October 3, 2006, - 2:40 pm
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:
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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