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15th Nov '17 10:52:09 AM Pichu-kun
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** Elphaba's mother Melinda was DemotedToExtra and only appears in a few unnamed lines. In "No One Mourns The Wicked", we see the portion where she [[YourCheatingHeart cheats on her husband]] and [[SlippingAMickey is given an elixir]]. In the [[Literature/{{Wicked}} original book]], it's clear that Elphaba was a ChildByRape and her mother didn't even remember the encounter. The musical makes it more ambiguous if [[AdaptationalConsent the elixir drugged Melinda or not]], but it's quite possible she was.

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** Elphaba's mother Melinda Melena was DemotedToExtra and only appears in a few unnamed lines. In "No One Mourns The Wicked", we see the portion where she [[YourCheatingHeart cheats on her husband]] and [[SlippingAMickey is given an elixir]]. In the [[Literature/{{Wicked}} original book]], it's clear that Elphaba was a ChildByRape and her mother didn't even remember the encounter. The musical makes it more ambiguous if [[AdaptationalConsent the elixir drugged Melinda Melena or not]], but it's quite possible she was.
15th Nov '17 10:49:38 AM Pichu-kun
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** ''Wicked'' got away with an obvious lesbian romance by just slapping the word [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship "friendship"]] on it. It also got away with [[BuryYourGays killing one of them]]. [[spoiler:Or not]]. Doesn't help when many of the cast members ([[WordOfGod and the Maguire himself]]) have said that if things had gone differently, Elphaba and Glinda would have fallen in love.

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** ''Wicked'' got away with an obvious lesbian romance by just slapping the word [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship "friendship"]] on it. It also got away with [[BuryYourGays killing one of them]]. [[spoiler:Or not]]. Doesn't help when many of the cast members ([[WordOfGod ([[WordOfGay and the Maguire himself]]) have said that if things had gone differently, Elphaba and Glinda would have fallen in love.



** Elphaba's mother Melinda was DemotedToExtra and only appears in a few unnamed lines. In "No One Mourns The Wicked", we see the portion where she [[YourCheatingHeart cheats on her husband]] and [[SlippingAMickey is given an elixir]]. In the original book, it's clear that Elphaba was a ChildByRape and her mother didn't even remember the encounter. The musical makes it more ambiguous if [[AdaptationalConsent the elixir drugged Melinda or not]], but it's quite possible she was.

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** Elphaba's mother Melinda was DemotedToExtra and only appears in a few unnamed lines. In "No One Mourns The Wicked", we see the portion where she [[YourCheatingHeart cheats on her husband]] and [[SlippingAMickey is given an elixir]]. In the [[Literature/{{Wicked}} original book, book]], it's clear that Elphaba was a ChildByRape and her mother didn't even remember the encounter. The musical makes it more ambiguous if [[AdaptationalConsent the elixir drugged Melinda or not]], but it's quite possible she was.
15th Nov '17 10:48:42 AM Pichu-kun
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* The blocking for "Music of the Night" in ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' contains a moment where Christine gets really close to the Phantom, then darts away suddenly. While this could easily be interpreted as a result of her shyness and uncertainty, at least one member of the creative team (choreographer Gillian Lynne, IIRC) has claimed Christine was startled by brushing against the Phantom's, er, non-musical organ.

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* The blocking for "Music of the Night" in ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' contains a moment where Christine gets really close to the Phantom, then darts away suddenly. While this could easily be interpreted as a result of her shyness and uncertainty, at least one member of the creative team (choreographer Gillian Lynne, IIRC) has claimed Christine was startled by brushing against the Phantom's, er, non-musical organ.



* ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' got away with an obvious lesbian romance by just slapping the word [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship "friendship"]] on it. It also got away with [[BuryYourGays killing one of them]]. [[spoiler:Or not]].
** Doesn't help when many of the cast members ([[WordOfGod and the Maguire himself]]) have said that if things had gone differently, Elphaba and Glinda would have fallen in love.

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* ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'':
** ''Wicked''
got away with an obvious lesbian romance by just slapping the word [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship "friendship"]] on it. It also got away with [[BuryYourGays killing one of them]]. [[spoiler:Or not]].
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not]]. Doesn't help when many of the cast members ([[WordOfGod and the Maguire himself]]) have said that if things had gone differently, Elphaba and Glinda would have fallen in love.


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** Elphaba's mother Melinda was DemotedToExtra and only appears in a few unnamed lines. In "No One Mourns The Wicked", we see the portion where she [[YourCheatingHeart cheats on her husband]] and [[SlippingAMickey is given an elixir]]. In the original book, it's clear that Elphaba was a ChildByRape and her mother didn't even remember the encounter. The musical makes it more ambiguous if [[AdaptationalConsent the elixir drugged Melinda or not]], but it's quite possible she was.
24th Sep '17 3:06:10 PM nombretomado
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* Probably the current king of this in American musical theater goes to the Broadway Production of ''BillyElliot.'' At the 2009 Tony Awards, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH77znuqzk0 selection they showed from the show]] (which was [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome amazing, by the way]]) featured several instances of Billy making an obscene hand gesture. To Americans, it looks like he's holding out the number two a lot with his hand - but it's the British equivalent of an extended middle finger. But because that same gesture is so meaningless to Americans, the censor let a ten-year-old boy flip the bird repeatedly on national TV in Prime Time. Pretty audacious.

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* Probably the current king of this in American musical theater goes to the Broadway Production of ''BillyElliot.''Theatre/BillyElliot.'' At the 2009 Tony Awards, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH77znuqzk0 selection they showed from the show]] (which was [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome amazing, by the way]]) featured several instances of Billy making an obscene hand gesture. To Americans, it looks like he's holding out the number two a lot with his hand - but it's the British equivalent of an extended middle finger. But because that same gesture is so meaningless to Americans, the censor let a ten-year-old boy flip the bird repeatedly on national TV in Prime Time. Pretty audacious.
8th Sep '17 12:20:47 PM GrammarNavi
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* Creator/{{Shakespeare}} is a master of this. For all the high-brow main story, he was always certain to put in plenty of lower-class pleasing vulgarities throughout all of his plays.

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* Creator/{{Shakespeare}} [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] is a master of this. For all the high-brow main story, he was always certain to put in plenty of lower-class pleasing vulgarities throughout all of his plays.



** TheMikado was deliberately [[HollywoodMedievalJapan set in feudal Japan]] to mask its satirical skewering of Victorian Britain's political institutions.

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** TheMikado ''Theatre/TheMikado'' was deliberately [[HollywoodMedievalJapan set in feudal Japan]] to mask its satirical skewering of Victorian Britain's political institutions.
18th Aug '17 9:51:21 PM meticulousMorology
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* During "Light My Candle" in ''Theatre/{{RENT}}'', Mimi spills hot wax on her hand, and coos "I ''like'' it between my--" Roger suggests "fingers," but it sounds like she was going somewhere entirely different... (On the final Broadway performance DVD Mimi lifts her leg suggestively on the line, making the LastSecondWordSwap even more obvious.)
** If ''RENT'' [[RefugeInAudacity had a radar]], this might qualify.
8th Apr '17 1:56:19 PM nombretomado
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** If ''{{RENT}}'' [[RefugeInAudacity had a radar]], this might qualify.

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** If ''{{RENT}}'' ''RENT'' [[RefugeInAudacity had a radar]], this might qualify.
3rd Oct '16 6:41:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* During "Light My Candle" in ''{{RENT}}'', Mimi spills hot wax on her hand, and coos "I ''like'' it between my--" Roger suggests "fingers," but it sounds like she was going somewhere entirely different... (On the final Broadway performance DVD Mimi lifts her leg suggestively on the line, making the LastSecondWordSwap even more obvious.)

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* During "Light My Candle" in ''{{RENT}}'', ''Theatre/{{RENT}}'', Mimi spills hot wax on her hand, and coos "I ''like'' it between my--" Roger suggests "fingers," but it sounds like she was going somewhere entirely different... (On the final Broadway performance DVD Mimi lifts her leg suggestively on the line, making the LastSecondWordSwap even more obvious.)



* {{Aida}}: After bringing the captive Aida to his room, Radames removes his shirt, asking her "Do you know what's going to happen now?" Her fearful reaction indicates that she thinks he's about to force himself on her. Instead, he orders her to wash his back, something that essentially symbolizes exactly that.
* Theatre/AnythingGoes is the KING of this trope, especially the title song, which mentions orgies, strippers, jigolos, whores, prostitutes, [[UpToEleven OLD prostitutes]], molestation, nudist parties, divorce, and make-up sex.

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* {{Aida}}: ''Theatre/{{Aida}}'': After bringing the captive Aida to his room, Radames removes his shirt, asking her "Do you know what's going to happen now?" Her fearful reaction indicates that she thinks he's about to force himself on her. Instead, he orders her to wash his back, something that essentially symbolizes exactly that.
* Theatre/AnythingGoes ''Theatre/AnythingGoes'' is the KING of this trope, especially the title song, which mentions orgies, strippers, jigolos, whores, prostitutes, [[UpToEleven OLD prostitutes]], molestation, nudist parties, divorce, and make-up sex.
17th Jun '16 12:56:57 AM PaulA
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* Creator/OscarWilde's play ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' features this gem:
-->'''Lady Bracknell''': May I ask what position [Miss Prism] holds in your household?
-->'''Rev. Canon Chasuble''': I am a [[CelibateHero celibate]], madam.

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* Creator/OscarWilde's play ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' features this gem:
-->'''Lady Bracknell''': Bracknell:''' May I ask what position [Miss Prism] holds in your household?
-->'''Rev.
household?\\
'''Rev.
Canon Chasuble''': Chasuble:''' I am a [[CelibateHero celibate]], madam.
6th May '16 8:40:35 PM ClockStopping
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* In ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', when Hamilton first meets Angelica he makes a comment about how she seems to be like him - never satisfied with where she is, always fighting for more. Except, the way he says it implies something rather different, and from her reaction Angelica certainly takes it that way at first. (Interestingly, this exchange did also happen in real life, although there it was Angelica who was providing the innuendo.)
-->'''Hamilton:''' You strike me as a woman who has never been satisfied.
-->'''Angelica:''' I'm sure I don't know what you mean, you forget yourself...
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