YMMV / The Crying Game

  • All There Is to Know About "The Crying Game": Trope namer. Dil has a penis. This was further exemplified when the Academy Awards themselves actually manage to spoil the big surprise of The Crying Game (for markets that hadn't aired the film yet, like Australia, and those who just hadn't seen the film yet) by nominating Jaye Davidson for Best Supporting Actor.
  • Fair for Its Day: The film is still questioned for its vagueness as to nature of Dil's gender, whether she's a transgender woman or just a gay male drag queen who prefers female pronouns. However, it very nicely avoids the too-frequent "trap" stereotype often associated with trans people and characters by framing the reveal that she has a penis as nothing more than an awkward misunderstanding, rather than a deception, and otherwise treats it as a non-issue once Fergus gets over his initial shock.
  • Ho Yay: Between Jody and Fergus, further complicating an already complicated Love Dodecahedron. Jody even remarks that Fergus is "the handsome one" of the kidnappers. Not to mention all those dreams Fergus has of Jody in his white uniform. In the end he makes Dil use that same white uniform, which can be seen with a lot of different interpretations.
  • It Was His Sled: The Reveal has been the subject of so many parodies and jokes that even people who have never seen the movie know the twist.
  • Nausea Fuel: The Reveal, for Fergus. The scene of his reaction afterward has also been parodied, most famously in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.