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17th Sep '17 10:44:13 PM Pamina
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* ''Theatre/LaTraviata'' is a deconstruction similar to ''Film/MoulinRouge'', which owes a lot of inspiration to it. The audience's first impression of Violetta is of a lively, cheerfully cynical party girl who revels in the luxury and "freedom" of her life. But we soon learn just how lonely and unhappy she really is. Ultimately, all she wants is a quiet life in the country with a man who really loves her.

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* ''Theatre/LaTraviata'' is a deconstruction similar to ''Film/MoulinRouge'', which owes a lot of inspiration to it. The audience's first impression of Violetta is of a lively, cheerfully cynical party girl who revels in the luxury and "freedom" of her life. But we soon learn just how lonely and unhappy she really is. Ultimately, all she wants is a quiet life in the country with a man who really loves her.her... but she can't have that, because society views her as {{Defiled Forever}} and won't allow it.
17th Sep '17 10:03:08 PM Pamina
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* ''Theatre/LaTraviata'' is a deconstruction similar to ''Film/MoulinRouge'', which owes a lot of inspiration to it. The audience's first impression of Violetta is of a lively, cheerfully cynical party girl who revels in the luxury and "freedom" of her life. But we soon learn just how lonely and unhappy she really is. Ultimately, all she wants is a quiet life in the country with a man who really loves her.
5th Sep '17 5:16:55 PM Peteman
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' both subverts and plays the trope straight. The first Velvet Room, Chicago's chief brothel, is run by the Red Court of Vampires (flabby, disgusting bat monsters with narcotic drool that can put on a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting 'Flesh Mask']] to look like the VampiresAreSexGods are concept) subverts this trope hard - the girls are hinted to be controlled by addiction to the narcotic saliva, they get fed on by the brothel's vampire Madame, Bianca St. Claire, who kills at least one when she loses control. She's also implied to recruit quite forcefully, with Thomas Raith relating that she hates him because she wanted his drop dead gorgeous girlfriend Justine to be one of her 'girls'. After Bianca, who [[NeverMyFault blames Dresden for provoking her and 'making' her kill her favourite prostitute/lover]], makes an enemy of Dresden and gets burned to ash along with the rest of the Velvet Room, the city's resident NobleDemon crime lord Gentleman John Marcone sets up the new Velvet Room, effectively disguised as a gym/health club about which this trope is discussed: [[FriendOnTheForce Sergeant Murphy]] remarks that the girls in places like this are usually well paid, given/required to have medical tests on a regular basis, and volunteers not coerced or controlled by drugs or violence - all of which fits very much Marcone's habits of being good to his employees and savage in his retribution towards those who harm them. So, aside from token gestures, the cops don't generally do anything because they have bigger problems. However, it is clear that this is not the norm outside of Marcone's control.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' both subverts and plays the trope straight. The first Velvet Room, Chicago's chief brothel, is run by the Red Court of Vampires (flabby, disgusting bat monsters with narcotic drool that can put on a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting 'Flesh Mask']] to look like the VampiresAreSexGods are concept) subverts this trope hard - the girls are hinted to be controlled by addiction to the narcotic saliva, they get fed on by the brothel's vampire Madame, Bianca St. Claire, who kills at least one when she loses control. She's also implied to recruit quite forcefully, with Thomas Raith relating that she hates him because she wanted his drop dead gorgeous girlfriend Justine to be one of her 'girls'. After Bianca, who [[NeverMyFault blames Dresden for provoking her and 'making' her kill her favourite prostitute/lover]], makes an enemy of Dresden and gets burned to ash along with the rest of the Velvet Room, the city's resident NobleDemon crime lord Gentleman John Marcone sets up the new Velvet Room, effectively disguised as a gym/health club about which this trope is discussed: [[FriendOnTheForce Sergeant Murphy]] remarks that the girls in places like this are usually well paid, given/required to have medical tests on a regular basis, and volunteers not coerced or controlled by drugs or violence - all of which fits very much Marcone's habits of being good to his employees and savage in his retribution towards those who harm them. So, aside from token gestures, the cops don't generally do anything because they have bigger problems. However, it is clear that this is not the norm outside of Marcone's control.
4th Sep '17 8:28:32 AM Peteman
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* Both played more or less straight and brutally subverted in ''Karen Memory''. The title/PoV character works at the Hotel Mon Cherie (sic), a bordello run by a madam who truly cares about her girls and where most of the unsavory men in town are priced out of the clientele. However, even there not all of said girls are of age (Karen herself is 17; another girl, Bea, is younger) and it's uncertain whether they enjoy their work- Karen, a lesbian, gets no sexual gratification out of it and would rather be training horses. In an accurate reflection of the broad spectrum of sex work in TheWildWest, it's made plain that the Hotel is far from the norm. Karen's eventual girlfriend Priya and her sister Aashini were forced into sex work by the man who paid their passage from India- and who owns a dockside crib of mostly Chinese and Indian girls, drugged or beaten into submission. For an extra Steampunk twist of skeeviness, he also has a MindControlDevice that he uses with impunity on anyone and everyone who tries to oppose him.

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* Both played more or less straight and brutally subverted in ''Karen Memory''. The title/PoV character works at the Hotel Mon Cherie (sic), a bordello run by a madam who truly cares about her girls and where most of the unsavory men in town are priced out of the clientele. However, even there not all of said girls are of age (Karen herself is 17; another girl, Bea, is younger) and it's uncertain whether they enjoy their work- Karen, a lesbian, gets no sexual gratification out of it and would rather be training horses. In an accurate reflection of the broad spectrum of sex work in TheWildWest, it's made plain that the Hotel is far from the norm. Karen's eventual girlfriend Priya and her sister Aashini were forced into sex work by the man who paid their passage from India- and who owns a dockside crib of mostly Chinese and Indian girls, drugged or beaten into submission. For an extra Steampunk twist of skeeviness, he also has a MindControlDevice that he uses with impunity on anyone and everyone who tries to oppose him.
29th Aug '17 5:39:09 AM PumpkinMuffin
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* Both played more or less straight and brutally subverted in ''Karen Memory''. The title/PoV character works at the Hotel Mon Cherie (sic), a bordello run by a madam who truly cares about her girls and where most of the unsavory men in town are priced out of the clientele. However, even there not all of said girls are of age (Karen herself is 17; another girl, Bea, is younger) and it's uncertain whether they enjoy their work- Karen, a lesbian, gets no sexual gratification out of it and would rather be training horses. In an accurate reflection of the broad spectrum of sex work in TheWildWest, it's made plain that the Hotel is far from the norm. Karen's eventual girlfriend Priya and her sister Aashini were forced into sex work by the man who paid their passage from India- and who owns a dockside crib of mostly Chinese and Indian girls, drugged or beaten into submission. For an extra Steampunk twist of skeeviness, he also has a MindControlDevice that he uses with impunity on anyone and everyone who tries to oppose him.
25th Aug '17 6:29:25 PM nombretomado
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* Many Russian books and films of the [[UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev Perestroika]] era had a strong tendency towards this when they dealt with the topic. A common figure was the "currency prostitute" (i.e. a HighClassCallGirl who works at a foreign tourism hotel and receives her payments in foreign currencies) eventually finding her PrinceCharming who marries her and takes her away to his wealthy homeland. Most prominent example was the 1989 film ''Intergirl'' (''Интердевочка'') which, despite actually being a {{Deconstruction}} of this trope, popularized prostitution to the extent that in the following years, 35-40% of female high-school students cited it as their ''dream job''. Meanwhile, in the [[TheNewRussia Russian Nineties]], the gap between trope and reality was much, much wider than in the West.

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* Many Russian books and films of the [[UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev Perestroika]] era had a strong tendency towards this when they dealt with the topic. A common figure was the "currency prostitute" (i.e. a HighClassCallGirl who works at a foreign tourism hotel and receives her payments in foreign currencies) eventually finding her PrinceCharming who marries her and takes her away to his wealthy homeland. Most prominent example was the 1989 film ''Intergirl'' (''Интердевочка'') which, despite actually being a {{Deconstruction}} of this trope, popularized prostitution to the extent that in the following years, 35-40% of female high-school students cited it as their ''dream job''. Meanwhile, in the [[TheNewRussia [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia Russian Nineties]], the gap between trope and reality was much, much wider than in the West.
13th Aug '17 2:48:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Dorothy Haze from ''VisualNovel/{{VA11HALLA}}''. She's a [[RobotGirl Lilim]] prostitute with an earnest enjoyment of her work and [[{{lolicon}} the body of a 7-10-year-old]] (Lilim are built young but can earn a free upgrade to an older body after passing three 'maturity tests.' Dorothy never opt-in for the upgrade.) As you can guess, this gives Dorothy a bit of an advantage, in her line of work.

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* Dorothy Haze from ''VisualNovel/{{VA11HALLA}}''. She's a [[RobotGirl Lilim]] prostitute with an earnest enjoyment of her work and [[{{lolicon}} [[NoYay the body of a 7-10-year-old]] (Lilim are built young but can earn a free upgrade to an older body after passing three 'maturity tests.' Dorothy never opt-in for the upgrade.) As you can guess, this gives Dorothy a bit of an advantage, in her line of work.
1st Aug '17 3:14:00 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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In ''Film/GuiltyOfRomance'', this trope is an opinion of the character Mitsuko, a prostitute who thinks that by demanding money for sexual intercourse a woman recognizes the value of her body.

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* In ''Film/GuiltyOfRomance'', this trope is an opinion of the character Mitsuko, a prostitute who thinks that by demanding money for sexual intercourse a woman recognizes the value of her body.
9th Jul '17 12:33:37 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' both subverts and plays the trope straight. The first Velvet Room, Chicago's chief brothel, is run by the Red Court of Vampires (flabby, disgusting bat monsters with narcotic drool that can put on a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting 'Flesh Mask']] to look like the VampiresAreSexGods are concept) subverts this trope hard - the girls are hinted to be controlled by addiction to the narcotic saliva, they get fed on by the brothel's vampire Madame, Bianca St. Claire, who kills at least one when she loses control. She's also implied to recruit quite forcefully, with Thomas Raith relating that she hates him because she wanted his drop dead gorgeous girlfriend Justine to be one of her 'girls'. After Bianca, who [[NeverMyFault blames Dresden for provoking her and 'making' her kill her favourite prostitute/lover]], makes an enemy of Dresden and gets burned to ash along with the rest of the Velvet Room, the city's resident NobleDemon crime lord Gentleman John Marcone sets up the new Velvet Room, effectively disguised as a gym/health club about which this trope is discussed: [[FriendOnTheForce Sergeant Murphy]] remarks that the girls in places like this are usually well paid, given/required to have medical tests on a regular basis, and volunteers not coerced or controlled by drugs or violence - all of which fits very much Marcone's habits of being good to his employees and savage in his retribution towards those who harm them. So, aside from token gestures, the cops don't generally do anything because they have bigger problems. However, it is clear that this is not the norm outside of Marcone's control.
23rd Mar '17 7:53:56 PM intastiel
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* Zig-zagged in ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' series. Justified in that the d'Angeline Servants of Naamah are Church-affiliated {{High Class Call Girl}}s and boys in a country with "Love As Thou Wilt" as its main creed. However, the fact that they're {{Indentured|Servitude}} to brothels as children and obligated to {{work off the debt}}), which can be nigh-impossible if they fall short of the brothel's standards of beauty, is disturbing, and Phedre campaigns against the element of debt bondage in later books.

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* Zig-zagged in ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' series. Justified in that the d'Angeline Servants of Naamah are Church-affiliated {{High Class Call Girl}}s and boys in a country with "Love As Thou Wilt" as its main creed. However, the fact that they're {{Indentured|Servitude}} to brothels as children and obligated to {{work off the debt}}), debt}}, which can be nigh-impossible if they fall short of the brothel's standards of beauty, is disturbing, and Phedre campaigns against the element of debt bondage in later books.
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