There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
FEATURING: Internationally syndicated sex writer and educator Twanna A. Hines, whose solo show I Füçkèð Your Country has been one of the big hits of this festival, earning admiring reviews from Fringeworthy’s Jonelle Walker and also from Fringeworthy’s Rachel Manteuffel, writing for some prudish place that thinks the show is called I F——- Your Country. (If Your Country? What the fuck kind of title is that, Graham Holdings?)And also, Fringeworthy’s aforementioned Jonelle Walker, who wrote TAME. (sic), a new version of The Taming of the Shrew featured in this year’s Fringe. I forgot to ask these ladies why they insist on having such exotic punctuation in their shows’ titles. And me, your humble narrator/interlocutor.
DISCUSSED: I Füçkèð Your Country, duh. European v. American attitudes in RE: sexual mores and sex education. Talking dirty in Dutch. Dutch syntax, regardless of context. TAME. And brief recommendations of Refresh and The Tournament and You, or Whatever I Can Get and The Program Assistant. Passing mention of The Motherfucker with the Hat, a great Stephen Adly Guirgis play.
FURTHER READING: Twanna’s website, where you can find much more of her writing as well as links to her other work, is Funky Brown Chick.
Twanna’s 2008 Huffington Post piece on Jean-Claude Van Damme. Hey, she mentioned that she’d interviewed him, so. And while we’re on the subject, here’s a thing I wrote three years ago when I, uh, volunteered myself to introduce a screening of Van Damme’s 1991 Double Impact. Yes, the one where he plays identical twins. Exactly.
Here’s Blind Pug Arts Collective’s site.
Here’s Contranym, Jonelle’s blog.
While I’m at it, here’s my personal site, Admit One.
Recorded Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Photo of Twanna A. Hines © 2014 Paul Gillis Photography