The Princess Strikes Back - Victoria Montalbano
Reviewed By Luke Dodge
"The Princess Strikes Back" by Victoria Montalbano, is an epic comedy that celebrates self-acceptance and finding one's path, all within the beloved Star Wars universe. From the moment she enters with grand musical fanfare and that iconic outfit (you know the one), Montalbano captivates the audience with her high-energy and dynamic personality.
As she cleverly uses the Star Wars universe to relate to individual experiences, Montalbano doesn't shy away from its downfalls, setting the tone for a journey that goes beyond mere fan service. She fearlessly critiques the lack of female representation in the original trilogy and shines a light on how these portrayals can impact women growing up, instilling certain stereotypes and expectations.
Montalbano's comedic timing is impeccable, eliciting genuine belly laughs from the audience while also provoking thought and reflection. The blend of self-aware humor with sincerity strikes a perfect balance, making the performance relatable and empowering. Her use of movie posters as more than just window-dressing adds depth to her storytelling, making her points hit home with humor and sincerity.
Don’t worry, the show is not just for Star Wars fans. Montalbano ensures that even those unfamiliar with the franchise will enjoy the experience as she explains it all, making it accessible and enjoyable for everyone.
"The Princess Strikes Back" is a captivating comedy that explores the complexities of womanhood and the importance of self-acceptance. Amidst the laughs and clever nostalgia, this show is a powerful exploration of what it means to be a woman, encouraging the audience to challenge these limiting perspectives. With empowering messages and Montalbano becoming the hero of her own story, this is a must-see for everyone, whether you're a Star Wars fan or not. May the force of humor and empowerment be with you as you join her on this stellar journey, embodying the strength and resilience that every woman possesses within.