The Vagina Monologue has been running for a couple of years with lots audiences. I don't see anything wrong with such show. I would not pay to see it, however, I watched the vagina monologue on HBO a few months back, and think it was entertaining--granted very crude, but entertaining. The puritanical-type people who think it is the end of the world should admit to themselves HOW MANY TIMES DID THEY TELL A DIRTY JOKE? Sex jokes are funny. Lighten up!
Sex jokes are told between friends, acquaintenances, family....THIS and the Vagina M is PERFORMED in public and shows that this society has lowered itself to merely public pubic prancing ...... a sign of a society in decline, IMHO.
posted on 07/22/2003 8:00:13 AM PDT
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I only saw a little bit of the monologues and I found it not entertaining. But you are correct, sex jokes can be very funny.
In the case of the Penis Puppets, I have absolutely no desire to attend. I won't be outside any given theatre with a protest sign however.
"Vagina" and "Penis" are two toally different kinds of smut. The "Penis" performers are completely naked on stage. They handle and twist their genitals into "shapes" to entertain and amuse their audience. There is no value to it at all. It's the same stuff little boys have been doing in the bathtub (or wherever) since time began. But these are grown men. Nobody but their wifes are doctors need to see their damned penises.
Well, I guess I'm sort of joining you in defense of these "artists."
Frankly, we Freepers have been going on for some time (and rightly so) about public funding for bizzare art through the NEA and various publicly funded Arts Councils. We talk a good game about if they want to pursue their art, they need to do it on their own dime at their own risk.
As far as I can tell from the article, not one penny of public money is going to this "exhibit." If they can make a living at manipulating their manhood into hamburgers and Eiffel Towers, well so be it.
I'm not saying it's good art, but at least I'm not paying for it. I can live with that.
I certainly won't be attending, but I do admit to a being a little curious. The Eiffel Tower?
By the way, for a real artsy nude male theatrical extravaganza, I used to do my original Dance of the Flying Wanker for my wife when we were first married. It got rave reviews.
I think there's a difference between telling a dirty joke and twisting your penis into a giraffe.
posted on 07/23/2003 4:25:51 PM PDT
"THE VAGINA MONOLGUES " is something entirely different.
The " puppetry " consists of men , naked men, pulling/twisting/manipulating their penises into weird shapes. This too has been on cabel, BTW.
Is some venue going to present Puppetry of the Penis and The Vagina Monologues back-to-back?
posted on 07/31/2003 12:58:08 PM PDT
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