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* In ''Film/TheReturnOfSherlockHolmes2016'', SassyBlackWoman Mrs. Burrows is shown to be a very indulgent madam, even hand feeding her girls treats.


* Patricia Utley in Robert B. Parker's ''Literature/{{Spenser}}'' novels, who takes good care of her "girls" and is a successful businesswoman, making sure that she only sends them out to high paying customers like celebrities and politicians.

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* Patricia Utley in Robert B. Parker's Creator/RobertBParker's ''Literature/{{Spenser}}'' novels, who takes good care of her "girls" and is a successful businesswoman, making sure that she only sends them out to high paying customers like celebrities and politicians.


* Bart discovers and eventually ends up working for one of these women on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons.'' Even though the show is set in modern America, the matron of the house plays this trope completely straight and makes [[MoralGuardians Marge]] look foolish by comparison. This episode led to the SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic -- "We put the *spring* in Springfield."

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* Bart discovers and eventually ends up working for one of these women on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons.'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (her business is ''called'' a burlesque house but it's heavily implied to be a brothel). Even though the show is set in modern America, the matron of the house plays this trope completely straight and makes [[MoralGuardians Marge]] look foolish by comparison. This episode led to the SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic -- "We put the *spring* in Springfield."


"Miss Kitty" is an older woman who runs a brothel and is heavily implied to be a former working girl herself. She's charismatic when necessary, but has no tolerance for rowdiness in her establishment and very often has a shotgun handy to make certain that her policy is enforced. [[MamaBear She goes out of her way to make certain that no one mistreats her girls]], and she runs a tight ship with them as well. She acts as [[TeamMom mother-confessor]] for anyone in town and always has time to provide people with advice and common-sense wisdom. Occasionally, PreacherMan berates her for operating a DenOfIniquity, but most of the time he accepts her business as a necessary evil.

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"Miss Kitty" is an older woman who runs a brothel and is heavily implied to be a former working girl herself. She's charismatic when necessary, but has no tolerance for rowdiness in her establishment and very often has a shotgun handy to make certain that her policy is enforced. [[MamaBear She goes out of her way to make certain that no one mistreats her girls]], and she runs a tight ship with them ''them'' as well. She acts as [[TeamMom mother-confessor]] for anyone in town and always has time to provide people with advice and common-sense wisdom. Occasionally, PreacherMan berates her for operating a DenOfIniquity, but most of the time he accepts her business as a necessary evil.


Initially, {{Bowdlerization}} restricted her activities to running a saloon or burlesque house. In today's media, most establishments run by a Miss Kitty are more obviously brothels with ancillary booze service.

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Initially, {{Bowdlerization}} restricted her activities to running a saloon or burlesque house. In today's media, most establishments run by a Miss Kitty are it's usually much more obviously brothels obvious that she's running a brothel with ancillary booze service.


* Shunu, [[spoiler: Inari's mentor]], from ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden''.

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* Shunu, [[spoiler: Inari's [[spoiler:Inari's mentor]], from ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden''.



* In the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games that take place in Renaissance Italy, Ezio finds allies in various brothel madams throughout Italy. Period setting notwithstanding, these women fit the Miss Kitty bill as shrewd, intelligent businesswomen who genuinely care about the women in their employ and aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. At one point, [[spoiler: Ezio's own mother and sister become madams of a brothel in Rome, in order to feed information to the Assassins]].

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* In the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games that take place in Renaissance Italy, Ezio finds allies in various brothel madams throughout Italy. Period setting notwithstanding, these women fit the Miss Kitty bill as shrewd, intelligent businesswomen who genuinely care about the women in their employ and aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. At one point, [[spoiler: Ezio's [[spoiler:Ezio's own mother and sister become madams of a brothel in Rome, in order to feed information to the Assassins]].


Miss Kitty is a staple of TheWildWest. She will be almost exclusively found either in the United States or Canada. In the US, she'll be found between 1860 (the start of the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar) and 1911 (the year the Everleigh Club in Chicago was closed). In Canada she'll usually be in shows set in Alberta or the North (especially the Klondike), and can show up at a much later date than in the US--as late as the mid-1950s for shows set in the Territories. In Australia, she will usually be found during the gold rush period: broadly between about 1850 and 1910. She can also be found in SpeculativeFiction that uses [[SpaceWestern a setting that is analogous]].

The trope was so pervasive in Western Canada in the post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarI era that the phrasing "Miss Firstname" was (and to some extent, still is) used only to refer to madams and whores. This naturally surprises visitors from the southern US, for whom this phrasing is a respectable way to refer to mature women. [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage Hilarity can ensue]].

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Miss Kitty is a staple of TheWildWest. She will be almost exclusively found either in TheWildWest and other types of frontier fiction. In fact, the United States or Canada. In the US, she'll be found between 1860 (the start of the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar) and 1911 (the year the Everleigh Club in Chicago was closed). In Canada she'll usually be in shows set in Alberta or the North (especially the Klondike), and can show up at a much later date than in the US--as late as the mid-1950s for shows set in the Territories. In Australia, she will usually be found during the gold rush period: broadly between about 1850 and 1910. She can also be found in SpeculativeFiction that uses [[SpaceWestern a setting that is analogous]].

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trope was so pervasive in Western Canada in the post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarI era that the phrasing "Miss Firstname" was (and to some extent, still is) used only to refer to madams and whores. This naturally surprises visitors from the southern US, for whom this phrasing is a respectable way to refer to mature women. [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage Hilarity can ensue]].


A older woman who runs a brothel and is heavily implied to be a former working girl herself. She's charismatic when necessary, but has no tolerance for rowdiness in her establishment and very often has a shotgun handy to make certain that her policy is enforced. [[MamaBear She goes out of her way to make certain that no one mistreats her girls]], and she runs a tight ship with them as well. She acts as [[TeamMom mother-confessor]] for anyone in town and always has time to provide people with advice and common-sense wisdom. Occasionally, PreacherMan berates her for operating a DenOfIniquity, but most of the time he accepts her business as a necessary evil.

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A "Miss Kitty" is an older woman who runs a brothel and is heavily implied to be a former working girl herself. She's charismatic when necessary, but has no tolerance for rowdiness in her establishment and very often has a shotgun handy to make certain that her policy is enforced. [[MamaBear She goes out of her way to make certain that no one mistreats her girls]], and she runs a tight ship with them as well. She acts as [[TeamMom mother-confessor]] for anyone in town and always has time to provide people with advice and common-sense wisdom. Occasionally, PreacherMan berates her for operating a DenOfIniquity, but most of the time he accepts her business as a necessary evil.


A older woman who runs a brothel and is heavily implied to be a former working girl herself. The Miss Kitty is a Soiled Dove turned entrepreneur. She is the proprietor of the local whorehouse. She has no tolerance for rowdiness"in her establishment and very often has a shotgun handy to make certain that her policy is enforced. [[MamaBear She goes out of her way to make certain that no one mistreats her girls]], and she runs a tight ship with them as well. She acts as [[TeamMom mother-confessor]] for anyone in town and always has time to provide people with advice and common-sense wisdom. Occasionally, PreacherMan berates her for operating a DenOfIniquity, but most of the time he accepts her business as a necessary evil.

Initially, {{Bowdlerization}} restricted her activities to running a saloon. In today's media, most establishments run by a Miss Kitty are more obviously brothels with ancillary booze service.

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A older woman who runs a brothel and is heavily implied to be a former working girl herself. The Miss Kitty is a Soiled Dove turned entrepreneur. She is the proprietor of the local whorehouse. She She's charismatic when necessary, but has no tolerance for rowdiness"in rowdiness in her establishment and very often has a shotgun handy to make certain that her policy is enforced. [[MamaBear She goes out of her way to make certain that no one mistreats her girls]], and she runs a tight ship with them as well. She acts as [[TeamMom mother-confessor]] for anyone in town and always has time to provide people with advice and common-sense wisdom. Occasionally, PreacherMan berates her for operating a DenOfIniquity, but most of the time he accepts her business as a necessary evil.

Initially, {{Bowdlerization}} restricted her activities to running a saloon.saloon or burlesque house. In today's media, most establishments run by a Miss Kitty are more obviously brothels with ancillary booze service.



The Miss Kitty is restricted in time and setting. She will be almost exclusively found either in the United States or Canada. In the US, she'll be found between 1860 (the start of the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar) and 1911 (the year the Everleigh Club in Chicago was closed). In Canada she'll usually be in shows set in Alberta or the North (especially the Klondike), and can show up at a much later date than in the US--as late as the mid-1950s for shows set in the Territories. In Australia, she will usually be found during the gold rush period: broadly between about 1850 and 1910. She can also be found in SpeculativeFiction that uses [[SpaceWestern a setting that is analogous]]. TheWildWest is her natural habitat, but she can often be found in urban red-light districts of the period. The Miss Kitty does not necessarily have to be female, although the nurturing aspects of a Miss Kitty are more of a female trait.

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The Miss Kitty is restricted in time and setting.a staple of TheWildWest. She will be almost exclusively found either in the United States or Canada. In the US, she'll be found between 1860 (the start of the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar) and 1911 (the year the Everleigh Club in Chicago was closed). In Canada she'll usually be in shows set in Alberta or the North (especially the Klondike), and can show up at a much later date than in the US--as late as the mid-1950s for shows set in the Territories. In Australia, she will usually be found during the gold rush period: broadly between about 1850 and 1910. She can also be found in SpeculativeFiction that uses [[SpaceWestern a setting that is analogous]]. TheWildWest is her natural habitat, but she can often be found in urban red-light districts of the period. The Miss Kitty does not necessarily have to be female, although the nurturing aspects of a Miss Kitty are more of a female trait.
analogous]].


* Mama Mabel from ''Series/LukeCage''. She's [[PosthumousCharacter long dead in the present day]], but she was [[BigBad Mariah Stokes']] grandmother who was Harlem's crimeboss in the 70's and 80's by way of running a brothel and selling illegal arms.

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* Mama Mabel from ''Series/LukeCage''. She's [[PosthumousCharacter long dead in the present day]], but she was [[BigBad Mariah Stokes']] grandmother who was and Harlem's crimeboss in the 70's and 80's by way of running a brothel and selling illegal arms.

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* Mama Mabel from ''Series/LukeCage''. She's [[PosthumousCharacter long dead in the present day]], but she was [[BigBad Mariah Stokes']] grandmother who was Harlem's crimeboss in the 70's and 80's by way of running a brothel and selling illegal arms.


What is the fate of a [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Soiled Dove]] as she grows older? It all depends on how much she's been soiled and who was documenting the events. In early versions of the RomanceNovel, any [[MyGirlIsNotASlut soiling]] was [[SexIsEvil considered an impurity]] [[DefiledForever that could not be erased]], so RedemptionEqualsDeath was a common ending to the story, usually with the Soiled Dove [[DrugsAreBad ending up addicted to alcohol and/or opiates]] and DyingAlone in some gutter. In RealLife, though, many a Soiled Dove ended up marrying and leaving what was then called the Sporting Life. This was especially true in TheWildWest, where [[GenderRarityValue women were at a premium]]. Some ended up becoming a DeterminedHomesteadersWife. Their former lives were generally not [[MadonnaWhoreComplex held against them]], and the act of marriage bestowed social respectability on them.

Fiction provided another solution, though. The Miss Kitty is a Soiled Dove turned entrepreneur. She is the proprietor of the local drinking establishment, very often a FishOutOfWater. Sometimes, she has obtained her establishment through the circumstances of becoming a DeterminedWidow. She is always of a certain age. She is tough as nails. She has an unlimited supply of something that passes for whiskey, with sasparilla for the DeterminedHomesteadersChildren. She has no tolerance for "rowdiness" in her establishment and very often has a shotgun handy to make certain that her policy is enforced. [[MamaBear She goes out of her way to make certain that no one mistreats her "girls"]]. She acts as [[TeamMom mother-confessor]] for anyone in town and always has time to provide people with advice and common-sense wisdom. Occasionally, PreacherMan berates her for operating a DenOfIniquity, but most of the time he accepts her business as a necessary evil. She is almost always on the side of the angels.

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What is the fate of A older woman who runs a [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Soiled Dove]] as she grows older? It all depends on how much she's been soiled brothel and who was documenting the events. In early versions of the RomanceNovel, any [[MyGirlIsNotASlut soiling]] was [[SexIsEvil considered an impurity]] [[DefiledForever that could not is heavily implied to be erased]], so RedemptionEqualsDeath was a common ending to the story, usually with the Soiled Dove [[DrugsAreBad ending up addicted to alcohol and/or opiates]] and DyingAlone in some gutter. In RealLife, though, many a Soiled Dove ended up marrying and leaving what was then called the Sporting Life. This was especially true in TheWildWest, where [[GenderRarityValue women were at a premium]]. Some ended up becoming a DeterminedHomesteadersWife. Their former lives were generally not [[MadonnaWhoreComplex held against them]], and the act of marriage bestowed social respectability on them.

Fiction provided another solution, though.
working girl herself. The Miss Kitty is a Soiled Dove turned entrepreneur. She is the proprietor of the local drinking establishment, very often a FishOutOfWater. Sometimes, she has obtained her establishment through the circumstances of becoming a DeterminedWidow. She is always of a certain age. She is tough as nails. She has an unlimited supply of something that passes for whiskey, with sasparilla for the DeterminedHomesteadersChildren. whorehouse. She has no tolerance for "rowdiness" in rowdiness"in her establishment and very often has a shotgun handy to make certain that her policy is enforced. [[MamaBear She goes out of her way to make certain that no one mistreats her "girls"]].girls]], and she runs a tight ship with them as well. She acts as [[TeamMom mother-confessor]] for anyone in town and always has time to provide people with advice and common-sense wisdom. Occasionally, PreacherMan berates her for operating a DenOfIniquity, but most of the time he accepts her business as a necessary evil. She is almost always on the side of the angels.\n

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The Miss Kitty is restricted in time and setting. She will be almost exclusively found either in the United States or Canada. In the US, she'll be found between 1860 (the start of the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar) and 1911 (the year the Everleigh Club in Chicago was closed). In Canada she'll usually be in shows set in Alberta or the North (especially the Klondike), and can show up at a much later date than in the US--as late as the mid-1950s for shows set in the Territories. She can also be found in SpeculativeFiction that uses [[SpaceWestern a setting that is analogous]]. TheWildWest is her natural habitat, but she can often be found in urban red-light districts of the period. The Miss Kitty does not necessarily have to be female, although the nurturing aspects of a Miss Kitty are more of a female trait.

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The Miss Kitty is restricted in time and setting. She will be almost exclusively found either in the United States or Canada. In the US, she'll be found between 1860 (the start of the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar) and 1911 (the year the Everleigh Club in Chicago was closed). In Canada she'll usually be in shows set in Alberta or the North (especially the Klondike), and can show up at a much later date than in the US--as late as the mid-1950s for shows set in the Territories. In Australia, she will usually be found during the gold rush period: broadly between about 1850 and 1910. She can also be found in SpeculativeFiction that uses [[SpaceWestern a setting that is analogous]]. TheWildWest is her natural habitat, but she can often be found in urban red-light districts of the period. The Miss Kitty does not necessarily have to be female, although the nurturing aspects of a Miss Kitty are more of a female trait.

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