History Main / AsianHookerStereotype

11th Aug '17 4:24:00 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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The trope would appear to have its origins in the 1960s and '70s, in the wake of [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar the height of the USA's military-political intervention in Asia]]. Or possibly earlier, with the forced enslavement of Korean, Chinese, and Filipina [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comfort_women "comfort women"]] during the Japanese occupation of World War II.

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The trope would appear to have its origins in the 1960s and '70s, in the wake of [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar the height of the USA's military-political intervention in Asia]]. Or possibly earlier, with the forced enslavement [[SexSlave enslavement]] of Korean, Chinese, and Filipina [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comfort_women "comfort women"]] during the Japanese occupation of World War II.
27th Jun '17 2:36:56 PM DrFraud
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* Zigzagged in Lawrence Block's ''Tanner's Tiger''. While the prostitute in question starts off as this, her mannerisms change completely when Tanner speaks to her in fluent Vietnamese.
19th Feb '17 8:05:06 PM Jaro7788
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In the Anglosphere, and particularly the USA, one classic stereotype -- complete with uncomfortable overtones of sexism and racism -- of pan-Asian women is the Asiatic prostitute. This trope is just a stereotype, mind, and it doesn't require someone actually being -- or 'believing' that someone is -- a prostitute for it to be brought up.

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In the Anglosphere, and particularly the USA, one classic stereotype -- complete with uncomfortable overtones of sexism and racism -- of the pan-Asian women is the Asiatic prostitute. This trope is just a stereotype, mind, and it doesn't require someone actually being -- or 'believing' that someone is -- a prostitute for it to be brought up.
1st Feb '17 2:40:54 AM JamesAustin
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* In the 1960s movie ''The World of Suzie Wong'', Suzie is depicted as a prostitute who falls hopelessly in love with Caucasian man who refuses to return her feelings.

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* In the 1960s 1960 movie ''The World of Suzie Wong'', ''Film/TheWorldOfSuzieWong'', Suzie is depicted as a prostitute who falls hopelessly in love with Caucasian man who refuses to return her feelings.
27th Jan '17 4:28:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/AbductionOfEden'': [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] when Eden, a sex slave in a human trafficking ring, is told to play up her "Asian shtick" for some clients. She throws on a stereotypical heavy Chinese accent while wearing a bastardized qipao costume� despite the fact that she is Korean and speaks perfect English.

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* ''Film/AbductionOfEden'': [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] when Eden, a sex slave in a human trafficking ring, is told to play up her "Asian shtick" for some clients. She throws on a stereotypical heavy Chinese accent while wearing a bastardized qipao costume� costume-- despite the fact that she is Korean and speaks perfect English.
27th Jan '17 4:28:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Jägarna'' ("The Hunters"), the villains are a gang of (Swedish redneck) petty criminals. Their lifestyle is to feign sickness to get welfare money from the state, while making a lot of money by killing reindeer belonging to the local Sami ethnic minority. Early in the movie, the narrative establish these hunters as being the scum of the earth, by having them sexually harassing a waitress and insist that it's okay because she is Asian and thus a whore. [[spoiler:After escalating to murdering some random innocent people, they [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil escalate further]] to raping the waitress while their leader use "Chinese hooker" as some kind of mantra. Oh, and he does know that she's not Chinese, the incorrect use of nationality is a part of establishing him as ignorant racist scum.]]
* In the 1960s movie ''The World of Suzie Wong'', Suzie is depicted as a prostitute who falls hopelessly in love with Caucasian man who refuses to return her feelings.

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* In ''Jägarna'' ("The Hunters"), the villains are a gang of (Swedish redneck) petty criminals. Their lifestyle is to feign sickness to get welfare money from the state, while making a lot of money by killing reindeer belonging to the local Sami ethnic minority. Early in the movie, the narrative establish these hunters as being the scum of the earth, by having them sexually harassing a waitress and insist that it's okay because she is Asian and thus a whore. [[spoiler:After escalating to murdering some random innocent people, they [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil escalate further]] to raping the waitress while their leader use "Chinese hooker" as some kind of mantra. Oh, and he does know that she's not Chinese, the incorrect use of nationality is a part of establishing him as ignorant racist scum.]]
* In the 1960s movie ''The World of Suzie Wong'', Suzie is depicted as a prostitute who falls hopelessly in love with Caucasian man who refuses to return her feelings.



* ''Film/AbductionOfEden'': [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] when Eden, a sex slave in a human trafficking ring, is told to play up her "Asian shtick" for some clients. She throws on a stereotypical heavy Chinese accent while wearing a bastardized qipao costume— despite the fact that she is Korean and speaks perfect English.

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* ''Film/AbductionOfEden'': [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] when Eden, a sex slave in a human trafficking ring, is told to play up her "Asian shtick" for some clients. She throws on a stereotypical heavy Chinese accent while wearing a bastardized qipao costume— costume� despite the fact that she is Korean and speaks perfect English.



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* Michel Houellebecq's ''Platform'' initially play this straight, objectifying Asian women with a cold detached cynicism. Eventually deconstructed, as this perspective is gradually ''expanded to encompass all of humanity''.

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* In ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'', female Asian characters are almost always prostitutes, {{mail order bride}}s, or similar.

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* Michel Houellebecq's ''Platform'' initially play this straight, objectifying Asian women with a cold detached cynicism. Eventually deconstructed, as this perspective is gradually ''expanded to encompass all of humanity''.

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* In ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'', female Asian characters are almost always prostitutes, {{mail order bride}}s, or similar.



* ''Series/TheSopranos'': In the Film-Within-the-Show ''Film/{{Cleaver}}'', Michael's Asian-American fiancée is due to marry him in two days and is initially worried when he goes missing, but all it needs to convince her to forget about him and bang his boss is two tacky come-on lines from Sal. Notable primarily for being a RaceLift, since Adriana was white.

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* ''Series/TheSopranos'': In the Film-Within-the-Show ''Film/{{Cleaver}}'', Michael's Asian-American fiancée is due to marry him in two days and is initially worried when he goes missing, but all it needs to convince her to forget about him and bang his boss is two tacky come-on lines from Sal. Notable primarily for being a RaceLift, since Adriana was white.

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* In ''Webcomic/CestLaVie'', Vietnamese-American Tiffany Nguyen is seen as this by her rival for the affections of Louis, Mona Montrois. It doesn't help that Mona is going through a psychotic episode for which she is later hospitalised after attempting to kill Tiffany.

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* In ''Webcomic/CestLaVie'', Vietnamese-American Tiffany Nguyen is seen as this by her rival for the affections of Louis, Mona Montrois. It doesn't help that Mona is going through a psychotic episode for which she is later hospitalised after attempting to kill Tiffany.

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9th Jan '17 2:13:37 AM jamespolk
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* Vietnam War documentary ''Film/HeartsAndMinds'' has a thoroughly gross RealLife example of this, when two American servicemen have sex with two prostitutes in a dirty little room.
20th Dec '16 7:09:10 AM crazysamaritan
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* ...a non-Asian woman. Possessed of belief in the stereotype or not, a non-Asian female might well make use of the trope to discredit her romantic rival if she and an Asian are pursuing a non-Asian. If pursuing an Asian female herself, a non-Asian female may well behave as the non-Asian male (see above). Likewise, expect instances of watchful non-Asian mothers "not being racist", but [[NoExceptYes just wanting their son/daughter to marry someone who isn't a prostitute.]]

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* ...a non-Asian woman. Possessed of belief in the stereotype or not, a non-Asian female might well make use of the trope to discredit her romantic rival if she and an Asian are pursuing a non-Asian. If pursuing an Asian female herself, a non-Asian female may well behave as the non-Asian male (see above). Likewise, expect instances of watchful non-Asian mothers "not being racist", but [[NoExceptYes [[ByNoIMeanYes just wanting their son/daughter to marry someone who isn't a prostitute.]]
24th Apr '16 4:37:10 AM AnotherGuy
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* ''Film/DrcontructingHarry'': While the Asian prostitute is an extreme stereotype, her attitude, personality and accent are all purely American, which probably means she's just roleplaying the Trope.

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* ''Film/DrcontructingHarry'': ''Film/DeconstructingHarry'': While the Asian prostitute is an extreme stereotype, her attitude, personality and accent are all purely American, which probably means she's just roleplaying the Trope.
24th Apr '16 4:36:39 AM AnotherGuy
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* ''Film/DrcontructingHarry'': While the Asian prostitute is an extreme stereotype, her attitude, personality and accent are all purely American, which probably means she's just roleplaying the Trope.
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