Gynoids have other synonyms in fictional work examples being cyberdoll, marionette, sexaroid

Title comes from a variation on "Helen of Troy". Because it's a robot in human female body, it's "Helen of Alloy" - changed to cute-sounding "Helen O'Loy".
Pygmalion stories
a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech
 in Pygmalion and Galatea, it seems to us, he presents the pathos of idealism in a very effective manner, contrasting it grimly and cynically with frank reality. Galatea is the spirit of sweet, ingenuous, aspiring womanhood; she is ushered into a world of bitterness, jealousy, vulgarity; she loves her maker, who is a narrow-hearted and fatuous sculptor; she meets those who prove to her that life is a thing of sorrow. At the end, forlorn and broken in soul, she returns to her pedestal, utters her melancholy farewell to the world, and becomes again a statue.

Black Velveteen, from song of the same name on Lenny Kravitz's album 5 (1998)

  • Electric Barbarella, from the Duran Duran album Medazzaland, a tribute to the movie Barbarella whose video featured bandmates interacting with a robotic sex doll
  • Musician Janelle Monáe (2007 album, 2010 album) first introduced herself to the music scene with a conceptual EP, Metropolis: Suite I 
  • The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III),


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