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17th May '16 5:08:14 PM Adept
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->'''Andy''': Hold on, his daughter? But heís definitely gay.\\
'''Maggie''': He canít be gay if heís got a daughter.\\
'''Andy''': Creator/OscarWilde was married with two kids.\\
'''Maggie''': Well he couldn't have been gay.
-->-- ''Series/{{Extras}}''

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->'''Andy''': Hold on, his daughter? But heís definitely gay.\\
'''Maggie''': He canít be
->'''Santana''': Have you ever heard about the term "beards"? It is when a gay man and woman date each other in order to hide the fact that they are gay. Like the Roosevelts. So you and I are going to be each others beards. Then we are going to win Prom King -- and Queen and rule the school.
->'''Dave''': What
if heís got a daughter.\\
'''Andy''': Creator/OscarWilde was married with two kids.\\
'''Maggie''': Well he couldn't have been gay.
I say no?
->'''Santana''': Then I am going to tell everyone about you, and your life will be over. Only straight I am is straight up bitch. Are you in or not?
-->-- ''Series/{{Extras}}''
''Series/{{Glee}}''
12th May '16 2:59:41 AM Adept
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* Ginta and Arimi pretended to be each other's beards in ''MarmaladeBoy'' to get Miki (Ginta's crush and best friend) and Yuu (Arimi's ex boyfriend) back, respectively. However, they ended up falling in love with each other and hooking up for real.

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* Ginta and Arimi pretended to be each other's beards in ''MarmaladeBoy'' ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'' to get Miki (Ginta's crush and best friend) and Yuu (Arimi's ex boyfriend) back, respectively. However, they ended up falling in love with each other and hooking up for real.
8th May '16 8:59:24 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'''s Silk Spectre is the beard for [[spoiler: Hooded Justice]], though only mentioned in the comics.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'''s Silk Spectre (the original one, not [[LegacyCharacter her daughter]]) is the beard for [[spoiler: Hooded Justice]], though only mentioned in the comics.
20th Apr '16 1:51:56 PM Kartoonkid95
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* Subverted in ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow''; George and Angie discover that Carmen's boyfriend Noah is gay and is using her as a cover, but it turns out that Carmen is using ''him'' as ''her'' cover so that she can see [[{{Delinquents}} Zach Powers]] behind their backs.
28th Mar '16 5:06:48 PM eroock
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* ''Film/RussianDolls,'' the sequel to ''Film/TheSpanishInn'', has Xavier convincing his lesbian best friend Isabelle to masquerade as his girlfriend for his grandfather, as Xavier is worried his grandfather will die before he finds someone to be in a relationship with. Isabelle is incredibly grumpy through the whole thing (mostly because she has to wear a dress) and [[spoiler: forces Xavier to wear the dress as well as makeup, referring to him as "my wife" for the rest of the night]] as payback

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* ''Film/RussianDolls,'' the sequel to ''Film/TheSpanishInn'', ''Film/TheSpanishApartment'', has Xavier convincing his lesbian best friend Isabelle to masquerade as his girlfriend for his grandfather, as Xavier is worried his grandfather will die before he finds someone to be in a relationship with. Isabelle is incredibly grumpy through the whole thing (mostly because she has to wear a dress) and [[spoiler: forces Xavier to wear the dress as well as makeup, referring to him as "my wife" for the rest of the night]] as payback
9th Mar '16 12:11:28 PM 69BookWorM69
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* This appears a few times in ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' due to laws against homosexuality in the period:
** In "'Til Death Do Us Part", the murder victim has a best friend who is gay and yet got married for social reasons. His wife proves to be aware of his feelings but also says he has treated her well by giving her a secure home and a child. The victim himself was also getting married to satisfy family members and [[OnOneCondition inherit half the family business]].
** In "Monsieur Murdoch", the hotel owner and brother-in-law of the missing woman turns out to have married for this reason. His wife tells Murdoch and his French counterpart that she knew what she was getting into when they married.
** The husband of the victim in "Murdochophobia" admits that both he and his wife were gay and had a mutually beneficial arrangement in their sexless marriage. He says he was also fond of his wife and had no desire to lose his social cover, so he had no reason to want her dead.
6th Mar '16 10:28:22 AM Hanz
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'', Pleakley tries to get out of an arranged marrage by pretending he's engaged to Nani ([[{{Squick}} ew]]). Made all the more difficult by the episode featuring a LivingLieDetector experiment.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'', Pleakley tries to get out of an arranged marrage marriage by pretending he's engaged to Nani ([[{{Squick}} ew]]). Made all the more difficult by the episode featuring a LivingLieDetector experiment.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'', back in the 80's Charlotte was this to Herb, a closeted gay man in a time where public knowledge of his sexuality could (and eventually would) destroy his career. Upon realizing this, she left Hollywood.
17th Jan '16 11:45:46 AM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''LawAndOrderSVU'' had a woman accidentally find out that she was this for her boyfriend, a closeted NFL star. She was decidedly pissed about it.

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* An episode of ''LawAndOrderSVU'' ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'' had a woman accidentally find out that she was this for her boyfriend, a closeted NFL star. She was decidedly pissed about it.
4th Jan '16 4:19:18 AM F0XTR0TR3YNARD
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** Subverted with Justin Beiber & Charice Pempengco. It was actually Justin who was Charice's beard. Charice knew she was attracted to girls at the age of five.
25th Dec '15 7:52:42 PM MsChibi
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Supertrope of UndercoverAsLovers, OperationJealousy, CitizenshipMarriage, ShockValueRelationship, BoyfriendBluff. Compare EmergencyImpersonation.

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Supertrope of UndercoverAsLovers, OperationJealousy, CitizenshipMarriage, ShockValueRelationship, BoyfriendBluff.BoyfriendBluff, and WeddingRingDefense. Compare EmergencyImpersonation.
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