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Pages for Youby Sylvia Brownrigg Pages For You is another doomed romance, but with more of a poetic, melancholy feel. Flannery is a bright-eyed seventeen-year-old college student, fresh out of high school at her East Coast college hoping to, well, become her authentic lesbian self, like everyone else on campus.
One day in a steam-filled diner, she catches sight of a beautiful older graduate student, with whom she later ends up enrolled in a class. Of course, Flannery is at first intimidated by the brilliant, elusive Anne, but soon has fallen hard for her. Throughout the book she also does things like smoke cigarettes in order to look cool and mysterious, while not really succeeding.
You know from the beginning that things are not going to end well, but the ride is sure beautiful. Landingby Emma Donoghue This book is like the best of the best romantic comedies, but with lesbians. Imagine a lesbian When Harry Met Sally with more bite and people of colour. They have a few obstacles to overcome: The Price of Saltby Patricia Highsmith This book is having a resurgence of fame because of the film version Carol, which is maybe the best lesbian movie ever made.
Therese is a shop girl in her early twenties, and Carol is the striking, assertive, rich, older woman. The setting is as much a character as Carol and Therese: Judith Utz July 19, There are never big spoilers, only a whole lot of excited book talk, some new-to-you reads and loads of HEAs.
And if you add in a May-December relationship? You have basically found my literary catnip! I love tropes and trends in queer romance. It still makes me grin like an idiot knowing I can find nearly any kind of hero in this genre.
There really is something for everyone. I was just writing what I would like to read. May-December romance has always been a favorite of mine, and I knew halfway through Legally Bound that the next book in the series, Breach of Contract, would be between two side characters and it would be a decent age gap.
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When I started writing Say Yes, I wanted to touch a little on the rich alpha male, but I also wanted the dynamic between an older man and a younger feisty, inexperienced submissive. Someone who was newly exploring men, and kink. I love working with a new submissive, especially a bratty one, thus James was born. Nancy and Hartigan in Sin City. He doesn't go so far as to actually sleep with her, since he thinks he's way too old around 65 at the end of the story to enter a relationship with a year old, but they do share several very passionate kisses, and he describes her as "the love of my life" in his internal monologue.
This is really a subversion, as Hartigan explicitly rejects the relationship due to the age difference and the fact that he first met her when he saved her from the pedophilic villain of "That Yellow Bastard" when she was eleven. He was oblivious until she kissed him the night he faced the vampirized Skinner.
He was squicked at first and refused to reciprocate. When he asks Abilena to Mercy Kill him as his vampiric urges became stronger and stronger, she agreed Jim was 60 on the night they consummated their love which also happened to be his last night on Earth. Their daughter Felicia becomes one of the series' main characters.
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Maybe in his 30s at the time seduced and married a year-old billionaire widow by assuming her late husband's face and posing as an undercover Judge who had been sent to protect her.
In spite of his psychopathy and already having gained access to her resources, he actually seemed to grow sort of fond of her. When they first met, Paulie was in his early 50's and Douglas was in his early 20's. He is a retconed Korean war era superhero who first appeared in a mini series with extended lifespan and also a widower with several adult children, she is subject to Comicbook time so around her 30s but with publishing history going back to the 80s.
It was even acknowledged when Monica confided Carol Danvers that she wasn't sure about the relationship because of the in-universe age difference. In one storyline from the mids, the Professor feared that Toby was tiring of the marriage because of the age difference.
Fairy Tales In The False Prince and the Truea young man on trial for his life is offered knowledge that will save him, for a price. He agrees, his father insists on the marriage, and she turns out to be a beautiful princess younger than he was, under a Curse. Oh, no, it is quite impossible. Naruto with Tsunade, him being a teenager and her in her 50s, though age-defying magic makes her look 20ish.
Kakuzu, who is 91, is paired up with Hidan, who is Lenore looks 10 years old physically and Ragamuffin looks around twenty years old in the comics.
In reality they're actually and years old, respectively. Not-so-surprisingly, they are the Fan-Preferred Couple of the fandom. Voldemort is 53 years older. Slightly less creepy if Time Travel or the diary Horcrux is involved since then the difference would be only a few years. They both qualify as "old" now, but Word of God says she's born in while he was born in Either way, he would have already been her elderly teacher when she first passed through the doors of Hogwarts, so fanfics around when she was a student qualifies 54 year gap.
Their physical ages being Shinigami, their bodies don't age are 26 and 17 respectively This appears to be the case in warcraft story Children Of The Stars the two leads are Night Elves, Ayuri May has been stated as just overwhile Keleria December has lived since the War of the Ancients, which happened ten thousand years ago. Granted, they are Elves, so they both look of indeterminable age. The fic Slumber My Darling has the same pairing, but is entirely platonic, despite being a romantic relationship.
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When they married, he was pushing sixty, and she was twenty-six. The Luckiest Smurf has an alternate timeline tale where Smurfette confesses her love for Papa Smurf, leading to this kind of situation that eventually has most of the entire village revolting against it.
I would be a fool if I didn't smurf that a year-old male Smurf and an 8-year-old female Smurf do not an everlasting love smurf, Empath. In the Mirror Universe story "Smurfed Behind: TD and Celestia eventually strike up a friendship and later romance in TD the Alicorn Princess after he accidentally becomes an ageless alicorn. When they start seeing each other, TD is in his mid-twenties, and Celestia has at least years on him. After getting the blessing of Nadeshiko's spirit.
The main plot of Dash's New Mom is about Twilight getting into a relationship with Rainbow Dash's father, who obviously is old enough to have a daughter around her age.
Mr and Mrs Gold: As Belle and Rumpelstiltskin, she is in her early twenties while he is literally hundreds of years old. As Rose and Mr. Gold, Emma was sure that he was her father or father-in-law before she saw them kiss. Emma even once refers to Mr. A onesided version appears in Princess Trixie Sparkle. Astelle who is around falls for her elderly mentor Starswirl and mistakingly believes he loves her back.
When she finds out he doesn't, she reacts badly, runs away, and comes back a Fallen Hero who curses him into becoming the Tree of Harmony. I had the whole world in front of me and he was the only stallion that paid me any attention.
Films — Animation Played with in Wreck-It Ralph where Calhoun and Felix physically appear to be the same agebut Felix has been around for thirty years longer than Calhoun and that makes them from two different eras of video games 8-bit versus high definition. Played with in The Book of Life. Xibalba and La Muerte are both hundreds if not thousands of years old, but La Muerte has the body and face of a human female in her 20s or 30s, while Xibalba resembles an old man, mostly because of his beard.
Word of God reveals that Xibalba is in fact a few centuries older than La Muerte. Hector and Imelda were roughly the same age in life when they got married, but in the Land of the Dead a person looks the age they were when they died. Hector died at the age of 21, while Imelda died in her early 70's and their current appearances show that age disparity. They rekindle their romance nonetheless. The characters treat Kate and Isaac as if they have one.
She is younger than him, but by at most eight years the actors have a five year age difference. Harold and Maude sees young man Harold paired up with the aging Maude.
In all sorts of other ways too, they are Opposites Attract. Fear Eats the Soul is another rare example of a gender flip of this trope. Emmi, a cleaning lady well into her sixties, finds love with Ali, an African immigrant no more than half her age. She is a probation officer. He's one of her cases. It's a BDSM relationship, she's dominant and he's submissive.
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In the first Legally Blonde movie, the first case Elle works on has a twenty-something fitness guru charged with the murder of her husband, who was in his sixties. She claims she truly loved him, specially because of his She wasn't lying, and in the end she didn't murder him. It was his daughterwho was aiming to kill her.
In Quentin Tarantino 's Kill Bill: Bill, an old assassin and martial arts warrior who grew up in the s, is outright shown or intimated to have been in relationships with several of his decades-younger students, including the Bride, Elle Driver, and most likely Sophie as well two of whom are blondes. Lampshaded when Bill shows up to the Bride's wedding, and she lies to the groom that he's her father.
Even so, it's clear to the naked eye alone that Clara is somewhere between 30 and 40, while Doc is at least in his mid's or older. It's especially telling that there's an undeniable age difference between the two, even taking into account the face lift Doc mentioned getting in Part II. She wants it, but Hartigan ultimately rejects it due to both their age difference and the danger to Nancy it would result in. Trixie Lorraine who's in her early 30s and Faneul H.
Peabody who's in his 50s but looks a lot older from Gold Diggers of These two lampshade the trope a bit in dialogue, and actually end up married after one date. Although, given the film's titlethis really isn't much of a surprise. Considering he's known her since his daughters were kids, that's a pretty big gap. In Memoirs of a Geishawe have Sayuri and the Chairman, who is roughly twenty-eight years older than her.
In Leonard Part 6Leonard's daughter dates her theater director. Leonard says he's old enough to be his father. Just to underline the age gap, Andy's childhood friend Simon gets married with Delphine's mother.
Then again Andy is played by Gene Kelly so it's understandable. Due to the surrogate technology, everyone appears as an idealized version of themselves, with Pike's character appearing late 20s or so, and Willis' as a well-kept something.
The relationship is portrayed as normal and not unusual. In Wild Targetthe year-old Victor ends up with the 27ish-year-old Rose. While this appears to be the case in Red with between the 60ish retired assassin Frank and the something bookish Sarah, it's a little hard to tell as the actors playing them are much closer in age 55 and 46 than their characters. In Deep Impact this is one of the reasons the reporter, Jenny Lerner, resents her father: In her own mother's words: In the end, his father's wife abandons him when the comet is about to hit Earth, something she feels well deserved for him.
The film Breezy has year-old Breezy fall in love with the bitter year-old Frank Harmon. In Legend of the Black Scorpion Wan was younger than the previous Emperor's own son when they married, and is undoubtedly decades younger than the new Emperor as well. Billy and his bride-to-be. He's 70 and she's Cary Grant was 59 when he made Charade25 years older than Audrey Hepburn.
He only took the role after the writer gave all the romantically aggressive lines to Hepburn's character, so he wouldn't look like a predator.
Sam Soto, the main character's father is dating a woman over thirty years his junior, making her slightly younger than his youngest daughter. Limelight has a romance between twenty something Terry and sixty something Calvero played by Charlie Chaplinthough the latter refuses to admit his feelings and decides to leaves in order to let Terry pursue a healthier relationship with Neville. In The Best OfferVirgil, an old bachelor in his 60s, falls in love for the first time with Claire around She eventually appears to reciprocate his feelings, but only as part of a premeditated plan to steal Virgil's paintings.
In The Pledgea retired police officer in his 60s played by Jack Nicholson begins a relationship with a single mother played by Robin Wright who's his junior by about 30 years.