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13th Mar '16 3:27:58 AM Hanz
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* Nathan Lane's character in ''Film/TheBirdcage''.

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* Nathan Lane's character in ''Film/TheBirdcage''.
''Film/TheBirdcage'' is trained by his partner to act more masculine, with very mixed results. He can't even manage a manly strut.
9th Feb '16 9:02:14 PM MasoTey
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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had an episode where the Smiths' neighbor Terry needed to pretend to be straight because his intolerant father was coming to town for a few days. This resulted in Francine [[TheBeard pretending to be his live-in girlfriend]], forcing his actual partner Greg to stay with Stan.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had an episode where "Daddy Queerest," the Smiths' neighbor Terry needed to pretend to be straight because his intolerant father was coming to town for a few days. This resulted in Francine [[TheBeard pretending to be his live-in girlfriend]], forcing his actual partner Greg to stay with Stan.
9th Feb '16 7:48:23 PM MasoTey
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* Done in the original Get Smart TV show after Max is punched out by a previously effeminate character who spoke in a falsetto because no one would believe a deep bass voice could design windows.
* In ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Kurt gets caught by his dad dancing in a unitard with two girls to Beyonce's "Single Ladies" video. He claims he is [[BlatantLies practicing for his new position on the football team, which he had totally just joined and not made up on the spot.]] Later, when he ''does'' join the football team, he helps the team perfect their coordination and timing (and some psychological warfare on the other team) through learning the dance. In a later episode, when he feels that quarterback Finn is "stealing" his dad away from, Kurt begins dressing in flannel clothing and dating a woman in order to appear more manly and win back his father's affection.
* Bisexual {{Cross Dresser}} Kris from British Soap Opera Series/{{Hollyoaks}} did this at one point, stopping wearing make-up, skirts and hiding his bisexuality because his brother was visiting.

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* Done in the original Get Smart ''Series/Get Smart'' TV show after Max is punched out by a previously effeminate character who spoke in a falsetto because no one would believe a deep bass voice could design windows.
* In ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Kurt gets caught by his dad dancing in a unitard with two girls to Beyonce's "Single Ladies" video. He claims he is [[BlatantLies practicing for his new position on the football team, which he had totally just joined and not made up on the spot.]] Later, when he ''does'' join the football team, he helps the team perfect their coordination and timing (and some psychological warfare on the other team) through learning the dance. In a later episode, when he feels that quarterback Finn is "stealing" his dad away from, from him, Kurt begins dressing in flannel clothing and dating a woman in order to appear more manly and win back his father's affection.
* Bisexual {{Cross Dresser}} Kris from British Soap Opera Series/{{Hollyoaks}} ''Series/{{Hollyoaks}}'' did this at one point, stopping wearing make-up, skirts and hiding his bisexuality because his brother was visiting.



* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had an episode where the Smiths' neighbor Terry needed to pretend to be straight because his intolerant father was coming to town for a few days. This resulted in Francine [[TheBeard pretending to be his live-in girlfriend]], forcing his actual partner Greg to stay with Stan.
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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had an episode where the Smiths' neighbor Terry needed to pretend to be straight because his intolerant father was coming to town for a few days. This resulted in Francine [[TheBeard pretending to be his live-in girlfriend]], forcing his actual partner Greg to stay with Stan.
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9th Feb '16 7:43:51 PM MasoTey
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* A similar inversion happens in ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', with Francis helping out at a beauty contest and realizing the perks acting Camp can bring him.

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* A similar inversion happens in ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', the ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' episode "Lois vs. Evil," with Francis helping out at a beauty contest and realizing the perks acting Camp can bring him.
29th Nov '15 3:42:00 PM FF32
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* Lampshaded in AngelsInAmerica in a conversation between Louis and Prior. Prior remarks that Louis always introduces himself as "Lou" to his relatives--so they don't hear the sibilant ''s''.


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* Lampshaded in AngelsInAmerica Theatre/AngelsInAmerica in a conversation between Louis and Prior. Prior remarks that Louis always introduces himself as "Lou" to his relatives--so they don't hear the sibilant ''s''.

11th Oct '15 9:21:38 AM Pichu-kun
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* Hom from ''Webcomic/WelcomeToRoom305'' often does this. He passes himself off as CampStraight.
12th Sep '15 11:27:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''NoahsArc'': In an episode where Noah wants to go to a bar to meet Wade's friends, Wade gets Noah to tone down his normally feminine look for this purpose. Noah calls him out on it later.
* On ''WillAndGrace'', Jack overhears Will saying he wish he (Jack) weren’t so ‘gay’ (because Jack was being incredibly loud and campy around Will at a ''completely'' inappropriate time). Jack comes to the gym [[CrowningMomentOfFunny acting like an equally obnoxious and stereotypically straight man, even remarking, ‘Nice rack,’ at a young woman working there]].


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* ''NoahsArc'': ''Series/NoahsArc'': In an episode where Noah wants to go to a bar to meet Wade's friends, Wade gets Noah to tone down his normally feminine look for this purpose. Noah calls him out on it later.
* On ''WillAndGrace'', ''Series/WillAndGrace'', Jack overhears Will saying he wish he (Jack) weren’t so ‘gay’ (because Jack was being incredibly loud and campy around Will at a ''completely'' inappropriate time). Jack comes to the gym [[CrowningMomentOfFunny acting like an equally obnoxious and stereotypically straight man, even remarking, ‘Nice rack,’ at a young woman working there]].

18th Aug '15 1:11:48 PM FortunateKitsune
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* In the book, film, and theater versions of ''Film/TheBirdcage'', a man has to pass for straight to win over his son's new in-laws. It does not go well. However, his drag queen lover does pass for a straight ''woman'', however.

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* In the book, film, and theater versions of ''Film/TheBirdcage'', a man has to pass for straight to win over his son's new in-laws. It does not go well. However, his drag queen lover does '''does''' pass for a straight ''woman'', however.
''woman''.
26th Jul '15 12:15:59 AM FearlessSon
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* Variation: Varys, who is treated as asexual due to being castrated at a young age, typically acts in a manner that would be called CampGay if he had the equipment for it in order to come off as non-threatening. When he must move about unseen, he sometimes drops the act and dresses as a common soldier. It is incredibly effective; even people who interact with him on a daily basis have trouble recognizing him.

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* Variation: Varys, Variation from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': [[TheSpymaster Varys]], who is treated as asexual {{asexual}} due to being castrated at a young age, typically acts in a manner that would be called CampGay if he had the equipment for it in order to come off as non-threatening. a non-threatening, [[TheDandy perfumed dandy]]. When he must move about unseen, he sometimes [[ClarkKenting drops the act act]] and dresses as a common soldier. It is incredibly effective; even people who interact with him on a daily basis have trouble recognizing him.
23rd Jun '15 4:14:41 PM nombretomado
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* In an inversion similar to the ''UglyBetty'' example above, Bill Dauterive of ''KingOfTheHill'' pretends to be CampGay in order to keep his employment at a trendy hair salon that only hires women and gay men because they do not believe straight men can properly cut/style hair.

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* In an inversion similar to the ''UglyBetty'' ''Series/UglyBetty'' example above, Bill Dauterive of ''KingOfTheHill'' ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' pretends to be CampGay in order to keep his employment at a trendy hair salon that only hires women and gay men because they do not believe straight men can properly cut/style hair.
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