“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.