A theatre in Florida has had to change the title of a charity production of 'The Vagina Monologues' on its marquee, after a woman complained that it was offensive.
The new name? They've decided on 'The Hoohaa Monologues'.
Atlantic Theatres in Atlantic Beach, Florida, received a complaint from a woman who'd seen the advertised title as she drove past with her niece. She said that it had made her niece ask her what a vagina was.
The theatre's Bryce Pfanenstiel commented: 'I'm on the phone and asked “What did you tell her?” She's like, “I'm offended I had to answer the question.”'
Some have welcomed the change to 'The Hoohaa Monologues', while others have expressed some confusion. 'It sounds like a country band,' one passer by commented to local TV station WJXT.
The production was being staged by a group of law students, with all proceeds going to charity. The director of the play has asked that the title be changed back.
The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler's award-winning international hit play, is an attempt to celebrate the vagina as an object of empowerment, rather than of shame. There's some way to go with that one, clearly.