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Playing With: Girl-Show Ghetto
Basic Trope: Media aimed at women is by definition frivolous, uninteresting, action-less and overall low-quality, thus should only be enjoyed by women and Camp Gay men; straight men caught watching it are ridiculed and considered "unmanly".
  • Straight: A woman-centred film is announced on TV, Bob and Alice skip past it since there's no way such work could actually be good.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Bob has to leave town and live under an assumed name because everyone found out he likes soaps.
    • Even the Dog Is Ashamed of Bob's love for soaps.
    • Bob is arrested and sentenced to prison for watching soaps.
  • Downplayed: Although some think it's unusual for Bob to watch soaps, no one says anything to him about it.
  • Justified: Bob's sister Carol plays the main character of the soap, so he watches it to support her.
  • Inverted: Bob catches flack for not watching soap operas.
  • Gender Inverted: Alice watches a football game, and endures endless ribbing from her Girl Posse and maybe Bob about it.
  • Subverted: Alice is happy to have someone to watch and discuss her soap with.
  • Double Subverted: But then the Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up finds out about it, and so do Bob's buddies, and they tease him mercilessly.
  • Parodied:
    • After watching the soap for five minutes, Bob turns into the campiest Camp Gay guy there ever was.
    • The show is so bad it's illegal to make, broadcast or even watch it. Bob would have been better off watching Nazis punting puppies, because that would be more dignified.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
  • Enforced: Rule of Funny.
  • Lampshaded: "Dude, you watch soap operas?!
  • Invoked: Bob is channel-surfing one day (or is asked to join Alice in her soap-watching time), and ends up watching a soap. He finds the plotlines intriguing and eventually gets hooked.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Bob decides he has no interest in soap operas, or anything else that's not considered by mainstream society to be Rated M for Manly.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Bob's friends think less of him as they think he is watching a type of genre he shouldn't watch. This lowers Bob's self-esteem and it even damages their friendship.


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