Sarah Collins was not really based on anyone real, although a co-worker from my teen years did inspire her visually somewhat. I despise the “retro” fetishizing of homemakers and supposed old timey values that only sort of existed outside of misogynist’s dreams. That said, the docile, eager to please, housewife is quite an attractive character type when done well. It would figure, I thought, that Lauren would think the best way to fix her alcoholic, out of control, mother would be to have her brainwashed into mindless docility. The character became, for me, more a comment on Lauren’s immaturity than anything else. True Love wouldn’t be the same without Sarah and I expect her to show up in the Pleasure Bunnie universe rather soon.