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Tense Vagina: An Actual Diagnosis (Sara Juli)

By | Published on Monday 21 August 2017

Sara Juli has set herself an admirable goal: to educate us about just some of the things that can go wrong with your reproductive parts. Unfortunately she does this through weak parody song, inexplicable dance, crass monologues and an awful lot of audience interaction. Surprisingly, the vagina chat was the least uncomfortable part of this show. The tiny audience (which Juli made reference to on at least four occasions, an excruciatingly awkward whisper of “there’s usually more”), made this so embarrassingly cringey that it was hard to feel anything but panic. Is she going to touch me again? I genuinely felt for Juli, trying her best to inform and entertain, but it’s hard to make nervous laughter sound anything close to convincing.

Underbelly, Cowgate, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 1/5