler
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-> '''Norm''': "I can't go on with this any longer. I wanted to be your decorator, so I pretended to be who I thought you wanted me to be. But it's time I came out of the closet. I'm straight."
-> '''Robert''': "Impossible."
-> '''Norm''': "Ever since I was a little boy I've known that I prefer girls. But the point is I think you should judge people for what they do, not for who they do."

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-> '''Norm''': "I I can't go on with this any longer. I wanted to be your decorator, so I pretended to be who I thought you wanted me to be. But it's time I came out of the closet. I'm straight."
straight.
-> '''Robert''': "Impossible."
Impossible.
-> '''Norm''': "Ever Ever since I was a little boy I've known that I prefer girls. But the point is I think you should judge people for what they do, not for who they do."
24th Nov '15 3:48:57 AM IlGreven
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** The guest character Wade averts both this and ComingOutStory when confronted by Karma (who thinks he's straight) and Shane (who thinks he's gay). He tells them he's bi. [[NoBisexuals Neither of them even considered that a possibility]].
18th Nov '15 5:08:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* A girl who has been sent to "True Directions" camp in ''[[ButImACheerleader But I'm A Cheerleader]]'' "comes out" as straight after a while, complaining that her parents just assumed she was a lesbian because she's {{Tomboy}}ish.
* In ''ThreeToTango'', Matthew Perry's character is initially MistakenForGay, then keeps up the façade for a number of selfish reasons until the film's climax, where the trope comes into play.
* In the movie ''Where the Heart Is'' [[note]]:not the Natalie Portman WhereTheHeartIs[[/note]], Crispin Glover's character comes out as straight after pretending to be gay because he thought it would be the only way people would take him seriously as a fashion designer.

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* A girl who has been sent to "True Directions" camp in ''[[ButImACheerleader But I'm A Cheerleader]]'' ''Film/ButImACheerleader'' "comes out" as straight after a while, complaining that her parents just assumed she was a lesbian because she's {{Tomboy}}ish.
* In ''ThreeToTango'', ''Film/ThreeToTango'', Matthew Perry's character is initially MistakenForGay, then keeps up the façade for a number of selfish reasons until the film's climax, where the trope comes into play.
* In the movie ''Where the Heart Is'' [[note]]:not the Natalie Portman WhereTheHeartIs[[/note]], Film/WhereTheHeartIs[[/note]], Crispin Glover's character comes out as straight after pretending to be gay because he thought it would be the only way people would take him seriously as a fashion designer.



* ''UnhappilyEverAfter'': In the HighSchoolGraduationEpisode Barry comes out as straight - he was just pretending to be gay in order to [[PetHomosexual hang out with hot chicks]]. Later retconned when he shows up during The College Years with the same personality he had when he was "pretending" to be gay.
* ''{{Cheers}}'': Norm pretends to be gay in order to secure an account in his new home decorating business, then confesses to the couple that he's straight. They fire him - not because he lied, but because they simply ''must'' have a gay decorator. It's ''tres gauche'' to use a straight decorator.
* In the sitcom ''{{Rodney}}'', Rodney gets booked to do a stand up performance at a gay bar and his best friend pretends to be Rodney's boyfriend so guys won't hit on him. Eventually, they come out as straight.

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* ''UnhappilyEverAfter'': ''Series/UnhappilyEverAfter'': In the HighSchoolGraduationEpisode Barry comes out as straight - he was just pretending to be gay in order to [[PetHomosexual hang out with hot chicks]]. Later retconned when he shows up during The College Years with the same personality he had when he was "pretending" to be gay.
* ''{{Cheers}}'': ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': Norm pretends to be gay in order to secure an account in his new home decorating business, then confesses to the couple that he's straight. They fire him - not because he lied, but because they simply ''must'' have a gay decorator. It's ''tres gauche'' to use a straight decorator.
* In the sitcom ''{{Rodney}}'', ''Series/{{Rodney}}'', Rodney gets booked to do a stand up performance at a gay bar and his best friend pretends to be Rodney's boyfriend so guys won't hit on him. Eventually, they come out as straight.



* In ''{{Frasier}}'', there was an episode where Frasier was MistakenForGay by a well-to-do gay Seattle socialite played by Creator/PatrickStewart. He used the misunderstanding to gain access to social circles but eventually chose to "come straight" when his only alternative was to start dating Stewart's character.
** They did a very similar plot line with far more well-meaning station manager played by [[Series/CarolineInTheCity Eric Lutes]] in season 2. Frasier got to discussing [[CampStraight wine, opera and Men's fashion]] and decided to invite him over for dinner as a date for Daphne. Of course, that time, Frasier didn't realize until much later, and didn't try to actively deceive his boss in any way.
** Also on ''{{Frasier}}'', Gil Chesterton is AmbiguouslyGay but becomes outraged when he discovers that everyone in the office assumes he's homosexual. He hotly explains that he's married... [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday to a woman]], thank you (describing his wife in terms that match the stereotypical ButchLesbian). The scene concludes in these [[CrowningMomentOfFunny immortal lines]]:

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* In ''{{Frasier}}'', there ''Series/{{Frasier}}'':
** There
was an episode where Frasier was MistakenForGay by a well-to-do gay Seattle socialite played by Creator/PatrickStewart. He used the misunderstanding to gain access to social circles but eventually chose to "come straight" when his only alternative was to start dating Stewart's character.
** They did a very similar plot line with far more well-meaning station manager played by [[Series/CarolineInTheCity Eric Lutes]] Lutes in season 2. Frasier got to discussing [[CampStraight wine, opera and Men's fashion]] and decided to invite him over for dinner as a date for Daphne. Of course, that time, Frasier didn't realize until much later, and didn't try to actively deceive his boss in any way.
** Also on ''{{Frasier}}'', Gil Chesterton is AmbiguouslyGay but becomes outraged when he discovers that everyone in the office assumes he's homosexual. He hotly explains that he's married... [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday to a woman]], thank you (describing his wife in terms that match the stereotypical ButchLesbian). The scene concludes in these [[CrowningMomentOfFunny immortal lines]]:



* On ''QueerAsFolk'', everyone assumes Hunter is gay because he used to be a prostitute and showed an interest in Brian when they first met, so when he asks Michael for extra money because he has a date, Michael and Ben are very excited that he finally has a boyfriend. Imagine their shock when he reluctantly points out that while he did say he had a friend, he never said anything about it being a boy.
* In an episode of ''Its All Relative'', the gay couple's very flamboyant event planner comes out as straight.

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* On ''QueerAsFolk'', ''Series/QueerAsFolk'', everyone assumes Hunter is gay because he used to be a prostitute and showed an interest in Brian when they first met, so when he asks Michael for extra money because he has a date, Michael and Ben are very excited that he finally has a boyfriend. Imagine their shock when he reluctantly points out that while he did say he had a friend, he never said anything about it being a boy.
* In an episode of ''Its All Relative'', ''Series/ItsAllRelative'', the gay couple's very flamboyant event planner comes out as straight.
18th Oct '15 9:38:18 PM IlGreven
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* Karma in ''Series/FakingIt'' does this a couple of times after pretending to be gay for popularity. First at Drama Club tryouts to give the teacher something really emotional (which destroys her social standing). Then at her mother's PFLAG group after her mother "neglected" to tell the group her daughter was straight.
4th Sep '15 5:24:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheNanny'' episode "A Fine Friendship" has Fran getting close to the male nanny of Gracie's friend. Throughout the episode, Fran is firmly convinced that he's gay, until they share a passionate kiss, making Fran say "You mean you're ''not'' gay?!".

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* ''TheNanny'' ''Series/TheNanny'' episode "A Fine Friendship" has Fran getting close to the male nanny of Gracie's friend. Throughout the episode, Fran is firmly convinced that he's gay, until they share a passionate kiss, making Fran say "You mean you're ''not'' gay?!".
23rd Jul '15 1:29:00 AM MBI
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%% * ''ComicBook/KickAss'': In the original comic his would-be girlfriend is not pleased that he had been lying to her. In his defense, he didn't originate the lie; when he was found naked and beaten up it was rumored that he was prostituting himself for rough sex. He just rolled with it because it was a way to hang out with her.
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%% [[folder:Comic Books]]
%% * ''ComicBook/KickAss'': In the original comic his would-be girlfriend is not pleased that he had been lying to her. In his defense, he didn't originate the lie; when he was found naked and beaten up it was rumored that he was prostituting himself for rough sex. He just rolled with it because it was a way to hang out with her.
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* On ''Series/ModernFamily'', Cam drafts his straight father-in-law Jay into his gay bowling league. Jay has to keep up the charade for the entire tournament but reveals himself at the end.
-->'''Jay:''' It feels good to finally tell someone. For four hours I'd been living in fear that I'd be found out. Do you have any idea what that feels like?
8th Jul '15 4:43:16 PM nombretomado
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* Likewise, several of the cast of QueerAsFolk came out as straight in real-life while doing the show. Same with the cast of TheLWord.

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* Likewise, several of the cast of QueerAsFolk came out as straight in real-life while doing the show. Same with the cast of TheLWord.''Series/TheLWord''.
23rd Jun '15 4:05:06 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''KingOfTheHill'', Bill pretends to be gay so he can work as a hair stylist, but eventually comes out as straight. It is not well received.

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* In one episode of ''KingOfTheHill'', ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Bill pretends to be gay so he can work as a hair stylist, but eventually comes out as straight. It is not well received.
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