'''Basic Trope''': A person impersonating the opposite gender has difficulty due to differing gender roles in society.
** Due to a ZanyScheme, Bob must disguise himself as Alice to interact with some people who've never met her. He has difficulty walking in high heels, sitting in a short skirt, and accidentally walks into the wrong restroom.
** Alice disguises herself as Bob and has trouble acting RatedMForManly.
* '''Exaggerated''': Even though Bob has been [[GenderBender physically transformed into Alice]], the above problems remain in force--he can't even figure out how to button his blouse straight, because the buttons are on the wrong side. If Bob is speaking a gendered language like Japanese, he keeps using masculine speech instead of feminine.
** Bob comes across as more butch than Alice is supposed to be.
** Alice comes across as more effeminate than Bob is supposed to be.
* '''Justified''': Bob has never tried to impersonate a woman before and has never studied their behavior with an eye to imitation.
** Bob is an InstantExpert at impersonating women, looking and behaving so naturally feminine that when the real Alice shows up, she's accused of being a man in disguise.
** Bob has always been considered effeminate, and fits in better as Alice.
* '''Subverted''': It looks like this trope is in play for the first couple of minutes, until Bob hits his stride and encounters no further difficulties.
* '''Double Subverted''': Until the end of the meeting, when he does something so unmistakably masculine that there's no question what's going on.
* '''Parodied''': Bob hasn't remembered to shave this morning; somehow TheCasanova he's trying to fool fails to notice.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob got some coaching from Alice beforehand so he avoids some pitfalls, but wasn't entirely paying attention, and some areas weren't covered, so Bob makes goofs too.
** Bob has crossdressed before, and thus learned the ropes well enough to pass.
** Bob applies his observation of women in the past to his current situation.
* '''Enforced''': Bob's in a SituationComedy, and the director believes that men in dresses are inherently funny, so insists that Bob be as obviously male as possible in that outfit.
* '''Lampshaded''': "How do women walk in these things?" "Practice".
* '''Invoked''': Alice set up the ZanyScheme for the purpose of getting video footage of Bob's clumsy performance as a woman.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': Bob spends several days training and studying, possibly with a sympathetic coach, before attempting to pass as a woman in public.
* '''Discussed''': "Okay, guys, we need someone to pass as Alice to the Lithuanian ambassador. Does anyone here know how to walk in heels?"
* '''Conversed''': "This is the [[RecycledScript third time]] they've had Bob disguise himself as a woman on ''Generic Sitcom''; you'd think he'd be better at passing by now".
* '''Deconstructed''': The impersonation fails right out of the gate due to Bob's failure to prepare properly, putting an end to the ZanyScheme five minutes into the program.
* '''Reconstructed''': There's enough variance within modern gender roles that minor gaffes might well be overlooked; most people would feel bad if they falsely accused someone of being "the wrong gender" and will thus give the benefit of the doubt for a while.
Back to DifferentForGirls-- No! Not like THAT! They'll figure out you're a guy for sure!
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