October 3, 2006, - 2:40 pm

Vagina Monologues, “Bad American Soldiers Who Torture” Edition

By Debbie Schlussel
We thought we were done with the V-word and “The Vagina Monologues” on Sunday. But no. First it was the Homeland Security Vagina Monologues.
Now, Oprah’s fave “playwright,” Eve Ensler, has found yet another set of brave Americans to slime, “Vagina Monologues” style–our soldiers giving life and limb in Iraq.
USA Today reports that Ensler has a new “play”–“The Treatment”–on broadway attacking American soldiers “who torture.” Ensler’s smug, adopted son, Dylan McDermott–formerly of TV’s “The Practice”–stars as one of these “barbaric,” torturing American soldiers in Iraq.
Here’s the description of this horrid attack on America’s brave military men:

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Eve Ensler & Dylan McDermott Attack America’s Military

The anguish in question takes place on stage, in Ensler’s off-Broadway play, The Treatment (at Culture Project through Oct. 22). In it, the former star of TV’s The Practice plays a soldier haunted by committing torture who confides in a therapist.

Even the New York Times panned this crappy play. But that doesn’t bother the anti-American Ensler and McDermott:

Ensler doesn’t read reviews, good or bad.
“I really believe you just have to do the work,” she says. “I’m always interested in trauma and the impact of it on our souls.”
Besides, adds McDermott, “the intention is to make people feel uncomfortable and provoke a reaction.”
Playing a tortured soldier has taken a toll on McDermott. He looks at a photo of a veteran of the Iraq war every night to inspire him.

Predictably, Hanoi Jane just loves this sick broadway attack on our men:

On the play’s Sept. 12 opening night, Jane Fonda, one of Ensler’s friends, got up close and personal with McDermott. The actor had returned to his dressing room after the show when Fonda found him.
“I was still in my underwear, and she came running down and she was just hugging me. She was right in the first row,” McDermott says. “She was the very first person to come down.”

If attacking American soldiers while they are still risking their lives on a foreign battlefield is theater, theater is dead.
And by the way, earlier this year, Oprah Magazine gave us a “two-fer.” She enlisted Ensler to write a glowing BS piece on Cindy Sheehan, in which Ensler told us that Sheehan never attacked Jews or Israel (when she, in fact, did). What’s the proof?: That’s easy. Cindy Sheehan told her so.

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6 Responses

Eve must be taking a page out of Jane’s playbook:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/click/movie-10000934/reviews.php?critic=all&sortby=default&page=1&rid=820716

Jeremiah on October 3, 2006 at 9:01 pm

Eve, could I interest you in a burqa?

Southernops on October 4, 2006 at 12:07 am

As a captive audience I watched one of Oprah’s “Big” shows as she drove across the western United States. As a princess, she really doesn’t have the slightest idea what the real world is like, if she got a hang nail there were five other cars to rush to her aid. I can’t imagine her changing a tire in the middle of Kansas!

Burt on October 4, 2006 at 8:18 am

What a load of crap, just another America bashing, military bashing piece of trash from the left, I hope all the military guys in Iraq know what kind of plays the left seem to like.
Sickning.

drewsmom on October 4, 2006 at 9:27 am

The only reason Hanoi Jane went rushing into McDermott’s dressing room while he was still in his underwear was in hope she could score some. How many losers would want sloppy seconds after Ted Turner? OK, maybe McDermott; since he has no morals there’d be no shame.

Gunny on October 4, 2006 at 11:17 am

We were treated to episode after episode of TV drama back in the late 60s and early 70s of the “deranged and tortured” Viet Nam vet. Traitors like Hanoi Jane and Hanoi John [Kerry] perpetrated the myth of the deranged veteran.
The anti-war morons know that TV is a powerful tool, as is the silver screen. Depictions as these are designed to implant thet myth of derangement, which will later turn to “tortured souls” as happened in the Rambo series movies.
What they miss is that we Veterans are simply people, just like the rest. Very few actually suffer any ill effects psychologically, but that doesn’t stop those who wish to make their anti-war statements in this manner.
During WW2, movies came out depicting the bravery and heroics of those who served. TV of the 50s and early 60s showed them as brave and heroic. That is one reason WW2 veterans are held in much higher esteem than the rest of us.
Anyway we can (legally) we need to counter these anti-war leftist sattements with truthful stories of heroics of our brave troops. We cannot allow them endure what we did returning from Viet Nam.
Never Again!

Lew Waters on October 5, 2006 at 3:53 am

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