Iszi Lawrence skirts around the other ‘f’ word at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012

This article is from 2012

Iszi Lawrence skirts around the other ‘f’ word at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012

Feminism, gender and swearing. Sounds pretty interesting.

‘The one thing I’m not going to say is it’s about gender identity, which is totally what it is about.’ So, technically, we probably weren’t meant to quote Iszi Lawrence on that, but rest assured Wotnot isn’t going to be a man-hating rant, nor all about pink fluff and girly kittens. ‘If you say “gender identity” people think “oh it’s about girls”. It is about that, but you can’t talk about the “f” word: not the fun “fuck” one, the bad one.’

Yep, feminism seems to getting a bad rap these days; how could such ire be generated from simply suggesting that women should have equal rights? But Lawrence’s show isn’t just about that either. Given the reputation she’s built in the several years she’s been performing stand-up, you can guarantee what she produces is going to be an intelligent yet accessible and witty dissection of a complex topic.

‘The show is really about the aspects of a person that are linked to gender and those that aren’t. Just be aware blokes, I do mention cars ok? It’s about cock just as much as it is about pussy. I’m not sure, but I don’t think it has the word “cunt” in it,’ laughs Lawrence. ‘But it’s a really funny, touching show.’

The Stand II, 558 7272, 3–26 Aug (not 13), 1.10pm, £8 (£7). Preview 2 Aug, 1.40pm, £7 (£6).

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