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Girls Stare at Scenery, Boys Stare at Girls

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Tails: You're so beautiful.
Cosmo: Yes, the stars ARE beautiful!

A more innocent version of All Men Are Perverts, this refers to works that portray male admiration of female beauty alongside female admiration of the beauty of scenery.

Compare Distracted by the Sexy.


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    Comic Books 
  • A variation in The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars; the couple in question, Asami and Korra are both women, but the much more tomboyish Korra plays the half of this trope usually reserved for men while the pair admire a sunset.

    Films — Animation 
  • Tangled, in the "I See the Light" romantic song that takes place during the breath-taking floating lanterns scene, Rapunzel is admiring the lanterns she always dreamed to see, meanwhile Flynn is looking at her the whole scene.
  • Happens in Megamind in the restaurant scene.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • A variation happens in Life Is Beautiful: Dora and Guido are at the opera together. Dora is watching the opera, Guido is staring at Dora.
  • Another variation is when Mrs. Brisby mentions the underground lights to Justin in The Secret of NIMH. The two are staring at each other at the time, but Justin looks surprised when she says she's talking about the lights, as if he thought she meant her eyes, or possibly his.
  • A variant of this trope is found in The Force Awakens. When Rey is awe struck by the forests of Takodana, Han Solo glances at her, realizing what hardship she grew up facing alone on Jakku. This prompts him to offer her a job aboard the Falcon. This can be a particularly heartbreaking example, as Han struggles with the knowledge that his son has been seduced to the dark side, and for that moment, might see Rey as a surrogate daughter. Too bad it doesn't last long.
  • Inverted in Close Encounters of the Third Kind when a character insists on his wife coming to see the UFO's he's just witnessed (of course they're long gone). She gripes that they used to come to places like this to look at each other.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has a platonic version with Mantis and Drax as they watch the fireworks. Mantis says they're beautiful; Drax, looking at her, agrees, and says she's beautiful too… on the inside.


  • The song "Standing On the Corner" from the musical The Most Happy Fella, popularly Covered Up by the like of the Four Lads and Dean Martin.

  • The Rap Reiplinger piece "Loving You is Surfing You:"
    Girl: Oh, Renten, isn't the ocean just beautiful tonight?
    Boy: If you looking at de ocean.
    Girl: And the moon. Isn't it love-a-ly?
    Boy: If you looking at de moon.
    Girl: Oh Renten, is so romantic my heart is pounding.
    Boy: I can see dat.
    Girl: Oh Renten, don't you like to look at anything natural?
    Boy: No, just you.

    Video Games 
  • In one ending of Metal Gear Solid, Meryl comments on how beautiful Alaska is, and Snake responds but says the most beautiful thing there is Meryl.
  • During the post-game of Super Mario Odyssey, you can find two snail-like Bubblainian tourists, one male and one female, sightseeing in the Lake Kingdom. The female one is commenting on the beautiful scenery, while the male says that he only has eyestalks for the female.

    Web Comics 
  • Oddly inverted by Sinfest in the last panel of this, where Criminiy is looking into his telescope but Fuchsia is staring at him.

    Western Animation 
  • The first episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic seems to have a bit of this; see here for context.
    Spike: Beautiful...
    Twilight: Yes, the decor is coming along nicely. This ought to be quick. I will be at the library in no time; beautiful indeed!
    Spike: Not the decor... HER!
  • Played with in Avatar: The Last Airbender, when Suki and Sokka are looking up at the night sky.
    Suki: It's a beautiful moon.
    Sokka: Yeah, she is.
    • To clarify, they're both looking at the moon. Sokka's first girlfriend had given her life force to restore the moon spirit, leading to him viewing the moon differently than most people.
  • Happened on Batman: The Animated Series, between Bruce Wayne and Lois Lane.
  • Happens in Sym-Bionic Titan when Ilana and Jason are on the roof of the barn looking at the stars. Ilana comments on how beautiful it is and Jason agrees; only he is looking at her and not the stars.


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