The dreaded “V-word” that a lot of people, myself included, avoid saying at all costs. The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler….
I’ve actually read this book before. Back during my undergrad days in university I was the stage manager for this show. It was being put on by the university’s drama club and I thought it would be interesting. It was weird because there was a male director. He was weird and somewhat… inappropriate with his female cast. I didn’t like him very much. Gave me the creeps. I saw him a few years ago while I was doing my graduate degree at a different university and I ducked into a Chinese restaurant to avoid talking to him.
Anyways, this is my second time reading this book. I decided to read it again because a local theatre group announced it as part of their season and I was considering auditioning for it. I don’t think I will audition…It’s a good read, but like I said before I get uncomfortable with the word… That’s the way i was raised. Don’t talk about your personal bits with people who aren’t your gynecologist.
I read the V-Day Edition, which was interesting because it includes a lot of anecdotal stories and facts that you don’t get from the version with just the monologues.
Not much else to say except that I think if you’re interested in this book that you would have a better experience watching it be performed, rather than reading it. The V-Day edition is nice because of the little facts, but I think this book was made to be performed, and the impact would be so much greater if you watched it.
Fun Fact: My favourite monologue is The Angry Vagina. It’s hilarious and true.