Queer Quotes: On Coming Out and Culture, Love and Lust, Politics and Pride, and Much More by Teresa Theophano
“Once we realize how much we can change ourselves, changing the world is easy.”
–Calpernia Addams and Andrea James (p. 96)
In April, the first transgender V-Day is staged at Los Angeles’s Pacific Design Center. The women premiere a new monologue, “They Beat the Girl Out of My Boy… or So They Tried,” based on their stories.
V-Day LA: Until the Violence Stops by Eve Ensler, Deep Stealth Productions
February 21, 2004
The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History By Emma L. E. Ree
“Ensler worked to remedy this with a group of trans women who performed The Vagina Monologues in February 2004. A film, Beautiful Daughters, directed and produced by Josh Aronson and Ariel Orr Jordan, recorded the event and had its premiere early in 2006, including Ensler’s new monologue. ”
Blood Moon’s Guide to Gay and Lesbian Film
2007 by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince
V is for WHAT?
V-Day, which is loosely affiliated with the production of Beautiful Daughters and The Vagina Monologues, is a non-profit corporation that distributes funds to grassroots national, and international organizations and programs that work to stop violence against women and girls. It’s also a grassroots organization that’s prominent in the battle for heightened sensitivity for the needs and priorities of transgendered persons.
(left) Eve Ensler, author of Vagina Monologues; (center) actresses Calpernia Addams and Andrea James; (right) Producers and directors Josh Aronson and Ariel or Jordan, with Calpernia Addams.
Beautiful Daughters–Follow the story of the first all transgender production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues and the extraordinary women who make it happen.