Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?

A general category for jokes that involve men dressing/acting in traditionally feminine ways or being gnc (gender non-conforming) being used as a joke or for shock value. Not to be confused with transmisogyny, or calling trans women men in dresses.
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Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
51
No
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DK6407
A male character is swapped into a salsa dress, but this is played off as absurdist humor rather than misogyny.
Yes
48
No
4
16
CobaltCosmos
One character, unfortunately a victim, is found postmortem to be AMAB, which surprises many characters seeing as they presented as female. While this is very important to the plot and even ties into the motive for why they were murdered (without necessarily implying that their killer did so for transphobic reasons, at least not consciously), the presentation leans on certain tropes (ex. the character realizing this putting the fact quite crudely while panicking, one character initially acting calm while recounting the situation before suddenly unleashing a long "WHAT?", and a third party who was recently revealed as a serial killer of only men regretting not being the one to kill them), and a character who refers to something resembling this character later as feminine is treated as strange. On top of this, one female character (coincidentally the person investigating the body of previous) is also very muscular and broadly built, and catches a LOT of shit for it, even by the protagonist's thoughts.
Movie • 1975 Report
Yes
43
No
1
8
mmiileesss
specifically "i thought it was the real thing"
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
42
No
9
12
Not so much jokes, but Jules gets a few hate comments for being transgender
TV Show • 1994 Report
Yes
41
No
1
12
SiRenfield
Chandler’s “father” is either a trans woman or a VERY convincing drag queen ,but either way a good chunk of the humor relies on this
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
40
No
0
12
Idontcaretofindagoodusername
In the lyrics of "Gee Officer Krupke" there is a line that says "my sister wears a mustache, my brothers wears a dress, goodness gracious thats why Im a mess".
TV Show • 2022 Report
Yes
38
No
36
21
GravityDefiner
There is a comment in the first episode where the main character is mistaken to be a woman due to his clothes.
Anime • 2006 Report
Yes
37
No
0
9
Atlus
Haruhi's father/mother (genderfluid) is often used as a "man in a dress" joke and is often used as a transphobic joke against him, along with multiple slurs (ex., Tr/nny) because of him wearing a dress when he's on screen
Movie • 1994 Report
Yes
37
No
0
18
The main plot "reveal" is that the villain is a trans woman, this is met with disgust and misgendering, entirely played for laughs.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
36
No
1
9
Mc1s23
Sokka trains with the Kyoshi warriors, a group of warriors who are all women, who make wearing their uniform a requirement for training. The leader convinces him that he should be proud to wear it, but he is then immediately teased for wearing it by a different character waking by.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
31
No
25
8
oreoicecrem
men do wear dresses but it's because they want to. I'd say this show has pretty good LGBT representation
TV Show • 2009 Report
Yes
30
No
0
4
vermin
The dean often wears feminine clothes and is made fun of for it. There are also a few other comments by characters that imply they only see supporting trans people as a way to earn brownie points rather than a legitimate issue. Troy and Pierce are manipulated into wearing “lady’s pantsuits” for laughs as well.
Movie • 2004 Report
Yes
29
No
0
14
Littleolme
The Big Bad Wolf, who wears a dress, is called "gender confused" by the Fairy Godmother. Doris, who is a woman but happens to have some traditionally "masculine" traits like deep voice, facial features and body build, is treated as ugly and not fully passing.
Movie • 1993 Report
Yes
29
No
0
7
thespianscreed
The entire premise of the movie, a man dressing up as an elderly woman, is played for laughs.
Movie • 1989 Report
Yes
29
No
0
5
HeatherEhch
A character says that guys being caught drinking mineral water is akin to "wearing a dress"
TV Show • 1997 Report
Yes
27
No
0
1
jdpamv
"Midget in a bikini" is a nonconformity joke, as far as humor about trans women goes Ms. Garrison fits the bill.
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
24
No
5
8
livnoel
One scene where a male character is in a dress and wig in order to blend in during a heist.
TV Show • 2009 Report
Yes
24
No
0
5
Delaney.cohenn
In either season 2 or 3, Puck comes in dressed in a wig and dress which is played for laughs.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
24
No
1
1
VegaF8
A shapeshifter is sometimes unable to maintain their form and reverts to their base, masculine presenting form while still in feminine clothes. This is treated as a joke in some scenes.
Movie • 1999 Report
Yes
24
No
8
4
Vyctor
Not exactly a joke, but at one point Janet gives Susanna a bottle of nail polish saying she got it from “ a transvestite in the mens ward”
Movie • 2004 Report
Yes
24
No
0
5
JayHay
That's it, that's the movie. But one thing that can be appreciated is that they gain a new perspective of what women have to deal with on a daily basis. The film's plot is two guys going undercover as white women in a university setting
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
24
No
3
1
Mandycandyland
Probably at some point with the theatre troupe.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
23
No
3
6
TFMD
The shark is a big tough-guy character who dresses as a woman in one scene. His appearance and behavior are played for laughs: he speaks in falsetto, pretends to be pregnant and in labor, etc.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
23
No
0
4
Jethro
Ted shows up wearing a dress in one episode, it's not a joke as in "it's funny because he's wearing a dress" but rather an inside joke between the characters, could potentially be upsetting though
Movie • 1991 Report
Yes
22
No
6
5
TheCassandraComplex
The movie handles transgender issues in a clumsy, dated way that can come off comical. The depiction of Buffalo Bill, a serial killer who is crafting himself a woman-suit, is often parodied. However, the film’s intention was not for this character’s behavior to be comedic.
TV Show • 1989 Report
Yes
22
No
2
1
hotfish
There's Something About Marrying ending
Anime • 2009 Report
Yes
22
No
2
8
SOSCYBERSLAVE
In part 2 the main protagonist dressed as a woman to try and trick the enemy into letting him inside of a base, so yes? [Tequila Joseph]
Movie • 2016 Report
Yes
22
No
2
9
marabars
in a gorey way yes, art wears a naked woman's body as a suit
3
Stijn2511
There is a scene where 2 man are dressed in a dress for distraction.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
20
No
0
3
Jade37
Dwight expresses a belief that you can always tell that a man is gay because he'll dress up like a woman.