Don’t Piss Off the Plus-Sized Community

December 17, 2004 at 5:14pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

This tale from the University of Oregon is pretty entertaining. Apparently last year’s production of The Vagina Monologues didn’t go over well because some groups were underrepresented: the “women of color community,” the “plus-sized community,” and the “queer community” were all offended that “their people” didn’t have prominent roles (or any roles at all). So this year everybody gets to play, there are no auditions, and, in theory, everybody will be happy. Or something.

Which raises the issue: I thought acting was all about being something you’re not. Doesn’t it take something away from the performance if everybody just plays ... herself?

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