Last night I got to see ‘Ze: Queer as Fuck!’ at the Ivy Bar in Wellington as part of the NZ Fringe Festival. I went with Lucy Revill from The Residents, her boyfriend Matt, and bought my mum along, cause’ why not (I also kind of had to because I’m underage). It was a rollercoaster of an hour filled with laughter and learning, showing the audience an insight in to Michelle/Ryan’s life.
From the minute the show begins you are fully immersed in Michelle/Ryan’s life, and absolutely no details are spared. The show covers topics such as sexual orientation, kinks, gender identity, and growing up as a queer person. It’s an educational show, it teaches people a lot about what it’s like to be queer, having to discover yourself and coming out to everyone around you.
‘Ze: Queer as Fuck!’ is split in to six ‘parts’ with an epilogue at the end. Each part is about a different part of Michelle/Ryan’s life, and how ze (a gender neutral pronoun for she/he) came to discover who ze was, and that everyone has their own unique labels and everyone should be proud of who they are.
This show is a clear example of the fact that you don’t need fancy sets, audio and visual to pull off a great show. Ren Lunicke shows that if you have enough talent then you only really need yourself to pull off an incredible show. The performance is a display of passion, knowledge and experience.
This show is a must-see for every open minded individual, no matter who you are. Bring your mum, bring your friends (as long as they won’t be offended by a whole lot of LGBTQI++ and sex stuff) and go see ‘Ze: Queer as Fuck!’ at the Ivy Bar as part of the NZ Fringe Festival!
You can get tickets to “Ze”: Queer as Fuck! here: https://fringe.co.nz/programme/event?ze_queer_as_fuck/f837368f-05a1-41c0-8c4e-0a596cd8e42d/