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Zappa biographer Barry Miles says "Teenage Prostitute" gave critics cause for concern being a song about a 17 year old runaway whose pimp shoots her full of smack: "Zappa appears not to feel any compassion for her. The fact that her pimp would beat her up if she tried to get away is treated as a joke."
Certainly Zappa was not a "people person", although he appears to have enjoyed performing and usually developed a rapport with his audience; it remains to be seen though if this song is pure misogyny, cruelty, indifference to suffering, social commentary, satire or bizarre humour. (thanks, Alexander Baron - London, England)
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