Monday, June 16, 2014
The Fringe show, Taking Out the White Trash presented by Peemypants Productions featured Sherri D. Sutton, as she spilled the south's dark secrets in the intimate brown venue. This was a hilarious show that had me laughing the whole time. When asked to describe a Waffle House, Sherri said, "Imagine a truck stop restroom, but with waffles." Now, anytime I drive by a Waffle House, I laugh. She said being accepted as a lesbian comic has been hard since there is a stereotype that lesbians are always angry. She then performed a joke as an angry lesbian with expletives to hilarious effect. She said, "The thing about stereotypes is that they are often true."
Much of the show then was built around the southern stereotype. From Wallmart, the KKK, to convalescent care, no topic was sacred. Having been raised in the south, much of her material came from first hand experience. Growing up lesbian in a conservative southern town can't be easy. She joked about southern names and that certain names guaranteed an infants trials or success in life. This show was a pleasant surprise and it was good to see lesbian couples cuddling in the audience. It made me hopeful that love can be cherished in all it's forms someday.