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Playing With: High-Class Call Girl
Basic Trope: An expensive prostitute (or similar sex worker) who typically caters to a 'high class' clientele.
  • Straight: Monica is an expensive prostitute whose clientele includes a range of wealthy, powerful men.
  • Exaggerated: Monica's looks mean she could have been a supermodel, she's one of the smartest women in the world and she is skilled in a wide range of possible alternative careers, but she is a (very very) expensive sex worker who frequently caters to royalty.
  • Downplayed: Monica is part of a successful Band of Brothels that makes sure she's treated well and gets paid, but she's not independently wealthy.
  • Justified: Monica is very attractive, very elegant, very intelligent and very charming, qualities that set her above most sex workers. She is also savvy enough to avoid many of the usual traps that most women fall into in that life, thus ensuring she can carve out a well-paying niche for herself.
  • Inverted: Monica is a homeless, drug-addicted 'street walker'.
  • Subverted: Monica is assumed to be a call girl, but when Bob approaches her regarding sex she is offended and slaps him; she's not actually a call girl.
  • Double Subverted:
    • Monica's offense was just for show, because she doesn't like to broadcast the fact that she is a call girl; she later contacts Bob to arrange a 'date' and asks him to make such arrangements in a more subtle fashion in future.
    • Monica genuinely isn't a call girl when Bob approaches her, but financial circumstances later force her to become one.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Monica is not a sex worker.
    • If Monica is a sex worker, she's not a high class one.
  • Enforced:
    • Monica, an actress, does not particularly like the idea of playing a prostitute, but the role calls for the character to be one; they settle on making the character a High-Class Call Girl in order to make it a bit more palatable for Monica.
    • The only way the audience would buy Monica as a prostitute is to make her a high class one.
  • Lampshaded: "I make more on my back in one night than most people do in an entire month; that's not bad, honey."
  • Invoked: Monica, desperate for work, answers an ad from a reputable 'escort' agency specifically looking for women like her, and is gradually groomed to become a High-Class Call Girl.
  • Exploited: Honeytrap
  • Defied:
    • Monica falls under the influence of a pimp and is raped, beaten and hooked on drugs to ensure that she is firmly under his thumb, thus becoming a streetwalker to make the money for drugs.
    • Less melodramatically, Monica is a young, beautiful and intelligent woman trying to put herself through law school; someone suggests this and she responds "Hell no!"
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Monica may consider herself 'above' other sex workers, but she's still trapped in the same oppressive lifestyle as them; she is still at risk from the same dangers they face (such as drug addiction, STD's, and the possibility of becoming a Disposable Sex Worker), but is just in denial and hides behind her pretensions.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Monica has no illusions about what she does, but is putting herself through college (usually law school) and needs the plentiful income this life provides in order to further her chances of taking her life in the direction she wants it to go in.
    • Monica is aware of the above arguments but disagrees with them; she considers herself a liberated woman in charge of her own body and how she uses it, and is able to make a healthy income from doing something she enjoys, considering the idea that she is somehow not in control of herself and her body because she is a sex worker offensive.
  • Played For Drama:
    • Monica is involved in a scandal with a powerful and influential client; however, she has kept her life as a call girl secret from those closest to her, and the scandal reveals all to everyone she knows, affecting her relationships with them.
    • Monica falls in love with a client. The client is married. Complications ensue.
    • Monica falls in love with someone, but the nature of her job creates difficulties in the relationship. Complications ensue.
    • Someone falls in love with Monica; due to her work, however, Monica has made it a life policy never to get seriously involved with anyone.
    • Bob's friends hire Monica to 'date' him without him knowing. Monica gradually falls in love with Bob, but when Bob finds out about the arrangement he feels betrayed.

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