You're Just Like My Father (1994) Photo/Foto: HIDVL
  • Title: You're Just Like My Father
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:52:30
  • Language: English
  • Date: 22 Oct 1994
  • Location: The Rep, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Type-Format: performance, cabaret
  • Cast: Peggy Shaw.
  • Credits: Split Britches, producer ; Peggy Shaw, writer, director ; Stacy Makishi, Karena Rahall, assistants.

You're Just Like My Father (1994)

This video documents Peggy Shaw's one-woman show "You're Just Like My Father." In this performance Shaw pieces together the challenges of growing up butch in the 1950's with a combination of both toughness and vulnerability. Using male role models such as an Army officer and Elvis, Shaw explores the controversial relationship between a butch and her mother, offering both affirmation and criticism. If on the surface "You're Just Like My Father" seems to be a wry exercise in pseudo-macho braggadoccio, it has its poignant undercurrents. Shaw's performance isn't so much a satire of male chauvinism as a pure celebration of her masculine self.


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