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29th Nov '16 1:47:02 AM Mhazard
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* Rahab, a supposed harlot who lived in Jericho and kept two Hebrew scouts from being discovered by the city guards. This allowed them to return and relay the information to Joshua, which led to the capture of the city. Rahab, for her kindness, was spared by the conquerors. The city of Jericho was pretty much doomed anyway since Joshua and his army had strict orders to level it. Rahab saved herself -- and her entire extended family -- the only way she could.

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* Rahab, [[Literature/TheBible Rahab]], a supposed harlot who lived in Jericho and kept two Hebrew scouts from being discovered by the city guards. This allowed them to return and relay the information to Joshua, which led to the capture of the city. Rahab, for her kindness, was spared by the conquerors. The city of Jericho was pretty much doomed anyway since Joshua and his army had strict orders to level it. Rahab saved herself -- and her entire extended family -- the only way she could.
15th Nov '16 8:49:18 PM Chariset
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* Satine in ''Film/MoulinRouge'' is a HighClassCallGirl who gives every sign that she's just a shallow materialist but secretly longs for freedom and respectability... and love.
29th Oct '16 3:07:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/KillingZoe'', by former Tarantino writing partner [[TheRulesOfAttraction Roger Avary]], can best be described as what happens when a [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold hooker]] with a [[ManicPixieDreamGirl heart]] of gold is caught in the middle of a [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs drug]] induced [[TheCaper bank robbery]] in [[EverythingsSexierInFrench Paris]].

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* ''Film/KillingZoe'', by former Tarantino writing partner [[TheRulesOfAttraction Roger Avary]], Avary, can best be described as what happens when a [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold hooker]] with a [[ManicPixieDreamGirl heart]] of gold is caught in the middle of a [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs drug]] induced [[TheCaper bank robbery]] in [[EverythingsSexierInFrench Paris]].
18th Oct '16 5:44:34 AM foxley
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* Dolly Stone in ''Film/{{Purgatory}}'', though she says the dime novels exaggerate it.
14th Oct '16 1:59:07 AM LondonKdS
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This is a sex worker (prostitute, stripper, porn actress, or any other similar sex-industry occupation) who has some baseline goodness and might become a love interest for a main character. Underneath the sex kitten exterior lies a very kind and good-natured flower that needs nurturing. If she doesn't get killed off by an angry pimp, you can typically expect her past to either be quickly forgotten or be mentioned/alluded to constantly.

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This is a sex worker (prostitute, stripper, porn actress, or any other similar sex-industry occupation) who has some baseline goodness and might become a love interest for a main character. Underneath the sex kitten exterior lies a very kind and good-natured flower that needs nurturing. If she doesn't get killed off by an angry pimp, pimp or other villain, you can typically expect her past to either be quickly forgotten or be mentioned/alluded to constantly.



This trope is only about prostitutes and other professional sex workers. For people who have casual sex [[ForHappiness for the pleasure of it]] rather than for money, see instead GoodBadGirl and EthicalSlut. However, the tropes can overlap when it comes to the most benevolent forms of sex work. Both are liable to be against any form of sex work that is exploitative and/or emotionally damaging, but might consider some forms relatively safe and thus approve of them.

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This trope is only about prostitutes and other professional sex workers. For people who have casual sex [[ForHappiness for the pleasure of it]] rather than for money, see instead GoodBadGirl and EthicalSlut. However, the tropes can overlap when it comes to the most more benevolent forms of sex work.work or full-scale UnproblematicProstitution. Both are liable to be against any form of sex work that is exploitative and/or emotionally damaging, but might consider some forms relatively safe and thus approve of them.
19th Sep '16 8:41:52 PM PaulA
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%%* Vita from ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality snd Eternity]]''.

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%%* Vita from ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality snd Eternity]]''.''Literature/AndEternity''.
11th Sep '16 6:06:55 PM JoieDeCombat
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* Literature/InDeath series: Played with. It is played straight with one licensed companion in ''Purity in Death'', but it is made clear that she is still young, shiny, and innocent. Then you have Charles Monroe, who is a male licensed companion who eventually left the profession to become a sex therapist. Some of the prostitutes are portrayed as between good and bad. Interestingly, a number of them have gotten killed off in the series. Some cases can be considered {{Karma}}, while other cases can be considered a testament to the dangers of being a prostitute.

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* The Literature/InDeath series: Played with. It is played straight with one licensed companion series occasionally features sex workers (termed "licensed companions" in ''Purity in Death'', the setting, which has legalized and instated regulations upon the profession) as victims, witnesses, and/or suspects. They run a gamut of personalities and mostly aren't portrayed as especially good or bad, but it there are some examples of the trope. The foremost is made clear that she is still young, shiny, and innocent. Then you have recurring character Charles Monroe, who is a high-class male licensed companion LC who plays a supporting role in several books and becomes a friend to Eve (and eventually left quits the profession business to become a sex therapist. Some of the prostitutes are portrayed as between good and bad. Interestingly, a number of them have gotten killed off in the series. Some cases can be considered {{Karma}}, while other cases can be considered a testament to the dangers of being a prostitute.therapist).
27th Aug '16 5:58:10 PM redandready45
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** Classi, who is far more [[GoodIsNotSoft aggressive than the usual]] portrayal. He initially became [[{{Jerkass}} Nathan's]] girlfriend, but turns on the little snot after he slaps her and [[CurbstompBattle wails on him]], and helps Jimmy take down [[spoiler: the Ads]].

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** Classi, who is far more noble, [[GoodIsNotSoft but far more aggressive than the usual]] portrayal. He usual portrayal]]. She initially became [[{{Jerkass}} Nathan's]] girlfriend, but turns on the little snot after he slaps her and [[CurbstompBattle wails on him]], and helps Jimmy take down [[spoiler: the Ads]].
19th Aug '16 5:31:33 AM longWriter
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* Lula from the Literature/StephaniePlum novels… sort of. When she first meets Stephanie, she is, indeed, a ho'; after she's maimed lightly and tied up on Stephanie's fire escape, she opts to leave the sexing life to become a bounty hunter herself. She routinely brings up "back when I was a ho'" as it relates to the current situation. She has kind of a stereotypical "sassy black woman" attitude about her that would conflict less with the trope if she were smarter in general. She's incredibly gung-ho about the ''idea'' of being a bounty hunter, but, as a consequence of aforementioned not-that-brightness, she has a tendency to [[StopHelpingMe make things worse]].

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* Lula from the Literature/StephaniePlum novels… sort of. When she first meets Stephanie, she is, indeed, a ho'; after she's maimed lightly and tied up on Stephanie's fire escape, she opts to leave the sexing life to become a bounty hunter herself. She routinely brings up "back when I was a ho'" as it relates to the current situation. She has kind of a stereotypical "sassy black woman" attitude about her that would conflict less with the trope if she were smarter in general. She's incredibly gung-ho about the ''idea'' of being a bounty hunter, but, as a consequence of aforementioned not-that-brightness, she has a tendency to [[StopHelpingMe [[UnwantedAssistance make things worse]].
18th Jul '16 11:16:39 AM Doug86
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%%* [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_SjBUFj3jDSY/SFAgzEHcQtI/AAAAAAAAHfc/_fEmNl-Y00U/s1600/11qua_seriemes_quino.jpg An example]] from Argentinian cartoonist {{Quino}}

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%%* [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_SjBUFj3jDSY/SFAgzEHcQtI/AAAAAAAAHfc/_fEmNl-Y00U/s1600/11qua_seriemes_quino.jpg An example]] from Argentinian cartoonist {{Quino}}ComicStrip/{{Quino}}
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