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December 20, 2013 4:35 PM   Subscribe

Behold! The Heartbreaking, Hair-Raising Tale Of Freak Show Star Julia Pastrana, Mexico’s Monkey Woman
posted by desjardins (7 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
We had a non-Buzzfeed-based FPP on her life somewhat recently.
posted by Nomyte at 4:53 PM on December 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wow! That's not what I expected when I saw the word "Buzzfeed".

A well written article that must have required lots of research.

I'm... shocked.
posted by mmoncur at 5:02 PM on December 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


What's all them scratch marks between the pictures?
posted by anarch at 5:09 PM on December 20, 2013


Julia's story has always affected me since I first heard it.

Most of the versions I heard end with "and they were lost forever..."

I'm so glad to hear that she's home and given the proper resting place she deserves. I wish they had found her son. Seeing his little body in those autopsy photos...jesus.
posted by Katemonkey at 1:45 AM on December 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is actually the best rundown I've seen of the whole thing I've seen. I didn't know some of this stuff.

There is a play about Julia, done entirely in the dark, that the theater company I work for US-premiered in 2003 or something like that and did again last year as my first production with them. The point is that Laura Barbata is our artistic director's sister and a very interesting artist independent from her very interesting activism here.
posted by cmoj at 9:45 AM on December 21, 2013


"Julia Pastrana" by the Ass Ponies
posted by CCBC at 3:22 PM on December 21, 2013


The point is that Laura Barbata is our artistic director's sister

Your artistic director is Kathleen Culebro, and she is mentioned by name in the article.
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:22 PM on December 21, 2013


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