Doon Mackichan is best known for her comedy characters in the hugely popular Brass Eye, Smack the Pony and Toast of London - but throughout her career there are parts she's refused to take and stereotypes she's challenged to find more empowered characters. The Feisty Feminist. The Hot Lesbian. The Desperate Cougar.
In My Lady Parts, Doon shares her experience on stage, screen and in real life, examining how our culture still expects women to adhere to certain stereotypes - and punishes those who don't. Doon looks at the stories we are telling and asks: what do these roles we give women tell us about their value in the society we live in? How do we hold our heads up without fear and say no to those that objectify us?The Deranged Mother.
The Stupid Tart. The Hag. This is a courageous, vulnerable and empowering account of being a woman in an industry that has been exposed for its deep-rooted sexism.
It is, above all, a call to reflect on - and radically rework - the implications such attitudes have for future generations.