Friday, April 4, 2008

Margaret Cho - Beautiful


I had the fortune and pleasure of attending the Margaret Cho "Beautiful" stand up performance tonight and, as always, Margaret posed many thought provoking questions and challenged her audience to realize how beautiful they all truly are. I don't really view her as a comic, per se, but I view her more as a social commentator - she completely "gets it". Margaret is an inspiration and role model to me and I am always interested in her views on life and hearing about her many life experiences. Tonight, she touched on many topics (Republican sex scandals, young Hollywood, gay marriage, homophobia, sexuality, religion, and so much more), but the overall theme and message of her show was about acknowledging that every individual has inner beauty, finding that inner beauty within, embracing that inner beauty, and ultimately, drawing self strength from one's inner beauty. We live in a society in which concepts of beauty are socially constructed and misconstrued by the media and these constructs resonate in many facets of life, some leading to dire consequences - such as eating disorders and fatal cosmetic surgery procedures. We are all guilty, to some extent, of buying into the socially constructed ideals of beauty that are fed to us by the media and pop culture, so it is refreshing to be reminded or to be made aware that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that we are all beautiful.

Yay to Margaret Cho for being beautiful!!!

www.margaretcho.com







7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Margaret was amazing last night!

Anonymous said...

I love it when she does her mother - hilarious!

D'Amante said...

Hey Coogi2G! We had a great time at the show with ya!
She was amazing as ever! Who know they were so "GANGSTA" in India? or you could get a G-Shot in the ole coochi?? Gotta love her though.

nancee said...

so lucky! i'm jealous now....

Coogi2G said...

d'amante!!! YESSSS!!! Margaret was so informative, thought provoking, and hilarious! I had the best time with you guys! That cherry pie after was the shizzle!!!!
:-)

Coogi2G said...

nancee!!!! I laughed for you!
:-)

dámante said...

oh my god, I forgot about the cherry pie...hahaha
the apple pie was sooo tasty too. I kinda wish we had have waited for the shawarma though....