One week from today I’ll be hosting the very first boys-allowed version of Sunday Night Sex Talks, the NO boys allowed storytelling show that I started three years ago in the back room of Bar Lubitsch on Santa Monica Blvd.
If you’re in L.A. I can’t imagine why you’d miss it. We have a dream line-up, the new UCB Sunset is or venue, tickets are five bucks and the theme is NAKED. (Yes, this blog post is one part conversation, five parts promotion. Is it working? CLICK FOR TICKETS!)
So why a girl/boy event after three years of championing the merits of the all-female edition? Because I’m proud of the brand we’ve created and excited to see what happens when both genders are challenged to be as open and honest about sex as possible…in a ten minute story about being naked.
But why is there no way in hell I’m replacing our long-standing ladies nights with these joint events? Because we’re the only storytelling show in L.A. (and NY when we can make it work there) that doesn’t allow men in the audience, and that’s too unique a thing to give up. Sexist? Maybe. Feminist? Definitely. The end of the world? No.
This February 8th we’ll hold our usual first-Sunday-of-every-month event at Bar Lubitsch (sans men i the crowd). It too features a dream line-up and titillating theme, LOVE FOOL. (Yes, this blog post is now a double promotion, so CLICK FOR TICKETS TO THAT SHOW TOO!).
How will the two shows differ? I’m not sure.
One of the most memorable moments in Sunday Night Sex Talks history was a joke about what it feels like when tears stream down the side of your face as you’re lying in bed next to a guy, pretending not to cry. It was told by a performer who was actually crying while laughing while explaining the physics of tear motion. Is that a joke that translates to all humans? I don’t know. Is the fact that “some men might not get it” why we don’t always go a co-ed show? Absolutely not.
Sunday Night Sex Talks has always been an experiment. How does gender impact dynamic in a performance environment? Next Tuesday we’ll find out what a different version of the show looks, feels and sounds like. Maybe in the future we’ll do an all-male event that some man can host in my absence. Maybe another night I’ll partner with someone to host a transgender edition. But will it now always be open to all because that’s the most fair and balanced way to produce a storytelling show? Nope. Sorry. Not my style.
See you Sunday, Tuesday or both days! And, as always, thank you for your support.