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* ClosetKey: Doc for Sam/Samantha post-transformation.



* IfItsYouItsOkay: After being transformed into a woman, Sam never considered himself to be gay but falls in love with Doc and chooses to stay as a woman.

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* IfItsYouItsOkay: After being transformed into a woman, Sam Sam/Samantha never considered himself to be gay but falls in love with Doc and chooses to stay as a woman.

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* LiteralTransformativeExperience: As a result of his time as a woman, Sam not only reevaluates his attitude towards women, but also his attitude towards love, and his relationship with his best friend Doc. [[spoiler: At the end of the movie, Sam is offered the choice to turn back but decides to remain a woman and be with Doc.]]


* HeelRealization: Samantha gets hit hard by this. About half way through the film Margaret has a conversation with Samantha about her crush on Sam (having no idea that Samantha and her 'cousin' are the same person.) What provokes Samantha to feel so guilty is not that Margaret is complaining about Sam's jerkishness, but actually the ''reverse'', that she misread his insensitive behaviour as being a [[JerkassFacade facade]], when Samantha knows full well it was really just insensitivity.

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* HeelRealization: Samantha gets hit hard by this. Samantha. About half way through the film Margaret has a conversation with Samantha about her crush on Sam (having no idea that Samantha and her 'cousin' are the same person.) person). What provokes Samantha to feel so guilty is not that Margaret is complaining about Sam's jerkishness, but actually the ''reverse'', that she misread his insensitive behaviour as being a [[JerkassFacade facade]], facade, when Samantha knows full well it was really just insensitivity.

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* JerkToNiceGuyPlot: In a variation, Sam is a HeManWomanHater who begins his journey to being a nicer person when he suffers a KarmicTransformation [[GenderBender into a woman]].

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* IfItsYouItsOkay: After being transformed into a woman, Sam never considered himself to be gay but falls in love with Doc and chooses to stay as a woman.


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* LoveTriangle: Samantha/Doc/Cynthia.


* LessonsInSophistication: When Sam undergoes his GenderBender, he has no idea how to act as a woman and so comes across as TheLadette. Although his boss is pleased with 'Samantha''s performance, decides that she cannot meet with clients with her current standards of dress and manners and sends her to Blondell for training in how to be more ladylike.

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* LessonsInSophistication: When Sam undergoes his GenderBender, he has no idea how to act as a woman and so comes across as TheLadette. Although his boss is pleased with 'Samantha''s performance, he decides that she cannot meet with clients with her current standards of dress and manners and sends her to Blondell for training in how to be more ladylike.


* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe is a classic example complete with enigmatic shopkeeper. An offhand reference hints he may be an angel but his identity is never confirmed.

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* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe is a classic example complete with enigmatic shopkeeper. An offhand reference hints he may be an angel (or possibly a ghost), but his identity is never confirmed.


* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe is a classic example complete with enigmatic shopmaker. An offhand reference hints he may be an angel but his identity is never confirmed.

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* LessonsInSophistication: When Sam undergoes his GenderBender, he has no idea how to act as a woman and so comes across as TheLadette. Although his boss is pleased with 'Samantha''s performance, decides that she cannot meet with clients with her current standards of dress and manners and sends her to Blondell for training in how to be more ladylike.
* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe is a classic example complete with enigmatic shopmaker.shopkeeper. An offhand reference hints he may be an angel but his identity is never confirmed.

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* FirstPeriodPanic: When Sam experiences his first period after undergoing his GenderBender, he assumes that he is haemorrhaging. It is up to his best friend Doc, who is a gynaecologist, to explain what is happening.

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* GenderBenderAngst: Sam is a HeManWomanHater who undergoes extreme angst after being transformed into a woman. She even considers undergoing gender reassignment surgery to become male again (an option that's almost never mentioned in most GenderBender works).

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* FemininityFailure: HeManWomanHater Sam underdoes a GenderBender and has no idea how to act feminine. When being taught how to be more presentable by Blondell, her MakeoverMontage includes her making such mistakes as putting a skirt on backwards.


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* RelativelyFlimsyExcuse: After experiencing a GenderBender, Sam poses as his cousin 'Samantha'.


* HeManWomanHater: Sam is an unrepentant misogynist who states that "women are only useful for one thing". The proprietor of TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday causes him to under a KarmicTransformation.

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* HeManWomanHater: Sam is an unrepentant misogynist who states that "women are only useful for one thing". The proprietor of TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday causes him to under undergo a KarmicTransformation.

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* BegoneBribe: Cynthia cements her role as a bitch by offering to write Samantha a cheque for whatever she wants if she leaves and never sees Doc again.

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* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Alexander Blondell insists that his clients address him as Mr. Blondell. Sam's repeated attempts to refer to him as 'pal, 'buddy' or even 'Alexander' are met with a polite but firm correction:
-->"It's Mr. Blondell. M-I-S-T-E-R B-L-O-N-D-E-L-L."

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* ColorMeBlack: Sam is [[HeManWomanHater hateful misogynist]] who makes a drunken rant about the uselessness of women to the proprietor of TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday. The next morning, he wakes up to discover that he is now a she.


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