Created By: JAF1970 on July 28, 2010 Last Edited By: Sackett on January 2, 2011
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Beautiful Slave Girl

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Go-Go Enslavement and Bathe Her and Bring Her to Me both are based on the idea that enslaving a beautiful woman is exciting. It's about dominance and power being combined with sex which apparently turns some people on. (However it's not accepted behavior- so it's usually the villain who engages in it).

A girl who is born a slave and then grows up to become beautiful is instead about the contrast between her beauty and her circumstances. "A lily among the weeds." (Never mind the Unfortunate Implication that other slaves are all weeds, or that beauty is a measure of a girl's worth, and that it's okay to enslave ugly girls.")

Because of this it's more likely to be the setup to a Rescue Romance. There is also more likely to be emphasis on the girl's purity as well. And the idea that goodness and beauty can be found anywhere, not just in prosperity.

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Community Feedback Replies: 11
  • July 28, 2010
    TorchicBlaziken
    Is this Bathe Her And Bring Her To Me followed by Go Go Enslavement, or is it a slave girl that happens to be beautiful? If it's the former, Yes We DO Have This One.
  • July 28, 2010
    JAF1970
    More related to the latter, but this one doesn't necessarily mean wearing go go outfits.
  • July 28, 2010
    LeeM
    Hiram Powers' statue The Greek Slave certainly qualifies...
  • July 28, 2010
    Sackett
    I think we should restrict this to girls born slaves or made slaves when young, who then grow up to become beautiful, and exclude Go Go Enslavement and Bathe Her And Bring Her To Me.

    The tropes are played much differently, so they should be separate.

  • August 1, 2010
    JAF1970
  • October 3, 2010
    Sackett
    To expound on the difference.

    Go Go Enslavement and Bathe Her And Bring Her To Me both are based on the idea that enslaving a beautiful woman is exciting. It's about dominance and power being combined with sex which apparently turns some people on. (However it's not accepted behavior- so it's usually the villain who engages in it).

    A girl who is born a slave and then grows up to become beautiful is instead about the contrast between her beauty and her circumstances. "A lily among the weeds." (Never mind the Unfortunate Implication that other slaves are all weeds, or that beauty is a measure of a girl's worth, and that it's okay to enslave ugly girls.")

    Because of this it's more likely to be the setup to a Rescue Romance. There is also more likely to be emphasis on the girl's purity as well. And the idea that goodness and beauty can be found anywhere, not just in prosperity.
  • January 1, 2011
    Sackett
    Need a few more examples.
  • January 1, 2011
    NateTheGreat
    The Ten Commandments has Joshua's girlfriend/Dathan's mistress. Sorry, can't remember her name at the moment.
  • January 2, 2011
    randomsurfer
    All slave girls on Gor are beutiful. Even the most stunning super beauty from Earth would be only slightly above average on Gor.
  • January 2, 2011
    StarryEyed
    • Maeve of Victoria Hanley's The Healer's Keep. The B-plot of the book involves her escaping slavery to avoid becoming the Sex Slave to the Big Bad. And yes, Rescue Romance is involved.
  • January 2, 2011
    troacctid
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