The Vagina Monologues (2002) Review
(More customer reviews)Eve Ensler produced, wrote, and performed "The Vagina Monologues" that debuted in 1996. Since then, this off-Broadway one-person play has since been featured in many parts of the world. Her words give women the power to be more open about their vaginas, an organ that some unfortunately call taboo to express. This fearless performer offers humor, wit, and serious to certain issues, all in the correct areas. She gives new meaning to issues beyond the vagina with more than just her words. Her vocal expressions empower them tremendously. She also expresses great pride to the female orgasm, masturbation, lesbianism, and reclaiming certain offensive words. Amazingly, she performs the entire piece sitting down. Most performers don't do that.
Each individual monologue tells its individual story beautifully and expressively. The featured interviews give multiple perspectives to each issue. Whether they are humorous (looking "down there", sex, orgasmic sounds) or touching (rape, witnessing birth), all have the empowering impact that forces audiences to look beyond themselves. Therefore, "The Vagina Monologues" is recommended for everyone. Though nothing beats the live experience, this DVD recollects this piece beautifully. This will surely be an unforgettable and educating experience for many.
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The Vagina Monologues, created and performed by Eve Ensler, debuted off-off-Broadway in 1996.This controversial work soon rode a wave of national acclaim and continues to be performed in North America and around the world.It has been translated into 14 different languages and performed in over 30 different countries.Now the intimacy of Eve Ensler's original show has been lovingly brought to the screen.The Vagina Monologues captures Eve's unique performance of her work and travels beyond the stage.She explores the creative impetus behind the monologues and conducts a series of new and revealing interviews as inspiring as those that brought about the original work.