A Sister Trope to All Guys Want Cheerleaders. But what could be better than a teenage hottie jumping around in a skimpy outfit? How about a twenty-something hottie walking around in a skimpy outfit? Not only is she more likely to be more developed (and of legal age), she's also more likely to be... how do you say... experienced.
A Sorority Woman has similarities to a Cheerleader, in that she is part of a close-knit, almost exclusively-female group, is almost by definition drop-dead gorgeous, and generally presumed to be loose in morals. The main advantage in films, however, is that, as almost every Sorority Woman is above the age of consent, it's way easier to show them in sexy lingerie, drinking alcohol, taking a shower, (maybe even without a Modesty Towel!) or actually having sex.
And, to top it all off, they often used to be cheerleaders in their former days — some of them are still cheerleaders! — which makes the stereotype even more perfect.
- Dear Brother has an all-girls high school example with the Seiran Sorority. Every freshman at the school is eligible however few are selected. The sorority girls are looked up to and envied by the others. Considering the genre of the series, romantic allure also applies even in the setting.
Films — Live-Action
- Sorority Row, a movie that pretty much survives on this. The whole point of the film is to make XY members of the audience pay to see sorority women, lingerie, and blood.
- Legally Blonde. Everyone is so-o-o shocked with Elle Woods' fiancé when he breaks up with her. How can he not want a sorority woman? A blonde one, for that matter. Elle was the president of the sorority, so how could some other women be better than her?
- The House Bunny averts this in the beginning — the sorority is filled with the school's rejects and losers.
- In the film Sydney White, the reigning queen of the college's Hot or Not website (and therefore the "fairest of them all") is sorority girl Rachel Witchburn...until she's displaced by the newest pledge, Sydney White.
- There's one scene in The Dukes of Hazzard movie that involves Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville walking through one of these places, and the women wear less and less as they progress.
- Sorority Boys: The KOKs certainly do. At least until the ending, when they realize that the decidedly uncheerleader-like girls of DOG aren't so bad after all.
- Subverted in the romantic drama The Vow in which a guy thought he had married an artsy girl named Paige. Then she suffers brain damage from a car crash, gets amnesia, and returns to the life she had before becoming an artist - which was that of a "sweater-wearing blueberry mojito-drinking sorority girl'. This deeply distresses the guy.
- The Initiation is a Slasher Movie about a killer picking off sorority pledges (and their boyfriends and assorted other hangers-on) during their initiation. The film includes plenty of Lingerie Scenes, Shower Scenes, nudity, and sex in between the violent deaths.
- In Killer Party, the boys in Beta Tau are obsessed with the girls in the sorority, who are generally assumed to be the hottest babes on campus. An early scene features them bathing naked in the hot tub in their backyard.
- The novel Hell Week features a sorority whose members are exceptionally popular, lucky, and successful due to black magic... which, it turns out, is powered by sex.
- Apparently, not just guys, but even disembodied spirits want sorority girls. At the end of the first book of The Dresden Files, one of the things Harry's sex-obsessed familiar, Bob the skull, does when let out of said skull is to trigger an orgy at a local sorority house. He himself claims the alcohol has just as much to blame.
- How I Met Your Mother:
- Lily is of the opinion that "all sorority girls are sluts." However, this is mostly due to bitterness over not being accepted into one.
- Alluded to later when one of Barney Stinson's plans for seducing women is to find a sorority that's gotten in trouble for "lewd behavior" and disguise himself as their new house mom "Mrs. Stinsfire."
- The Lifetime Movie Sorority Wars has two competing sororities. The more prestigious one fits the trope, as all of the members are hot and are basically the Alpha Bitch of the campus. The rival sorority's members, while being equally attractive, are portrayed as being academically inclined and friendly to everyone.
- On Supernatural, when Sam and Dean are investigating several murders which are connected to a sorority house, Dean suddenly sees the appeal in attending college and ribs Sam good-naturedly about it.
- Given an ugly twist in Sweet/Vicious, where the guys' desire for the sorority girls means that Greek Row is a hotbed of unpunished rape.
- Ned Lasky, the defendant in an episode of Law & Order, had an unhealthy obsession with a particular sorority girl even three decades after she had rejected him.
- Deconstructed in the Pharrell song "Young Girl" where two people have mutual feelings for each other. The problem? She's in college and is not yet 21, while he's older, "so advanced", and others have a problem with this.
- Evident with the sisters of Eta Omicron Tau, otherwise known as the HOTs, in Being A DIK, who are to a woman beautiful and fairly horny; the MC can engage in sexual activities with every member bar twonote .
- Kingdom of Loathing occasionally features "hot sorority Orcs", the distaff counterpart to the Frat Orcs you fight. They're all dumb Valley Girl types who use "like" like it's punctuation and tend to end their sentences like they're asking a question?
- In Sluggy Freelance, an MMORPG has a panty raid on a demonic sorority as a high-level quest. The demonic sorority sisters are stated to be the hottest women (temperature-wise) in the entire game.