I'm learning a monologue with a General Australian accent, but I'm having trouble finding resources to check my pronunciation of the R-rated language in the monologue. Can you point me to recordings that may help?
I'm in a production of The Vagina Monologues, in which I'll be playing "My Angry Vagina
," (NSFW language), a humorous monologue. For various reasons my director and I have decided that I'll learn the monologue in a General Australian accent.
I'm quite excited about this because I've been wanting to learn Australian accents for several years, and I think this will add a lovely dimension to a character that can be tricky to pull off because she can come across as generic and annoying. Last year the actress, who is Indian, did the character extremely well in a strong Indian accent, so there's hilarious precedent.
I've already bought two accent CD courses and have been practicing for weeks, but I'm having a lot of trouble "translating" the specific words in the monologue. I'm afraid my vowel modifications are too exaggerated, not exaggerated enough, or just plain wrong for certain words. I don't have access to a dialect coach to critique what I've learned. I'm aware that this is an extra layer of difficulty, but as an actress I think I'm ready.
My question is this: where can I find clips of people saying things like "vagina," "p***y," "motherf***ers," and similar words that are unlikely to be super common in recordings, so that I can check that my pronunciations are right?
And this is a long shot, but are there any Australians or dialogue coaches on this site who would be willing to record these words / the text of the monologue and post it here for posterity? I have the text available and can send it to someone if that is a possibility.
YouTube videos and clips from films, radio interviews, TV shows, etc. are all equally welcome.
Thank you in advance!