...yeah, this name is terrible. It's a lame pun that doesn't describe the trope at all, and is also shared by a work. I don't have any clever ideas, but honestly, even Male To Female Crossdresser would be better than this - at least it's clear.
I bet it involves cross-dressing in some way.
Hey, what do you know...
Though, granted, I never would've gotten the bit about a different male character falling in love though. And surely, not everyone is familiar with the sitcom Trope Namer.
There's a general plan for restructuring the various crossdressing tropes in a number of ways, but not much has happened to get it put into action.
(The whole area is kind of a mess, with overlapping tropes, some tropes that are treated as anime-only for no particular reason, etc. Bosom Buddies is definitely part of the problem, though.)
Out of the proposed alternate titles, I like Six Inch Surprise or Six Inch Secret best. What Do You Mean He's A Man? is too unwieldy, and Convincing Transvestite doesn't get across that it's supposed to be specifically about Male-to-Female crossdressing.
Not liking any of the proposed names; they all imply that the guy looks convincing / is cute as a woman.
The trope description, conversely, implies that
1. This is a "crossdressing as disguise" trope, possibly the Spear Counterpart of Sweet Polly Oliver, and 2. quote: "This tends to be a Paper Thin Disguise, since he tends to look like an Amazon at best and an overdone Drag Queen at worst, and yet everyone is fooled."
I threw in a few more generic choices.
edited 21st Aug '10 1:19:28 PM by lebrel
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Another rename that seems to have fallen though the cracks.
Maybe simple, straightforward, but boring is the way to go: Disguised As A Woman?
(It is a male-only trope, btw - the female equivalent is Sweet Polly Oliver.)
That's the curse of this trope family - any example that applies to any ONE trope in the family winds up being placed in ALL of them, whether it fits or not.
Hopefully as we bring some semblance of order to the tropes themselves, the examples won't spill over quite so much.
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Alternative Titles: Bosom Buddies
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