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10th Oct '17 11:53:36 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' has a rather odd example. Although Kurt does not have the same clothes, in the "Duets" episode he does "Le Jazz Hot" from ''[[VictorVictoria Victor/Victoria]]''. This makes him a man paying homage to a woman dressed as a man dressed as a woman.

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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' has a rather odd example. Although Kurt does not have the same clothes, in the "Duets" episode he does "Le Jazz Hot" from ''[[VictorVictoria ''[[Film/VictorVictoria Victor/Victoria]]''. This makes him a man paying homage to a woman dressed as a man dressed as a woman.
10th Oct '17 11:51:31 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Film/MissCongeniality 2'': Near the end, two female agents have to pretend to be drag queens and one reminds the other, "[[VictorVictoria Just remember that you're a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman.]]"

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* ''Film/MissCongeniality 2'': Near the end, two female agents have to pretend to be drag queens and one reminds the other, "[[VictorVictoria "[[Film/VictorVictoria Just remember that you're a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman.]]"
15th Sep '17 5:07:04 AM Byzantine
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* Classical Athenian comedy was probably the place where this trope originated, since all the actors in the Athenian theatre were men. The most prominent example is Aristophanes' Ekklesiazusae ("Women of the Citizen Assembly"), which features a variety of cross-dressing and gender-based humour. In this play the women of Athens (played by male actors) wear false beards and pretend to be men in order to vote themselves into political franchise.

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* Classical Athenian comedy was probably the place where this trope originated, since all the actors in the Athenian theatre were men. The most prominent example is Aristophanes' Creator/{{Aristophanes}}' Ekklesiazusae ("Women of the Citizen Assembly"), which features a variety of cross-dressing and gender-based humour. In this play the women of Athens (played by male actors) wear false beards and pretend to be men in order to vote themselves into political franchise.
15th Sep '17 4:57:04 AM Byzantine
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* ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' features Lady Viola dressing as a boy to get a part in a play, and manages to get the part of Romeo, [[spoiler:only leaving after being ratted out by Tilney and John Webster. In the end, she has to play Juliet after the boy actor's voice broke, with Will, Henslowe, and everyone present when Tilney outed her having to play along, and the rest believing she's just that good. Tilney isn't fooled, though, and it's only through Queen Elizabeth's intervention that they get away with it.]]

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* ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' features Lady Viola dressing as a boy to get a part in a play, and she manages to get the part of Romeo, [[spoiler:only leaving after being ratted out by Tilney and John Webster. In the end, she has to play Juliet after the boy actor's voice broke, with Will, Henslowe, and everyone present when Tilney outed her having to play along, and the rest believing she's she is just that good. Tilney isn't fooled, though, and it's only through Queen Elizabeth's intervention that they get away with it.]]
10th Sep '17 10:22:30 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy6jgch8IVI The Friend Who Dressed]]'' takes this to a ridiculous level, culminating in the main character being [[spoiler:a boy disguised as a girl disguised as a boy disguised as a ''[[PaperThinDisguise dog]]'']].

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* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy6jgch8IVI The Friend Who Dressed]]'' takes this to a ridiculous level, culminating in the main character being [[spoiler:a boy disguised as a girl disguised as a boy disguised as a ''[[PaperThinDisguise dog]]'']].dog]]''.]]
17th Aug '17 4:59:49 PM rjd1922
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* Ursula of ''Disney/{{The Little Mermaid}}'' is a meta example, as she is a female character based on a man dressed as a woman (namely the drag queen Divine).

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* Ursula of ''Disney/{{The Little Mermaid}}'' ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' is a meta example, as she is a female character based on a man dressed as a woman (namely the drag queen Divine).



* A cafe in Tokyo features female staff dressed as young men in maid costumes. It caters to the [[YaoiFangirl fujoshi crowd]].

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* [[CosplayCafe A cafe café in Tokyo Tokyo]] features female staff dressed as young men in maid costumes. It caters to the [[YaoiFangirl fujoshi crowd]].
17th Aug '17 9:54:49 AM JoieDeCombat
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** Haruhi is also dressed as a girl at one point for a Zuka production, and is ''really'' ridiculous-looking with strange ringlets and clown-like makeup that nearly descends into the UncannyValley. (though theatrical makeup is often exaggerated, it's never exaggerated ''that'' much) She's much more believably "disguised" as a girl in the episode with the obnoxious elementary school boy who wants to impress the girl he likes and the episode with the big ball where the club is trying to get the heir to the china company and his fiance together. In the former she just wears her old middle school SailorFuku, in the latter a ball gown and wig.

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** Haruhi is also dressed as a girl at one point for a Zuka Club production, and is ''really'' ridiculous-looking with strange ringlets and clown-like makeup that nearly descends into the UncannyValley. (though theatrical makeup is often exaggerated, it's never exaggerated ''that'' much) She's much more believably "disguised" as a girl in the episode with the obnoxious elementary school boy who wants to impress the girl he likes and the episode with the big ball where the club is trying to get the heir to the china company and his fiance together. In the former she just wears her old middle school SailorFuku, in the latter a ball gown and wig.
17th Aug '17 9:54:29 AM JoieDeCombat
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** Haruhi is also dressed as a girl at one point for a Zuku production, and is ''really'' ridiculous-looking with strange ringlets and clown-like makeup that nearly descends into the UncannyValley. (though theatrical makeup is often exaggerated, it's never exaggerated ''that'' much) She's much more believably "disguised" as a girl in the episode with the obnoxious elementary school boy who wants to impress the girl he likes and the episode with the big ball where the club is trying to get the heir to the china company and his fiance together. In the former she just wears her old middle school SailorFuku, in the latter a ball gown and wig.

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** Haruhi is also dressed as a girl at one point for a Zuku Zuka production, and is ''really'' ridiculous-looking with strange ringlets and clown-like makeup that nearly descends into the UncannyValley. (though theatrical makeup is often exaggerated, it's never exaggerated ''that'' much) She's much more believably "disguised" as a girl in the episode with the obnoxious elementary school boy who wants to impress the girl he likes and the episode with the big ball where the club is trying to get the heir to the china company and his fiance together. In the former she just wears her old middle school SailorFuku, in the latter a ball gown and wig.
17th Aug '17 9:51:52 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** When the Host Club dresses in kimonos Haruhi wears one designed for a woman. Her clients mention that she looks just like a girl in it.

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** When the Host Club dresses in kimonos kimonos, Haruhi wears one designed for a woman. Her clients mention that she looks just like a girl in it.



** The most famous example is probably ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro'', which was written just late enough that this sort of role would go to a woman rather than a castrato.
** Another famous operatic use of this trope is ''Theatre/DerRosenkavalier'', where Octavian disguises himself as the maid Mariandel and fools the Baron completely.

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** The most famous example is probably Cherubino from ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro'', which was written just late enough that this sort of role would go to a woman rather than a castrato.
** Another famous operatic use of this trope is ''Theatre/DerRosenkavalier'', where the teenaged Octavian disguises himself as the maid Mariandel and fools the Baron completely.



* The PlayerCharacter from ''[[VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow Shall We Date: Ninja Shadow]]'' is a {{bifauxnen}} who goes the SweetPollyOliver way to [[DeadPersonImpersonation impersonate her dead brother]], and in at least one route she actually ''has'' to dress up as a woman.

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* The PlayerCharacter from ''[[VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow Shall We Date: Ninja Shadow]]'' is a {{bifauxnen}} who goes the SweetPollyOliver way to [[DeadPersonImpersonation impersonate her her]] [[DudeLooksLikeALady dead brother]], and in at least one route all the routes she actually ''has'' to dress up as a woman.woman so she can gather info in the local RedLightDistrict.
2nd Aug '17 3:26:36 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Referenced when discussing Shakespeare in ''HorribleHistories'', describing Elizabethan casting as "women pretending to be boys pretending to be women pretending to be boys."

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* Referenced when discussing Shakespeare in ''HorribleHistories'', ''Literature/HorribleHistories'', describing Elizabethan casting as "women pretending to be boys pretending to be women pretending to be boys."
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