History Main / RecursiveCrossdressing

19th Jun '17 5:34:52 PM Nentuaby
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* In ''Literature/TippingTheVelvet,'' Nancy is deemed not to make a good male impersonator because she looks too much like an actual boy (this makes perfect sense in a setting where the point of male-impersonation acts is to be daring and transgressive rather than completely realistic). She becomes much more successful when her male costume is modified to look a little more feminine.

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* In ''Literature/TippingTheVelvet,'' Nancy is deemed not to make a good male impersonator because she looks too much like an actual boy (this makes perfect sense in a setting where context, as the point of male-impersonation acts is to be daring and transgressive rather than completely realistic).convincing). She becomes much more successful when her male costume is modified to look a little more feminine.
2nd Jun '17 11:58:20 AM hszmv1
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** Portia from Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice does this in the climax. As written, much of the humor of the scene is with regards to the actor playing Portia is a man, pretending to be a woman, pretending to be a man. Its especially noted in because Portia is regarded as one of the most positive female characters in Shakespeare's works, and is to female Thespians what playing Hamlet is to male Thespians. A male playing the role of Portia as written is unheard of in modern theater.
16th May '17 5:38:44 PM nombretomado
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-->-- ''TheTwoRonnies'', as "Ball and Socket"

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-->-- ''TheTwoRonnies'', ''Series/TheTwoRonnies'', as "Ball and Socket"
4th Apr '17 9:34:47 PM Akaihiryuu
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* AceVenturaPetDetective: One of the main characters is [[spoiler:a man disguised as a woman. But the character is actually played by a [[Creator/SeanYoung woman]].]]

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* AceVenturaPetDetective: One of the main characters is [[spoiler:a man disguised as a woman. But the character is actually played by a [[Creator/SeanYoung woman]].woman]] except for a flashback.]]
4th Apr '17 9:28:47 PM Akaihiryuu
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* AceVenturaPetDetective: One of the main characters is [[spoiler:a man disguised as a woman. But the character is actually played by a [[SeanYoung woman]].]]

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* AceVenturaPetDetective: One of the main characters is [[spoiler:a man disguised as a woman. But the character is actually played by a [[SeanYoung [[Creator/SeanYoung woman]].]]
4th Apr '17 9:28:14 PM Akaihiryuu
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* AceVenturaPetDetective: One of the main characters is [[spoiler:a man disguised as a woman. But the character is actually played by a [[SeanYoung woman]].]]
7th Mar '17 5:30:14 PM nombretomado
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* According to Harpo Marx, the MarxBrothers once did a vaudeville tour with a woman pretending to be a drag queen.

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* According to Harpo Marx, the MarxBrothers Creator/MarxBrothers once did a vaudeville tour with a woman pretending to be a drag queen.
13th Dec '16 8:42:45 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'': Juliet gets to be a girl disguised as a boy disguised as a girl.

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* ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'': Juliet gets to be is a girl disguised who has been raised as a boy disguised for safety reasons, and everyone outside her closest circle thinks she's a boy. One of these people is her friend Emilia, who at the start of the series dresses her up as a girl.girl... not knowing that she's invoking the trope.
29th Nov '16 4:42:10 PM Katsuhagi
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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 moments.

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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.
1st Aug '16 6:44:05 PM PaulA
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* MarionZimmerBradley's Lythande is a woman pretending to be a man, since women are not allowed to be Magi.

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* MarionZimmerBradley's Lythande Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's Literature/{{Lythande}} is a woman pretending to be a man, since women are not allowed to be Magi. Magi.
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