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Twin Cities is home to long legacy of protest of ‘Miss Saigon’

by MARIANNE COMBS via MPR  September 6, 2013 For people like Juliana Hu Pegues, a postdoctoral fellow at Macalester College, the return of “Miss Saigon” to the Ordway this fall is both frustrating and exhausting. “Frankly, I’m outraged!” she says, sitting in her office in Macalester’s humanities building…

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The Problem(s) With Miss Saigon (or, how many stereotypes can you cram into one Broadway musical)

Prostitution is not a love story. But by focusing on this love story, Miss Saigon ignores or slights the dehumanization and exploitation of prostitution and instead tries to romanticize human trafficking. The musical ignores or slights the fact that this prostitution existed as a result of the U.S. military presence in Vietnam.

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