Jenny Wynter Gets Her Flashdance Moment
Written By Magenta Potocnik
Blonde. Actress. Pregnant. Married. Canada. Children. Sex.
Most people have certain expectations of their self- portraiture and “life” but as we all know, the ambiguity of it all can send us turning. Jenny Wynter’s theatrical rendition of her life so far was the classic case of everything NOT going according to planned. It’s all about the gorgeous husband, Sydney mansion and the “Flashdance Moment”. Right? Right? …Wrong!
Wynter presents a one woman 90-minute show that showcases her amazing musical ability and songwriting skills. The song Bring On The Men perfectly illustrated the crazy sexual escapades that Wynter has found herself in. This followed by the unexpected, “social life” threatening news that any single girl dreads hearing (cue: you’re pregnant!), and voila! A song tribute to child birth and labour found its way to the stage. My midwife of a mum, who was sitting next to me and has seen her fair share of babies and “hoo haas”, absolutely loved Wynter’s song! The Comic Mummy also shared her hilarious mother-daughter duet that shifts from “Mummy Rocks” to “Mummy Sucks”. Though this incredibly sensual lady may not think she is “living the life” as an official actress/comedian, it seems she is well on her way.
There was a real passion and vibrancy within Wynter’s voice, stance and facial expressions. I just loved her energy! At one point, I felt Wynter’s piercing gaze slice through me, even though she was probably staring at the wall behind me, seriously gave me the shivers. She finally had the opportunity to perform to Irene Cara’s What A Feeling and have her “Flashdance Moment” – and will do for at least two nights more. I know could see her over and over again.
The venue, Tuxedo Cat, was fitting, the audience attentive and the lighting really set the mood: dim for the heartfelt and bright for the energetic. It really added to the emotional rollercoaster in the tiny theatre room.