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23rd May '17 5:21:05 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/TheTroubleWithAngels'' A 1966 film where Hayley Mills plays a girl named Mary Clancy in a Catholic boarding school who shows traits of this. Since it's a family film in the 1960's it was pretty tame, but the indications were all there. She's a smoker, likes breaking rules for the sake of it, doesn't seem to care about being punished, and the school's Mother Superior describes her as having "a will of iron".

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* ''Film/TheTroubleWithAngels'' A 1966 film where Hayley Mills Creator/HayleyMills plays a girl named Mary Clancy in a Catholic boarding school who shows traits of this. Since it's a family film in the 1960's it was pretty tame, but the indications were all there. She's a smoker, likes breaking rules for the sake of it, doesn't seem to care about being punished, and the school's Mother Superior describes her as having "a will of iron".
15th May '17 1:38:21 PM Gravidef
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* ''Series/TheCatherineTateShow'' has Tate's best-known character, Lauren Cooper. She's ''extremely'' crass, rude, and disrespectful, openly insulting her teachers with stereotypes and refusing to listen to authority in any given situation. In a special sketch for Red Nose Day, she mocked then-Prime Minister Tony Blair, who turned her own catchphrase ("Am I bovvered?") back on her as ''he'' teased her. But Tate's performance as Lauren during the Royal Variety Performance topped it all. Who did she make fun of on that occasion? Queen Elizabeth II...while Her Majesty was ''sitting in the audience.'' Tate-as-Lauren even insulted her directly ("Is One bovvered? Who's watchin' the Corgis?"). Unsurprisingly (given her status as a CoolOldLady), Queen Elizabeth [[ActuallyPrettyFunny laughed along with the rest of the crowd.]]



* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' had Roz, who, while classier than Carla from ''Cheers,'' was still tough-talking, [[ReallyGetsAround very openly sexual]], and ''definitely'' the [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy more masculine in her and Frasier's friendship]]. In one episode, Martin invited Roz to join his weekly poker game with his drinking buddies--something he'd never even done with his own sons.



* On ''GeorgeLopez'', Benny is a good example of this trope. It is also {{lampshaded}} many times in the series.

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* On ''GeorgeLopez'', ''Series/GeorgeLopez'', Benny is a good example of this trope. It is also {{lampshaded}} many times in the series.


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* One [[TheStinger closing gag]] on ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' revealed that Roseanne and Jackie's mother Bev was secretly this. Around most people, she was incredibly shrill, condescending, and controlling, but when she was alone with Fred (Jackie's husband), the two bonded over beer, sports, and general slovenliness. Bev even said that she deliberately puts on her annoying persona [[ForTheLulz just to amuse herself]].


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* ''Series/StillStanding'' had Judy Miller, who was just as willing to crack open a beer and watch a Chicago Bears game as her husband Bill. She often tried to claim that [[WomenAreWiser she was the more "intellectual" and cultured of the pair]], but often ended up getting into just as much trouble as he did. One episode even lampshaded it: Tina, the family's youngest daughter, has a spider in her room, and runs to her mother to kill it, which upsets Bill and sends him on a quest to prove his status as the "man of the house."
24th Apr '17 1:29:00 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': A big part of Brienne's character is that she's very much "one of the boys" in the less-than-progressive Westeros. In "The Lion and the Rose", she bows to Joffrey and Margaery instead of performing a curtsy. When Cersei inquires about this odd behavior, Brienne explains that she could never master the curtsy.

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** Theon Greyjoy's sister, Yara Greyjoy hands down. Any woman seeking to rule over the Ironborn pretty much has to be one to stand a chance.
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A big part of Brienne's character is that she's very much "one of the boys" in the less-than-progressive Westeros. In "The Lion and the Rose", she bows to Joffrey and Margaery instead of performing a curtsy. When Cersei inquires about this odd behavior, Brienne explains that she could never master the curtsy.



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Theon Greyjoy's sister, Yara Greyjoy hands down. Any woman seeking to rule over the Ironborn pretty much has to be one to stand a chance.
24th Apr '17 1:27:29 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': A big part of Brienne's character is that she's very much "one of the boys" in the less-than-progressive Westeros. In "The Lion and the Rose", she bows to Joffrey and Margaery instead of performing a curtsy. When Cersei inquires about this odd behavior, Brienne explains that she could never master the curtsy.
23rd Apr '17 10:11:18 AM annette12
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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' has the Kanker Sisters.

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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' has the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': The Kanker Sisters.Sisters are a trio of tough, aggressive LowerClassLout bullies who live in a trailer park. They love fighting and sexually harassing the protagonists.
8th Apr '17 1:39:58 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''RegularOrdinarySwedishMealTime'' episode Cookie Cataclysm, one is being served. Even the chef has to quickly run away in fear.

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* In the ''RegularOrdinarySwedishMealTime'' ''WebVideo/RegularOrdinarySwedishMealTime'' episode Cookie Cataclysm, one is being served. Even the chef has to quickly run away in fear.
29th Mar '17 5:17:50 AM LondonKdS
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Despite (or perhaps because of) their masculine personalities, Lad-ettes are generally heavily sexualised and are not likely to let any males in the company forget they are female. They usually disdain the hassle of highly elaborately feminine clothing/hair/makeup, but don't often dress in a truly cross-dressing way; TankTopTomboy is a common Lad-ette style. They are also generally attractive; a genuinely ''[[BrawnHilda ugly]]'' Lad-ette is very unusual. Male characters may well be sexually interested in Lad-ettes for various reasons, whether it's appreciation of their masculine personality and interests, because they don't disapprove of laddish behaviour, because Lad-ettes have lower body modesty and a more practical attitude than more "ladylike" women and hence show more skin, or simply because of their assumed willingness to engage in casual sex. In turn, a Lad-ette can be utterly shameless in exploiting male sexual interest for her own personal advantage.

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Despite (or perhaps because of) their masculine personalities, Lad-ettes are generally heavily sexualised and are not likely to let any males in the company forget they are female. They usually disdain the hassle of highly elaborately feminine clothing/hair/makeup, but don't often dress in a truly cross-dressing way; TankTopTomboy is a common Lad-ette style. They are also generally attractive; a genuinely ''[[BrawnHilda ugly]]'' Lad-ette is very unusual. Male characters may well be sexually interested in Lad-ettes for various reasons, whether it's appreciation of their masculine personality and interests, because they don't disapprove of laddish behaviour, because Lad-ettes have lower body modesty and a more practical attitude than more "ladylike" women and hence show more skin, or simply because of their assumed willingness openness to engage in the idea of casual sex. In turn, a Lad-ette can be utterly shameless in exploiting male sexual interest for her own personal advantage.
19th Mar '17 5:08:38 PM Doug86
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* ''Literature/TalesOfAnMazingGirl'' is more of a nerd then a pure Ladette--but she will still get drunk and fool around--only she does it at Warhammer40k tournament, not a bar.

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* ''Literature/TalesOfAnMazingGirl'' is more of a nerd then a pure Ladette--but she will still get drunk and fool around--only she does it at Warhammer40k ''TableTopGame/Warhammer40000'' tournament, not a bar.
15th Mar '17 12:57:53 AM Metalhead14
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** A2 as well, arguably even moreso due to possessing a foul-mouthed, bitter, angry, and aggressive attitude in contrast.
9th Mar '17 6:21:10 PM Metalhead14
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* 2B from ''VideoGame/NierAutomata''. Stoic, calculated, cold, dutiful, and able to kick robot ass with the rest of the guys, she definitely has a masculine-leaning personality for these reasons and more, one of the [[ActionGirl ma]][[MsFanservice ny]] [[ShesGotLegs reasons]] fans admire her character.

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* 2B from ''VideoGame/NierAutomata''. Stoic, Don't let her looks fool you; stoic, calculated, cold, dutiful, and able to kick robot ass with the rest of the guys, she definitely has a masculine-leaning personality for these reasons and more, one of the [[ActionGirl ma]][[MsFanservice ny]] [[ShesGotLegs reasons]] fans admire her character.
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