Created By: MrInitialMan on October 16, 2010 Last Edited By: MrInitialMan on October 17, 2010
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This Bed Of Rose's

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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?.

Examples

Film

  • Trading Places has Louis Winthorpe III taken in by Orphellia, a streetwise hooker.

Literature

  • 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.

Music

  • 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.

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