Dykenstein: Sex, Horror and the Tragedy of the Straight Brain (2003)

Susana Cook's "Dykenstein" is a lesbian adaptation of the classic story of "Frankenstein." In this play, Dr. Dykenstein triumphantly creates "the perfect dyke," but one of her assistants carelessly leaves the creature unattended in front of a TV and a bunch of trashy magazines. Brainwashed by mainstream media, the perfect dyke becomes a "wild" straight woman. Desperate for a husband, the monster threatens to murder Dr. Dykenstein if he does not make one for her. "Dykenstein" is a parody of the Christian Right's take on science, the U.S. anti-abortion crusade (which declared that having aborting a fetus older than two weeks is murdering an American citizen), and the rights of women.

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  • Title: Dykenstein: Sex, Horror and the Tragedy of the Straight Brain
  • Alternate Title: Dykenstein
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:56:39
  • Language: English
  • Date: Mar 2003
  • Location: WOW Theatre Café, New York City.
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Susana Cook, E.J. An, Fanya, Kimberly Gilchrist, Lisa Gluckin, Mika, Mistah, Felice Shays, Melissa Shimkovitz, Chalee Snorton, Stacey Whitmire.
  • Credits: Susana Cook, producer, writer, director ; Julian Mesri, videographer, original score.