Trans Masculine Cabaret - Orlando Fringe Festival

Trans Masculine Cabaret - Orlando Fringe Festival

A part of me hates that this show has to exist, but damn am I ever glad that it does. 

Trans Masculine cabaret is a piece that speaks so strongly about V's identity, that you walk away from it not just having a more comprehensive understanding of gender but how denial of someone's core identities can impact them weeks, months, years later. 

Their name is Vulva Va Voom, and if you think their name is provocative, then you're probably someone who needs to see this show.

There's a lot here, but to start, Vulva lulls you into a false sense of security by showing you how flawlessly funny and self deprecating they can be. Then they flip the script by telling you why they do that, and it completely recontextualizes everything that has come before. 

Truth is something that is so rarely found outside of Fringe stages, but this show is a perfect example of not just why it is necessary, but also why it continues to need to be protected. In a day and age where trans people and alternative identities are being attacked (again AGAIN) seeing someone so proudly declare themself in such an authentic way isn't just a breath of fresh air, but a storm. 

There is so much to appreciate in this show. Excellent jokes. Fantastic costumes. Identity politics. Gender history. Heartbreak. Heckling. Humour. Tons of dildos. This show has a bit of everything, but the package itself while initially confused and chaotic continues to narrow its focus more and more until it burns straight into your soul. Vulva dances, they prances, and they share their romances - 

For anyone questioning gender or politics, this show is a must. For any ally who wants to understand, this show is a must. Want Fringe weirdness? This show has it. 


  • Vulva is a great performer
  • Wide variety of content that goes from abstract and wacky and expertly pacing it
  • A perfect time for this show to present itself
  • CONS:

  • I hate that this show needs to exist but here we are
  • Venue stage doesn't always serve the performer
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