Female Artists Know Their Stuff
Recently I had the extreme pleasure of watching “Pomme is French for Apple” at the Toronto Fringe Festival. The show consists of two incredibly talented women, Bahia Watson and Liza Paul who are dressed in simple black outfits of pants and t- shirt with a pink scarf wrapped around their necks which they use to great effect.
The show contains a multitude of skits about being a woman in our many forms, some involve portraying a mother and a daughter, two friends, strangers on the subway, a man and his new female friend, a reporter and grocery shopper, and each one is more hilarious than the one before.
Early in the one hour extravaganza they unwrap the pink scarves from their necks and cover their heads with it and put their arms inside the thick folds on either side and thus they resemble talking vulvas (the little tufts of curly hair helps this visual). It might sound crass but it is rollicking good fun, my companion and I could not stop laughing even when the joke was over and these brilliant women moved onto the next scenario.
What I enjoyed most about the show was its’ brazen, loving expose on our lady parts and the often thoughtless neglect or abuse they endure which ultimately evokes empathy, hilarity, pride and power over them. Bravo ladies!
Below is their equally relevant and entertaining video “I Flow Heavy”. Enjoy!