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Saigoneer Podcast: 'The Third Wife' Controversy and Vietnam's Protein Consumption

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On this week's show we start (1:23) in the movie world. The Third Wife, a critically acclaimed indie film directed by Vietnamese director Ash Mayfair and filmed here, was released in Vietnam recently, but only lasted four days in cinemas before being pulled. We break down the controversy surrounding its use of a 13-year-old actress in erotic scenes, and what it says about Vietnam's movie-going public.

Then (15:44), we discuss news that Vietnamese consume much less beef and milk on an annual basis than the global average. Is that a bad thing? What are some possible protein alternatives as African swine fever spreads through the country? Tofu? Insects? Hippo meat?

As always, we end with Bánh Mì Banter (29:28).

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