In this dramatic monologue, CHER is talking to her close friend about how she may not be as attractive to men as she once was.
CHER: It hasn’t happened for quite some time. I was thinking about this all day and it must have been years since I’ve ever felt that feeling…you know? When a man looks at you, looks away and then takes that second look. It’s the second look that validates something for me as a woman. I’m not trying to say that I need a man to salivate over me or anything like that…it’s only that I haven’t gotten that second look in quite awhile and I’m beginning to feel a bit inadequate.
Even on a lousy looking day I used to catch a second look, nowadays I’m lucky I even get a first look.
Hmmm. Can I asked you something? (beat) Have my looks, changed? (beat) Am I not as attractive as I used to be? Wait! Don’t answer me, don’t answer my question! It’s all just too much, really.
(she stands up abruptly and grabs her drink)
I’m alright. I just don’t know. I’m not looking for comfort or consolation. (nervous chuckle) I just want to know if I still appeal to men. Is that so wrong? Not in the sense in a, in a, in an intellectual way but more in a sexual way, you know…that would be nice, to know, if I can still turn a man. If, in fact, if a man is actually still interested in me that way.