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A MTV series which discusses a deal of tips and tricks for the modern young woman in the city. It is a Distaff Counterpart and spinoff of Guy Code on MTV2. Each episode has the cast (composed primarily of female actors, musicians, and comedians, though there are several guys as well) discussing four topics (such as cheating, pregnancy scares, being farty, and many other aspects of life). Between these segments are the occasional vignette showing comical encounters a girl might run into, and segments like "Is That Weird?" (where a member of the cast shares an anecdote or habit and asks if it's weird.

Guy Code spawned two more spinoffs: Guy Court in 2013, and Guy Code vs. Girl Code in 2016.


This work includes examples of the following tropes:

  • All Men Are Perverts: A fairly significant amount of advice on the show boils down to "guys will bone you for anything."
  • All Women Are Lustful: A lot of the girls' comments boil down to "well we'd bone them back."
  • All Women Love Shoes: The female cast talks about shoes frequently. The male cast comments on how they don't get how women can care that much.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Of Guy Code. Girl Code is generally considered to be of higher quality and more respectable, which, if you look at the other tropes on this page, is really telling.
  • Erotic Dream: Discussed, as a pitfall of the erotic dream is becoming attracted to someone for something they did in a dream. The inverse (being mad at someone for something they did in a dream) is also discussed.
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  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: One segment segment recommends casual same sex experimentation and conclude with "forget the guy, giver her a try." This is something which Guy Code never recommended nor discussed.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Pretty much the entire cast is either this or full on The Lad-ette. Given most of the subject discussed involve, well, drinking and partying, it wouldn't be very useful to have a quiet teetotaller's advice.
  • Important Haircut: Discussed, and recommended against. The cast basically says "after something big happens, stay the hell away from scissors."
  • Mad at a Dream: Discussed, where some of the cast mention that they've gotten angry at a friend for things they did in a dream. Of course, they also discuss the opposite, where they wind up attracted to a friend for their actions in a dream.
  • Nice Guys Finish Last: Subverted in the "Bad Boys" segment. Even though they also freely admit that at this point in their lives, they do get the short end of the stick, the cast as a whole says that, in the grand scheme of things, nice guys usually wind up in a better place in life so girls should be pursuing them.
  • Universal-Adaptor Cast: There's no continuity in the clips played out between talking heads segments, so the girls can play any role.
  • Viewers Are Goldfish: Between the opening that shows clips from throughout the show, commercial breaks that show multiple talking heads before each break, and a recap at the end of each episode, about half of each episode is shown twice.