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My Favorite Raunchy Role Model

Woman Who Rock Icon“I think everyone should go on my diet. It’s called the Fuck-It Diet. Basically what it is is if I want to eat something but it has a lot of fats or carbs, I just take a moment and I go within and I say “Fuck it” and I eat it. You have to do it six times a day. It works really well with the Fuck-that-Shit Exercise Program.”

“I didn’t mean to be a role model. I just speak my truth. I guess speaking from your heart really creates a huge impact, and if I can encourage people to do that, then I would love to be a role model. If I could encourage people to use their voices loudly, then that’s my reward. I don’t care about winning an Academy Award; I don’t care about mainstream acceptance, because it’s never going to be what I want it to be. I just want to do my work and love it.”

Margaret Cho, comedian

If you are not familiar with Margaret Cho, she is an in-your-face, hilarious stand-up comedian, actress, fashion designer, supporter of gay and lesbian rights, and—I bet you didn’t know this—a recording artist. Although she has been in many movies and television shows, she is best known for her comedy routines where she covers topics ranging from social and political problems to race, sexuality, and sex.

I love the fact that Cho has used her voice, even though it may be raunchy to some, to elevate topics of importance to women. And I’m not the only one. In 2003 she was given an Intrepid Award by the National Organization for Women.

In her latest DVD, Beautiful, Margaret explores the good, bad, and downright ugly in beauty and makes fun of the unattractive politicians and marketers who shape our world. Over the past forty years, this comedian has learned how to love her luscious self and not buy into how the media defines beauty. “This show is really about how we should feel beautiful,” says Cho. “When you feel beautiful you’re going to have more of a willingness to use your voice to speak.” You’re also going to have more self-esteem and feel good about yourself!

This show will make you laugh and sometimes maybe laugh when you think you shouldn’t. Yeah, Margaret can be a bit raunchy at times, but I find it refreshing.

Beautiful [Explicit]

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» sister pacifica said: { Jul 7, 2010 - 6:03 PM }

I think you are insane. This woman has no integrity; she's a “married” lesbian (to a man who makes pornos) while claiming to be in an open marriage.(???????) Now, she's the ultimate sell out starring in a completely anti-feminist degrading tv show on lifetime, the network that works overtime to depict women as thin, perfect, overly made up and stupid beyond all comprehension. Next time, do some research.

» MariaSantoferraro said: { Jul 9, 2010 - 10:58 PM }

Sorry you feel that way. I guess that's the great thing about America – we're all entitled to our opinion.

And BTW I don't think Margaret sold out at all.

» femipower said: { Jul 21, 2010 - 3:08 AM }

pacifica, you need to get a clue. margaret cho is queer and in an open marriage – she his not a lesbian. maybe you should watch one of her shows or read an interview with her before you spout hateful nonsense.

sounds like you have no idea what anti-feminist means either because the show you are bad mouthing doesn't feature a thin or stupid star, but brooke elliott, who is plus sized, smart and beautiful. do YOUR research.

» Kimberly Gauthier said: { Aug 6, 2010 - 5:30 PM }

I'm putting it on my netflix. I love MC

» Rachael1013 said: { Aug 10, 2010 - 5:33 AM }

I love Margaret Cho, I got to see her on tour a few years ago and it was awesome.