Citations:Crying Game

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English citations of Crying Game and crying game

Noun: "(informal) a situation in which something or someone is revealed to be other than assumed/expected to be, particularly with regard to gender identity"[edit]

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  • 1998, Johannes Birringer, Media & Performance: Along the Border, John Hopkins University Press (1998), →ISBN, page 129:
    The disconcerting side of the mainstreaming of camp's drag aesthetic is the further denial and dislocation of the real psychic and social anxieties written into the male-as-female crying games and, more ambiguously and sadistically, into into the excessive male-as-male and female-as-female masquerades.
  • 2002, David Payton, I Dreamed I Killed Osama Bin Laden, Trafford (2002), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
    Man, what a way to pop a balloon full of promise! It was like waiting to be with the girl of your dreams and you end up in the Crying Game.
  • 2004, "Hands on Microsoft's Windows Media Player 10", Maximum PC, September 2004, page 15:
    We copped a feel of the technical beta of Microsoft's Windows Media Player 10, and beneath the slick new interface we found a Crying Game-scale surprise that has the potential to lure insatiable music grazers away from iTunes (which has now sold more than 100 million tracks).
  • 2015, Harlan Coben, Missing You, Dutton (2014), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
    “Fair enough. So you didn't know I was a man?”
    “I'd guess you'd call this my personal Crying Game moment.”