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23rd May '18 8:08:50 PM PaulA
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* The protagonist in the play by Creator/AlexandreDumas, fils ''Theatre/LadyOfTheCamellias'', called Marguerite Gautier in the original and Violetta Valéry when the play is adapted by Verdi into the opera ''Theatre/LaTraviata''. She sacrifices her own happiness so as not to bring her young lover to ruin. A similar plot is used in Puccini's opera ''LaRondine'', where the courtesan Magda gives up the young hunk Ruggero for fear of sullying his reputation.

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* The protagonist in the play by Creator/AlexandreDumas, fils Creator/AlexandreDumasFils, ''Theatre/LadyOfTheCamellias'', called Marguerite Gautier in the original and Violetta Valéry when the play is adapted by Verdi into the opera ''Theatre/LaTraviata''. She sacrifices her own happiness so as not to bring her young lover to ruin. ruin.
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A similar plot is used in Puccini's opera ''LaRondine'', ''Theatre/LaRondine'', where the courtesan Magda gives up the young hunk Ruggero for fear of sullying his reputation.
4th May '18 8:22:44 AM lalaTKG
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* Hedy [=LaRue=] from ''Theatre/HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying''. Heck, she even has a song called "Love from a Heart of Gold"

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* Hedy [=LaRue=] from ''Theatre/HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying''. Heck, she even has a song called "Love from a Heart of Gold"Gold".



* While the term is not stated outright, it becomes obvious in your conversations with her that Astis from "Videogame/{{Piss}}" is a sex worker. She also has a very sweet personality and sunny disposition, and is one of only three people in the game who seem to genuinely care about and be concerned for Moira (the protagonist), and she is clearly trying to look out for her and wants to help her as best she can.

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* While the term is not stated outright, it becomes obvious in your conversations with her that Astis from "Videogame/{{Piss}}" ''Videogame/{{Piss}}'' is a sex worker. She also has a very sweet personality and sunny disposition, and is one of only three people in the game who seem to genuinely care about and be concerned for Moira (the protagonist), and she is clearly trying to look out for her and wants to help her as best she can.
4th May '18 5:10:07 AM lalaTKG
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* Manga/{{Amakusa 1637}} gives us Kichou aka Kikuhime, the gorgeous mistress of a cruel daimyo who befriends {{The Hero}}ine Natsuki. She's very much a NiceGirl with some shades of BrokenBird [[spoiler: and falls in love with Natsuki's childhood friend Eiji]].

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* Manga/{{Amakusa 1637}} ''Manga/{{Amakusa 1637}}'' gives us Kichou aka Kikuhime, the gorgeous mistress of a cruel daimyo who befriends {{The Hero}}ine Natsuki. She's very much a NiceGirl with some shades of BrokenBird [[spoiler: and falls in love with Natsuki's childhood friend Eiji]].



* The {{jousei}} manga ''Oiran Chirashi'' is about a FishOutOfTemporalWater young woman named Haru, who has to become a HighClassCallGirl to survive in the [[RedLightDistrict Yoshiwara]] of the Tokugawa shogunate. She's shown as initially naive, at times way too sensirtive to do her work well [[BeautifulAllAlong despite her beautiful looks]], and showing compassion towards those in trouble - like when she [[spoiler: tries to help an IllGirl prostitute but fails, and is emotionally crushed when she learns that the girl died and wasn't even given a proper burial.]]

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* The {{jousei}} {{josei}} manga ''Oiran Chirashi'' is about a FishOutOfTemporalWater young woman named Haru, who has to become a HighClassCallGirl to survive in the [[RedLightDistrict Yoshiwara]] of the Tokugawa shogunate. She's shown as initially naive, at times way too sensirtive sensitive to do her work well [[BeautifulAllAlong despite her beautiful looks]], and showing compassion towards those in trouble - like when she [[spoiler: tries to help an IllGirl prostitute but fails, and is emotionally crushed when she learns that the girl died and wasn't even given a proper burial.]]
18th Apr '18 5:09:18 PM bjshipley1
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* Nichole in ''Series/LAToVegas'' is a stripper who flies from Los Angeles to Las Vegas every weekend for work. Although her looks and wardrobe make her the resident MsFanservice, she is an all-around [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]] as well as highly intelligent and business-savvy.
5th Apr '18 8:40:53 PM lakingsif
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* Daka from ''Film/StVincent'' cleans up Vincent's place before he returns after his stroke and makes him healthy food for a change, so she seems to at least care about his health. [[spoiler:She also seems like she truly cares for their child]].

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* Daka from ''Film/StVincent'' ''Film/StVincent2014'' cleans up Vincent's place before he returns after his stroke and makes him healthy food for a change, so she seems to at least care about his health. [[spoiler:She also seems like she truly cares for their child]].
13th Mar '18 9:36:45 PM e-mlodik
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* While not ''technically'' prostitutes, Sexual Surrogates acting in their therapeutic capacity do often have sex with their clients. What differentiates a surrogate from a prostitute is the prostitute is providing sex as the service itself while the surrogate is proving sex as part of mental health services. They both get paid.

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* While not ''technically'' prostitutes, Sexual Surrogates acting in their therapeutic capacity do often have sex with their clients. What differentiates a surrogate from a prostitute is the prostitute is providing sex as the service itself while the surrogate is proving providing sex as part of mental health services. They both get paid.paid for the same type of service rendered, at the end of the day.
12th Mar '18 5:45:18 PM nombretomado
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* Not a main character, but a side-quest in ''TheWitcher'' involves a "Street wise cop, whore with a heart of gold, true love". The chief of the Watch falls in love with a high class prostitute and through their love and the help of Geralt, they break his curse of lycanthropy. It's about the only point of light in the CrapsackWorld that is The Witcher. Unless of course, you kill him.

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* Not a main character, but a side-quest in ''TheWitcher'' ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'' involves a "Street wise cop, whore with a heart of gold, true love". The chief of the Watch falls in love with a high class prostitute and through their love and the help of Geralt, they break his curse of lycanthropy. It's about the only point of light in the CrapsackWorld that is The Witcher. Unless of course, you kill him.
11th Mar '18 3:02:04 PM Malady
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* Kate from ''Literature/EastOfEden'' is the complete inverse of this trope, the Hooker With A Heart of Pure Malice. Despite having written such a heavy subversion, Creator/JohnSteinbeck loved this trope, and put it to use elsewhere in ''EastOfEden'', as well as ''Literature/CanneryRow'' and its sequel ''Sweet Thursday''.

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* Creator/JohnSteinbeck: He loved this trope.
** He used it in ''Literature/CanneryRow'' and its sequel ''Sweet Thursday''.
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Kate from ''Literature/EastOfEden'' is the complete inverse of this trope, the Hooker With A Heart of Pure Malice. Despite having written such a heavy subversion, Creator/JohnSteinbeck loved this trope, and put it to use elsewhere in ''EastOfEden'', as well as ''Literature/CanneryRow'' and its sequel ''Sweet Thursday''.Malice.



* Creator/HonoreDeBalzac being a 19th century author, ''loves'' this trope. In his works, we find Esther in ''Scenes from a Courtesan's Life'', Coralie in ''Lost Illusions'', arguably Marana in ''The Maranas'' short story or even the eponymous ''Girl with the Golden Eyes'' (though there are [[DepravedBisexual other]] [[PsychoLesbian issues]] at work there)... Of course, it tends to [[RedemptionEqualsDeath end badly]] for the poor girl. Generally speaking, Balzac likes his [[GoodBadGirl Good Bad Girls]].

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* Creator/HonoreDeBalzac being a 19th century author, ''loves'' this trope. In his works, we find Esther in ''Scenes from a Courtesan's Life'', Coralie in ''Lost Illusions'', arguably Marana in ''The Maranas'' short story or even the eponymous ''Girl with the Golden Eyes'' (though there are [[DepravedBisexual other]] [[PsychoLesbian issues]] at work there)... Of course, it tends to [[RedemptionEqualsDeath end badly]] for the poor girl. Generally speaking, Balzac likes his [[GoodBadGirl Good {{Good Bad Girls]].Girl}}s.
24th Feb '18 7:32:06 PM nombretomado
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* Deconstructed: SamuelPepys (who preferred to harass his maids and his dependent employees' wives rather than resort to prostitutes) references it in his diary in the 1660s, and wonders if men see whores as being better than they are because it makes them feel less guilty about whoring.

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* Deconstructed: SamuelPepys Literature/SamuelPepys (who preferred to harass his maids and his dependent employees' wives rather than resort to prostitutes) references it in his diary in the 1660s, and wonders if men see whores as being better than they are because it makes them feel less guilty about whoring.
2nd Feb '18 7:05:46 PM nombretomado
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* More than a few of these would show up on NightCourt. Most notable was Carla B., who developed an attraction to Harry Stone, [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe the only man to be nice to her without expecting some sort of "favors" in return.]]

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* More than a few of these would show up on NightCourt.''Series/NightCourt''. Most notable was Carla B., who developed an attraction to Harry Stone, [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe the only man to be nice to her without expecting some sort of "favors" in return.]]
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