‘How To Sponsor A Uterus’ Parody Video Brilliant, Unlike Kate Beckinsale Clip
1:30 pm, May 24th | by Laura Donovan
Some of the “vagina”-centered women’s ads have seemed pretty obnoxious and over the top lately (looking at you, Kate Beckinsale), so I was surprised to love “How to Sponsor a Uterus,” a well done parody video produced by actress Kate Lambert.
The clip features a woman speaking in a fake commercial about sponsoring uteri everywhere so women can defer their reproductive choices to someone else, namely men. Get it? Anyway, “How to Sponsor a Uterus” opens with a spokesperson standing in front of a tree saying:
“Women today have a lot to think about. In fact, they’re faced with so many choices that it’s natural to assume that most of the decisions they make will be wrong. Everyday in cities across the United States, uteruses [sic] are emotionally abandoned by the women who carry them…Their female host is unable to make a sound decision on her own…These uteruses [sic] are trapped in women’s bodies and spend their days thinking about their future and the slew of progeny they could have housed without the interference of contraception.”
As dramatic music plays, the female explains that uteri can be protected through “How to Sponsor a Uterus” so each uterus can “do what [it is] designed to do”: breed. Forget the “female that happens to surround them,” she’s totally irrelevant.
Thank you, Lambert and company for making a clever video about women’s reproductive rights without inserting the word “vagina” merely for shock value or coming across as polarizing, cheesy, and trite. I would have liked Beckinsale’s clip and the “rules about what will never go in my vagina” video much better had they focused on humor and delivery as your clip does.