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Basic Trope: A flamboyant male character is confirmed to be straight.

  • Straight: Felix likes opera, ballet, cooking, and cleaning, and wears his heart on his sleeve. He's dating Alice.
  • Exaggerated: Felix wears women's clothing, speaks in a high girly voice, uses make up and nail polish, and watches chick flicks...and he's The Casanova!
  • Downplayed:
  • Justified:
    • Felix was raised by by a single mom and has five sisters.
    • Felix is sensitive by nature and just happens have interests and hobbies that society deems "girly".
  • Inverted:
  • Gender Inverted: Alice acts like a stereotypical Butch Lesbian or The Lad-ette but is dating Felix.
  • Subverted:
    • Felix comes out as gay and confesses that Alice was just The Beard.
    • Felix comes out as a lesbian trans woman.
  • Double Subverted:
    • But it turns out that his "coming out" was fake, the result of losing a bet.
    • Felix is actually bisexual but leans more towards women than men. Alice just interpreted it as him coming out as gay.
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  • Parodied: Felix is constantly mistaken for gay just because he likes ballet, despite being seen going on multiple dates with Alice.
  • Zig Zagged: Sometimes Felix acts camp, and other times he acts manly. He identifies as straight, but then he appears to be flirting with Bob. However, this was just a misunderstanding. He was just being friendly.
  • Averted: Felix is not effeminate or camp at all.
  • Enforced:
    • The censors won't let the writers make Felix actually gay, so they just make him a very effeminate straight guy.
    • The creators are sick of the Camp Gay stereotype and want to show that straight men are also capable of being effeminate and having great interest in the arts.
  • Lampshaded: "I thought for sure Felix was gay, but then I met his girlfriend!"
  • Invoked: Felix wants to teach people a lesson about assuming, so he acts camp to see how many people will call him gay.
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  • Exploited: Bob wants to prove he's not homophobic, so he pretends Felix is his gay friend.
  • Defied: Felix doesn't want to be accused of being gay, so makes an effort to not act campy.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

Back to Camp Straight darling, where you can meet my absolutely FABULOUS girlfriend~

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