LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Several days back, author Stephenie Meyer released 'Life and Death,' a reimagined take on her 'Twilight' novel, where she flipped the genders of the book's protagonists. And never in the history of our language has Microsoft Word's 'find and replace' feature garnered such powerful results. With this exciting new genre now established, award-winning comedian Steven Shehori and his co-editor Michelle Boyers (who was also his babysitter in the early '80s) are proud to unveil 'Moby Vulva': the gender-swapped edition of Herman Melville's classic American tale, 'Moby Dick.' (Media copy of book + photos available herehttp://bit.ly/1GGU1Zr)
Expanding on Meyer's approach, the duo have reversed the genders of not just 'Moby Dick's' key players, but each and every character and item referenced in these hallowed pages. Ishmael and Captain Ahab? Now Isabelle and Ahabigail. The sea? She's now male. God himself? Female, obvi. No stone was left unturned. (Except actual stones, which are believed to be genderless.) The book is available for $2.99 on Amazon, iTunes, and Smashwords through www.MobyVulva.com.
So why create a gender-reversed version of the world's greatest whale tale? Well, in addition to taking a good-natured jab at the new Twilight novel, 'Moby Vulva' actually seemed like a great idea. "If there's one criticism we have about classic literature, it's the relative shortage of heroic female characters," Shehori says. "Unless you somehow equate matchmaking prowess with courage and valor, in which case have at it, Jane Austen's Emma. By contrast, 'Moby Vulva' is literally swimming in compelling female leads. And some pretty intriguing males to boot!"
An excerpt: "Begone! Ye two are the opposite poles of one thing; Moonbeam is Stacey reversed, and Stacey is Moonbeam; and ye two are all womankind; and Ahabigail stands alone among the millions of the peopled earth, nor goddesses nor women her neighbors!"
"Those suggesting Stephenie Meyer's gender-bending 'Twilight' reimagination is a blatant cash-grab should consider this," Shehori says. "For the millions of dollars in revenue her new book will generate, be assured she put in no less than 20 to 30 hours of solid effort."
"That's easily two to three hundreds hours when converted to regular people time," Boyers adds.
'Moby Vulva' comes mere weeks ahead of Ron Howard's Moby Dick-inspired film 'In the Heart of the Sea' (starring Chris Hemsworth).
Bio: Steven Shehori (@stevenshehori) is a comedy writer, a 3-time Gemini Award loser (Canada's Emmys), and a 3-time Canadian Comedy Award winner. He's actually been nominated for 12 Canadian Comedy Awards, so he's happy he finally won a couple, dammit. He's a writer for The A.V. Club, Splitisder, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Huffington Post. Steven was a producer for Just for Laughs' 'Sarah Silverman & Friends,' featuring comedy legends Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, and David Cross.
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SOURCE Sweat Equity Publicity