El Goonish Shive pointing out a rarely used GB sub-trope


Today Dan Shive posted a comic on his EGS:NP section that was very funny, and was a scene, dealing with the gender bending genre that is rarely mentioned, let along discussed.

The comic can be found here: http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=374

I found that comic to be hilarious.

The scene dealt with that two gender benders, in their female forms, not having any body hair, with the natural girl being clearly jealous for them not having to shave their legs, among other things.

This sub-trope of no body hair on female gender benders is one of those tropes that one would expect to be mentioned more, but this trope is only is rarely mentioned in passing, as a thought by the gender bender. It is very rare to see authors, let along characters discuss this concept.

Though, eight months ago, I did mention this trope is my fanfic here on BC: http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/fiction/54877/badasses-multive...

The only difference is Shive's female gender bending characters have no hair below their neck, while I took a more mature approach to have female gender benders have bush.

And it is nice to see other people that deal with gender bending fiction, point this trope out. If for any other reason to poke fun from those that are originally female in their stories.

If done right, as seen with Shive's comic, using this trope could produce pure comedy gold.

Also, given the dress that Shive has Ellen wearing in that scene, I believe that Shive is going with a joke at the beginning of the Ford Fairlane film. That joke being a quote: Don Cleveland, "You got to shave before you leave the house in a dress like that. And I don't mean your legs."

Anyway, thank you for your time in reading this.

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