History Main / HookerWithAHeartOfGold

9th Dec '17 2:06:30 PM DrFraud
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Contrast with the GoldDigger; compare with The HighClassCallGirl and EthicalSlut. In TheWildWest, this character is properly called a "Soiled Dove". If they're a mother, that child will be a SonOfAWhore. If Asian, they may also be an AsianHookerStereotype. Is liable to become a HeroicSeductress under certain circumstances. And possibly a MissKitty.

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Contrast with the GoldDigger; compare with The the HighClassCallGirl and EthicalSlut. In TheWildWest, this character is properly called a "Soiled Dove". If they're a mother, that child will be a SonOfAWhore. If Asian, they may also be an AsianHookerStereotype. Is liable to become a HeroicSeductress under certain circumstances. And possibly a MissKitty.


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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11844023/8/Harriet-Potter-and-the-Chevalier-s-Vow Harriet Potter and the Chevalier's Vow]]'' has Madam Cecelia Archer, who takes excellent care of her girls and exhibits genuine concern for Snape.
4th Dec '17 5:32:20 PM nombretomado
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* Yuka Otowa from ''VideoGame/{{Crescendo}}''; her reasons for her descent into this lifestyle are [[BrokenBird tragic and sad]], linked to [[spoiler: her parents' suicides and the abuse she suffered in foster homes and an orphanage]]. The player can get the bad ending by making the PlayerCharacter a total bastard and having him sleep with Yuka solely for sex [[note]](via failing her SecretTestOfCharacter where she leads the protagonist to a love hotel to see if he can see beyond her carefree facade)[[/note]], they can get the good ending by not taking advantage of her [[spoiler:(and her and the PC can laid together of their own free will in much happier circumstances)]] and [[EarnyourHappyEnding redeem her]]. ([[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Ryo aka the protagonist is NOT that kind of guy anyway]], so treating Yuka like that makes ''[[GuiltBasedGaming the player]]'' the bastard/bitch).

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* Yuka Otowa from ''VideoGame/{{Crescendo}}''; ''VisualNovel/{{Crescendo|EienDatoOmotteItaAnoKoro}}''; her reasons for her descent into this lifestyle are [[BrokenBird tragic and sad]], linked to [[spoiler: her parents' suicides and the abuse she suffered in foster homes and an orphanage]]. The player can get the bad ending by making the PlayerCharacter a total bastard and having him sleep with Yuka solely for sex [[note]](via failing her SecretTestOfCharacter where she leads the protagonist to a love hotel to see if he can see beyond her carefree facade)[[/note]], they can get the good ending by not taking advantage of her [[spoiler:(and her and the PC can laid together of their own free will in much happier circumstances)]] and [[EarnyourHappyEnding redeem her]]. ([[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Ryo aka the protagonist is NOT that kind of guy anyway]], so treating Yuka like that makes ''[[GuiltBasedGaming the player]]'' the bastard/bitch).
20th Nov '17 11:41:55 AM fearlessnikki
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* Molly from the Irish play ''An Triail''[[note]]The Trial[[/note]]. The protagonist is a woman who became pregnant out of wedlock, ended up kicked out by her family and ultimately killed herself and the baby after being rejected by the father. While she was pregnant she worked in the Magdalene Laundries, and Molly was a prostitute who acted as her companion and later let her share a flat. Molly is notably the only character in the play who accepts blame for the deaths - while the [[NeverMyFault other more responsible characters refuse to]]. It scandalized conservative Irish audiences that a prostitute was depicted sympathetically.
31st Oct '17 11:09:07 AM jeez
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* In ''Series/BabylonBerlin'', Charlotte Ritter works as an unregistered prostitute at nights (as a result of [[TheWeimarRepublic Weimar Germany's]] crappy economical situation), but actually dreams of becoming a police homicide investigator.

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* In ''Series/BabylonBerlin'', Charlotte Ritter works as an unregistered prostitute at nights (as a result of [[TheWeimarRepublic Weimar Germany's]] crappy economical situation), but actually dreams of becoming a police homicide investigator.investigator, which is why she tries to get on with the protagonist (and vice squad officer) Gereon Rath.
31st Oct '17 11:07:17 AM jeez
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* In ''Series/BabylonBerlin'', Charlotte Ritter works as an unregistered prostitute at nights (as a result of [[TheWeimarRepublic Weimar Germany's]] crappy economical situation), but actually dreams of becoming a police homicide investigator.
15th Oct '17 9:19:00 AM MackWylde
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* Several PaulThomasAnderson films usually have a female sex worker who is sweet, friendly, kind-hearted, generous or all of the above.
25th Aug '17 7:11:06 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Tránsito Soto from Creator/IsabelAllende's ''Literature/TheHouseOfTheSpirits'' is a PluckyGirl who takes her promises seriously and sees prostitution as a way to build her own life. With a bit of help from her once-patron Esteban Trueba she ''does'' make it big in the capital, reinvents herself as the most beautiful and smartest prostitute there, is a BenevolentBoss to her fellow sex-workers [[spoiler: and repays the favor by saving Esteban's granddaughter Alba from the military.]]

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* Tránsito Soto from Creator/IsabelAllende's ''Literature/TheHouseOfTheSpirits'' is a PluckyGirl who takes her promises seriously and sees prostitution as a way to build her own life. With a bit of help from her once-patron Esteban Trueba she ''does'' make it big in the capital, reinvents herself as the most beautiful and smartest prostitute there, is a BenevolentBoss to her fellow sex-workers when she creates her own brothel, [[spoiler: and repays the favor by saving Esteban's granddaughter Alba from the military.]]



* ''[[VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow Shall We Date?: Ninja Shadow]]'' featues the RedLightDistrict of Nagasaki, Maruyama, and the prostitutes that work there (many of them, [[SexSlave unwillingly]]) are portrayed as very sympathetic, sometimes even hiring [[VigilanteMan the protagonists]] to eliminate those who mistreat them.

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* ''[[VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow Shall We Date?: Ninja Shadow]]'' featues features the RedLightDistrict of Nagasaki, Maruyama, and the prostitutes that work there (many of them, [[SexSlave unwillingly]]) are portrayed as very sympathetic, sometimes even hiring [[VigilanteMan the protagonists]] to eliminate those who mistreat them.them.
** [[spoiler: Yuzuki]]'s path reveals that his mother was one of these, [[spoiler: and he cannot forgive her for having left him in the care of his paternal family when he was a kid.]] [[spoiler: Yuzuki's friends Aoi and Souji from the Edo Vigilantes, who often work with the prostitutes of Yoshiwara (the Edo/Tokyo RLD), state that the most beautiful HighClassCallGirl in Yoshiwara still cries herself to sleep for having left her beloved son in Nagasaki years ago...]]
22nd Aug '17 8:25:11 PM PaulA
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* Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/BardicVoices: The Lark & the Wren'' features a cozy, high-class brothel full of these. Arguably justified in that Madam Amber is extremely careful about who she hires.

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* Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/BardicVoices: The Lark & the Wren'' ''Literature/TheLarkAndTheWren'' features a cozy, high-class brothel full of these. Arguably justified in that Madam Amber is extremely careful about who she hires.
17th Aug '17 10:02:14 AM GlitteringFlowers
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%%* Tránsito Soto from Creator/IsabelAllende's ''Literature/TheHouseOfTheSpirits''.

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%%* * Tránsito Soto from Creator/IsabelAllende's ''Literature/TheHouseOfTheSpirits''.''Literature/TheHouseOfTheSpirits'' is a PluckyGirl who takes her promises seriously and sees prostitution as a way to build her own life. With a bit of help from her once-patron Esteban Trueba she ''does'' make it big in the capital, reinvents herself as the most beautiful and smartest prostitute there, is a BenevolentBoss to her fellow sex-workers [[spoiler: and repays the favor by saving Esteban's granddaughter Alba from the military.]]



* ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'': Kokona Haruka is a friendly, cheerful girl who goes to school with Yan-chan. [[spoiler:She's also involved in CompensatedDating, which can bring great shame to a girl and her family... except she only does it to help her father get out of debt. Technically compensated dating doesn't ''have'' to involve sex, but it often does, and it's implied that Kokona goes beyond kissing for the sake of getting more money. She doesn't want her friends to get mixed up in her troubles -- should you have Yan-chan offer to help her, Kokona pleads with her to not get involved. If you do help, Kokona's so grateful to Yan-chan that she agrees to back off of the boy they both like out of gratitude.]]

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* ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'': Kokona Haruka is a friendly, cheerful girl who goes to school with Yan-chan. [[spoiler:She's also involved in CompensatedDating, which can bring great shame to a girl and her family... except she only does it to help her father get out of debt. Technically compensated dating doesn't ''have'' to involve sex, but it often does, and it's implied that Kokona goes beyond kissing for the sake of getting more money. She doesn't want her friends to get mixed up in her troubles -- should you the player have Yan-chan offer to help her, Kokona pleads with her to not get involved. If you do help, Yan-chan does anyway, Kokona's so grateful to Yan-chan that she agrees to back off of the boy they both like out of gratitude.]]



* ''[[VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow Shall We Date?: Ninja Shadow]]'' featues the RedLightDistrict of Nagasaki, Maruyama, and the prostitutes that work there (many of them, [[SexSlave unwillingly]]) are portrayed as very sympathetic, sometimes even hiring [[VigilanteMan the protagonists]] to eliminate those who mistreat them.



* Empress Theodora of the Eastern Roman Empire.She was originally an actress, and in those times acting involved sexual acts by pretty much default, so she used her good looks as well as her sexual prowess, her brains and her PluckyGirl personality to go up the Byzantine society.

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* Empress Theodora of the Eastern Roman Empire. She was originally an actress, and in those times acting involved sexual acts by pretty much default, so she used her good looks as well as her sexual prowess, her brains and her PluckyGirl personality to go up the Byzantine society.
13th Aug '17 3:46:39 PM gophergiggles
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* Many real prostitutes fit under this; prostitutes are no different from anyone else.

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* Many real prostitutes fit under this; prostitutes are no different from anyone else. It's actually [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/10/AR2010091002670.html surprisingly common for people to hire prostitutes for things other than sex]], known as "emotion work" (IRL PlatonicProstitution, basically).
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