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    ‘Sex Worker’ as a Literary Trope

    The sex worker trope is a popular one in the romance genre. I mean, we had Pretty Woman to prove it, but like with all tropes, there are rules. Faithfulness is one of the most important elements of the romance genre, and one that causes the most pain. Of course, we don’t want outside interference between the hero and heroin. But would a prostitute even be in the market for a mutually exclusive relationship, the kind the romance genre has at its core? My guess is – it is doubtful. From the meet cute – the moment the two first fall into each other’s soup – someone has to change their…