Created By: Clevomon on February 28, 2012 Last Edited By: bulmabriefs144 on March 5, 2012

Journey To The Girls' Changing Room

A character (intentionally or non-) finds himself in the opposite gender\\\'s restroom or dressing room. HillarityEnsues.

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The ultimate adventure for any pervert worth his salt is the women's restroom or changing room. Not only is this a forbidden zone to them, but it's also where they can see as much of the opposite gender's body as possible. Hence, many lecherous characters will try to sneak in there in order to get a peek. If it's a restroom they're sneaking into, the weirdness of getting turned on by someone else going to the bathroom will not be brought up. How likely they are to actually see get a glimpse of what they came to see is inversely proportional to how much they wanted to see it. On the one hand, a character who intentionally machinates to get in and spy on helpless girls will usually either see something he didn't want to see, or he'll be introduced to the business end of a Hyperspace Mallet by a girl in Pervert Revenge Mode. On the other hand, a character who winds up there completely accidentally probably will get an eyeful of an attractive member of the opposite gender - and be scarred by the experience.

See also Wig, Dress, Accent when the character sneaks into the opposite gender's restroom (or anywhere else) disguised as the opposite gender.

This is definitely a Comedy Trope, as well as one that is highly skewed toward men, since All Men Are Perverts, after all.

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Anime and Manga
  • In Ranma, Ranma once used his Gender Bender curse to gain access to the girl's changing area (he'd been led to believe he could find a cure there). Unfortunately he'd picked the time the girls were using it, and Akane recognised him. Violence Ensued.

Film
  • Oh so ubiquitus in Porn. A couple of softcore examples:
    • The Cheerleaders (1973): as a part of the female protagonist's hazing into the high school cheerleading squad she has to go into the boys locker room and take a shower. Just then the boys come in after gym. She manages to escape intact.
    • Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976, only relation to the above is the producers): the Boy Crazy cheerleaders sneak naked into the basketball team's post-practice shower.
    • Hot Times: Archie and his friend sneak into the girls locker room and end up hiding in a couple of trashcans when the girls' gym class comes in.
    • (TV) Opposite Sex, a Short Lived Fox show in 2000. Three boys are enrolled in a formerly all-girls school; after the first day of gym all the students are herded into the locker room, and the boys go in too. They're confused but also happy. Then they get kicked out and have to change in a broom closet.
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  • February 28, 2012
    CrypticMirror
    In Ranma, Ranma once used his Gender Bender curse to gain access to the girl's changing area (he'd been led to believe he could find a cure there). Unfortunately he'd picked the time the girls were using it, and Akane recognised him Violence Ensued.
  • February 28, 2012
    randomsurfer
    Oh so ubiquitus in Porn. A couple of softcore examples:
    • The Cheerleaders (1973): as a part of the female protagonist's hazing into the high school cheerleading squad she has to go into the boys locker room and take a shower. Just then the boys come in after gym. She manages to escape intact.
    • Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976, only relation to the above is the producers): the Boy Crazy cheerleaders sneak naked into the basketball team's post-practice shower.
    • Hot Times: Archie and his friend sneak into the girls locker room and end up hiding in a couple of trashcans when the girls' gym class comes in.

    • (TV) Opposite Sex, a Short Lived Fox show in 2000. Three boys are enrolled in a formerly all-girls school; after the first day of gym all the students are herded into the locker room, and the boys go in too. They're confused but also happy. Then they get kicked out and have to change in a broom closet.
  • February 29, 2012
    Folamh3
    Related to Accidental Pervert (for unintentional examples).
  • February 29, 2012
    KZN02
    I do recall having something like this mentioned in my Mysterious Teachers Lounge trope. Should we expand the trope to that as well?
  • March 1, 2012
    SKJAM
    May involve Wondrous Ladies Room. (oops, already potholed.)
  • March 1, 2012
    HeartOfAnAstronaut
    In Futurama a group of rowdy robot students sneak a peak at a girl's dormitory, but they actually want to see the girls' computer without 'her' casing on.

    (Is this a subversion or just playing with? I didn't want to commit because I'm not sure.)

    Also this was on Sex & The City the other day - Samantha is dating a man with a small penis, so when she attends a baseball match with her friends, she sneaks a long look through the door of the changing room.
  • March 1, 2012
    xtreme
    @Heart Of An Astronaut Definitely playing with it. Futurama often gets creative with making tropes work for robots. Are you sure we don't already have this? Seems to pop up so often it'd have been made into a trope by now.
  • March 1, 2012
    DannebrogSpy
    There are also situations where a person Disguised In Drag or a gender bender victim actually have to go the opposite changling room of normal. Which of course doesn't mean that they or those around them are prepared for it. After all the person in question have to hide his/her normal gender while changing clothes like the other. While those who know about may have a hard time to accept it.

    By the way, in Japan class rooms are some times used as changing room. Girls and boys are of course seperated but that doesn't prevent some surprises for people who are not aware of it.

    • Haruhi Suzumiya feature such an example where two classes P.E. together. The girls have to change in another classroom but the title character doesn't bother with going there and change between the boys. Changing her mind is impossible so they end up switching the rooms for changing between the boys and girls. Thus the other girls will change with Suzumiya, instead of her with them.
  • March 1, 2012
    animeg3282
    In Afterschool Charisma Shiro and Freud are pushed into the girl's locker room by Ikkuyu and pals. They get quite an eyeful of fanservice from Elizabeth, Florence Nightengale, etc.

    In Rosarioto Vampire Gin tricks Tsukune into peeking into the locker room. Fanservice and lady beatdowns ensue.
  • March 1, 2012
    randomsurfer
    In Nuns On The Run Brian and Charlie are in disguise as nuns in an all-girls school/nunnery. Charlie is the gym teacher, and reluctantly goes into the locker room to oversee the girls as they shower and dress. Charlie is a devout Catholic and is sure he's going to Hell for this (plus all that other stuff).
  • March 3, 2012
    Abodos
    A character who has gone through a Gender Bender will often be excited to find that they can do this without any risk of getting in trouble.
  • March 5, 2012
    Arivne
    Web Comics
  • March 5, 2012
    bulmabriefs144
    Ewww, it did some weird overlap thing. Any way to fix this?
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