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Playing With: Gay Moment
Basic Trope: An otherwise straight person remarks or acts upon the sexuality of someone of the same sex.
  • Straight: Bob, who is clearly shown to be straight and in a loving relationship with Alice, remarks on how attractive Charlie looks.
  • Exaggerated: Bob rambles on an on about what a sexy beast Charlie is before finally realizing what he's saying.
  • Downplayed: Bob's hand accidentally brushes against Charlie's, so Bob pulls his hand away.
  • Justified:
    • Even the Guys Want Him
    • Bob associates the word "handsome" withing being ideal to the person talking, and Bob notices how many girls are interested in Charlie, and inadvertently starts thinking in the terms that Charlie is handsome because of that.
    • Bob and Charlie are long time friends, while Bob normally refrains from speaking his thoughts about Charlie, he does so forgetting that it might sound homosexual to somebody who doesn't know Bob, rather than the fact that they are friends and Bob uses less mental restrictions when thinking about his close friends.
  • Inverted: Bob, who is known to be gay and in a loving relationship with Charlie, remarks on how attractive Alice looks (which could be called a "Straight Moment").
  • Subverted: What Bob said about Charlie was entirely non-sexual and was just taken the wrong way. "What? When I said he had a nice ass, I was talking about his pet donkey!"
  • Double Subverted: Charlie says "But, Bob, I don't have a pet donkey!"
  • Parodied: Bob just can't get Charlie's ass out of his mind.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob makes a comment about how attractive Charlie is. He quickly backtracks. Later, Bob starts going out with Alice, who seems fine with occasional Gay Moments between Bob and Charlie. Even later, it transpires that Bob is gay and Alice is his Beard. Bob approaches Charlie, only for it to turn out that Charlie was straight all along.
  • Averted: Bob makes no comment regarding Charlie that would make him sound gay.
  • Enforced: The meddling executives want to make a half-assed attempt to appeal to gay audiences and Yaoi Fangirls, so a moment where Bob and Charlie seem to be flirting is stuck in for the trailer, but played off jokingly in the actual movie to avoid alienating homophobic viewers and prevent the sense that Bob and Charlie belong together.
  • Lampshaded: "Uh, Bob... That sounded kinda gay coming from you... Not That There's Anything Wrong with That!"
  • Invoked: Charlie is gay and hopes that Bob is bisexual.
  • Exploited: Bob discovers his true sexuality and leaves Alice for Charlie.
  • Defied: Bob goes "Eh, I don't see what's so great about Charlie." while Alice and other girls drool over how hot he is.
  • Discussed: "I hope Alice doesn't find out about this..."
  • Conversed: "Did Bob call Charlie hot? I thought he was straight."
  • Plotted A Good Waste: Bob actually is attracted to Charlie, for one reason or another, but doesn't consciously realize it. The feeling occasionally pops out in awkward and unexpected ways.
  • Played For Laughs: Bob keeps getting into the most bizarre peccadillos that make him look like he's gay for Charlie. Attempts to prove otherwise just dig him in deeper.
  • Played For Drama: Bob is ostracized by his family and Alice wants a divorce because they're convinced Bob is gay for Charlie.

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