The Vagina Monologues

The Vagina Monologues

DVD - 2002
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Eve Ensler's performances of monologues from her one-woman play, The vagina monologues, are interspersed with the artist's comments on the creation of each monologue and documentary-style footage of interviews with a variety of women.
Publisher: New York : HBO Home Video, c2002.
ISBN: 9780783120799
0783120796
Branch Call Number: DVD-ED 812.54 VAG908
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Derringer
Aug 10, 2015

From a man's point of view - I thought Eve Ensler (posing as a comedienne) was clearly a Feminist-Nazi seething with total penis-envy.

As I patiently sat through Ensler's endless rantings & ravings in "The Vagina Monologues", I couldn't believe how annoyingly anal this woman was about her chosen subject of discussion.

Since Ensler never once (in all of her 200 hundred interviews) asked even one, single man his honest opinion about a vagina, I'm quite convinced that this abrasive woman was a total man-hater with a venomous axe to grind against my specific gender.

More than once Ensler made it crystal clear that she blamed men (of course) as being the #1 reason why so many woman have a dysfunctional attitude about sex, orgasm and their vaginas.

In conclusion - I think that it's about time for some really sharp-witted dude to create a live show called "The Penis Monologues" in order to gloat over his pecker the same way that Ensler has gloated over her vagina. And, hopefully, that would be sufficient enough to counter the barbed-wire sting of Ensler's politically incorrect "Vagina Monologues".

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ManMachine
Jun 05, 2015

(*Attention! Spoiler Alert!*).... One of the many questions that came to my mind while watching Eve Ensler deliver her often-abrasive performance in The Vagina Monologues was - Did those people sitting in the audience really pay good money to listen to Ensler rant & rave as she did about vaginas?

And another question that came to mind was - Is Ensler really that much of a deluded hypocrite that she condemns men who sexually abuse underage girls, while in the next breath, condones lesbian women who do the same thing?

If you ask me - I thought Ensler came across as being annoyingly anal about discussing the taboo subject of vaginas. This totally one-note presentation of hers often struck me as being very heavy-handed.

And the fact that she never once interviewed any men to get their opinions of a vagina gave me the clear indication of just how frigid and rigid and sexually biased Ensler was about her precious vagina.

At times, Ensler struck me as being such a man-hater at heart. I mean, she appeared absolutely hellbent on placing the full-blame on men as being the sole reason why so many women are of a negative-mind about their vaginas.

Yes. Perhaps I was in the wrong frame of mind when I sat down to watch The Vagina Monologues, but, from the perspective of a man, Ensler's verbal spewing out did nothing to de-stigmatize the vagina, nor did it lift the curse from anyone who (whether they like it or not) may have been born with a vagina.

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StarGladiator
Jul 15, 2014

Besides this, one of the great things about Ms. Ensler was how she came out against Hillary Clinton during the 2008 presidential campaign, based upon Sen. Clinton's neocon voting record. A thinking woman . . .

Mee2 Aug 09, 2012

Random House (the book publisher) proclaims VM to be "the bible for a new generation of women." Feminist Gloria Steinem considers the book to be "poetry for the theater." Nevertheless the movie (as well as the book) includes a sexual abuse episode between a 24 year-old woman and a 16 year-old girl (originally 13), and because this is described as "consensual" and has been glorified as artistic expression... Yet, in real life this adult woman would be subject to criminal charges!

SusyCamJim Jun 13, 2012

This was a enlightening film! It is great to watch when you are giving your daughters "The Talk, Part 2". Be prepared to answer tough questions that arise from it.Touches on sexuality, insecurity, and relationships all while making you laugh.

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