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Playing With: Modesty Bedsheet
Basic Trope: A character covers themselves with a bedsheet to cover their nudity.
  • Straight: When Bob walks into Alice's room by accident, she covers herself with a bedsheet.
  • Exaggerated: Everybody walks around with bedsheets around themselves, even babies and dogs.
  • Downplayed:
    • They cover their nudity with bedsheets, but only in public.
    • They don't manage to cover up everything...
  • Justified: People don't want their private parts everywhere.
  • Inverted: Bedsheets use people to cover themselves.
  • Subverted: Alice covers herself when Bob comes in, but realizes that it's her husband. She removes the sheet from her body.
  • Double Subverted: But then puts it back over herself when their daughter runs in.
  • Parodied: Alice carries bedsheets wherever she goes and covers herself whenever even remotely surprised.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice covers herself when Bob comes in, but realizes that it's her husband... and three of his best friends. Mortified, Alice covers up again, and after calming down lets the sheet down again, before remembering who she's in front of and pulling it back up.
  • Averted:
  • Enforced: Almost any time this occurs, it's to hide nudity from the censors.
  • Lampshaded: "Y'know, seeing as we're both married and no longer virgins, you would think you would have let me see you naked by now."
  • Invoked: The characters are clothed under the sheet, but are tricking others into thinking that they have consummated their arranged marriage.
  • Exploited: Alice undresses and wears only a bedsheet as foreplay with Bob.
  • Defied: Alice's sheets are see through, and wouldn't cover anything even if she tried.
  • Discussed: "We just had sex. Why are you laying under the bedsheet like that? I've seen everything already."
  • Conversed: "Why is it, in movies, the ladies always have a bedsheet handy in case they want to hide their modesty?"
  • Played For Laughs: Alice is a humanlike robot with no privates to cover, but she does this anyway.
  • Played For Drama: Alice covers herself up, but Bob uses his Marital Rape License.

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