YMMV / Trapped in the Closet

  • Acceptable Targets
    • Dwarves.
    • To a lesser extent, white people. Nearly the entire cast are African American, and two of the only white characters are a fat redneck and Italian-American mob boss, respectively, both of whom Kelly gives overtly stereotypical voices.
  • Bile Fascination
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: A major contributing factor to the Narm.
  • Ear Worm: If only because the exact same beat is pounded into you 22 times. You're going to get sick of it, make no mistake.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Never try to talk about your problems or reason with people, because it will only lead to greater drama, and eventually gun violence.
    • If you cheat on your spouse, it's okay because they were already cheating on you anyway.
  • He Really Can Act: Say what you will about the films (or Kelly himself), but he's surprisingly convincing as Randolph and Pimp Luscious.
  • Memetic Mutation: ...so I PULL OUT MY GUN...
    • "...but the man...is a midget!"
    • Hip-Hopera
  • I Liked It Better When It Sucked: Between the first and second set of chapters, R. Kelly and the filmmakers became serious party poopers when they caught up with the first film's reputation and tried to make the second one intentionally funny.
  • Painful Rhyme: If the lines rhyme at all, they're likely to be this.
    • By about Chapter 10, R. Kelly seems to outright give up on any kind of rhyming meeter and just ad-lib sung dialogue that he hopes will rhyme.
  • Shocking Swerve: Countless.
  • Snark Bait
  • So Bad, It's Good: Second only to The Room, this is one of the few films which is so awful it's epic!