At first glance, Molly Equality Dykeman — the school security guard with a mullet and a dream, who’s the creation of comic Andrea Alton — might not seem like a politically correct LGBT role model.
She’s a bit stereotypical in her butch love of table saws, fried foods, and any vagina that moves.
But beneath her bravado, Molly’s actually a sensitive soul beaming with pride and vulnerability, someone who demands respect and earns it with a series of poems in which she bristles at the world while angling for a girlfriend with some class.
And despite having back problems, foot fungus, and anxiety issues, Molly totally delivers, whether it be a Mother’s Day poem (“You ruined my life, basically”) or a lilting ode to love (“I wanna stick my face in your vagina”).
Alton’s Molly bellows in a barking montone that signals a woman who’s as crusty as fried mozzarella sticks but as delicious as nachos.
The show (at the Fringe Festival, by the way)? A fucking riot!!!
Like all good comedy, it makes you laugh and feel uncomfortable at the same time — a real feat.
Molly for Lez-ident!