* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: A girl "does what she must" to survive. In [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold 18th century London]].
* [[HoYay Les Yay]]: [[LipstickLesbian Phoebe.]] Just...[[GirlOnGirlIsHot Phoebe]].
* OvershadowedByControversy: Known more for being a subject of obscenity tests than for the content itself.
* UnfortunateImplications: Fanny is [[JailBait barely fifteen]] when she begins her career.
* TheWoobie: Fanny, at least in the beginning.