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30th Apr '16 8:57:37 PM MsChibi
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* The boys of ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' use this in order to keep Haruhi from transferring to the Lobelia Girls' Academy.


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* This is a running gag with a background DropInCharacter on ''Series/GoodEats''.
* The "Pepper Pots" of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' are ''very'' obviously men playing the role of middle-aged or elderly women.
18th Apr '16 2:32:47 PM Geoduck
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** Also in ''Discworld/TheTruth'', when the mountainous brain-damaged villain Mr. Tulip is disguised as a nun. It actually works until he starts swearing; as Sacharissa says, she's known genuinely female nuns who looked just as bad, if not worse.
16th Feb '16 1:39:25 PM Katsuhagi
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* It's quite common for modern productions of ''{{Theatre/Iolanthe}}'' to have The Fairy Queen played by a man in quite obvious drag, playing off the DoubleEntendre of the word "Fairy".

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* It's quite common for modern productions of ''{{Theatre/Iolanthe}}'' to have The Fairy Queen played by a man in quite obvious drag, playing off the (modern) DoubleEntendre of the word "Fairy"."Fairy" to mean "gay."
24th Jan '16 11:14:53 AM Kitchen90
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* A number of the ''Franchise/CarryOn'' films involve Creator/SidJames or Bernard Bresslaw (or another similarly unmistakeably masculine cast member) wearing a dress, and the authority figure they're trying to evade falling instantly for him, despite the fact that he's clearly Sid James or Bernard Bresslaw wearing a dress. (The fact that the authority figure was frequently Creator/KennethWilliams may add [[TransparentCloset a bit of subtext to this]].)

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* A number of the ''Franchise/CarryOn'' films involve Creator/SidJames or Bernard Bresslaw Creator/BernardBresslaw (or another similarly unmistakeably masculine cast member) wearing a dress, and the authority figure they're trying to evade falling instantly for him, despite the fact that he's clearly Sid James or Bernard Bresslaw wearing a dress. (The fact that the authority figure was frequently Creator/KennethWilliams may add [[TransparentCloset a bit of subtext to this]].)
7th Jan '16 11:15:55 AM nombretomado
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-->''"What is unusual about "Sorority Boys" is how it caves in to the homophobia of the audience by not even trying to make its cross-dressing heroes look like halfway, even one-tenth-of-the-way, plausible girls. They look like college boys wearing cheap wigs and dresses they bought at Goodwill. They usually need a shave. One keeps his retro forward-thrusting sideburns and just combs a couple of locks of his wig forward to "cover" them. They look as feminine as the sailors wearing coconut brassieres in SouthPacific."''

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-->''"What is unusual about "Sorority Boys" is how it caves in to the homophobia of the audience by not even trying to make its cross-dressing heroes look like halfway, even one-tenth-of-the-way, plausible girls. They look like college boys wearing cheap wigs and dresses they bought at Goodwill. They usually need a shave. One keeps his retro forward-thrusting sideburns and just combs a couple of locks of his wig forward to "cover" them. They look as feminine as the sailors wearing coconut brassieres in SouthPacific.Theatre/SouthPacific."''
29th Dec '15 2:01:57 PM Katsuhagi
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* There is a Myth/{{Norse|Mythology}} story in which Thor must disguise himself as Freya in order to trick the giants. The giants, who are apparently not all that familiar with human(oid) sexual dimorphism, fall for every one of Loki's excuses about why "Freya" looks so haggard, has such a big appetite and can eat an entire cow, has a ''beard'' and can drink so much mead in a single gulp.

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* There is a Myth/{{Norse|Mythology}} story in which Thor must disguise himself as Freya in order to trick the giants.giants and get his hammer back (and yes, [[FreudWasRight the hammer stands in for exactly what you think it does]]). The giants, who are apparently not all that familiar with human(oid) sexual dimorphism, fall for every one of Loki's excuses about why "Freya" looks so haggard, has such a big appetite and can eat an entire cow, has a ''beard'' and can drink so much mead in a single gulp.
29th Dec '15 1:58:25 PM Katsuhagi
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* At the climax of ''{{Disney/Mulan}}'' several of Mulan's male comrades join her in infiltrating the palace by [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/541837914_574.jpg disguising themselves as concubines]]. Yao doesn't even bother shaving his beard and one of Ling's breasts appears to be crooked, but [[TheBigGuy Chien-Po]] is the most passable of the three. Amazingly the disguises ''mostly'' work on some guards.

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* At the climax of ''{{Disney/Mulan}}'' several of Mulan's male comrades join her in infiltrating the palace by [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/541837914_574.jpg disguising themselves as concubines]]. Yao doesn't even bother shaving his beard and one of Ling's breasts appears to be crooked, but [[TheBigGuy Chien-Po]] is the most passable of the three.three and simply looks like a very fat woman. Amazingly the disguises ''mostly'' work on some guards.
29th Dec '15 1:57:47 PM Katsuhagi
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* Big Macintosh=], a big, bulky, deep-voiced stallion, disguises himself as a SouthernBelle named "Orchard Blossom" in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Brotherhooves Social". It's such a shoddy disguise that it only fools exactly one old stallion who ends up getting a crush on him.

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* Big Macintosh=], Macintosh, a big, bulky, deep-voiced stallion, disguises himself as a SouthernBelle named "Orchard Blossom" in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Brotherhooves Social". It's such a shoddy disguise that it only fools exactly one old stallion who ends up getting a crush on him.
29th Dec '15 1:57:15 PM Katsuhagi
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* All the crossdressers from ''Manga/OnePiece'' are incredibly ugly and clearly don't shave, though they still behave much like women. The only exception so far is the secondary character Izou: The only thing that gives away his sex is his lack of a cleavage.

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* All the crossdressers from ''Manga/OnePiece'' are incredibly ugly and clearly don't shave, though they still behave much like women. The only exception so far is the secondary character Izou: The only thing that gives away his sex is his lack of a cleavage.
29th Dec '15 1:51:12 PM Katsuhagi
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* It's quite common for modern productions of ''{{Theatre/Iolathne}}'' to have The Fairy Queen played by a man in quite obvious drag, playing off the DoubleEntendre of the word "Fairy".

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* It's quite common for modern productions of ''{{Theatre/Iolathne}}'' ''{{Theatre/Iolanthe}}'' to have The Fairy Queen played by a man in quite obvious drag, playing off the DoubleEntendre of the word "Fairy".
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