So Marinette is completely blindsided when it turns out he wants her to become a supervillain and fight against Chat Noir. Film In Chicago , Roxie comes up with a plan to use a fake pregnancy as a moral weapon against a possible death penalty. In her words, "I would just like to say that my own life doesn't matter now.
It's just that of my unborn child. She uses sex to convince the doctor to back up her story. This is her stock and trade, really. Roxie wound up in jail in the first place because she killed her lover after he cruelly revealed he lied about being able to get her into show business just to get her into bed. She also tries to convince Billy Flynn to take on her case with this offer, but he brushes her off, as he's Only in It for the Money. In Duets , Suzi Loomis often uses sexual means to fund her cross-country trip, including a scene in which she needs to get a new paint job for a stolen car.
After one night with her, he returns to his royal barge to leave the city, sits down very gingerly on a cushion, and tells the Doge "You'll get your ships. Talk about doing your patriotic duty. Discussed in The American President when President Shepherd's election opponent implies in a talk show appearance that his girlfriend, a lobbyist, may have traded sexual favors for votes.
Shepard calls him out on this specifically in a literal "The Reason You Suck" Speech at the end of the film. Roy later kills both Tyrell and a crying, guilt-wracked Sebastian once the bargain is complete.
When she finds out that Chang the bandit chieftain is about to have her boyfriend's eyes put out in Shanghai Express , Lily offers herself to Chang. Played for Laughs in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back , where George Carlin , as a drifter, explains that this is expected when hitching a ride before getting one with a trucker where he follows through out-of-frame.
The duo is conflicted about this when their ride turns out to be a Nun. The Joker in Suicide Squad offers Harley to one of his soon to be crime partners as a bonus to start the negotiations and Harley seems OK with that.
The fact that the gangster rejects the offer gets him killed. Rich Bitch Amber Sweet sometimes sleeps with the Grave Robber to get street zydrate to fuel her surgery addiction. Anna Veigh Lee Lee Sobieski in In a Dark Place loosely based on The Turn of the Screw sleeps with both the principal of her school doesn't work, she's fired anyway and Miss Grove, the estate manager and her supervisor, after she finds a job as a nanny in both cases as an attempt to keep her employment.
May have something to do with her past. Literature In Xenocide , Wang-Mu "bribes" a foreman to allow her to strike up a conversation with the local aristocrat's daughter, Qing-Jao, in hopes of raising her social status. Subverted in War and Remembrance. Natalie, out of pure desperation, offers this to a Nazi camp guard in exchange for protecting her child.
The guard replies contemptuously that she has nothing to bargain with as he could have it any time but really didn't feel like it. Discussed in The Dresden Files: A homeless girl named Lydia comes to Harry for help, and he tells her that he wants something in return. She misconstrues it as a request for this trope and he quickly stops her because A he just wanted more information, not sex, and B she doesn't even look legal anyway.
He comments in his internal monologue that it's probably not the first time she's traded sex for favors. In The Goblin Emperor , a woman offers such a trade to Maia.
He doesn't accept, as he is embarrassed about his lack of sexual experience. That is after he has already done her the favor she wanted, without fully understanding the deal he was being offered.
Guardians of the Flame: In return for passage to another city in the first book, the captain of the ship the party's taking demands that Doria heal his impotence In The Silver Pigs, Marcus Didius Falco gripes that he's sometimes offered "payment in kind" from female clients, instead of money or a fine fish he has to eat, after all.
Played for Drama in the film adaptation Age of Treason, when Helena Justina offers herself to use or abuse as Falco sees fit, if he'll just continue with the case. Falco rejects the offer, partially because he was badly burned last time he got involved with a female aristocrat. He muses that it's nothing original and anyway he could take it by force but for some reason agrees.
After all, when I'm having fun, I'm happy. When I'm happy, I work harder. When I work harder, you become famous and powerful.
Isn't that what you want? He fails, badly, as a freak collision of coincidences makes her seem so much like the devil that he loses his head and runs screaming. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Harmony asks her ex-boyfriend, Spike , to shelter her when she assumes that Buffy is out to get her. Harmony has sort of an unrealistic view of how much Buffy cares.
It takes Spike a bit of sarcastic hinting before she realizes what he wants in return. Her response is basically "oh, sure, whatever. The demon rejects the offer in disgust, as Humans Are Ugly. In The Big Bang Theory episode "The Hook-Up Reverberation", Penny casually admits her high school PE coach turned out to have a close personal interest in her which amounted to an unwise teacher-pupil crush.
She took the young Penny to see a Melissa Etheridge gig, and Penny played along with the idea to ensure she got A-grades. Penny does not disclose how far she had to go to get those A's but casually says "it all worked out just fine". Shameless has Lip do other people's homework for extra money. Karen can't afford it, so she gives him oral sex instead. Cleopatra wants Marc Antony to publicly acknowledge her son by Caesar as legitimate.
Marc Antony whispers his price in her ear which she agrees to, but slaps him when he tries to touch her. As Cleopatra points out, if she's a whore, "then the customer pays first, does he not? They attempt to bribe Skeeter, a man who works at a crematorium, for the bodies, but the only payment he'll accept is a night with his long time crush, Emily Duncan.
Emily is physically out of Skeeter's league and repulsed by his profession. However, she is willing to sleep with Skeeter if the very attractive Jax is wiling to sleep with her.
Julia lets Pete have sex with her in return for information. Essie McGowan saves herself from transportation to the Thirteen Colonies and later death due to having sex with powerful men who have the ability to spare her in the latter case by getting her pregnant, since they won't hang a pregnant woman.
Then she gets her master to free her from her indentured servitude with the implicit promise of this if they get married. Music Subverted in the official video for Madonna 's song Material Girl: Madonna's character let the rich men buy her all kinds of expensive stuff, using their competition with each other over her as her convenient excuse to not kiss any of them - eventually sneaking off to kiss some guy who didn't try to pay her for it.
In the official video for Studio Killers Ode to the Bouncer, lead singer Cherry has sex with a bouncer to get into a night club. Vince Russo works there, can you tell? It all started when Bad News Brown confronted WWF president Jack Tunney on the set of the Brother Love Show and, after being dissatisfied with answers he was getting into why he wasn't getting a shot at Savage and the WWF World Heavyweight Championship, kicked the trope into effect by implying that Miss Elizabeth was seducing him and suggesting the two exchanged "favors" so that he would protect Savage from sure brutal defeat at Brown's hands.
Tunney angrily denied the accusation which led to Brown nearly assaulting Tunney In the end, Brown was a beaten man. Video Games Dragon Age: Origins , you can get Isabela to teach you the Duelist specialization with this trope, though the sex happens offscreen. If your character is female, you can also suggest this to Dwyn as payment for fighting to defend Redcliff, but he will decline.
Inquisition , one of the options to conclude Josephine's questline involves offering "an unforgettable night" to a noblewoman as payment for the ennobling of a family. Inverted in Fallout 2: One of the earlier levels involves you trying to get a powerful explosive from a bunch of mobs. If your character is female and has a high enough seduction level, you have the option to offer this to their leader as payment.
Since you are a vampire however, no sex needs to ensue: Venus, the owner of a Night Club in Downtown, has been resorting to this to pay her debt toward Russian mob Boris whenever she can't pay with money. One of the quests she gives you involves killing Boris so she won't have to do it anymore though having high levels in Domination or Presence can get him to simply back off.
World's End has a downplayed version of this. Ivan asks to borrow Oksana's red stone, the source of her magical powers, to see if he can make it work as well. To do so, she demands sexual favors from him. This isn't seen on screen, and the language is vague enough to either imply actual sex or something more like a striptease.
Ivan does it, and Oksana does live up to her end of the bargain. Jack apparently once traded oral sex for weed. Web Original The Onion: Landlord tells her to put her clothes back on, then when she insists, points to the security camera in the corner. Western Animation Family Guy: In an early episode, Death comes for Peter, but twists his ankle and the Griffins nurse him back to health in the hopes that he'll spare Peter out of gratitude.
At one point Death tells Lois that he might consider it if she does something for him. Lois sighs and starts unbuttoning her blouse; Death quickly interrupts, saying he just wanted more food. In the second story of Futurama "Anthology Of Interest I", Leela has sex with Fry in order to make sure he won't tell anyone of the murders.