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19th Aug '16 7:12:50 AM Robergestudios
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* Tom Collins: An HIV-positive philosophy professor and former roommate of Mark and Roger. He falls in love with Angel.
* Angel Dumott Schunard: A mischievous, HIV-positive drummer who falls in love with Collins. Debate rages over whether Angel is [[{{Transgender}} male-to-female transgender]] or [[DragQueen just likes the clothes]] or gender non-binary, even on this very wiki.

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* Tom Collins: An HIV-positive philosophy professor and former roommate of Mark and Roger. He falls in love has a sexual relationship with Angel.
* Angel Dumott Schunard: A mischievous, HIV-positive drummer who falls in love with Collins. Debate rages over whether Angel is [[{{Transgender}} male-to-female transgender]] a[[{{Transgender}} pre-operative trans woman]] or [[DragQueen just likes the clothes]] or gender non-binary, even on this very wiki.



* AmbiguousGender: Angel. An unusual case, as it isn't because of androgyny, but because Angel is DMAB, dating a gay man, dresses like a drag queen, acts femininely, and is hinted to prefer the pronoun "she" but apparently doesn't mind masculine pronouns either. Her actual gender is never explicitly stated, so it's entirely up to the actor, director, and perhaps audience.

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* AmbiguousGender: Angel. An unusual case, as it isn't because of androgyny, but because Angel is DMAB, dating a gay man, dresses like a drag queen, acts femininely, and is hinted to prefer the pronoun "she" but apparently doesn't mind masculine pronouns either. Her His actual gender is never explicitly stated, so it's entirely up to the actor, director, and perhaps audience.



* CastFullOfGay: Maureen is bisexual; Mark, Roger, Mimi and Benny are straight. Joanne is either gay or bi, Collins is gay, and Angel is queer of some stripe or another, depending on what gender identity Angel actually has.

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* CastFullOfGay: Maureen is bisexual; Mark, Roger, Mimi and Benny are straight. Joanne is either gay or bi, Collins is gay, and his lover Angel is queer of some stripe or another, depending on what gender identity Angel actually has.



* DragQueen: Angel, [[AmbiguousGender possibly.]]

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* DragQueen: Angel, [[AmbiguousGender possibly.[[AmbiguousGenderIdentity probably.]]
9th Aug '16 8:17:26 AM Raconteur11037
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* DepravedBisexual: Maureen.

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* DepravedBisexual: Maureen. Maureen has shades of this.
9th Aug '16 8:15:20 AM Raconteur11037
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* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: Roger warming up to Mimi.

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** [[spoiler: Mimi is KilledOffForReal at the climax of the Dutch production.]]
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: Roger warming up to Mimi.Mimi.
* DepravedBisexual: Maureen.
7th Aug '16 4:08:38 AM dnwassel
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MultiEthnicName: Angel Dumott-Schunard

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* MultiEthnicName: Angel Dumott-Schunard
7th Aug '16 4:07:08 AM dnwassel
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* FriendlyAddressPrivileges: "Tom. Friends call me Collins."



* IvyLeagueForEveryone



* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: ''"The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome."''



* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Mimi to Roger, Maureen to Joanne, and Angel to everyone.

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Mimi to Roger, Mark to Roger, Maureen to Joanne, and Angel to everyone.



MultiEthnicName: Angel Dumott-Schunard



* ShootTheDog: Angel, somewhat literally.



* SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying: Evita the little yappy dog is specifically mentioned to be an akita, for rhyming reasons. Akitas are a large breed, reaching 100 lbs or more. She might have just been a puppy.

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* SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying: Evita the little yappy dog is specifically mentioned to be an akita, for rhyming reasons. Akitas are a large breed, reaching 100 lbs or more. She might have just been more, though it is implied Evita is still a puppy.puppy. Still, keeping an akita in a 23rd story apartment is somewhat questionable.



* WhatTheHellHero: A homeless woman delivers a scathing one to Mark, rightly pointing out that he's only using her plight to make a name for himself and kill some of his guilt, since filming her like an animal on the Discovery Channel doesn't solve any of her problems. This actually causes him to rethink his movie plans, refocusing it on his friends facing HIV.

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* WhatTheHellHero: A homeless woman delivers a scathing one to Mark, rightly pointing out that he's only using her plight to make a name for himself and kill some of his guilt, since filming her like an animal on the Discovery Channel doesn't solve any of her problems. This actually causes him to rethink his movie plans, refocusing it on his friends facing HIV.battling AIDS.
7th Aug '16 3:48:32 AM dnwassel
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* Angel Dumott Schunard: A mischievous, HIV-positive drummer. She falls in love with Collins. Debate rages over whether Angel is [[{{Transgender}} male-to-female transgender]] or [[DragQueen just likes the clothes]] or gender non-binary, even on this very wiki.

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* Angel Dumott Schunard: A mischievous, HIV-positive drummer. She drummer who falls in love with Collins. Debate rages over whether Angel is [[{{Transgender}} male-to-female transgender]] or [[DragQueen just likes the clothes]] or gender non-binary, even on this very wiki.



* AmbiguouslyBrown: Mimi is said to be Latina, but since one of the first actress to play her was half-black, other portrayals have ranged from fully-black to even non-Latin white.
* AnachronismStew: The play doesn't have a set time period and premiered on Broadway in 1996, but the movie is set in 1989-90. Benny would have to be a prophet to plan a cyber cafe, since the Internet didn't start becoming mainstream until the mid-90's. The same is true for Angel referencing ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' a year before it was released. Mark's film montage at the end contained a mural painted on a wall for deceased Latin music legend Celia Cruz, but the movie was supposed to be set about 10 years before that happened.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Mimi is said stated to be Latina, but since a Black Latina actress was one of the first actress to play her was half-black, the role, other portrayals have ranged from fully-black Black to even non-Latin white.
* AnachronismStew: The play doesn't have a set time period and premiered on Broadway in 1996, but the movie is set in 1989-90. Benny would have to be a prophet to plan a cyber cafe, since and Collins both talk about the Internet somewhat prophetically, since it didn't start becoming mainstream until the mid-90's. The same is true for Angel referencing ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' a year before it was released. Mark's film montage at the end contained a mural painted on a wall for deceased Latin music legend Celia Cruz, but the movie was supposed to be set about 10 years before that happened.



* AutoTune: Some of Rosario Dawson's cadences.

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* AutoTune: Some Peppered throughout the movie soundtrack, to the distaste of Rosario Dawson's cadences.many fans, since the majority of the cast were Broadway pros.



* CastFullOfGay: Maureen is bisexual; Mark, Roger, Mimi and Benny are straight. Joanne is either gay or bi, and Collins and Angel are queer of some stripe or another, depending on what gender identity Angel actually has.

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* CastFullOfGay: Maureen is bisexual; Mark, Roger, Mimi and Benny are straight. Joanne is either gay or bi, and Collins is gay, and Angel are is queer of some stripe or another, depending on what gender identity Angel actually has.



** The stage show is nearly entirely sung-through; the movie converts several songs into dialogue scenes or nixes them completely. Notable cuts include the various "Tune-Up" and "Voicemail" sequences, "We're Okay", "Christmas Bells", "Happy New Year" and "Contact". Furthermore, "Halloween" was recorded and filmed, but cut from the theatrical release. Less than 1/3 of "Goodbye Love" made the cut.

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** The stage show is nearly entirely sung-through; the movie converts several songs into dialogue scenes or nixes them completely. Notable cuts include the various "Tune-Up" and "Voicemail" sequences, "We're Okay", "Christmas Bells", "Happy New Year" and "Contact". Furthermore, "Halloween" was recorded and filmed, but cut from the theatrical release. Less than 1/3 of "Goodbye Love" made the cut.



* FamilyOfChoice: The main characters, most of whom are isolated from their families and other friends. All but Joanne are desperately poor, half of them are HIV-positive or suffer from full blown AIDS and the relationships between the couples are rocky at the best of times, but they support each other and won't let any of the group go through it alone.

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* FamilyOfChoice: The main characters, most of whom are isolated from their families and other friends. All but Joanne are desperately poor, half of them are HIV-positive or suffer from full blown AIDS and the relationships between the couples are rocky at the best of times, but they support each other and won't let any of the group go through it alone.



* FriendsRentControl: Mark and Roger's apartment is ''huge''. No wonder they can barely afford to live there. In the stage version, it's stated that there is no heat or electricity, so they have an illegal wood-burning stove and an extension cord which is stealing power from elsewhere. Benny promised them a rent-free stay, which he then went back on, putting them a year behind.

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* FriendsRentControl: Mark and Roger's apartment is ''huge''. No wonder they can barely afford to live there. In the stage version, it's stated that there is no heat or electricity, so they have an illegal wood-burning stove and an extension cord which is stealing power from elsewhere. Benny promised them a rent-free stay, which he then went back on, putting sticking them with a year behind.of back-rent.
31st Jul '16 9:58:01 AM Raconteur11037
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**Jonathan Larson referred to her as a lesbian in the original script, but he was later corrected by lesbian friends who noted that she wouldn't have dated Mark if she was a lesbian. Most of the characters still refer to her as a lesbian, but that can be chalked up to the concept of bisexuality not being common knowledge at the time.
31st Jul '16 9:53:49 AM Raconteur11037
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* DragQueen: Angel.

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* DragQueen: Angel.Angel, [[AmbiguousGender possibly.]]
13th Jul '16 5:43:33 PM DesertDragon
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** Unfortunately this works against Benny's character. His PetTheDog scenes in the second act--where he pays for [[spoiler:Angel's funeral]] and Mimi's stay in rehab, and encourages Roger to get back together with her near the end--were cut from the film, making him purely the villain rather than a member of the group whose life and career took him in a different direction, complicating his relationship with the others while still being their friend. The film arguably suffers for losing this nuance.
17th Jun '16 6:49:46 AM nirao01
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* {{Corpsing}}: In the 10th anniversary performance (which featured the original main cast), there were a few instances where the cast members briefly broke character due to some sort of slip up. Both Adam Pascal and Creator/IdinaMenzel occasionally forgot their lines or lyrics (but laughed it off and continued), and there's a rather hilarious instance during "I'll Cover You" where Jesse L. Martin was caught off-guard by how fast an incoming dance move was. His reaction? "'''OH SHIT!!!''' I forgot how fast you[[note]]Wilson Jermaine Heredia[[/note]] were!"

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* {{Corpsing}}: In the 10th anniversary performance (which featured the original main cast), there were a few instances where the cast members briefly broke character due to some sort of slip up. Both Adam Pascal and Creator/IdinaMenzel occasionally forgot their lines or lyrics (but laughed it off and continued), and there's a rather hilarious instance during "I'll Cover You" where Jesse L. Martin Creator/JesseLMartin was caught off-guard by how fast an incoming dance move was. His reaction? "'''OH SHIT!!!''' I forgot how fast you[[note]]Wilson Jermaine Heredia[[/note]] were!"
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