Margaret Cho Gets Hysterical


Clayton Cubitt’s “Hysterical Literature” project, “a viral video art series exploring mind/body dualism, distraction portraiture, and the contrast between culture and sexuality,” features women—often porn actresses or burlesque performers—trying to read out loud from books while someone under a table uses a vibrator on them.

The latest video features Margaret Cho reading from the Sleeping Beauty trilogy by A. N. Roquelare (aka Anne Rice).

The Daily Dot has a good writeup on why the series in general and this video in particular are so delightful.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →