- "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 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.
Denise makes her last appearance in the opening cutscene of Fresh Meat, leading a group of women on a march whilst chanting feminist slogans before Trevor Philips tells them to be quiet.
Earlier in development Denise had a much different appearance. She had a different hairstyle and wore 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.
- GTA V
- Franklin and Lamar
- The Long Stretch
- Hood Safari
- The Hotel Assassination (Post-mission e-mail)
- Fresh Meat
- 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 Michael or Trevor to stop.
- If the player "kills" Denise at anytime, $5000 will be withdrawn from the player's bank account. This occurs with all three protagonists, even though she had never met Michael. (She first met Trevor - albeit briefly - in Hood Safari.)
- If the player manages to enter the Clinton Residence after Franklin moves, there will be no evidence of the house being converted into a 'women's centre'. However, this does not make Denise's claim untrue as the change is just not programmed given that the house is intended to become inaccessible after Franklin's relocation.