A prostitute (most likely a Hooker with a Heart of Gold
) provids a home to someone who needs a place to stay. Whether or not that person sleeps with his or her benefactor is optional.
Compare Platonic Prostitution
and Need a Hand, or a Handjob?
- Trading Places has Louis Winthorpe III taken in by Orphellia, a streetwise hooker.
- In Mercedes Lackey's The Lark and The Wren, the female protagonist is housed in a brothel.
- In Guards! Guards!, Carrot is staying at a brothel. He has no idea of his home's true nature.
- The Trope Namer is a song by the Statler Brothers; a young man is taken in by the titular Lady Rose, and it's made clear that he has indeed slept with her.