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Hoohaa in US over Monologues play
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet has appeared in The Vagina Monologues
Stage play The Vagina Monologues has been renamed at a theatre in Florida after a complaint about the title.

It will be known as The Hoohaa Monologues - a child slang word for the female organ - after a woman in Atlantic Beach complained.

Bryce Pfanenstiel from The Atlantic Theatre told local TV station Channel 4 the woman said she was "offended" when her niece asked her what a vagina was.

The TV network claim the play's director is not happy about the change.


The Vagina Monologues is being staged by a group of law school students who plan to donate all the proceeds to charity.

Eve Ensler wrote the first draft of the play in 1996 after interviewing 200 women about their views on sex, relationships, and violence against females.

Each monologue somehow relates to the vagina, through themes including sex, rape, birth and mutilation.

In 2004 the production was banned from the southern Indian city of Madras, as police there thought some of the script was "objectionable".

After premiering in the basement of the Cornelia Street Cafe in New York, its popularity has steadily increased.

It is now performed all over the world with a vast line-up of celebrity participants, such as Sharon Osborne, Trudie Styler, Kate Winslet and Jerry Hall.

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