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This page serves to document instances of minor attraction in popular culture, particularly entertainment such as film, music, television, video games, and anime.

Such instances are of interest from a cultural standpoint, for example taking note of different views on minor attraction through different cultures and time periods, or the concepts of attraction to minors and adult-minor relationships being a common theme in societal subconscious and expressed in works of art despite an overlying taboo.

The following list is sorted by several categories, and each entry is labeled according to the type of relationship:

  • Man-Girl (MG) - a relationship between an adult male and a female minor.
  • Woman-Boy (WB) - a relationship between an adult female and a male minor.
  • Man-Boy (MB) - a relationship between an adult male and a male minor.
  • Woman-Girl (WG) - a relationship between an adult female and a female minor.
  • Various (V) - Multiple types.
  • N/A - Not applicable (features minor attraction or minor-attracted characters as a general concept).

Live-action movies

  • Beau-pere (Blier, 1981) (MG)
    • The story is centered around the growing sexual infatuation a man has for his 15-year-old stepdaughter after his wife’s death.
  • Laura, les ombres de l’ete (Hamilton, 1979) (MG)
    • An old artist becomes attracted to a pubescent girl.
  • Fruhreifen-Report (Hofbauer, 1973) (MG)
    • An anthology movie dealing with girls’ sexuality, the third part involving a man getting off from abusing his stepdaughter together with his wife.
  • For a lost soldier (Kerbosch, 1992) (MB)
    • The protagonist recounts his childhood in WW2-era Netherlands, in particular his romantic relationship with a Canadian soldier.
  • La disubbidienza (Lado, 1981) (WB)
    • An emotionally broken teenage partisan finds comfort in and becomes attracted to two adult women.
  • Lolita (Kubrick, 1962) (MG)
    • Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov, with the titular character played by Sue Lyon, then 16.
  • Lolita (Lyne, 1997) (MG)
    • Adrian Lyne’s adaptation of Nabokov’s “Lolita”, with the role of the titular girl played by a then-15-years-old Dominique Swain.
  • Piccoli fuochi (Del Monte, 1985) (WB)
    • Tommaso, a little boy, bonds with his maid Mara.
  • Piccole labbra (Cattarinich, 1978) (MG)
    • An Italian WW1 veteran becomes attracted to a 12-year-old gypsy girl.
  • Les amities particulieres (Delannoy, 1964) (MB)
    • The story tells of the intimate relationship between a 17-year-old and 13-year-old young men in a catholic boarding school.
  • The lover (Annaud, 1992) (MG)
    • An adaptation of the novel “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras.
  • American beauty (1999) (MG)
    • Part of the plot is about the protagonist struggling with his sexual attraction for his daughter’s friend, a 16-year-old girl.
  • Death in Venice (Visconti, 1972) (MB)
    • An adaption of Mann’s novel of the same name, starring a then 14-year-old Björn Andrésen in the role of Tadeusz.
  • Meri Nimmo (Shanklya, 2018) (WB)
    • Set in modern India, a young boy develops a romantic attraction for an adult woman.
  • Sundays and Cybele (Bourguignon, 1962) (MG)
    • The film tells the tragic story of a friendship (with romantic undertones) between a young girl and an innocent but emotionally disabled veteran of the First Indochina War.
  • Muidhond (Toye, 2019) (MG)
    • A paedophile struggles with leading a normal life, especially now that one of the new neighbours is a young girl.
  • The trouble with being born (Wollner, 2020) (MG)
    • The first part of the movie deals with a man who has sex with an android that has the semblances of his now-deceased 10-year-old daughter.
  • Cuties (Doucoure, 2020) (MG)
    • A scene involves the girls successfully titillating some security guards.
  • Guter Junge (Fischer, 2008) (MB)
    • A tragic tale of a young pedophile as he struggles with his desires while living with his estranged but supportive father.
  • Pretty baby (Malle, 1978) (MG)
    • A young prostitute, played by the (then 12-year-old) Brookes Shields, has a sexual affair with a struggling artist.
  • The Orphan (Collett-Serra, 2009) (MG)
    • A scene involves the orphan, a 9-years-old girl, trying to seduce her adoptive father.
  • Poison Ivy (Shea, 1992) (MG)
    • The 17-year-old actress plays the role of a seductress in this movie.
  • Leon: The Professional (Besson, 1994) (MG)
    • The titular protagonist, a hitman, reciprocates the romantic affections of his protégée, played by a 12-years-old Natalie Portman.
  • Beautiful girls (Rosenberg, 1996) (MG)
    • A New York jazz pianist courts a 13-year-old girl
  • Interview with the Vampire (Jordan, 1994) (MG)
    • An adaptation of Anna Rice’s novel of the same name, featuring a then 12-year-old Kirsten Durst in the role of the little vampire girl.
  • Man on fire (Chouraqui, 1987) (MG)
    • Based on Quinnell’s novel of the same name, bodyguard gradually befriends his client, a wealthy 12-year-old girl. Romantic undertones are present.
  • Man on Fire (Scott, 2004) (MG)
    • An Adaptation of Quinnell’s novel of the same name, starring a then 10-year-old Dakota Fanning in the role of the little girl.
  • Anandi Gopal (Vidhwans, 2019) (MG)
    • Biographical film of Anandi Gopal, the first female doctor. The movie also portrays the youth-adult marriage between her and a man in his late twenties whilst she was 9 years old.
  • Blue Is the Warmest Colour (Kechiche, 2013) (WG)
    • The friendship between a 15-year-old girl and an adult woman takes an erotic turn.
  • Love Strange Love (Khouri, 1982) (WB)
    • A 12-year-old boy is constantly sexually teased and taunted by young women in his stepfather’s house.
  • Phoring (Roychowdhury, 2012) (WB)
    • A young boy becomes infatuated with his teacher.
  • Anandi Gopal (Vidwans, 2019) (MG)
    • A biographical movie on Anandi Gopal Joshi, India’s first female doctor, who married her husband at the age of 9.
  • Blank Check (Wainwright, 1994) (WB)
    • An 11-year-old boy, after receiving a blank check, decides to spend all the money, including throwing an expensive party where he dates a teller from a bank.
  • The Woodsman (Kassell, 2004) (MG)
    • The film follows a convicted child molester who must adjust to life after being released from prison.
  • Kopfplatzen (Ceviz, 2019) (MB)
    • It's about a pedophile who begins struggling with his attraction when a mother and her 8-year-old son move into the apartment next to him.
  • Labyrinth (Henson, 1986) (MG)
    • The movie tells us a story of a teenage girl Sarah and a goblin king Jareth, obsessed with her.
  • That’s my boy (Anders, 2012) (WB)
    • A satirical comedy which features a sexual relationship between a young student and a teacher. Though initially seeming disgusted by the student flirting with her, the teacher later seduces him.

Western animation

  • An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (Latham, 1999) (MG)
    • The protagonist’s sister tries to get in a relationship with a newspaper editor, a much older adult.
  • Simba: è nato un re (Corradi, 1997) (MG)
    • One of the female lion cubs has a crush for an older dog, which he reciprocates, although the cub’s mother is opposed to it.


  • Lolita (Nabokov, 1955) (MG)
    • Set in 1950s America, the story concerns a middle-aged English professor and his sexual obsession with a 12-years-old girl.
  • The enchanter (Nabokov, 1985) (MG)
    • A middle-aged man is conflicted by his own hebephilia, especially after his failed attempt at having sex with an adolescent girl.
  • Laughter in the Dark (Nabokov, 1938) (MG)
    • A relationship between a middle-aged man and a 17-year-old aspiring actress.
  • Ada or Ador: A Family Chronicle (Nabokov, 1969) (MG)
    • Some parts deal with hebephilia, with both protagonists beginning an incestuous affair in their early teens, as well as one of the protagonist’s half-sisters being infatuated with him when he’s 18 while the latter is 12-year-old.
  • Transparent Things (Nabokov, 1972) (MG)
    • The narrator describes some of the characters express their attraction over young girls. One of the sub-plots deals with a university student having a relationship with a pubescent maid.
  • Look at the Harlequins! (Nabokov, 1974) (MG)
    • The author’s fictional autobiography, wherein his stand-in protagonist deals with his attraction for his pubescent daughter.
  • The Original of Laura (Nabokov, 2009) (MG)
    • Nabokov’s unfinished manuscript, some of the passages describe a man’s obsession with an unknown pubescent girl.
  • The lover (Duras, 1984) (MG)
    • An autobiography recounting the author’s life in French Indochina, including her first sexual and romantic relationship with an old and rich Chinese-Vietnamese man, whilst she was 15.
  • The North China Lover (Duras, 1991) (MG)
    • The events described in her previous novel, The Lover, is retold in third person style, allowing the author to recount her first love with candour and nostalgia.
  • Tiger, Tiger: A Memoir (Fragoso, 2011) (MG)
    • The author recollects her tumultuous sexual relationship with an elderly man, which began when she was 7.
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude (Marquez, 1967) (MG)
    • The patriarch’s second son, a warrior figure, courts a 7-year-old girl and consummates her at 9.
  • Love in the time of Cholera (Marquez, 1985) (MG)
    • A male in his 70s has a relationship with a 14-year-old girl.
  • Memories of My Melancholy Whores (Marquez, 2004) (MG)
    • A love story between a 90-year-old man and a 14-year-old female prostitute.
  • Of Love and Other Demons (Marquez, 1994) (MG)
    • A priest falls in love with a dead 12-year-old girl.
  • Death in Venice (Mann, 1912) (MB)
    • An ennobled artist in Venice becomes increasingly obsessed at the sight of a teenage Polish boy.
  • You Can Be a King If You Are Brave (Wolfe, 2023) (MB)
    • An Australian charity worker falls in love with a young Burmese boy amidst the growing taboo against such relationships, contribute in big part by the former’s colleagues.
  • Alexander’s Choice (Marlowe, 2012) (MB)
    • The book tells of the love affair of a new 13/14-years-old schoolboy and a new English master.
  • The Fourth of June (Benedictus, 1962) (MB)
    • The book, based on the author’s experiences whilst attending Eton college, touches upon themes of love between older and younger schoolboys.
  • The Link: A Victorian mystery (Maugham, 1969) (MB)
    • The story, centered around an investigation on a fictionalized version of the notorious Tichborne case, touches on the theme of boylove.
  • My love is like all lovely things (Caunter, 2023) (MB)
    • A collection of boylove-themed poems.
  • For a Lost Soldier (Dantzig, 1996) (MB)
    • The novel tells the story of an 11-year-old boy in the nazi-occupied Netherlands who develops a relationship with a Canadian soldier.
  • Nude men (Filipacchi, 1993) (MG)
    • The initial plot centers on a man fighting off, then succumbing, under the seduction of an 11-year-old precocious girl.
  • Interview with the Vampire (Rice, 1976) (MG)
    • The film chronicles how two vampires turn a 10-year-old girl into one of them, with the story framed as an interview between a reporter and one of the male vampires. Some romantic undertones are present between the little girl and the interviewee.
  • Man on Fire (Quinnell, 1980) (MG)
    • A bodyguard gradually befriends his client, a wealthy and precocious little girl. Romantic undertones are present.
  • Fire and Hemlock (Jones, 1984) (MG)
    • A fantasy story that details a love story between a young girl named Polly and Thomas Lynn, an adult man.
  • Keepsakes and Treasures: A Love Story (Gaiman, 2006) (MG/MB)
    • A short story included in Neil Gaiman’s collection of short stories and poetry, the narrator of this story (Mr. Smith) is a pedophile exclusively attracted to girls, while his boss (Mr. Alice) is a pederast. Both characters are depicted as morally grey.
  • Past the dark field (Heuvel Collins, 2019) (V)
  • Starfish (Watts, 1999) (N/A)
    • A sci-fi novel where one of the characters is a sympathetic pedophile named Gerry Fischer. At some points, the narration follows his point of view, and it's revealed that he himself was molested as a child.


  • Chester the Molester (Tinsley, 1976-1989) (MG)
    • A comedic strip for the magazine Hustler, centred around a man molesting little girls in absurd ways.

TV shows (live action)

  • Pehredaar Piya Ki (WB)
    • A young boy inherits his family’s fortune but needs to marry a woman 9 years his senior first.
  • Jhansi Ki Rani (MG)
    • Historical drama based on the life of Indian national hero Lakshmi Bai, the Rani of Jhansi, who married Gangadhar Rao Newalkar, king of Jhansi, at the age of 14.
  • Black Mirror (3x03 Shut Up and Dance) (Watkins, 2016) (N/A)
    • The episode focuses on a pedophile who is blackmailed by hackers who record footage of him masturbating to child pornography. They use this footage to force him to perform a series of tasks escalating in their seriousness and ending with a fight to the death against another offending pedophile. Despite following their orders, his secret is revealed, and the episode ends when he is confronted by police. This portrayal stands out because the protagonist is portrayed as sympathetic and the audience is supposed to root for him, with his attraction to children only being revealed at the end.
  • Picket Fences (Kelley, 1992-1996)
    • 1x13 (MG): Sheriff Jimmy Brock wants to arrest a 19-year-old man for statutory rape after having sex with his daughter Kimberly. The episode discusses some of the issues surrounding age of consent laws with nuance.
    • 1x14 (WB): Matthew dreams of sheriff’s deputy Maxine flashing her breasts to him in a non-explicit scene, said dream being interrupted after the boy got an erection.
  • Once and again (Zwick and Herskovitz, 1999-2002) (MG)
    • A high school student and regular character pursues a romantic relationship with her teacher, with him reciprocating her affections.
  • Shameless (Abbott, 2011-2021) (V)
    • The first season of the American adaptation of British TV show Shameless features a consensual relationship between a middle-aged man and a 15-year-old boy. It also shows one of the protagonists, a middle-aged man, being attracted to a 15-year-old girl, but not acting on this attraction despite her advances towards him. She eventually rapes him while he is under the influence of drugs and thus unable to fight back, and other characters, especially one of his sons, then assume that he raped her. In the second season, he is investigated by police, but the investigation is dropped when she reveals that she was the one who took advantage of him, not the other way around.

Anime and manga

See also Lolicon
  • Kodomo no Jikan (MG)
    • A comedy revolving around a precocious 9 year old girl’s determined attempts at seducing her 23-year-old teacher.
  • Cardcaptor Sakura (MG)
    • A secondary character, an elementary school girl, begins a romance with her male teacher.
  • Narutaru (MG)
    • By the end of the manga, the female protagonist begins a relationship with a man.
  • The Ancient Magus’ bride (MG)
    • An ancient mage buys a slave, a 16-year-old girl, and takes her under his wing as his apprentice and bride.
  • Higehiro (MG)
    • A man develops feelings for a 16-years-old runaway girl that he takes in.
  • A bride’s story/Otoyomegatari (WB)
    • Set in the backdrop of the Russian conquest of Central Asia, the series follows the relationship between a 20-year-old young woman and her husband 8 years her junior, as they struggle to keep their living-hood amidst the imperial Russian army’s advance.
  • Domestic girlfriend (WB)
    • A teenage boy becomes entangled in a love triangle, with one of the crushes being his teacher.
  • Loveless (V)
    • The main character, a pubescent boy, begins a romantic relationship with an adult man as they struggle to survive in a hostile world. There also other age-gap yaoi and yuri relationships.
  • Happy Sugar Life (WG)
    • Centers on a relationship between teenage girl Satou Matsuzaka and a 7-year-old girl Shio Kōbe, whom she becomes deliriously obsessed with.
  • After the rain (MG)
    • A 17-years-old girl struggles with her feelings for a man more than 20 years her senior.
  • Oku-sama wa Joshi Kosei (MG)
    • A married 17-year-old girl must wait until graduation before she can have sex with her husband, her own teacher.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi (WB)
    • Throughout the story’s course, 10-year-old teacher Negi has many romantic relationships, including with much older girls.
  • Ore Wa Lolicon Ja Nai! (MG)
    • A male teacher must deal with many elementary school girls infatuated with him, especially an 11-year-old time traveller that wants to marry him.
  • Furuya-Sensei Wa An-Chan no mono (MG)
    • A 1st year high school girl falls in love for the first time with her teacher.
  • Hanayomesama wa 16-sai (MG)
    • After her mother’s death, a 16-year-old girl must be married to a rich man 5 years her senior as part of her mother’s will.
  • Aoi-san wa 16-sai toshishita (MG)
    • A comedy following a baker in his late 20s trying to court an elementary schoolgirl.
  • Oshite Dame nara Oshite miro! (MG)
    • A girl who is only romantically attracted to snakes falls in love with her teacher.
  • Ora, Yomekko sa ikuda! Cosplay JK no Himitsu no Aijou (MG)
    • A 15-year-old girl must wait until she’s 16 before she can marry her art teacher.
  • Oshieko Kara Nigerarenai (MG)
    • A diligent high-school girl and a lazy teacher begin a romantic relationship.
  • Junsui adolescence (WG)
    • A romantic but difficult relationship between a diligent high school girl and the school nurse ensues.
  • News Na Kare! (MB)
    • The story is about the budding relationship between an actor and his crush, a high-school boy.
  • Sensei to Watashi (MG)
    • A 16-year-old girl substitutes for her sister at an arranged meeting and ends up falling in love with her new home room teacher.
  • OhoShisama ni Onegai! (MG)
    • The series follows the blossoming relationship between a junior high tomboy and her former beloved childhood neighbour, now her 23-year-old class advisor.
  • Yankee Shota to Otaku Onee-san (WB)
    • A shy otaku starts to have feelings for her neighbour’s child, an 11-year-old delinquent.
  • Inaka ni Kaeru to Yakeni Jiben ni Natsuita Kasshoku (MB)
    • A slice-of-life comedy following a university student and his relationship with his younger cousin.
  • Shota x Oni (MB)
    • The story follows an elementary school boy and his feelings for his best friend that he feels protective of, a high schooler.
  • Sasaki and Miyano (MB)
    • A delinquent high school senpai tries to get closer with a feisty kouhai, with their friendship gradually becoming romantic.
  • Speed Grapher (MG)
    • The series follows a 33-year-old war photographer using his powers, found after being kissed by a 15-year-old girl, to save the girl from the clutches of the head of a powerful secret club.
  • Wataten (WG)
    • A shy college student becomes smitten by her younger sister’s classmate and begins having her dress up in cosplay in exchange for snacks. The series follows the student as she grows closer to the classmate and her other friends.
  • Oneesan wa Joshi Shougakusei ni Kyoumi ga Arimasu (WG)
    • The comedic story about a high school teacher, who happens to be a pedophile, and the girl she babysits with her roommate!
  • Ichigo Mashimaro (WG)
    • The story tells of the adventure of four elementary school girls and their older sister-figure Nobue, who is suggested to derive sensual pleasure from seeing the girls playing, making Nobue appear as a moe enthusiast.
  • Ryūō no Oshigoto! (MG)
    • A prodigy shogi player takes a 9-year-old girl with as his disciple and the two brace themselves together in the world of shogi, making friends and rivals. The young girl is very possessive of her master, displaying yandere traits.


  • Freiheit fur die Liebe (Kronhausen, 1969) (MG)
    • The first part deals with issues surrounding age of consent laws, through the prism of a man having to hide his sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl.
  • Are All Men Pedophiles? (Breure, 2012) (MG)
    • The documentary discusses pedophilia, hebephilia and ephebophilia and how society conflates and demonises all three forms of attraction, with adverse results.
  • I, Pedophile (Campea, 2016) (V)
  • The Paedophile Next Door (Herzog, 2014) (V)
    • Similar to I, Pedophile, featuring experts from the NSPCC, Metropolitan Police and preventionist scholar, Sarah Goode among others.

Musicals and theatre

  • Death in Venice (Britten, 1973) (MB)
    • A theatrical adaptation of Mann’s novella of the same name.
  • The Vagina Monologues (Ensler, 1996) (WG)
    • A section of the play, titled “The Little Coochie Snorcher That Could” recounts the experience of a 13-year-old girl’s relationship with a much older woman.
  • Downstate (Norris, 2018) (V)
    • A thought-provoking play following the daily lives of convicted child molesters living in a group home, with one act having one of the victims (now a rich young man) confront its abusers, with the former being portrayed negatively.
  • Faust (Gounod, 1859) (MG)
    • In the first part, the protagonist of the play falls in love with a 14-year-old girl and employs the help of the devil to pursue a relationship with her. Both her mother and brother die because of disapproving of the relationship. The girl eventually gets pregnant and ends up drowning her new born, for which she gets convicted and goes to prison. When the protagonist tries to rescue her, she refuses, and subsequently voices from heaven announce that she shall be saved.
  • Erl-king (Goethe, 1782) (MB)
    • A famous ballad written by about the death of a young boy. Before his death, the boy claims to see a supernatural entity which he calls Erl-King, who tries to convince him to give up on his life. Though many aspects of this ballad are up for interpretation, pedophilic themes are referenced, especially in the line "I love thee, I'm charm'd by thy beauty, dear boy / And if thou'rt unwilling, then force I'll employ”. The idea that the Erl-King could have been attracted to the boy, and the boy’s death as a possible metaphor for sexual abuse, seem likely considering Goethe himself described feeling attraction to young boys.
  • Madama Butterfly (Goethe, 1782) (MG)
    • Set in 1904 Japan, it tells a tragic love affair between a 15-year-old Geisha and an American naval officer who’s marrying her for convenience but regrets his choice later.
  • Miss Saigon (Schönberg and Boublil, 1989) (MG)
    • A retelling of Madama Butterfly set in 1970s Saigon amidst the Vietnam war, it tells of a doomed romance between a United States marine and a 17-year-old south Vietnamese bargirl.

Video games

  • Bernd and the mystery of Unteralterbach (MG)
    • A visual novel where an adult male NEET must uncover the mysteries surrounding a small German town. Pedophilia is discussed in the story.
  • Dorei to no Seikatsu – Teaching Feeling – (FreakilyCharming, 2015) (MG)
    • The game is about a doctor becoming with a young slave girl, and the player’s decision will determine the doctor’s personality.
  • Nekopara (NEKO WORKs, 2014) (MG)
    • An eroge taking place in a world where humans coexist with catgirls, the VN series follows the protagonist working with catgirls at a café, with the protagonist romancing two of the catgirls that are 12 years old in human years.
  • Musume Seikatsu (Fiction7) (MG)
    • A “raise-you-daughter” + dating simulator, with the range of interactions (including sexual) expanding as the intimacy between the girl and the player increases.
  • Shoujo Kyouiku (Tanuki Soft) (MG)
    • A newly transferred teacher at a girl’s school in his thirties befriends three of his students with communication problems, and a ghost.
  • Bosei ~Mama Club~ (Complet’s) (WB)
    • Main character has dreams about his mother-in-law. One day he forgets his homework and school and comes later to pick it up. Inside school building he sees secret act of a school boy committing a woman that suits to be his mother. Next day he is invited to school infirmary and given offer to join "Mama club" that connects young male students and mature women.
  • Byakko no Kamikakushi (Kizaruya) (WB)
    • In a strange summer village festival, a boy separated from his friend is seduced by a spirit in the form of a fox-woman.
  • Damegane (10mile) (WB)
    • Takuto starts living at his cousin's house because of some reasons. There are three daughters, Tooko, Chikako and Ranko. He meets them for the first time in several years, but they are now all unsophisticated. Well, their battle for Takuto starts now!

Music and music videos

For a list (that may need updating) see Music featuring attraction to minors
  • Ranga Maliyela (Ketaki Mategaonkar and Sharayu Date, 2019) (MG)
    • Song produced for the autobiographical movie of India’s first female doctor, Anandi Gopal Joshi, who would marry her husband at the age of 9.
  • Mann Bharrya | The little friend story (B Praak & Jaani, 2019) (MB)
    • The music video tells of the emotional bond formed between a boy and a young man.
  • Deuces are wild (Aerosmith, 1994) (MG)
  • I Love The Girls (Bognibov, 2013) (MG)