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"You know you always been like this, boy. I say left, you say right. I say become a doctor, you say become a patient."
―Denise Clinton to Franklin Clinton

Denise Clinton is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series, appearing as a supporting character in Grand Theft Auto V.


Denise is Franklin Clinton's maternal aunt. At the start of GTA V, she and Franklin live in a house in Strawberry, but the two have a tense and occasionally volatile relationship. Denise views Franklin as lacking ambition, and wants him to move out. She refers to him as the one mistake her sister ever made. Franklin for his part looks down on her for her shoddy housekeeping and nonsensical feminist views.

She identifies as a "new age feminist" and holds feminist group meetings at the house, frequently badmouthing Franklin in front of her friends when she gets the chance. She is seen on multiple occasions leading "spirit walks" with her friends, which involves chanting feminist phrases during cardio exercise. Her brand of spiritual feminism is sex-obsessed; the yoga routines she and her friends do involve orgiastic moans, and much of her 'philosophy' is about the importance of pelvic strength.

After Franklin moves into the Vinewood Hills house bought for him by Lester Crest, she bars her nephew from entering the old house despite the fact that he is still legally the co-owner. She later turns the old house into a women's center, despite Franklin's disapproval.


Earlier in development Denise had a much different appearance. She wore a different hairstyle, glasses, green hoop earrings, and a green hoodie representing the Families. This version of Denise seemed to be inspired by Denise Robinson from Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. She can be seen with this beta appearance in Franklin's trailer on the GTA V site.

Mission Appearances




  • On her Lifeinvader page, Denise posts, "No wonder I never get a second date with that boy walking in every time I have a man home for coffee.", a reference to the controversial Hot Coffee mod for GTA San Andreas.
  • It is indicated that Lamar Davis has a crush on Denise, as he constantly refers to her looks, much to Franklin's disgust.
  • After Franklin moves to Vinewood Hills, if he returns to his old house, he will find the house locked and Denise will keep shouting from the inside to tell Franklin to go away.
  • If Michael or Trevor fires their weapon in front of the house, she can be heard yelling. If they continue, Franklin will call or text to tell Micheal or Trevor to stop.
  • If the player "kills" Denise at anytime, $5000 will be withdrawn from the players bank account. This occurs with all three protagonists, even though she briefly met Trevor twice, and she had never met Michael at all.
  • She appears briefly again in Fresh Meat. During the opening cutscene when Franklin approaches the house, Denise comes out with two other women and begin power-walking while chanting feminist phrases. When they pass by Trevor, he orders them to pipe down and they concede. This is ironic, showing that while Denise and her friends are vocally feminists, they will let themselves be bossed around by a man.

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