Weekly ReVibe #2
June 21, 2012
It was a week of anatomy made absurdly political, cabaret gone hypersexual, and love for it's own sake. Much like any other week -- only different!
Vagina, Vagina, Vagina!
With all the commotion in Michigan politics over censored anatomy, it's nice to see that in San Francisco, women are not only free to talk vaginas but can even scream the C-word publicly if they choose. And that was just the beginning of a recent saucy fundraiser for the National Asian Pacific American (APA) Women's Forum at SF's legendary Castro Theatre. It was an evening of provocative fun, including racy, buzzworthy auction items and a performance of the legendary Vagina Monologues with an all-APA cast. Here's to the ladies - Say it loud and say it proud!
Never Sleep Alone
In NYC, another legendary theater got yet a little steamier. The long-running comedy cabaret show, Never Sleep Alone, went full rainbow this week for Gay Pride. The show, a weekly staple at the Public Theatre's Joe's Pub, features actress Roslyn Hart as the mock-sexpert/matchmaker Dr. Alex Schiller, who entices willing singles on stage for the chance to hook up with potential soulmates. In bawdy cabaret style, the eminent doctor promotes NSA "no strings attached" hook-ups for the pure fun of it, doling out hilariously blunt advice such as, “Put down the leftovers! Nothing tastes as good as getting laid feels!” It's a frisky mix of match-making, self-help, and song — all under the guise of a Dr. Phil wannabe shilling his imaginary sex manual.
Finding "The One"
For those of us who crave something a little more long-lasting than a one-night stand, Margaret Wheeler Johnson wrote this week's most inspiring love letter to love itself with her "31 Ways To Know You're In The Right Relationship" on Huffington Post. Throwing out any notion of science to measure how we as humans bond, her list instead focuses on the small, thought-provoking, real-life moments when we realize Cupid has struck his arrow deep. And how, at the end of the day, you'll "just know."
And I Love Her
And since it was Paul McCartney's birthday this week, let's finish off with this sweet ode to a love of yesteryear. Enjoy.