Sasha Ellen: Creeps and Geeks

Sasha Ellen does not shy away from the uncomfortable in her one hour show about misogyny, stereotypes, geeks, women, men, and all things creepy.

Sasha Ellen: Creeps and Geeks

Ellen discusses the dichotomy of creeps and geeks, and of fearful women and cautious men. This is no place for subtlety, as her humour is bold and loud.

As a self-proclaimed geek herself, Ellen briefly jokes about the "virgin geek" stereotype, before focusing mainly on the "creep" aspect of the show. There are two sides to the story that she finds within the story of creeps: men who are feared simply for walking down a street; and women who  - understandably - have a deep set of fears which activate when a man walks down a dark street behind them. Her comedy is broken up by a more serious three minute piece, where she articulates an incident which occurred to her in an Uber. She reaches for that emotion that many women have felt; that inner panic when your driver takes a wrong turn, even if the situation turns out to be completely innocent! It's dark, it's a little uncomfortable, but it is also honest, and scarily common.

This deeper moment then paves the way for an iconic and energetic finale for her show, which seems to have never met the word "subtle." To solve this problem of fear, Ellen proposes an... unconventional solution, to say the least. No spoilers here, but it involves Ben Affleck, pegging, and a vigilante woman roaming the streets of Edinburgh.

Header Image Credit: Karla Gowlett

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Kashmini Shah

Kashmini Shah Contributor

Hi, I'm a Politics and English Literature student based in London!

I love to do deep-dives into the political, psychological, or social messages projected by media, both overtly and subliminally. I'm a huge fan of books, and can most likely be found hiding somewhere in a library with a fantasy or feminist book in hand.

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