I Carried a Watermelon
Comedian Katy Brand has a life-long obsession with Dirty Dancing – and in her warm, witty and accessible new book she examines how the film has influenced her own attitudes to sex, love, romance, rights and responsibilities.
It explores the legacy of the movie, from pushing women’s stories to the forefront of commercial cinema, to its ‘gold standard’ depiction of abortion according to leading pro-choice campaigners
Part memoir, part homage, I Carried A Watermelon examine its legacy as a piece of filmmaking with a social agenda that many miss on first viewing.
Brand started comedy at university and is probably best known for the award-winning ITV sketch show, Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show, which ran for three series Since then she written for and appeared in numerous radio and TV shows from Radio 4’s News Quiz to Channel 4’s Peep Show. Her debut novel, Brenda Monk Is Funny, was published by Unbound in 2014. and her first play, 3 Women opened at Trafalgar Studios last year, starring Anita Dobson.