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--> '''Nakamura:''' I'd like to see the real you! Is that okay?
--> '''Nano:''' Um, well, I think that's an individual decision! It's not normal for two girls to date and I think it's best to stick with what's normal!

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--> '''Nakamura:''' -->'''Nakamura:''' I'd like to see the real you! Is that okay?
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okay?\\
'''Nano:''' Um, well, I think that's an individual decision! It's not normal for two girls to date and I think it's best to stick with what's normal!



* The comic ''ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool'' has used this phrase in refrence to Nate and Wade merging their DNA -- a completely non-sexual situation, but [[HoYay considering the relationship between the characters]]....

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* The comic ''ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool'' has used this phrase in refrence reference to Nate and Wade merging their DNA -- a completely non-sexual situation, but [[HoYay considering the relationship between the characters]]....



* Yorick from ''YTheLastMan'' remembers to say this even when he's pretty much being tortured. And, you know, the last man on Earth....

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* Yorick from ''YTheLastMan'' ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'' remembers to say this even when he's pretty much being tortured. And, you know, the last man on Earth....



-->'''Jughead:''' For your information, [[GIJoe G. I. Jack]] is an [[LessEmbarrassingTerm action figure!]]
-->'''Archie:''' Not that there's anything wrong with boys playing with dolls if they want to!

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-->'''Jughead:''' For your information, [[GIJoe [[Franchise/GIJoe G. I. Jack]] is an [[LessEmbarrassingTerm action figure!]]
-->'''Archie:'''
figure!]]\\
'''Archie:'''
Not that there's anything wrong with boys playing with dolls if they want to!



* Parodied in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDdGnuwXUIw this]] ImAMarvelAndImADC episode.



-->'''Krillin:''' These aliens are scary. Especially that one in the front. Looks like a total [[FunWithAcronyms FAG]].\\

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-->'''Krillin:''' --->'''Krillin:''' These aliens are scary. Especially that one in the front. Looks like a total [[FunWithAcronyms FAG]].\\



-->'''Toji''': "Hey, you know... the way you're moving and talking... and that smiling... you're not... I mean not that I'd have anything against it... but still..."
-->'''Kaworu''': "I am afraid I do not know what you are referring to."
-->'''Toji''': "Yeah, sure, never mind."
* Parodied in an episode of WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC series ''After Hours'', when {{Wolverine}} accuses Comicbook/{{Superman}} of being an "anti-mutite" because ''Film/SupermanReturns'' stole the director of the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' movies. Superman insists he has mutant friends, but when pressed can only name Comicbook/SpiderMan:
-->'''Spider-Man:''' ''(indignantly)'' Hey, I'm not a mutant! ''(everyone stares at him, Wolverine with special hostility)'' ... Not that there's, you know, anything ''wrong'' with that...
** Note also that, among other uses, mutants in the MarvelUniverse have been frequently used as a metaphor for homosexuality.
* Used in ''SonicForHire'', which also includes a reference to the Seinfeld example later on this page:
-->'''Tails''': I'm not gay!
-->'''Sonic''': Not that there's anything wrong with that... (lower tone of voice) ''That's from Seinfeld...''
* Played straight in "HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality".
--> '''Harry''': "Snape and Dumbledore?" Then Harry heard the words that had just come out of his mouth, and hastily added, "Not that there's anything wrong with that -"

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-->'''Toji''': "Hey, -->'''Toji:''' Hey, you know... the way you're moving and talking... and that smiling... you're not... I mean not that I'd have anything against it... but still..."
-->'''Kaworu''': "I
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'''Kaworu;''' I
am afraid I do not know what you are referring to."
-->'''Toji''': "Yeah,
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'''Toji:''' Yeah,
sure, never mind."
mind.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDdGnuwXUIw Parodied in an episode episode]] of WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'' series ''After Hours'', when {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} accuses Comicbook/{{Superman}} ComicBook/{{Superman}} of being an "anti-mutite" because ''Film/SupermanReturns'' stole the director of the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ''Film/XMen'' movies. Superman insists he has mutant friends, but when pressed can only name Comicbook/SpiderMan:
ComicBook/SpiderMan:
-->'''Spider-Man:''' ''(indignantly)'' ''[indignantly]'' Hey, I'm not a mutant! ''(everyone ''[everyone stares at him, Wolverine with special hostility)'' ...hostility]'' ... Not that there's, you know, anything ''wrong'' with that...
** :: Note also that, among other uses, mutants in the MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse have been frequently used as a metaphor for homosexuality.
* Used in ''SonicForHire'', ''WebAnimation/SonicForHire'', which also includes a reference to the Seinfeld example later on this page:
-->'''Tails''': -->'''Tails:''' I'm not gay!
-->'''Sonic''':
gay!\\
'''Sonic:'''
Not that there's anything wrong with that... (lower ''[lower tone of voice) ''That's voice]'' That's from Seinfeld...''
Seinfeld...
* Played straight in "HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality".
--> '''Harry''': "Snape
''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality''.
-->''"Snape
and Dumbledore?" Then Harry heard the words that had just come out of his mouth, and hastily added, "Not that there's anything wrong with that--"''
* Session #2 of ''WebVideo/SuperTherapy'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLVc3-xsmY8 "Robin, Are You Gay?"], opens up with Franchise/{{Batman}} saying: "I'm pretty sure Robin's gay... not
that -"there's anything wrong with that, I just don't want to... bring it up."



''(Cue Luce's confused WTF-face, and Heck quickly excusing himself)''

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''(Cue ''[cue Luce's confused WTF-face, and Heck quickly excusing himself)''himself]''



-->'''Roxanne:''' Yeah. Fortunately my boyfriend is very understanding. What about yours? *''pause''* Girlfriend, I mean! Of course, girlfriend! I mean, considering your reputation and- NOT that it's bad or anything or even any of my business, because it's not, I was just curious! *''stops suddenly''* How red is my face?

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-->'''Roxanne:''' Yeah. Fortunately my boyfriend is very understanding. What about yours? *''pause''* Girlfriend, I mean! Of course, girlfriend! I mean, considering your reputation and- NOT that it's bad or anything or even any of my business, because it's not, I was just curious! *''stops suddenly''* ''[stops suddenly]'' How red is my face?









''({{beat}})''\\

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''({{beat}})''\\''[{{beat}}]''\\



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''(Willow then sarcastically thanks Cordelia for the affirmation.)''
** A demon misunderstands and thinks the "Fred" Gunn loves is a guy. He doesn't judge, though.

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''(Willow ''[Willow then sarcastically thanks Cordelia for the affirmation.)''
**
affirmation]''
::
A demon misunderstands and thinks the "Fred" Gunn loves is a guy. He doesn't judge, though.



-->'''Ms. Kroger''': Oh, so you live with another woman.
-->'''Buffy''': Oh! Oh, it's not a, a gay thing, you know, I mean, well... she's gay, but, [[BuffySpeak but we don't ... gay.]] Not that there's anything wrong with that...

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-->'''Ms. Kroger''': Kroger:''' Oh, so you live with another woman.
-->'''Buffy''':
woman.\\
'''Buffy:'''
Oh! Oh, it's not a, a gay thing, you know, I mean, well... she's gay, but, [[BuffySpeak but we don't ... gay.]] Not that there's anything wrong with that...



* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' has an episode in which [[MagnificentBastard Jessica]] convinces each of Malcolm and Reese that the other is gay. They have a long conversation, using [[ItMakesSenseInContext sandwich fillings]] as a metaphor, in which each attempts to explain that he supports the other one but is not gay himself.

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* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' has ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'':
** In
an episode in which episode, [[MagnificentBastard Jessica]] convinces each of Malcolm and Reese that the other is gay. They have a long conversation, using [[ItMakesSenseInContext sandwich fillings]] as a metaphor, in which each attempts to explain that he supports the other one but is not gay himself.



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':



* In the BBC series ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', first episode, after Holmes declines having a girlfriend (which are "not really his area"), Watson asks him "[[MistakenForGay Do you have a boyfriend?]] Which is fine by the way." Holmes answers simply, "I know it's fine." and keeps staring unmovingly at him, needing another repeated prompt to actually answer "No." to the question. John's next comment (that they're both single) is misconstrued by Sherlock as him hitting on his new flatmate, prompting Sherlock to inform him that he's flattered, but married to his work. John reassures him that "I'm just saying... that it's fine. It's all fine." And a ship set sail.
** Luckily, it's [[AvertedTrope averted]] in "The Sign Of Three" and particularly during [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Sherlock's best man's speech.]]

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* In the BBC series ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', first ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'':
** First
episode, after Holmes declines having a girlfriend (which are "not really his area"), Watson asks him "[[MistakenForGay Do you have a boyfriend?]] Which is fine by the way." Holmes answers simply, "I know it's fine." and keeps staring unmovingly at him, needing another repeated prompt to actually answer "No." to the question. John's next comment (that they're both single) is misconstrued by Sherlock as him hitting on his new flatmate, prompting Sherlock to inform him that he's flattered, but married to his work. John reassures him that "I'm just saying... that it's fine. It's all fine." And a ship set sail.
** Luckily, it's [[AvertedTrope averted]] in "The Sign Of of Three" and particularly during [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Sherlock's best man's speech.]]



-->'''Fran:''' You're gay? Oh, thank God!
-->(''Fran hugs Sydney and then stops when she thinks about how that sounds'')
-->'''Fran:''' Um, I'm letting go and you're not?
-->'''Sydney:''' Aren't you gay too?
-->'''Fran:''' Me? No!
-->'''Sydney:''' I just assumed. You're over 30, never been married, there's no man in your life...
-->'''Fran:''' Oh, honey, I'm not gay. I'm just pathetic!

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-->'''Fran:''' You're gay? Oh, thank God!
-->(''Fran
God!\\
''[Fran
hugs Sydney and then stops when she thinks about how that sounds'')
-->'''Fran:'''
sounds]''\\
'''Fran:'''
Um, I'm letting go and you're not?
-->'''Sydney:'''
not?\\
'''Sydney:'''
Aren't you gay too?
-->'''Fran:'''
too?\\
'''Fran:'''
Me? No!
-->'''Sydney:'''
No!\\
'''Sydney:'''
I just assumed. You're over 30, never been married, there's no man in your life...
-->'''Fran:'''
life...\\
'''Fran:'''
Oh, honey, I'm not gay. I'm just pathetic!



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* The fifth edition players' handbook for TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons goes out of its way with a [[MindScrew somewhat puzzling paragraph]] clarifying that a character's gender identity and sexual orientation can be whatever the player wishes with no mechanical effects. Well-intentioned, but clumsy in execution. [[FridgeLogic Makes you wonder why they felt the need to specify in the first place.]]

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* The fifth edition players' handbook for TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' goes out of its way with a [[MindScrew somewhat puzzling paragraph]] clarifying that a character's gender identity and sexual orientation can be whatever the player wishes with no mechanical effects. Well-intentioned, but clumsy in execution. [[FridgeLogic Makes you wonder why they felt the need to specify in the first place.]]



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-->'''She-Demon:''' He-mortals! And the occasional she-mortal too, not that there's anything wrong with that! In fact it's rather hot!

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-->'''She-Demon:''' --->'''She-Demon:''' He-mortals! And the occasional she-mortal too, not that there's anything wrong with that! In fact it's rather hot!



* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''

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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':



* [[http://blip.rampagenetwork.com/45/ This]] ''{{Blip}}'' strip.

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* [[http://blip.rampagenetwork.com/45/ This]] ''{{Blip}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'' strip.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsFfBB2W7IA&feature=related This]] quote from the short film ''The Flying Car'' (starring Dante and Randal of ''{{Clerks}}''):

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsFfBB2W7IA&feature=related This]] quote from the short film ''The Flying Car'' (starring Dante and Randal of ''{{Clerks}}''):''Series/{{Clerks}}''):



* From TheChurchOfBlow's viral hit ''Youtube is my life'':

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* From TheChurchOfBlow's ''WebVideo/TheChurchOfBlow''[='s=] viral hit ''Youtube is my life'':"[=YouTube=] Is My Life":



* Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses does this in his [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/sketches/2950-the-joker-practicing-the-scar-story Joker sketch]] for humour, as the Joker feels the need to specify that his "high school sweetheart Jamie" is a girl. As WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, he gave a serious note of it when reviewing ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse''.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick did it in her ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' review, where she's trying ''so'' hard to be accepting and not act like the Critic did in his version.

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* Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses does this Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses:
** Done
in his the [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/sketches/2950-the-joker-practicing-the-scar-story Joker sketch]] for humour, as the Joker feels the need to specify that his "high school sweetheart Jamie" is a girl. girl.
**
As WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, he gave gives a serious note of it when reviewing ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse''.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick did WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick:
** She does
it in her ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' review, where she's trying ''so'' hard to be accepting and not act like the Critic did in his version.



-->"Seriously though he's not gay. NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat! But seriously he's not gay."

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-->"Seriously though he's not gay. NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat! Not that there's anything wrong with that! But seriously he's not gay."



6th Aug '16 2:37:15 AM XSpectreGreyX
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* The first issue of ''ComicBook/SecretWarriors'' has Daisy Johnson recruiting superpowered people that the government and other superheroes and villains don't know about. One of them is Yo-Yo Rodriguez, who Daisy meets after she firsts uses superspeed. She freaks out at Daisy, asking if she's a mutant. Daisy says no. Yo-Yo is relieved, but is quick to try to say this line, but Daisy beats her to it. Even funnier because mutants have long beena metaphor for gay people.
11th May '16 11:47:01 PM Kid
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* Averted with JohnnyGalecki. He had a lot of gay accusations and, although he was straight and had a girlfriend, never answered or denied them. When an interviewer asked why, he responded, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkhYxIPfTuk "I didn't feel a need to defend myself about something that's not offensive".]]}

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* Averted with JohnnyGalecki. He had a lot of gay accusations and, although he was straight and had a girlfriend, never answered or denied them. When an interviewer asked why, he responded, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkhYxIPfTuk "I didn't feel a need to defend myself about something that's not offensive".]]}]]
26th Apr '16 10:34:20 AM Eievie
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Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That is what happens when homosexuality is painted in a negative light by words or actions from characters just to be portrayed as completely normal. Usually invoked as a [[VerbalBackspace weak saving throw]] and an attempt to prevent losing fans and coming across as a bigot. The subtext tends to be [[TroubledSympatheticBigot ‘I’m a homophobe, but I don’t want to be one.’]] Alternatively, ‘I don’t want to deal with the stigma of homosexuality,’ or simply, ‘I want women to hit on me, not men.’

This can be played [[AccidentalPun straight]] as in: "Dude, I always thought you were gay... Not that there's anything wrong with that" or played for laughs when a rather [[CampGay effeminate]] character proclaims to an obviously straight character "That's kind of gay... Not that there's anything wrong with that."

This trope is used often for laughs by having a male character defend his sexuality while not coming off as homophobic. I.e. "I'm not gay!...Not that there's anything wrong with that". Alternatively, it can result from someone [[ThatCameOutWrong making a careless remark]] and [[DiggingYourselfDeeper clumsily trying to apologize]]. Often a way of asking HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday

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Not That There’s There's Anything Wrong With That is what happens when homosexuality is painted in a negative light by words or actions from characters just to be portrayed as completely normal. Usually invoked as a [[VerbalBackspace weak saving throw]] and an attempt to prevent losing fans and coming across as a bigot. The subtext tends to be [[TroubledSympatheticBigot ‘I’m "I'm a homophobe, but I don’t want to be one.’]] "]] Alternatively, ‘I don’t "I don't want to deal with the stigma of homosexuality,’ homosexuality," or simply, ‘I "I want women to hit on me, not men.

"

This can be played [[AccidentalPun straight]] as in: "Dude, I always thought you were gay... Not gay… not that there's anything wrong with that" or played for laughs when a rather [[CampGay effeminate]] character proclaims to an obviously straight character "That's kind of gay... Not gay… not that there's anything wrong with that."

This trope is used often for laughs by having a male character defend his sexuality while not coming off as homophobic. I.e. "I'm not gay!...Not gay! …not that there's anything wrong with that". Alternatively, it can result from someone [[ThatCameOutWrong making a careless remark]] and [[DiggingYourselfDeeper clumsily trying to apologize]]. Often a way of asking HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday
26th Apr '16 8:32:34 AM Eievie
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->''"All right, Vegeta, I'm going to be totally honest with you. This is sounding really gay! ...Not that there's anything wrong with that."''

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->''"All right, Vegeta, I'm going to be totally honest with you. This is sounding really gay! ...Not gay! …not that there's anything wrong with that."''



There are some shows that make it apparent that "queers ain't welcome around these parts", while other shows that scream "Gay is [[HoYay O.K.]]". And then there are shows with this trope.

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There are some shows that make it apparent that "queers ain't welcome around these parts", while other shows that scream "Gay is [[HoYay O.K.]]". okay]]!" And then there are shows with this trope.
18th Feb '16 2:30:26 AM DaibhidC
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*In one ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresSouvenirProgramme'' skit, the mayor of Sodom describes himself as a Sodomite, then clarifies that he means a native of Sodom, then adds that there's nothing wrong with the other kind.
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16th Dec '15 8:10:17 PM FF32
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* Parodied in an episode of TheRandomverse series ''After Hours'', when {{Wolverine}} accuses Comicbook/{{Superman}} of being an "anti-mutite" because ''Film/SupermanReturns'' stole the director of the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' movies. Superman insists he has mutant friends, but when pressed can only name Comicbook/SpiderMan:

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* Parodied in an episode of TheRandomverse WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC series ''After Hours'', when {{Wolverine}} accuses Comicbook/{{Superman}} of being an "anti-mutite" because ''Film/SupermanReturns'' stole the director of the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' movies. Superman insists he has mutant friends, but when pressed can only name Comicbook/SpiderMan:
9th Dec '15 5:14:06 PM MRAustin
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* Creator/RowanAtkinson has a sketch called "The Gay Christian" that is essentially this trope.

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* Creator/RowanAtkinson has a sketch called "The "Are You A Gay Christian" Christian?" that is essentially the reverse of this trope.trope. Atkinson's vicar seems to be trying his hardest to believe that there really isn't anything wrong with that, and then the punchline is [[spoiler: "God just wants you to have a rotten life. God's like that. He ''hates'' poofs."]] See it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJy2UucDcDw here]].
7th Dec '15 9:52:19 AM Hossmeister
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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials And Tribulations'' game has a rather sneaky variant.

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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials And Tribulations'' ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' game has a rather sneaky variant.
18th Nov '15 4:41:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is subverted in the movie ''InAndOut'', where the protagonist making these protestations [[spoiler:discovers he is indeed homosexual.]]

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* This is subverted in the movie ''InAndOut'', ''Film/InAndOut'', where the protagonist making these protestations [[spoiler:discovers he is indeed homosexual.]]



* In ''BendItLikeBeckham'', when Jules is explaining to her mother that she's not a lesbian, she ends it by saying there's nothing wrong with being a lesbian anyways. Her mother, who is in tears and had just thrown a fit over her "discovery", quickly composes herself and adamantly agrees.

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* In ''BendItLikeBeckham'', ''Film/BendItLikeBeckham'', when Jules is explaining to her mother that she's not a lesbian, she ends it by saying there's nothing wrong with being a lesbian anyways. Her mother, who is in tears and had just thrown a fit over her "discovery", quickly composes herself and adamantly agrees.
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