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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".
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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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* Gender-swapped in Christa Winsloe's ''Gestern und Heute'' (''Yesterday and Today''), about a young teenaged girl's experiences at a strict [[OneGenderSchool single-sex]] BoardingSchool. The girl falls for a young female teacher, who loves her back but sticks to a chaste mentoring role. Things come unstuck because of the harsh, unfeeling way the school is run. The play, also called ''Ritter Nérestan'' (''Knight Nérestan'') and ''Krankheit der Liebe'' (''Sickness of Love''), was very popular. It is based on Winsloe's novel ''Das Kind Manuela'' (''The Child Manuela''), itself based on Winsloe's own experiences at boarding school. It was later filmed as ''Mädchen in Uniform'' (''Girls in Uniform''), with a screenplay written by Winsloe.

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* Gender-swapped RareFemaleExample in Christa Winsloe's ''Gestern und Heute'' (''Yesterday and Today''), about a young teenaged girl's experiences at a strict [[OneGenderSchool single-sex]] BoardingSchool. [[TeacherStudentRomance The girl falls for a young female teacher, who loves her back but sticks to a chaste mentoring role.role]]. Things come unstuck because of the harsh, unfeeling way the school is run. The play, also called ''Ritter Nérestan'' (''Knight Nérestan'') and ''Krankheit der Liebe'' (''Sickness of Love''), was very popular. It is based on Winsloe's novel ''Das Kind Manuela'' (''The Child Manuela''), itself based on Winsloe's own experiences at boarding school. It was later filmed as ''Mädchen in Uniform'' (''Girls in Uniform''), with a screenplay written by Winsloe.
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If there's a significant age difference between them, See MayDecemberRomance.

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If there's a significant age difference between them, See MayDecemberRomance.
see MayDecemberRomance. If the younger one has a preference for older partners, see LikesOlderMen and LikesOlderWomen.



* Inverted and deconstructed in ''{{Manga/Loveless}}''. The older partner, Soubi's, "name" is Beloved and he has been trained to submit to whoever is the Sacrifice in his pairings. The ''much'' younger Ritsuka's "name" is Loveless; he struggles between his affection for Soubi and his own submissive personality that his brother took advantage of.

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* Inverted and deconstructed in ''{{Manga/Loveless}}''.''Manga/{{Loveless}}''. The older partner, Soubi's, "name" is Beloved and he has been trained to submit to whoever is the Sacrifice in his pairings. The ''much'' younger Ritsuka's "name" is Loveless; he struggles between his affection for Soubi and his own submissive personality that his brother took advantage of.



* In ''{{Manga/Marginal}}'', there is no woman in the world and human is an all-male OneGenderRace, except for a queen bee-like individual who produces babies called "Mother". Thus, Lover and Beloved becomes the norm: men adopt and mentor youths (called "Iroko" i.e. "coloured child" due to a mark on their skin which shows that they are not mature), who in return act as passive sexual partners until they come of age.

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* In ''{{Manga/Marginal}}'', ''Manga/{{Marginal}}'', there is no woman in the world and human is an all-male OneGenderRace, except for a queen bee-like individual who produces babies called "Mother". Thus, Lover and Beloved becomes the norm: men adopt and mentor youths (called "Iroko" i.e. "coloured child" due to a mark on their skin which shows that they are not mature), who in return act as passive sexual partners until they come of age.



* ''{{Literature/Love and Death on Long Island}}'' (1998), in which an out-of-touch professor falls hopelessly in love with a shallow male teen idol who represents his ideal of beauty.
* ''{{Film/Gods and Monsters}}'' (1998), a fictionalised depiction of the last days of James Whale. Whale is famous both for directing ''Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}'' and ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'' and for being openly gay in 1950s Hollywood. The film portrays him becoming attracted to his new gardener, a handsome young ex-Marine. The gardener is straight but Whale assures him that he has no sexual intentions. This turns out not to be the case, and the gardener freaks out.

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* ''{{Literature/Love and Death on Long Island}}'' ''Literature/LoveAndDeathOnLongIsland'' (1998), in which an out-of-touch professor falls hopelessly in love with a shallow male teen idol who represents his ideal of beauty.
* ''{{Film/Gods and Monsters}}'' ''Film/GodsAndMonsters'' (1998), a fictionalised depiction of the last days of James Whale. Whale is famous both for directing ''Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}'' ''Film/Frankenstein1931'' and ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'' and for being openly gay in 1950s Hollywood. The film portrays him becoming attracted to his new gardener, a handsome young ex-Marine. The gardener is straight but Whale assures him that he has no sexual intentions. This turns out not to be the case, and the gardener freaks out.



* A gender-swapped version of this in one of Eve Ensler's ''Vagina Monologues'', "The Little Coochie Snorcher that Could". A 13-year-old girl who when she was younger was violently raped by a man is given vodka by a 24-year-old woman who then gently seduces her. She describes the experience as positive and concludes, "Now I'll never need to rely on a man." In response to the controversy this caused, Ensler later raised the girl's age to 16. The girl adds defiantly that some people would call this rape, but "well, I say if it was rape, it was a good rape." Ensler removed this line, again because it caused massive controversy. Ensler herself was raped by her father as a child.

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* A gender-swapped version RareFemaleExample of this in one of Eve Ensler's ''Vagina Monologues'', "The Little Coochie Snorcher that Could". A 13-year-old girl who when she was younger was violently raped by a man is given vodka by a 24-year-old woman who then gently seduces her. She describes the experience as positive and concludes, "Now I'll never need to rely on a man." In response to the controversy this caused, Ensler later raised the girl's age to 16. [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale The girl adds defiantly that some people would call this rape, but "well, I say if it was rape, it was a good rape." "]] Ensler removed this line, again because it caused massive controversy. Ensler herself was raped by her father as a child.
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If there's a significant age difference between them, See MayDecemberRomance.



If there's a significant age difference between them, See MayDecemberRomance.



* Yuri and Victor's relationship gradually takes on more and more aspects of this in ''Anime/YuriOnIce'', though the age difference is downplayed since Victor is only four years older than Yuri. Victor coaches and mentors Yuri to become a better figure skater, and Yuri learns to become more confident in his skating. The subtext between them becomes very hard to ignore...[[spoiler:at least until episode 7, when Victor kisses Yuri and they become the OfficialCouple, and by episode 10 they're engaged.]]

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* Yuri and Victor's relationship gradually takes on more and more aspects of this in ''Anime/YuriOnIce'', though the age difference is downplayed since Victor is only four years older than Yuri. Victor coaches and mentors Yuri to become a better figure skater, and Yuri learns to become more confident in his skating. The subtext between them becomes very hard to ignore... [[spoiler:at least until episode 7, when Victor kisses Yuri and they become the OfficialCouple, and by episode 10 they're engaged.]]



* 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 favourites. 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'' (''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 favourites.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.



* Arguably, ''Une histoire sans importance'' (''A Story of No Importance'') (1980), which is about the homoerotic friendship between two teenaged boys. Though there's only about a year's difference in their ages, they conform to most of the classic elements of this trope. Philippe, the elder, is gay and falls deeply in love with Claude, the younger. Claude, on the other hand, is basically straight, and sees flirting with Philippe as a game. During an argument, Claude says, "I was a kid back then. You taught me things." Philippe is frustrated that Claude is not a deep thinker and they can't talk about ideas together. When they eventually have sex, it consists of Philippe masturbating Claude. [[spoiler: Eventually, Claude turns to girls, leaving Philippe broken-hearted.]] These are all things you can find in many lover/beloved tales with a wide age gap between the pair. At one point, Claude is eyed up on the street by a grown man. It's a brief moment but full of implication, given the ending of the film, in which [[spoiler: Claude has sex with Philippe [[TheOldestProfession for money.]] ]]

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* Arguably, ''Une histoire sans importance'' (''A Story of No Importance'') (1980), which is about the homoerotic friendship between two teenaged boys. Though there's only about a year's difference in their ages, they conform to most of the classic elements of this trope. Philippe, the elder, is gay and falls deeply in love with Claude, the younger. Claude, on the other hand, is basically straight, and sees flirting with Philippe as a game. During an argument, Claude says, "I was a kid back then. You taught me things." Philippe is frustrated that Claude is not a deep thinker and they can't talk about ideas together. When they eventually have sex, it consists of Philippe masturbating Claude. [[spoiler: Eventually, Claude turns to girls, leaving Philippe broken-hearted.]] These are all things you can find in many lover/beloved tales with a wide age gap between the pair. At one point, Claude is eyed up on the street by a grown man. It's a brief moment but full of implication, given the ending of the film, in which [[spoiler: Claude has sex with Philippe [[TheOldestProfession for money.]] money]].]]



* In ''At Swim, Two Boys'', the three main characters are a young man in his twenties with a liking for teenaged boys ("half-girl faces on man-sized bodies") and two sixteen-year-old boys who fall in love with each other. The man, MacMurrough, buys the sexual services of the poorer and more experienced sixteen-year-old, Doyler. He then gets to know Doyler's innocent boyfriend, Jim, while Doyler is away. The realisation of Jim's innocence and deep love for Doyler shakes shallow, promiscuous MacMurrough to the bone, and he falls in love with Jim and refrains from making advances to him, though Jim flirts sometimes. Instead, MacMurrough teaches Jim to swim so that Jim can keep a pact with Doyler, and encourages his relationship with Doyler in other ways. He does this even though it hurts him to see Jim with somebody else, so much that he decides to leave the country, though [[spoiler: war eventually intervenes.]]

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* In ''At Swim, Two Boys'', the three main characters are a young man in his twenties with a liking for teenaged boys ("half-girl faces on man-sized bodies") and two sixteen-year-old boys who fall in love with each other. The man, MacMurrough, [=MacMurrough=], buys the sexual services of the poorer and more experienced sixteen-year-old, Doyler. He then gets to know Doyler's innocent boyfriend, Jim, while Doyler is away. The realisation of Jim's innocence and deep love for Doyler shakes shallow, promiscuous MacMurrough [=MacMurrough=] to the bone, and he falls in love with Jim and refrains from making advances to him, though Jim flirts sometimes. Instead, MacMurrough [=MacMurrough=] teaches Jim to swim so that Jim can keep a pact with Doyler, and encourages his relationship with Doyler in other ways. He does this even though it hurts him to see Jim with somebody else, so much that he decides to leave the country, though [[spoiler: war eventually intervenes.]]



* ''Latin! or Tobacco and Boys'', a rather 'rude' and humorous play which Stephen Fry wrote when he was twenty-two. The main character is Dominic Clarke, a Latin teacher at a [[OneGenderSchool boys']] preparatory BoardingSchool like the one Fry attended. Clarke hated going through puberty with its acne and pubic hair, and wishes that he were still a boy. Sometimes he even wears boys' clothing in secret. Clarke gives 'extra Latin' to thirteen-year-old Cartwright, a boy in one of his classes. In reality, of course, this is a cover for sexual liasions with the boy, which are the only way Clarke can feel that he himself is a boy again. Clarke plays favourites outrageously with Cartwright and is discovered to have cheated for Cartwright on Cartwright's Common Entrance exams to get into secondary school. He is sacked, and he and Cartwright convert to Islam and go to Morocco, where pederasty is more acceptable. The other boys in the class then decide they want to go to Morocco too. The title is a reference to Marlowe's "All they that love not tobacco and boys are fools."

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* ''Latin! or Tobacco and Boys'', a rather 'rude' and humorous play which Stephen Fry wrote when he was twenty-two. The main character is Dominic Clarke, a Latin teacher at a [[OneGenderSchool boys']] preparatory BoardingSchool like the one Fry attended. Clarke hated going through puberty with its acne and pubic hair, and wishes that he were still a boy. Sometimes he even wears boys' clothing in secret. Clarke gives 'extra Latin' to thirteen-year-old Cartwright, a boy in one of his classes. In reality, of course, this is a cover for sexual liasions with the boy, which are the only way Clarke can feel that he himself is a boy again. Clarke plays favourites favorites outrageously with Cartwright and is discovered to have cheated for Cartwright on Cartwright's Common Entrance exams to get into secondary school. He is sacked, and he and Cartwright convert to Islam and go to Morocco, where pederasty is more acceptable. The other boys in the class then decide they want to go to Morocco too. The title is a reference to Marlowe's "All they that love not tobacco and boys are fools."



* The ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood: The Da Vinci Disappearance'' single-player DLC depicts the relationship between Leonardo and his young pupil Salai. Leonardo tries to dance around the true nature of the relationship in front of his friend Ezio; Ezio has no reason to think it's wrong, as his philosophy is basically anything goes. Or more precisely, "[[BadassCreed Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.]]"

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* The ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood: The Da Vinci Disappearance'' single-player DLC depicts the relationship between Leonardo and his young pupil Salai. Leonardo tries to dance around the true nature of the relationship in front of his friend Ezio; Ezio has no reason to think it's wrong, as his philosophy is basically anything goes. Or more precisely, "[[BadassCreed Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.]]"permitted]]."
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If there's a significant age difference between them, See MayDecemberRomance.
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* ''{{Manga/Loveless}}'''s Soubi and Ritsuka maybe have been inspired by this trope, though Soubi's "name" is Beloved, and Ritsuka's is Loveless, despite the latter being the younger in the pair.

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* ''{{Manga/Loveless}}'''s Soubi Inverted and Ritsuka maybe have been inspired by this trope, though Soubi's deconstructed in ''{{Manga/Loveless}}''. The older partner, Soubi's, "name" is Beloved, Beloved and he has been trained to submit to whoever is the Sacrifice in his pairings. The ''much'' younger Ritsuka's "name" is Loveless, despite the latter being the younger in the pair.Loveless; he struggles between his affection for Soubi and his own submissive personality that his brother took advantage of.
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* ''Zéro de conduite'' (Zero for Conduct), a 1933 film by Jean Vigo, the story of a rebellion at a [[OneGenderSchool boys']] BoardingSchool. An older and a younger boy have a homoerotic friendship, while the science teacher seems keen on patting the head and hands of the long-haired, 'sissy' younger boy.

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* ''Zéro de conduite'' (Zero for Conduct), a 1933 film by Jean Vigo, Creator/JeanVigo, the story of a rebellion at a [[OneGenderSchool boys']] BoardingSchool. An older and a younger boy have a homoerotic friendship, while the science teacher seems keen on patting the head and hands of the long-haired, 'sissy' younger boy.
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* Will on WillAndGrace found himself in a relationship like this, by accident. At first he thought he had just made a generous new friend, but freaked when he realized what he was getting into, then decided it actually wouldn't be a bad thing, THEN found himself to have been quickly replaced by an even younger and more attractive man.

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* Will on WillAndGrace ''Series/WillAndGrace'' found himself in a relationship like this, by accident. At first he thought he had just made a generous new friend, but freaked when he realized what he was getting into, then decided it actually wouldn't be a bad thing, THEN found himself to have been quickly replaced by an even younger and more attractive man.
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