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21st Mar '16 2:58:38 PM margdean56
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* A controversed theory about JoanOfArc states that "she" was actually a man disguised as a woman. Who then wore male clothes and armour on the battlefield.

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* A controversed controversial theory about JoanOfArc states that "she" was actually a man disguised as a woman. Who then wore male clothes and armour on the battlefield.
21st Mar '16 2:57:08 PM margdean56
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** Also Lampshaded in John Troutman's notes, when ''Webcomic/LitBrick'' did an adaptation of ''TheTwelfthNight''.

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** Also Lampshaded in John Troutman's notes, when ''Webcomic/LitBrick'' did an adaptation of ''TheTwelfthNight''.''TwelfthNight''.
19th Mar '16 5:15:49 AM Hossmeister
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25th Jan '16 6:33:06 PM DesertDragon
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** In Season 5's SubvertedKidsShow challenge, Alaska became "Buffalo Bill", a male farmer, to the judge's confusion. Whereas Milan was at least still impersonating a woman in the above example, Alaska was simply a man in overalls.

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** In Season 5's SubvertedKidsShow challenge, Alaska became "Buffalo Bill", a male farmer, to the judge's judges' confusion. Whereas Milan was at least still impersonating a woman in the above example, Alaska was simply a man in overalls.
25th Jan '16 6:32:23 PM DesertDragon
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* This has happened on ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' a few times:
** In Season 1's makeover challenge where the DragQueen contestants had to give glamorous makeovers to {{Tomboy}} martial artists, Ongina and her partner do a prom king and queen look, with Ongina as the "king".
** In a Season 4 runway, Milan came out in a Music/JanelleMonae-inspired tuxedo. Monae is known for her dapper androgynous suits.
** In Season 5's SubvertedKidsShow challenge, Alaska became "Buffalo Bill", a male farmer, to the judge's confusion. Whereas Milan was at least still impersonating a woman in the above example, Alaska was simply a man in overalls.
** In a Season 6 runway where the queens had to pay homage to one of [=RuPaul=]'s outfits, Milk came out as "Workroom Ru", when Ru interacts with the queens as a man in a suit. This became one of Milk's most memorable and [[BaseBreaker base-breaking]] moments.
** In the OnceASeason "Snatch Game" challenge where the queens impersonate celebrities for a ''Series/MatchGame'' parody, a few have portrayed other drag queens, but Season 7's Kennedy Davenport was the first to straight-up play a man: Little Richard. Since Richard's AmbiguouslyGay mannerisms are so campy and over the top, Kennedy stole the show and won the challenge. Out of all of the examples of Recursive Crossdressing on this show, this was the ''only'' one universally well-received by the judges and most of the fandom.
25th Nov '15 1:51:13 PM hamza678
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A SubTrope to GenuineImposter.
16th Nov '15 7:14:51 AM FF32
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* In ''BlackadderGoesForth'' the character Bob, a SweetPollyOliver, steps in to replace a drag performer. [[spoiler: The soldiers love it, but General Melchett who had become [[AttractiveBentGender attracted to the previous drag performer]] refuses to believe that Bob is female and loudly criticises "That disgusting drag act." It's even funnier if the viewer is aware that [[RealitySubtext Stephen Fry, who plays the General, is gay]].]]

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* In ''BlackadderGoesForth'' ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'' the character Bob, a SweetPollyOliver, steps in to replace a drag performer. [[spoiler: The soldiers love it, but General Melchett who had become [[AttractiveBentGender attracted to the previous drag performer]] refuses to believe that Bob is female and loudly criticises "That disgusting drag act." It's even funnier if the viewer is aware that [[RealitySubtext Stephen Fry, who plays the General, is gay]].]]
24th Oct '15 12:27:43 PM Iwishtologin
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24th Oct '15 9:09:20 AM Micah
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* Happens to Lieutenant Winter Ihernglass (a classic SweetPollyOliver) in the second book of ''Literature/TheShadowCampaigns.'' Winter's CO, who is in on the secret of her true gender, orders her to infiltrate The Leathernecks, an infamous all-female organized crime outfit in Vordan City. Winter amusedly comments that she's really a girl passing as a guy who's going undercover as a girl. The twist goes even further once she actually ''does'' contact The Leathernecks, as it turns out that the entire gang knows of her gender-bending exploits, thanks to the gang's leader, who turns out to be an OldFlame.
** She even gets a classic YourCostumeNeedsWork from one of her other superiors who isn't in on the secret and is surprised that such a 'bad' disguise fooled anyone.

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* Happens to Lieutenant Winter Ihernglass (a classic SweetPollyOliver) in the second book of ''Literature/TheShadowCampaigns.'' Winter's CO, who is in on the secret of her true gender, orders her to infiltrate The Leathernecks, an infamous all-female organized crime outfit in Vordan City. Winter amusedly comments that she's really a girl passing as a guy who's going undercover as a girl. The twist goes even further once she actually ''does'' contact The Leathernecks, as it turns out that the entire gang knows of her gender-bending exploits, thanks to the gang's leader, who turns out to be an OldFlame.
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OldFlame. She even gets a classic YourCostumeNeedsWork from one of her other superiors who isn't in on the secret and is surprised that such a 'bad' disguise fooled anyone.
22nd Oct '15 7:14:19 PM Iwishtologin
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** She even gets a classic YourCostumeNeedsWork from one of her other superiors who isn't in on the secret and is surprised that such a 'bad' disguise fooled anyone.
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