History Main / MailOrderBride

29th Oct '17 12:28:36 PM gothelittle
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* In the 1951 movie "Westward the Women", an entire wagon train made up of over a hundred women looking for a second chance is led to a male-only settlement in California. Due to a loss of male workers on the wagon train, the leader has to train the entire group of women into tough, capable [[DeterminedHomesteadersWife Homesteader Wives]], much to the delight of the men when they arrive. Lots of implied happy pairings ensue.
6th Oct '17 2:52:59 PM wuggles
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* The RealityShow ''90 Day Fiance'' deals with couples proving that they're not this. Several of the couples are average-looking Americans with attractive foreign wives (who they often barely knew before getting married) and a lot of the plot is them getting over cultural differences, as well as proving it's not just a CitizenshipMarriage.
22nd Aug '17 9:40:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/LouisTheroux examined the phenomenon in the ''Weird Weekends'' episode "Thai Brides", even going through part of the process himself (though stopping before actually going on a date, since he already had a girlfriend). Surprisingly, not all of them were of the UglyGuyHotWife variety.
22nd Aug '17 9:38:16 AM Morgenthaler
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** A similar episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' had the detectives learning that their VictimOfTheWeek was one of these and that her husband had been abusive as well as being like the husband described above (he wasn't her killer, however).

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** * A similar episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' had the detectives learning that their VictimOfTheWeek was one of these and that her husband had been abusive as well as being like the husband described above (he wasn't her killer, however).
1st Jul '17 12:59:54 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/{{Dodgeball}}'', one character is shown to have an Asian mail order bride that hates him. Hubby is completely oblivious.

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* In ''Film/{{Dodgeball}}'', ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'', one character is shown to have an Asian mail order bride that hates him. Hubby is completely oblivious.
21st Jun '17 4:47:05 PM FredTheFourth
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* John McPhee's "Rising From the Plains" (part of his US geology series) opens with a young woman from a posh eastern finishing school getting off a stagecoach in the center of Wyoming in a blizzard. She was on her way to marry the protagonist's rancher father (who happened to be the nephew of John Muir, not that that has anything to do with the bride.)
6th Jun '17 9:27:32 AM Allronix
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If the trope is dealt with in a drama, it will be in a series like ''Franchise/LawAndOrder''. The mail order bride plot causes a crime or scam that results in DomesticAbuse, MaritalRapeLicense, forced labor, and/or murder. In ''[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit SVU]]'', it will be prostitution, or rape, the man played as a loser, misogynist, and creep who resorted to mail-order, exploiting the desperation of the woman in third-world poverty, and treating her as a combination of domestic labor and SexSlave, Add plot complications caused by the bride's uncertain legal status. [[note]] Some TruthInTelevision, the case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Reeves Jack Reeves]], who murdered two mail-order brides, being a notorious one. [[/note]]

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If the trope is dealt with in a drama, it will be in a series like ''Franchise/LawAndOrder''. The mail order bride plot causes a crime or scam that results in either an elaborate GoldDigger or ConArtist scheme if she's the perp (though usually a side of SympatheticCriminal may be at play as she's escaping her home country's poverty). If he's the perp (or if it's ''[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit SVU]]''), it's a combo plate of forced prostitution, DomesticAbuse, MaritalRapeLicense, forced labor, and/or murder. In ''[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit SVU]]'', it will be prostitution, or rape, the The man played as a loser, misogynist, and creep who resorted to mail-order, exploiting the desperation of the woman women in third-world poverty, and treating her as a combination of domestic labor and SexSlave, Add plot complications caused by the bride's uncertain legal status. [[note]] Some TruthInTelevision, the case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Reeves Jack Reeves]], who murdered two mail-order brides, being a notorious one. [[/note]]
6th Jun '17 9:20:22 AM Allronix
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The Mail-Order Bride plot line is where a man marries a woman from a poor country sight unseen, or seen once. Usually played for laughs, but can also lead to MarriageBeforeRomance.

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The Mail-Order Bride plot line is where a man marries a woman from a poor country sight unseen, or seen once. Usually played for laughs, laughs or for ''very'' dark drama, but can also lead to MarriageBeforeRomance.



If the trope is dealt with in a drama, it will be in a series like ''Franchise/LawAndOrder''. The mail order bride plot causes a crime or scam that results in murder. In ''[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit SVU]]'', it will be prostitution or rape, with plot complications caused by the bride's uncertain legal status.

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If the trope is dealt with in a drama, it will be in a series like ''Franchise/LawAndOrder''. The mail order bride plot causes a crime or scam that results in DomesticAbuse, MaritalRapeLicense, forced labor, and/or murder. In ''[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit SVU]]'', it will be prostitution prostitution, or rape, with the man played as a loser, misogynist, and creep who resorted to mail-order, exploiting the desperation of the woman in third-world poverty, and treating her as a combination of domestic labor and SexSlave, Add plot complications caused by the bride's uncertain legal status.
status. [[note]] Some TruthInTelevision, the case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Reeves Jack Reeves]], who murdered two mail-order brides, being a notorious one. [[/note]]
17th May '17 2:42:18 AM Morgenthaler
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1st May '17 3:24:15 PM LongTallShorty64
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* In the 1932 drama, Joan (played by Creator/BarbaraStanwyk) decides to be a mail-order bride to escape her gangster ex-boyfriend and begin a new life.
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