Based on the movie about a star-crossed meeting between a sex worker and a disillusioned businessman, the stage musical features a book co-written by the film’s director, the late Garry Marshall, and screenwriter J.F. Lawton, plus music by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. Also featured in the musical is Roy Orbison and Bill Dee’s hit “Oh, Pretty Woman,” which inspired the film
Broadway, listen up. Sex is not work. This musical perpetuates the myth, the lie. Prostitution is oppression. Shut IT down. They use the words “sex worker.” There is no room for this. This is more normalization, habituating society that this “work” is ok.