This controversial work, created and performed by Eve Ensler, debuted off-off-Broadway in and soon rode a wave of national acclaim. Now, the intimacy of Ensler's original show has been lovingly brought to the screen. Capturing her unique performance, the film also follows Ensler as she explores the creative impetus behind the monologues and conducts a series of new interviews as inspiring as those that brought about the original work.
When someone first mentions The Vagina Monologuesyou might automatically associate the idea of verbal vaginas with the movie Teeth. But the Monologues has nothing to do with eating or killing men. Dismantling patriarchy and ending gender-based violence?
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More than women were questioned about their sexuality, love and relationships. Eve Ensler put it in a play and Thiasus Productions chose it to be their debut production because now, more than ever, is it important to give these women a stage and that their voices are being heard. During a stay at an international language school in California she had a chance to persue her long craved passion for acting.
I didn't set out to write a play about vaginas; I just got talking about them one day. It wasand I was talking to a friend in New York about the menopause. I realised I didn't know what women really thought about their vaginas — or what I thought about my own, for that matter.
This special based on Eve Ensler's hit stage show features candid, funny and painful insights from women on their most intimate body part. Start Your Free Trial. New subscribers only.
Though it certainly wasn't all sunshine and lollipops, That Uppity Theatre Company 's V-Day production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" opened its arms to welcome a truly diverse cast of female and female identifying performers. More than simply black and white or straight and lesbian, the cast featured Latinx, Asian, Eastern European, bisexual and Transgender women in well directed monologues that created a tapestry of familiar faces and voices, ones you are likely to encounter in St. Louis on any given day.
The 22nd New Orleans French Film Festival, one of the longest running foreign language festivals in the country, showcases contemporary and classic francophone Cinema for audiences of about 4, at the Prytania Theatre, Prytania St. Live music and lectures will accompany a curated selection of French, French language films and a program of short films. Check the full lineup and get your tickets at the New Orleans Film Society website.
An embarrassed Teal'c at the Vagina Monologues. He didn't know much about it, but the tickets were very hard to get. When Vala turned down the offer, he offered the tickets to Teal'cwho accepted them and later attended the play alone. However, when it began, Teal'c promptly sunk into his chair in the female filled audience, covering his face with his hands in embarrassment as the play's name was actually the "Vagina Monologues", not "Virginia Dialogues", as Jacek had lead him to believe.