Playing With / Fag Hag

Basic Trope: A (usually unattractive) woman who hangs around with gay men.
  • Straight: Alice hangs around with Bob and Charles as much as she hangs around with other women.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Alice is around Bob and Charles constantly, following them around like a one-woman Goldfish Poop Gang.
    • Alice and her Girl Posse become a Goldfish Poop Gang to Bob and Charles and Squee! constantly.
    • Alice has no other friends besides Bob and Charles, and doesn't seem to have any interest in finding any.
  • Downplayed: Sometimes Alice is hanging out with Bob and Charles, other times she's not.
  • Justified:
    • Alice hangs around with Bob and Charles, not because they are gay, but because they are her friends or relatives, and because she genuinely likes them for who they are.
    • Alice is very attractive and hangs out with gay men because she wants to have fun without getting propositioned.
    • Alice was friends with Bob and/or Charles before it turned out they were dating.
    • Alice is a Yaoi Fan Girl.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
    • Alice does hang out with Bob and Charles, but she also hangs around with other people, too. Including her boyfriend, David. And she's attractive.
    • Bob and Charles are just pretending to be gay to get closer to Alice, who wishes for a threesome.
  • Double Subverted: But she's also a Yaoi Fangirl who likes to watch Bob and Charles make out.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Alice has no gay male friends.
    • Alice has no friends, gay or straight, male or female.
    • Alice is totally indifferent towards gays in general.
  • Enforced: "Every girl needs at least one gay guy friend!"
  • Lampshaded: "I'm Bob, and this is my boyfriend, Charles. Oh, and here's our number one fan, Alice."
  • Invoked: Alice needs male friends, so she decides to hang out with Bob and Charles.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied:
    • Alice tries to find companionship among gay guys, but neither Bob and Charles are interested in having anything with ovaries in their social circle.
    • Alice hangs out with Bob and Charles but when she finds out they're gay, she stops seeing them because she doesn't want to be associated with the stereotype.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "She does know they're gay, right?" "Oh, she knows, alright. She's probably with them because she's a perverted Yaoi Fangirl, and because she's too ugly and pathetic to get a real boyfriend."
  • Deconstructed: Alice hangs out with Bob and Charles because she's single and plain-looking and insecure, so they make her feel like she has two boyfriends at once. She may also be with them because All the Good Men Are Gay, and because she wishes they weren't.
  • Reconstructed: Alice stops feeling sorry for herself and puts more effort into her looks and gets a confidence boost. Enough so that she becomes less dependent on Bob and Charles, and maybe even finds herself a real boyfriend instead of just a fantasy.
  • Played For Laughs: Bob and Charles do everything in their power to avoid Alice, but she just keeps coming back no matter how far they go or how hard they try!
  • Played For Drama:
    • Bob and Charles play a role in helping Alice gain confidence in herself (see "Reconstructed").
    • Alice drops them as in "Defied", and Bob and Charles are confused. Can they mend their friendship with her? Do they even want to?


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