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2010 | 5 | 8
Article title

Kabaret “Barbie Girls" - wprowadzenie

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Barbie Girls Cabaret
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Kabaret lesbijski jest fenomenem. Zwłaszcza w Polsce, gdzie tak niewiele jest przejawów kultury nie tylko lesbijskiej, ale w ogóle związanej z ruchem LGBT. Większość artystów i artystek, których moglibyśmy zaliczyć do tego nurtu, woli zachowywać niezależność i nie chce się z ruchem utożsamiać. A kabaret "Barbie Girls" jasno definiuje się jako lesbijski! Ich dowcipy dotyczą głównie życia lesbijek, ale pojawiają się też skecze o innych odmieńcach. Kabaret istnieje od 2005 roku, początkowo występował tylko okazjonalnie, od kilku lat można go jednak zobaczyć w branżowych klubach, na festiwalach kultury LGBT, a ostatnio nawet w mainstreamowej prasie i telewizji! Polacy uwielbiają kabarety, to jedna z najpopularniejszych form rozrywki estradowej w naszym kraju.
A lesbian cabaret would be an extraordinary phenomenon anywhere; it is all the more so in Poland, where public expressions of the LGBT movement - let alone lesbian culture - are rare. Most male and female artists who might be included in the category of LGBT culture claim to be independent and avoid identifying with the movement. By contrast, Barbie Girls Cabaret overtly defines itself as lesbian. The group mainly jokes about lesbian lives, but it also performs skits on other queer folk. Established in 2005, the group initially appeared very seldom, but it has lately been performing more regularly at gay and lesbian clubs and LGBT culture festivals. Within the past year, it has also been spotlighted in the mainstream press and television. Poles love the cabaret - it is one of the most popular stage genres in our country. In addition to performing at a number of cabaret festivals and meets, groups tour the country with new programs. Significantly, the cabaret in Poland is male-dominated, with men frequently playing women's roles; women are a minority on the cabaret stage. Meanwhile, Barbie Girls is an all-women's group, though as yet an amateur one, and it is the women who play male roles. Allegedly, feminists have a poor sense of humor, and lesbians have none at all. Barbie Girls belies this stereotype. One of its numbers is a series of sketches titled "From the Diary of Maria Konopnicka".
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5
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8
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published
2010
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  • independent scholar
  • Uniwersytet Wrocławski
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