Role Reversed (RR) Dom FL X Sub ML | Girlboss x Malewife

What is Role Reversal?  generally pertains to dramas where the Female leads takes on a more masculine, dependable, mature, stronger and dominant role in a relationship versed to the Male lead taking a more feminine, princess-like, soft, immature, weaker and submissive role.Shows and films featuring unconventional power dynamics between the male and female protagonists, with gender roles flipped or non-traditional . 

some famous examples would be- wonder woman and steve trevor, death by snu snu (futurama), addams family mom and dad etc.

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more info : rr (link)

Below I have listed down some common criteria and events you'd notice in rr couples

  1.  Older woman - younger man (not necessarily a RR dynamic but often has the effects)
  2. Good boy - bad girl 
  3. Female lead has a higher post/authority in work place than male lead (FL is ML's boss)
  4. FL is physically/magically much more stronger than ML
  5. ML is nice and shy - FL is crude and outspoken
  6. ML is soft and clumsy - FL is rowdy and rough
  7. FL is cold and often rude and has an ice queen-like personality - ML has a warm bubbly princess like personality
  8. ML blindly trusts and depends on FL and often calls for her help
  9. ML dresses in a feminine manner/ is  a femboy, likes cute and fluffy pink things
  10. FL approaches and woos ML and takes him off his feet
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  • Otomen

    1. Otomen

    Japanese Drama - 2009, 12 episodes


    10/10 rr
    THIS IS LITERALLY THE BEGGINING OF ALL RR CONTENT OUT IN THE UNIVERSE. The manga came out in 2006. and i tell you, it spearheaded role reversed romance, femboy, punching gender stereotypes, accepting transgender people (ML's father- ultimately changed into female but through out the series maintained as a guy) all at once

  • Oh, Minha General

    2. Oh, Minha General

    Chinese Drama - 2017, 60 episodes


    11/10 rr
    absolutely perfect portrayal of RR/gentle Femdom relationship. long series. and i wish it was longer.
    beautiful 3rd prince ML and General of the army FL

  • Karafurable

    3. Karafurable

    Japanese Drama - 2021, 10 episodes


    8/10 rr +femboy
    top tier rr content! femboy proud ML, cool headed passionate FL

  • Hiena

    4. Hiena

    Korean Drama - 2020, 16 episodes

    7/10 rr + noona romance+ assertive fl
    the best and the greatest of all noona romance, which also acts HEAVILY as RR romance. i love how both of them are really middle aged yet had the best dynamic in the genre and trope!! plus great series all in all

  • Zenkai Girl

    5. Zenkai Girl

    Japanese Drama - 2011, 11 episodes


    5/10 rr + househusband-like ml
    Oldie but goldie. 

    Not the best rr out there, but definitely was a starting point for rr dramas and movies. 

    Rude girl x kind guy

    cool FL x shy ML

  • Hotel Del Luna

    6. Hotel Del Luna

    Korean Drama - 2019, 16 episodes


    9/10 rr 

    • - ex human fl x human ml
    • - immortal age gap
    • powerful fl

    my son got entangled in batshit shit for his dad.

  • Miau, o Garoto Secreto

    7. Miau, o Garoto Secreto

    Korean Drama - 2020, 24 episodes


    6/10 rr BUT, the manga is 10/10 rr

    ML is literally a cat, kitten to at some point.

  • Amor com Fetiche

    8. Amor com Fetiche

    Korean Movie - 2022

    11/10 rr
    I am definitely not into hardcore bdsm lmao but this movie absolutely matches my list trope and is a definite chef's kiss

  • Zhang Gong Zhu Zhai Shang

    9. Zhang Gong Zhu Zhai Shang

    Chinese Drama - 2022, 27 episodes

    9.5/10 rr
    I was on 99th cloud while watching this. totally RR. she literally swept him off his feet 

  • Takane no Hana-san

    10. Takane no Hana-san

    Japanese Drama - 2021, 12 episodes

    11/10 rr
    cool cold charming FL boss is secretly in love with clumsy Newbie ML and gives him too many tasks to handle

  • Tudo Bem Não Ser Normal

    11. Tudo Bem Não Ser Normal

    Korean Drama - 2020, 16 episodes

    6/10 rr+ aspd fl+ assertive fl
    ONE OF THE FINEST RR OUT THERE.  FL chases ML like crazy. shes cool, open about her feelings, rich af, suffers from mild form of psychopathy (aspd) , rude to others, hyper to ML and is overall extremely domineering character. where as ML is stern but much reserved and acts like a pouting girl most of the time.
    SML (ml's brother) is the best character :)

  • Jovem Sangue Quente

    12. Jovem Sangue Quente

    Korean Movie - 2014

    11/10 rr until the last (but itll give bonus cherry point to last scene)
    Gangster FL chases playboy ML. ML is actually a scaredy-cat and FL is super cool and strong

  • Você é Meu Pet

    13. Você é Meu Pet

    Japanese Drama - 2017, 16 episodes


    7/10 rr +noona rom
    30-something highly paid office working FL takes in a 20-something ballet dancer guy as her "pet"

  • Você é Meu Pet

    14. Você é Meu Pet

    Japanese Drama - 2003, 10 episodes


    older and better than new version

  • Lady's Law

    15. Lady's Law

    Chinese Drama - 2022, 40 episodes

    8/10 rr
    Mostly law focused. romance isn't the main genre but is definitely there. Cool older FL who knows what she's doing. Young newbie kinda hella clumsy ML is after her. they don't deny the attraction. flirt with each other from the very start

  • A Lenda da Cobra Branca

    16. A Lenda da Cobra Branca

    Chinese Drama - 2019, 36 episodes

    10/10 (on the relationship dynamic ) 6/10 rr (on relationship bond)
    pov : your wife is a 1000 year old giant snake monster who will kill anyone and everyone to protect and save you

  • Bom Disfarce

    17. Bom Disfarce

    Korean Drama - 2020, 16 episodes


    9/10 rr
    Cool strong older spy FL x clumsy cute ML

  • Minha Garota

    18. Minha Garota

    Chinese Drama - 2020, 24 episodes

    100/10 rr
    THIRD COUPLE HAS HUGE RR. NOT THE FIRST TWO. And omg i tell you , they literally used the top tropes of cute girl X domineering guy and changed the genders. TOTALLY RR

  • Kono Otoko wa Jinsei Saidai no Ayamachidesu

    19. Kono Otoko wa Jinsei Saidai no Ayamachidesu

    Japanese Drama - 2020, 10 episodes


    6/10 rr (bond) 10/10 rr (bdsm based)
    Uh, Creepy ceo who is a sub (bdsm) is attracted to his employee who has a huge potential for being a domme/master

  • The Rain in España

    20. The Rain in España

    Filipino Drama - 2023, 10 episodes

    2/10 rr
    THIS SERIES IS NOT RR AT ALL.  Like not at all. BUT, i love how girl chases the ml. its cute and assertive.  i have seen other series where girl chases ml, but its often annoying. 

    but in this one, i love how the fl drops pick up lines. goes ahead herself hitting on the good looking dude. takes the initiative. but also maintains the borderline ML gives out. 

    also, one advice, series will give you 2nd hand embarrassment. or maybe 4th hand because it literally is a wattpad novel adaptation. 

    but since i loved how the girl was the one hitting on the dude in a really cool way, i think it deserves a spot on this list!! it wasn't role reversed like role reversal as we know it, but definitely in some form it was

  • Meu Infeliz Namorado

    21. Meu Infeliz Namorado

    Korean Drama - 2015, 16 episodes


    5/10 rr
    FL is a office intern and is struggling with life. ML is pretty sure intellectually lacking and brings bad luck and hella fricking clumsy its so cute

  • Ela e o Seu Marido Perfeito

    22. Ela e o Seu Marido Perfeito

    Chinese Drama - 2022, 40 episodes


    7/10 rr
    easily a good rank for rr romance.

    takes all of the cliche dom male , sub female trope and gender reverses it!

    househusband trope !! <3 but it also has a lot of trad couple dynamics within the main couple. over all a really good noona drama

  • Qi Miao Zheng Zai Ru Shu Zhong

    23. Qi Miao Zheng Zai Ru Shu Zhong

    Chinese Drama - 2023, 24 episodes

    6/10 rr
    FL is a best selling eccentric cold, charming, older, domineering author. ML is a rookie, straight outta uni, submissive and younger , self-aware-pushover editor

  • Mulher Forte, Do Bong Soon

    24. Mulher Forte, Do Bong Soon

    Korean Drama - 2017, 16 episodes


    5/10 rr. but ml was fluffy af but so was fl
    Superhumanly strong FL x cute bubbly ML. 

  • Minha Ambulância

    25. Minha Ambulância

    Thai Drama - 2019, 16 episodes


    7/10 rr
    SLS won!

  • Drag, Eu Amo Você

    26. Drag, Eu Amo Você

    Thai Drama - 2022, 22 episodes

    4/10 + ML in drag

    ML is literally in drag and that is by far the hottest most seductive attire i have ever seen

  • A Fada do Levantamento de Peso, Kim Bok Joo

    27. A Fada do Levantamento de Peso, Kim Bok Joo

    Korean Drama - 2016, 16 episodes


    4/10 rr. 

    well not rr per say, as fl's idea of a relationship isn't rr. but due to her dynamic with the fluffy cute cutiepatootie ml ,it automatically becomes rr
    we all know thi s, we all have seen this, this is the best of the genre.

    Strong girl X cute guy

  • A Princesa da Máfia

    28. A Princesa da Máfia

    Taiwanese Drama - 2019, 6 episodes

    1. 6.5/10 rr
    2. Totally hella RR
    3. strong FL who has cool fight scenes. ML has no fight scene, hes a total cutie
    4. FL is SFL's body guard. (SFL is good)
    5. FL is literally the gangster's daughter!
    6. huge rr vibes over and all
  • Encontro

    29. Encontro

    Korean Drama - 2018, 16 episodes


    6.5/10 rr
    Cool older Cero FL X Intern, cute ML

  • Imperatriz Ki

    30. Imperatriz Ki

    Korean Drama - 2013, 51 episodes



    SPOILER AHEAD: DON'T READ: FL's relation with ML is totally traditional relationship. but with SML it is completely RR. she's cool authoritative level headed fierce and womanhandles SML and SML loves that.
    MORE SPOILER : FL loves both ML and SML at one point.  but ends up with SML

  • Começar de Novo

    31. Começar de Novo

    Chinese Drama - 2020, 35 episodes

    9./10 rr
    Rich cool stern stoic domineering ceo FL x cute doc shy ML

  • Flor do Mal

    32. Flor do Mal

    Korean Drama - 2020, 16 episodes


    6/10 rr
    ML is, well, um , he surely suffers from empathy disorders, it is noted by the end of the series he is not ASPD (aka psychopath) but has low emotional intellectuality and most likely suffers from alexithymia: aka capable of feeling emotions but unable to recognize which emotion is what. loves his daughter dearly.
    ML and FL's dynamic is hella RR

  • Busque: WWW

    33. Busque: WWW

    Korean Drama - 2019, 16 episodes


    cpl1 -6.5/10 rr
    cpl2 - 9/10 rr
    again age gap directed rr, not direct rr. but good series. ML more emotional than FL. FL is cool and a bit rude.

    second couple is completely rr. HUGE RR

  • Princess Jellyfish

    34. Princess Jellyfish

    Japanese Movie - 2014


    5/10 rr but femboy ML
    cross dressing ML

  • Sorte com Você

    35. Sorte com Você

    Chinese Drama - 2021, 40 episodes

    5/10 rr

    FL is ML's body guard. No kiss

  • Pitsawart Kartagame

    36. Pitsawart Kartagame

    Thai Drama - 2022, 18 episodes

    7/10 rr
    aggressive revenge hungry FL and Soft kind down to earth ML, 

    besides all of that. don't watch it, too much cringe from side characters

  • Gosto Pessoal

    37. Gosto Pessoal

    Korean Drama - 2010, 16 episodes


    4/10 rr

    ML acts hella gay and feminine . and FL is cool and sheer willed

  • I  Do, I Do

    38. I Do, I Do

    Korean Drama - 2012, 16 episodes


    4/10 rr
    Mature, cool FL who carries her own weight. Immature childish ML but tries to take responsibility when its his duty.
    all in all good story. Noona and RR vibes all rounder

  • Second Love

    39. Second Love

    Japanese Drama - 2015, 7 episodes


    4/10 rr +but great mature noona drama
    age gap is the main focus, secondary rr focus. FL is more emotionally mature than ML and fl has a stable job. everyone except the ML and FL were straight up batshit crazy

  • Louco de Amor

    40. Louco de Amor

    Korean Drama - 2007, 16 episodes


    4/10 rr
    RR isn't the biggest focus but is slightly there. Older fl, more successful FL.  fl is senior at job to ml. fl is emotionally far more mature, thus giving rr vibes. but thats all.
    spoiler : ML accidentally kills FL's fiance thus angst romance drama

  • Eu Pertencia a Você

    41. Eu Pertencia a Você

    Chinese Movie - 2016


    7/10 rr
    not that famous, second couple here:

    Police woman x tech guy

  • A Casa de Papel: Coreia

    42. A Casa de Papel: Coreia

    Korean Drama - 2022, 6 episodes

    OG spanish version had rio and tokio as proper RR couple. but idk here

    edit: no RR here , because rio and tokyo don't even date. but ill still leave this here incase anyone wants to see the og spanish version 

  • Miss Devil: HR's Devil Mako Tsubaki

    43. Miss Devil: HR's Devil Mako Tsubaki

    Japanese Drama - 2018, 10 episodes


    100/10 rr but non romance
    non romance series. FL is strong, cool, extremely dominating, knows what she's doing, problem solver. ML is young intern in training, cute but righteous 

  • Sonhe Alto

    44. Sonhe Alto

    Korean Drama - 2011, 16 episodes

  • Uma Noite de Primavera

    45. Uma Noite de Primavera

    Korean Drama - 2019, 32 episodes

    6/10 rr
    RR is very subtext based. ML is a total cutie but is mature and understanding as well. FL isn't very dominating but can take care of situations 

  • Ai Qing, Kai Dai Ji Shi

    46. Ai Qing, Kai Dai Ji Shi

    Chinese Drama - 2023, 24 episodes

    5/10 rr
    Cool assertive FL, baby annoying ML

    very good chemistry 

  • Jiang Jun Zai Xia

    47. Jiang Jun Zai Xia

    Chinese Drama - 2023, 23 episodes

  • Wo De Jiao Ren Di Di

    48. Wo De Jiao Ren Di Di

    Chinese Drama - 2023, 24 episodes

    9/10 rr
    absolutely beautiful rr mini series. only thing bad abt this was that its mini. fl is an absolute chad. and holy moly ML is a bby boi

  • Falling Into You

    49. Falling Into You

    Chinese Drama - 2022, 26 episodes

  • Amor e Fortuna

    50. Amor e Fortuna

    Japanese Drama - 2018, 12 episodes


    7/10 rr, Good acting, phenomenal cinematography.
    BIG NO . ML is 15 when they started dating. He was groomed and sexually assaulted by FL. big no for me. but the series was greatly carried out. 

    would have loooved!! it if they made ML and FL break up at the end but nope, their groomed romance was glorified. a better version of this series would be "a teacher" starring kate mara and nick robinson

  • Na Direção do Amor

    51. Na Direção do Amor

    Korean Drama - 2020, 16 episodes

    couple 1 - 6/10 rr

    couple 2- 100/10 rr

    second couple is completely rr. SFL is a ceo, shes cool, used to play sports, cold and is very very charming. SML is a cutie patootie cry baby who is madly in love with SFL and deserves the world

  • Doutor Romântico, Professor Kim

    52. Doutor Romântico, Professor Kim

    Korean Drama - 2016, 20 episodes

    not rr at all tbh, noona romance, but could give it a 4/10 rr due to  fl being a bit of a bully to ml at first

  • Long Vacation

    53. Long Vacation

    Japanese Drama - 1996, 11 episodes

    6/10 rr + noona romance

  • Eye Love You

    54. Eye Love You

    Japanese Drama - 2024, 10 episodes

    5/10 rr
    Not much rr in fl and ml's bond. but fl is ml's boss and ceo of the company. ml is a total cutie patootie baby boy

  • Você é Meu Pet

    55. Você é Meu Pet

    Korean Movie - 2011


    kr version of kimi wa petto. slightlt less rr than the other two versions but nonetheless great

  • Meu Belo Principe

    56. Meu Belo Principe

    Japanese Drama - 2021, 11 episodes

  • My Bossy Wife Season 1

    57. My Bossy Wife Season 1

    Chinese Drama - 2022, 28 episodes

  • Horror Stories of Tang Dynasty

    58. Horror Stories of Tang Dynasty

    Chinese Drama - 2022, 36 episodes

    rr secondary couple

  • Minha Namorada é Uma Gumiho

    59. Minha Namorada é Uma Gumiho

    Korean Drama - 2010, 16 episodes

  • Gohan Taisakushitsu

    60. Gohan Taisakushitsu

    Japanese Drama - 2018, 5 episodes


    Non Romance

  • Eu Peguei Uma Celebridade na Rua

    61. Eu Peguei Uma Celebridade na Rua

    Korean Drama - 2018, 10 episodes

    5/10 rr

    FL kidnaps ML and Keeps him there chained and everything for weeks to go by. The entire situation is huge rr. but again FL is borderline lunatic

  • O Rei do Ensino Médio

    62. O Rei do Ensino Médio

    Korean Drama - 2014, 17 episodes

  • Se Encontre

    63. Se Encontre

    Chinese Drama - 2020, 41 episodes


    6/10 rr

    RR isn't main, rather age gap directed rr, fl is immature yet mature. in one dialogue fl says something along the lines of ill earn enough so that you can relax all day when we are married to ML. great Noona series tho!

  • Survival Wedding

    64. Survival Wedding

    Japanese Drama - 2018, 10 episodes

  • Minha Namorada Mandona

    65. Minha Namorada Mandona

    Korean Movie - 2019

  • Olá, Minha Querida

    66. Olá, Minha Querida

    Taiwanese Drama - 2009, 14 episodes

    5-7/10 rr + ml crossdresses so we get to see femboy and thats a win for me!

  • Solteira Astuta

    67. Solteira Astuta

    Korean Drama - 2014, 16 episodes

  • Eu Ouço a Sua Voz

    68. Eu Ouço a Sua Voz

    Korean Drama - 2013, 18 episodes


    Very Low RR, Noona romance mostly. but FL saves ML trope is there

  • Love Battle

    69. Love Battle

    Korean Drama - 2023, 10 episodes

    5/10 rr but feminist mindset series

    not gonn lie, didnt like it that much. sure has role reversal vibes but this was more of a feminist series than a role reversed one. which is also a great thing. but ml and fl where all in all like traditional couple

  • Love Lesson

    70. Love Lesson

    Korean Movie - 2013


    6/10 rr

    not even gonna lie, this shite is messed up given the ml is in high school but this was one of those early implications of rr dramas. this is more of a  noona romance tho

  • Homem do Trem

    71. Homem do Trem

    Japanese Drama - 2005, 11 episodes

  • Casos de Amor à Tarde

    72. Casos de Amor à Tarde

    Japanese Drama - 2014, 11 episodes

  • Embaralhando o Amor

    73. Embaralhando o Amor

    Japanese Drama - 2009, 10 episodes

  • Mate-me, Cure-me

    74. Mate-me, Cure-me

    Korean Drama - 2015, 20 episodes

  • Kokoro ga Pokitto ne

    75. Kokoro ga Pokitto ne

    Japanese Drama - 2015, 10 episodes

  • Penúltimo Amor

    76. Penúltimo Amor

    Japanese Drama - 2012, 11 episodes

  • I Want To Become A Hard Persimmon

    77. I Want To Become A Hard Persimmon

    Taiwanese Drama - 2007, 22 episodes

  • Esposa perfeita

    78. Esposa perfeita

    Korean Drama - 2017, 20 episodes

  • Você é Linda

    79. Você é Linda

    Korean Drama - 2009, 16 episodes

  • Yoo Hee, a Bruxa

    80. Yoo Hee, a Bruxa

    Korean Drama - 2007, 16 episodes

  • O Homem da Rainha In Hyun

    81. O Homem da Rainha In Hyun

    Korean Drama - 2012, 16 episodes

  • Família Gângster

    82. Família Gângster

    Korean Drama - 2006, 16 episodes

  • Porque Esta é a Minha Primeira Vida

    83. Porque Esta é a Minha Primeira Vida

    Korean Drama - 2017, 16 episodes

  • O Amor de Ho Goo

    84. O Amor de Ho Goo

    Korean Drama - 2015, 16 episodes

  • Curador

    85. Curador

    Korean Drama - 2014, 20 episodes

  • O Garoto-Flor ao Lado SP

    86. O Garoto-Flor ao Lado SP

    Korean Special - 2013, 2 episodes

  • Individualista Sra. Ji Young

    87. Individualista Sra. Ji Young

    Korean Special - 2017, 2 episodes

  • Smile, You

    88. Smile, You

    Korean Drama - 2009, 45 episodes

  • Eu Ouvi Um Rumor

    89. Eu Ouvi Um Rumor

    Korean Drama - 2015, 30 episodes

  • Mistura da Adolescência

    90. Mistura da Adolescência

    Korean Special - 2013, 4 episodes

  • Chefe Introvertido

    91. Chefe Introvertido

    Korean Drama - 2017, 16 episodes

  • Rei das Compras, Louie

    92. Rei das Compras, Louie

    Korean Drama - 2016, 16 episodes

  • O Sorriso Deixou Seus Olhos

    93. O Sorriso Deixou Seus Olhos

    Korean Drama - 2018, 16 episodes

  • Garoto e Garota do Século 20

    94. Garoto e Garota do Século 20

    Korean Drama - 2017, 32 episodes

  • A Bruxa do Tribunal

    95. A Bruxa do Tribunal

    Korean Drama - 2017, 16 episodes

  • Ei Fantasma, Vamos Lutar

    96. Ei Fantasma, Vamos Lutar

    Korean Drama - 2016, 16 episodes

  • Aquele Tolo

    97. Aquele Tolo

    Korean Drama - 2009, 16 episodes

  • Apenas o Único Amor

    98. Apenas o Único Amor

    Japanese Drama - 2006, 10 episodes

  • Boku to Star no 99 Nichi

    99. Boku to Star no 99 Nichi

    Japanese Drama - 2011, 10 episodes