straight woman

straight woman

1. A heterosexual woman. I don't think there was a single straight woman at the concert. I don't hang out with many straight women, to be honest.
2. A female actor or the character she plays who acts in a largely normal, composed, or understated manner in order to set up or react to the jokes or gags of another character. The two actresses form the perfect comedy duo in the film, with Scarlett Summer as the perfect straight woman to the manic Gene McGillicuddy. I always play the straight woman in comedies. I'd just like something a little more zany or out there for my next role.
See also: straight, woman
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David, who changed his gender to become Danielle Kaufman, realized four years ago that he was not a gay man but actually a straight woman, who was truly attracted to men.
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As a straight woman, a child-of-Hollywood with its wealth and privilege who lived in a swanky suburb of Los Angeles, she didn't need to devote her time or her money to pushing for new treatments for HIV, but she did--with a determination that belied her failing health.
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Our first childbirth class was taught by a straight woman and we were the only same-sex couple.
In her essay, "Photographs and My Faux-Lesbian Body," she reflects upon the "weird illegitimacy" of the experience of posing with another straight woman for a series of "lesbian" photographs shot by a bisexual friend.
While a straight woman has been conditioned to desire a "real" man, a gay African-American is supposed to be a "real" man, which, by implication, means denying any womanliness, which is considered weak, passive, and powerless.
They finally arrested several of the organizers, including a straight woman who was a secretary for the Teamsters' Union.