Most people know Jean-Luc Godard’s famous maxim: “All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.” Theatremaker Louise Orwin uses this quote as a jumping-off point to explore this dynamic in cinema and culture, and the way they feed each other.
Louise Orwin is asking big questions about female sexuality and desire, but she doesn’t have the answers. There are no definitive answers anyway, just individual experiences. To make Oh Yes Oh No, she interviewed dozens of women around the country and found some disturbing patterns.
But I cannot sit here and write objectively about something so inherently subjective and aligned to my own personal experience. As a theatre writer, this is new to me; I have always been able to separate my background from the work.