Titillation: Radical Visibility or When I Found Out I had Cancer, I Watched Dirty Dancing Over and Over Again

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Abstract

My one-woman show Titillation (2010) tells the story of my journey to womanhood and my understanding of femininity. I perform the ways in which being diagnosed with breast cancer shook these conceptions and the attendant changes this caused in my body through treatment, menopause, and radical surgery. I employ my desire for Patrick Swayze, particularly in his portrayal of Johnny Castle in the film Dirty Dancing (1987), and Swayze’s very public cancer story.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSex on Stage: Performing the Body Politic
EditorsAlison J. Carr, Lynn Sally
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
ISBN (Electronic)9781350443624
ISBN (Print)9781350443617, 9781350443655
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 23 Feb 2024

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