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10th Feb '18 11:37:04 PM ectostar
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If there's a significant age difference between them, see MayDecemberRomance. If the younger one has a preference for older partners, see LikesOlderMen and LikesOlderWomen.

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If there's a significant age difference between them, see MayDecemberRomance.AgeGapRomance. If the younger one has a preference for older partners, see LikesOlderMen and LikesOlderWomen.
3rd Feb '18 5:42:40 PM Ramidel
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See also {{Seme}}, {{Uke}}, SenpaiKohai, TeacherStudentRomance, SexyMentor, MentorShip and Myth/ClassicalMythology.

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See also {{Seme}}, {{Uke}}, SenpaiKohai, OneeSama, TeacherStudentRomance, SexyMentor, MentorShip and Myth/ClassicalMythology.
3rd Feb '18 5:32:54 PM Ramidel
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* In ''VideoGame/AtelierSophieTheAlchemistOfTheMysteriousBook'', Plachta is Sophie's ReallySevenHundredYearsOld alchemy teacher. Their relationship is extremely romantic in tone, especially after [[spoiler: Sophie uses her alchemy to give Plachta a humanoid body]]. By the end of the game, they're "looking forward to spending more time with each other." In the next game they're travelling to the Examination together, though by that time their relationship is one of equals, as Sophie has become a master alchemist in her own right.
1st Feb '18 4:38:57 PM UchuuFlamenco
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* The 2004 film of Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice deliberately emphasised the Lover/Beloved {{Subtext}} between middle-aged Antonio and young Bassanio.

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* The 2004 film of Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'' deliberately emphasised the Lover/Beloved {{Subtext}} between middle-aged Antonio and young Bassanio.



* ''Film/CallMeByYourName'' (2017) along with the novel it's based on is a modern example, being about the relationship of the 17 years old Elio and the 24 years old American academic Oliver.



* The latter half of season three of Series/{{Hannibal}} [[TheyDo reveals this as its endgame for Will and the titular psychopath]]. While Will is an adult in his early thirties, he's about a decade younger than Hannibal, highly vulnerable and susceptible to manipulation, and [[MrFanservice quite easy on the eyes]]; Hannibal in return is older, highly educated, appreciative of the Classics in art, music, and philosophy, and [[ImAHumanitarian has rather epicurean tastes]]. What starts out as an amusing side project to see how far Will can pushed before he snaps becomes something else entirely as Lector becomes more and more obsessed with proving to Will that they are the same. Hannibal instructs Will on a wide variety of subjects and the two have a series long, protracted debate about the ethics of murder, and artistic perception and appreciation of suffering as divine. [[InLoveWithYourCarnage Ultimately, Will capitulates, working with Hannibal to violently murder another serial killer and afterwards admitting that he thought of it as beautiful]], [[TakingYouWithMe before embracing Hannibal and throwing them both off a cliff and into the sea]]. Season three's Italian setting and continual references to Greco-Roman art, philosophy, and aesthetics cement the connection.

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* The latter half of season three of Series/{{Hannibal}} ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' [[TheyDo reveals this as its endgame for Will and the titular psychopath]]. While Will is an adult in his early thirties, he's about a decade younger than Hannibal, highly vulnerable and susceptible to manipulation, and [[MrFanservice quite easy on the eyes]]; Hannibal in return is older, highly educated, appreciative of the Classics in art, music, and philosophy, and [[ImAHumanitarian has rather epicurean tastes]]. What starts out as an amusing side project to see how far Will can pushed before he snaps becomes something else entirely as Lector becomes more and more obsessed with proving to Will that they are the same. Hannibal instructs Will on a wide variety of subjects and the two have a series long, protracted debate about the ethics of murder, and artistic perception and appreciation of suffering as divine. [[InLoveWithYourCarnage Ultimately, Will capitulates, working with Hannibal to violently murder another serial killer and afterwards admitting that he thought of it as beautiful]], [[TakingYouWithMe before embracing Hannibal and throwing them both off a cliff and into the sea]]. Season three's Italian setting and continual references to Greco-Roman art, philosophy, and aesthetics cement the connection.



* In some interpretations, Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice. There's a lot of HoYay between Antonio and Bassanio and Antonio, who is somewhat older than Bassanio, guarantees a big loan so that Bassanio can marry, in the process putting himself at risk of death at the hands of Shylock, whom he despises for being a Jew. In some readings the relationship is seen this way: Bassanio has a good male buddy his own age, but his boyfriend is the older, richer man Antonio. The rather reckless, youthful Bassanio is sincerely fond of Antonio but is also well aware that he has Antonio wrapped round his little finger; he wheedles money out of him and then proceeds to go off with a girl. The self-sacrificing Antonio, who loves Bassanio more than Bassanio loves him, watches and even facilitates this, keeping a lid on his own private pain over his love for Bassanio. All this is classic Lover and Beloved. Other readings, however, see a fully mutual love affair between Antonio and Bassanio, with Bassanio marrying Portia largely for her money, though he does declare his love for her. Still other readings see no sexual or romantic relationship between the two, with Antionio's love for Bassanio wholly unrequited, and yet others interpret Antonio and Bassanio simply as HeterosexualLifePartners.

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* In some interpretations, Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice.''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice''. There's a lot of HoYay between Antonio and Bassanio and Antonio, who is somewhat older than Bassanio, guarantees a big loan so that Bassanio can marry, in the process putting himself at risk of death at the hands of Shylock, whom he despises for being a Jew. In some readings the relationship is seen this way: Bassanio has a good male buddy his own age, but his boyfriend is the older, richer man Antonio. The rather reckless, youthful Bassanio is sincerely fond of Antonio but is also well aware that he has Antonio wrapped round his little finger; he wheedles money out of him and then proceeds to go off with a girl. The self-sacrificing Antonio, who loves Bassanio more than Bassanio loves him, watches and even facilitates this, keeping a lid on his own private pain over his love for Bassanio. All this is classic Lover and Beloved. Other readings, however, see a fully mutual love affair between Antonio and Bassanio, with Bassanio marrying Portia largely for her money, though he does declare his love for her. Still other readings see no sexual or romantic relationship between the two, with Antionio's love for Bassanio wholly unrequited, and yet others interpret Antonio and Bassanio simply as HeterosexualLifePartners.
1st Feb '18 3:48:25 PM UchuuFlamenco
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* Comes up in ''Film/If'' by Lindsay Anderson, set in a BoardingSchool [[OneGenderSchool for boys]] thirteen to eighteen, where it's common and accepted for older boys to take a shine to younger ones. One of the three main characters has a relationship with a younger boy, of whom he's protective, but who seems to be a more mature person than his lover.

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* Comes up in ''Film/If'' ''Film/{{If}}'' by Lindsay Anderson, set in a BoardingSchool [[OneGenderSchool for boys]] thirteen to eighteen, where it's common and accepted for older boys to take a shine to younger ones. One of the three main characters has a relationship with a younger boy, of whom he's protective, but who seems to be a more mature person than his lover.
1st Feb '18 3:48:03 PM UchuuFlamenco
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* The {{Gayngst}}-defining 1919 German film ''Anders als die Andern'' (''Different from the Others'') focuses on the relationship between concert violinist Paul Korner and his pupil Kurt Sivers.

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* The {{Gayngst}}-defining 1919 German film ''Anders als die Andern'' (''Different from the Others'') ''Film/DifferentFromTheOthers'' focuses on the relationship between concert violinist Paul Korner and his pupil Kurt Sivers.



* In 1961s ''Victim'', which uses elements of the plot of ''Different from the Others'', a lawyer nearing 40 gets to know a young man about half that, who hero-worships him and with whom he shares a mutual attraction, though the older guy breaks it off because "he was getting too fond of me" -- or, as his wife suggests, "you were getting too fond of him". Said young man has also had a relationship with a middle-aged bookshop owner, who is deeply in love with him and wants to give him a home and a job for life.

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* In 1961s ''Victim'', ''Film/{{Victim}}'', which uses elements of the plot of ''Different from the Others'', a lawyer nearing 40 gets to know a young man about half that, who hero-worships him and with whom he shares a mutual attraction, though the older guy breaks it off because "he was getting too fond of me" -- or, as his wife suggests, "you were getting too fond of him". Said young man has also had a relationship with a middle-aged bookshop owner, who is deeply in love with him and wants to give him a home and a job for life.



* Comes up in ''if....'' (1968) by Lindsay Anderson, set in a BoardingSchool [[OneGenderSchool for boys]] thirteen to eighteen, where it's common and accepted for older boys to take a shine to younger ones. One of the three main characters has a relationship with a younger boy, of whom he's protective, but who seems to be a more mature person than his lover.

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* Comes up in ''if....'' (1968) ''Film/If'' by Lindsay Anderson, set in a BoardingSchool [[OneGenderSchool for boys]] thirteen to eighteen, where it's common and accepted for older boys to take a shine to younger ones. One of the three main characters has a relationship with a younger boy, of whom he's protective, but who seems to be a more mature person than his lover.
1st Feb '18 3:42:40 PM UchuuFlamenco
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* Gender-swapped in ''Mädchen in Uniform'' (''Girls in Uniform'') (1931), based on Christa Winsloe's play ''Gestern and Heute'', which itself is based on her novel ''Das Kind Manuela'', in turn based on Winsloe's experiences at school. The school in the film is, like Winsloe's, a [[OneGenderSchool single-sex]] BoardingSchool for the daughters of the upper classes, and is run on very strict lines. The young Scripture teacher, Fräulein von Bernburg, is the only adult there who shows the girls any kindness or affection, and as a result many of them fall for her. Sensitive, motherless Manuela von Meinhardis, fourteen and a half years old, falls particularly hard, and Fräulein von Bernburg seems to have feelings for Manuela in return, though, as she explains to Manuela, she can't play favorites. When Manuela accidentally gets drunk and proclaims her love in front of the entire school and the headmistress, the horrified headmistress comes down hard on her, and she [[spoiler: nearly kills herself. In the novel and the play, she does kill herself.]] The film was a big hit on the lesbian scene in Berlin, which at that point was quite active and open. The Nazis, irked less by the film's homosexual content than by its portrayal of the schoolgirls collectively rising up against authority, tried to destroy all copies of it, but fortunately failed. The United States government attempted to ban the film, but Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded them not to.

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* Gender-swapped in ''Mädchen in Uniform'' ''Film/MadchenInUniform'' (''Girls in Uniform'') (1931), based on Christa Winsloe's play ''Gestern and Heute'', which itself is based on her novel ''Das Kind Manuela'', in turn based on Winsloe's experiences at school. The school in the film is, like Winsloe's, a [[OneGenderSchool single-sex]] BoardingSchool for the daughters of the upper classes, and is run on very strict lines. The young Scripture teacher, Fräulein von Bernburg, is the only adult there who shows the girls any kindness or affection, and as a result many of them fall for her. Sensitive, motherless Manuela von Meinhardis, fourteen and a half years old, falls particularly hard, and Fräulein von Bernburg seems to have feelings for Manuela in return, though, as she explains to Manuela, she can't play favorites. When Manuela accidentally gets drunk and proclaims her love in front of the entire school and the headmistress, the horrified headmistress comes down hard on her, and she [[spoiler: nearly kills herself. In the novel and the play, she does kill herself.]] The film was a big hit on the lesbian scene in Berlin, which at that point was quite active and open. The Nazis, irked less by the film's homosexual content than by its portrayal of the schoolgirls collectively rising up against authority, tried to destroy all copies of it, but fortunately failed. The United States government attempted to ban the film, but Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded them not to.
14th Jan '18 5:51:38 PM nombretomado
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* LittleMissSunshine, a popular family comedy from 2006. Frank, a renowned Proust scholar (Proust was gay) fell in love with a male [[TeacherStudentRomance graduate student of his]]. This younger man left him -- for another older man, Frank's rival Proust scholar. Being upset, Frank acted up and got kicked out of his job. Then he couldn't pay the rent and got kicked out of his apartment. Then he found out that his rival in love and work had won an honour instead of him. So he [[DrivenToSuicide slit his wrists]]...but he survived. The film begins with him in hospital.

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* LittleMissSunshine, ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'', a popular family comedy from 2006. Frank, a renowned Proust scholar (Proust was gay) fell in love with a male [[TeacherStudentRomance graduate student of his]]. This younger man left him -- for another older man, Frank's rival Proust scholar. Being upset, Frank acted up and got kicked out of his job. Then he couldn't pay the rent and got kicked out of his apartment. Then he found out that his rival in love and work had won an honour instead of him. So he [[DrivenToSuicide slit his wrists]]...but he survived. The film begins with him in hospital.
9th Sep '17 4:53:10 PM ectostar
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* ''Series/Rome'' has a rare female example with Servilla, in her late forties to early fifties, teaching a teenage Octavia about the joys of sapphic love. It doesn't last long, though, as Servilla is very clearly manipulating Octavia for political purposes.
** People also believe that 50y/o Caesar and teenage Octavian were a thing, because they saw them leave a lonely room at the same time. Turns out Octavian was just helping his great-uncle with a seizure. It's made even more awkward in that [[MyBelovedSmother his mother]] congratulated him on his "catch".

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* ''Series/Rome'' ''Series/{{Rome}}'' has a rare female example with Servilla, in her late forties to early fifties, teaching a teenage Octavia about the joys of sapphic love. It doesn't last long, though, as Servilla is very clearly manipulating Octavia for political purposes.
** People also believe that 50y/o 50-year-old Caesar and teenage Octavian were a thing, because they saw them leave a lonely room at the same time. Turns out Octavian was just helping his great-uncle with a seizure. It's made even more awkward in that [[MyBelovedSmother his mother]] congratulated him on his "catch".
8th Sep '17 11:17:30 AM MoonPumpkin
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* ''Series/Rome'' has a rare female example with Servilla, in her late forties to early fifties, teaching a teenage Octavia about the joys of sapphic love. It doesn't last long, though, as Servilla is very clearly manipulating Octavia for political purposes.
** People also believe that 50y/o Caesar and teenage Octavian were a thing, because they saw them leave a lonely room at the same time. Turns out Octavian was just helping his great-uncle with a seizure. It's made even more awkward in that [[MyBelovedSmother his mother]] congratulated him on his "catch".
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