History Main / RecursiveCrossdressing

24th Jan '18 8:02:51 PM DesertDragon
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** 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 (among the other queens) controversial 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.

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** 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.his normal male self. This became one of Milk's most memorable and (among the other queens) controversial 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 But due to Richard's flamboyant style of dress and AmbiguouslyGay mannerisms are so campy mannerisms, it basically ''was'' a drag performance, and over the top, Kennedy stole the show and won the challenge. Out of all of challenge for both thinking outside the examples of Recursive Crossdressing on this show, this was the ''only'' one universally well-received by the judges box and most of the fandom.actually making it funny.
14th Jan '18 1:27:17 PM Eievie
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* Naomi Kritzer's ''Turning the Storm'' features a lesbian disguised as a man who dresses up as a woman...and then gets hit on by a gay man.

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* Naomi Kritzer's ''Turning ''[[Literature/FiresOfTheFaithful Turning the Storm'' Storm]]'' features a lesbian disguised as a man who dresses up as a woman...woman... and then gets hit on by a gay man.
12th Jan '18 5:54:43 PM nombretomado
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* A 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.

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* A controversial theory about JoanOfArc UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc states that "she" was actually a man disguised as a woman. Who then wore male clothes and armour on the battlefield.
22nd Dec '17 12:23:50 AM MissJackie
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* ''Film/{{Transamerica}}'', like many works where a non-TG actress plays a TG character, provides an example from the perspective of RealLife. Actress Felicity Huffman plays Bree, a male-to-female {{Transsexual}}. Thus, in scenes where the preoperative Bree is cross-dressing, a woman is playing a biologically male character who is taking on the typical appearance of a woman.

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* ''Film/{{Transamerica}}'', like many works where a non-TG actress plays a TG character, provides an example from the perspective of RealLife. Actress Felicity Huffman plays Bree, a male-to-female {{Transsexual}}. Thus, in scenes where the preoperative Bree is cross-dressing, a woman biologically female actress is playing a biologically male character who is taking on has the typical appearance of a woman.
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]].
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