In the spring of 2000, Destiny’s Child released the #1 hit Independent Women Part 1. It was the Female Eunuch of the Girl Power Generation. Coupled with Samantha Jones’ raging sex life at 40, the future looked peachy for girls on the cusp of womanhood.

Ten years later Victoria Healy ponders what happened to those Independent Women who could pay all of their Bills, Bills, Bills.

Healy’s Independent Women Part 2 delves into the promise preached to girls at the turn of the millennium: you will be independent, you will have a brilliant sex life and most of all you will look fabulous doing it. The show is interlaced with the music and pop culture that defined the Generation.

Independent Women Part 2 is on at the Portland Hotel (The Locker Room), cnr Russell and Lt Collins St, Melbourne. Show runs from 21 to 25 September. To book, visit or call (03) 9660 9666.

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