History Main / JailBait

24th Apr '17 4:17:30 AM MrSP
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In RealLife, it is a [[NoSexAllowed serious crime]] for a legal adult to have sex with a minor who is below the age of consent, usually 16-18 in North America and 14-18 in Europe, but in Western works is almost always assumed to be 18 thanks to SoCalization and ArtisticLicenseLaw. The national age of consent in Japan is [[ValuesDissonance infamously]] 13, but in practice there are local or prefectural laws in most places raising it to 16 or higher.

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In RealLife, it is a [[NoSexAllowed serious crime]] for a legal adult to have sex with a minor who is below the age of consent, usually 16-18 in North America and 14-18 in Europe, but in Western works is almost always assumed to be 18 thanks to SoCalization and ArtisticLicenseLaw. The national age of consent in Japan is [[ValuesDissonance infamously]] 13, but in practice there are local or prefectural laws in most places raising it to 16 or higher.
higher. (Specifically, the US has close-in-age exceptions as mentioned below, whereas Japan has separate laws to prevent abuse of power by adults, with the same result.)
5th Apr '17 5:59:09 PM peixe200
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'''Archer:''' ''Exactly!'' Plus, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint the Europeans use the metric system, so...]]

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'''Archer:''' ''Exactly!'' Plus, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint [[InsaneTrollLogic the Europeans use the metric system, so...]]
19th Mar '17 9:16:15 AM nombretomado
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* A flash game on NewGrounds deals with this trope, in which the viewer is asked to [[SchmuckBait identify whether the featured celebrity]] is JailBait or legal. [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/192840 Surprisingly safe for work,]] but expect to be called a CovertPervert if you guess wrong with ''actual'' jailbait, and AmbiguouslyGay if you guess wrong if they're legal. Also playing it requires knowledge of how old the celebrities were ''when the game was made''. Several years on, all of those who appear in the game are now of legal age.

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* A flash game on NewGrounds {{Website/Newgrounds}} deals with this trope, in which the viewer is asked to [[SchmuckBait identify whether the featured celebrity]] is JailBait or legal. [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/192840 Surprisingly safe for work,]] but expect to be called a CovertPervert if you guess wrong with ''actual'' jailbait, and AmbiguouslyGay if you guess wrong if they're legal. Also playing it requires knowledge of how old the celebrities were ''when the game was made''. Several years on, all of those who appear in the game are now of legal age.
5th Mar '17 9:21:23 AM HighCrate
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%%* In the Iron City Houserockers' "Junior's Bar", the singer tries to hit on a girl who is "seventeen, and that's old enough for me". However, she disappears before he can even make a move on her.
* Loudon Wainwright III implies an underage fan in "Motel Blues." ("Chronologically I know you're young, but when you kissed me in the club, you bit my tongue.")
5th Mar '17 8:50:56 AM CaptEquinox
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* Music/JimmyBuffett gets right down to brass tacks: "Hittin' on the honeys right out of high school, Yeah, fifteen may get you twenty, but that's all right, "Cause they're rockin' and a rollin' on a Livingston Saturday Night"

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* Music/JimmyBuffett gets right down to brass tacks: "Hittin' on the honeys right out of high school, Yeah, fifteen may get you twenty, but that's all right, "Cause they're rockin' and a rollin' on a Livingston [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livingston,_Montana Livingston]] Saturday Night"


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* Loudon Wainwright III implies an underage fan in "Motel Blues." ("Chronologically I know you're young, but when you kissed me in the club, you bit my tongue.")
3rd Feb '17 11:30:25 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* In ''Film/AnimalHouse'', Clorette blurts out "I'm only 13" during a makeout session. The line was actually a CensorDecoy put in so that the writers could get away with "I'm only 17" as a "compromise", but it went though without modification.

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* In ''Film/AnimalHouse'', Clorette blurts out "I'm only 13" during a makeout session. The line was actually a CensorDecoy put in so that the writers could get away with "I'm only 17" as a "compromise", [[SpringtimeForHitler but it went though without modification.modification]].
11th Jan '17 2:02:32 PM HighCrate
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', the Ice King obsessively tries to kidnap and/or marry princesses, Bubblegum Princess in particular. When he sees that she's been temporarily turned into a thirteen-year-old, he immediately flies away with a dejected "Well, I'm outta here."
11th Jan '17 12:53:58 PM intastiel
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', the Ice King obsessively tries to kidnap and/or marry princesses, Bubblegum Princess in particular. When he sees that she's been temporarily turned into a thirteen-year-old, he immediately flies away with a dejected "Well, I'm outta here."
8th Jan '17 7:21:39 AM HighCrate
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* ''Series/FakingIt'': Shane is likely this for Duke (depending on their relative ages), since in Texas having sex with someone who's age 17 and under if you're more than three years older than them is in fact statutory rape. It's likely Shane is ''at most'' 17, while Duke's age is never said.
7th Jan '17 8:48:30 PM Fireblood
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* In Creator/Lifetime movie ''Stalked At 17'', a college student willing has sex with a sixteen/seventeen-year-old girl. Note: The setting is in [[TruthInTelevision California and the age of consent is 18]].

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* In Creator/Lifetime movie ''Stalked At 17'', a college student willing willingly has sex with a sixteen/seventeen-year-old girl. Note: The the setting is in [[TruthInTelevision California and the age of consent is 18]].


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* ''Series/FakingIt'': Shane is likely this for Duke (depending on their relative ages), since in Texas having sex with someone who's age 17 and under if you're more than three years older than them is in fact statutory rape. It's likely Shane is ''at most'' 17, while Duke's age is never said.
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