This is a must see and rare experience. Playwright Fredrica Duke shares 24 outrageous, irreverent and laugh-out-loud stories that propel the audience back in time to the sexual revolution. From her public lawn schtup, to being totally desensitized by the overuse of her Hitachi vibrator. This one-woman show recalls an era when anything and everything was possible. In My Own X-Rated Words will run from November 6 to December 18, 2014 at the Lounge Theater in Los Angeles, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd. You can buy tickets here.
Diane has a problem. Prescription pills used to ease the temptation. But like pause buttons worn low, meds no longer suppress the fire inside. Pitch black memories Diane formerly repressed are now drawn into the destructive light. And the clock ticks on a spiral of promiscuities that will immolate her. Desperate for a solution, any solution, Diane consults a psychotherapist. His track record is stellar yet his method is strict. He recommends permanently exhausting Diane’s carnal neurosis. Each unruly session will be recorded and subjected to scrutiny. Diane’s therapist promised a cure. Instead he unlocked their sickness. To traverse the nightmare, Diane must push her body to the brink. You can stream the entire film here.
Although they have been around for the past few decades, hyper-sexual music videos hit another level in 2013. For years, rap music carried a huge weight on its shoulders for its depiction of women especially. But these sexed-up images trickled more into the mainstream in 2013 and it was explored halfway through the year in a solid article over at CBC Music. [READ MORE...]
The ever provocative Chinese photographer Ren Hang is having a solo show in Malmo, Sweden. Read our interview with Ren Hang here. In Addition to Sleep will be on view until May 25 at Galleri Vasli Souza, Gustav Adolfs Torg 10B, Malmo, Sweden.
Great collection of pornographic poetry by Pierre Louÿs and illustrations by Toyen. “Possibly the filthiest collection of poetry ever published.” First published in 1927, Wakefield Press releases the first English translation of the work. Pybrac is out now on Wakefield Press.
A little more than a year after the first issue, Animae takes it up a notch with issue two – lots of beautiful fashion, photography, art – all on beautiful paper and a pastel wash of just the right amount sexuality. This magazine should be on your coffee table too. [CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOGRAPHS]
Adarsha Benjamin curates a group show called Sex Ed at Art Basel Miami 2013. Through performances, lectures, site specific installation and various participatory events, Sex Ed will be a forum for novel discussions about the past, present, and future of sex, in all its multifarious possibilities and expressions in the 21st century. Sex Ed will be on view from December 4 to December 8 at Always Flowers, 60 NE 39th Street, Miami, Florida.
Amy Hood, Bearsville, New York.