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zinzan (27 posts) Click to send private message to zinzan Click to check IP address of the poster
13-Apr-01, 11:25 PM (PDT)
"Watching Porn (a play)"
Oops, I accidentally sent this to the General Discussion area first.

I saw an amazing play tonight called "Watching Porn". The main character is a guy who grew up with skewed views of sex and
relationships, finding it easier to rely on porn, strip clubs, massage parlours, and escorts than to really relate to women. The play is very funny and very serious (it really hit home with me). The entire cast of five is great, and the leading lady (playing an escort) is incredible.

It's playing on Geary (near Jones) until April 21. Sorry if this sounds like a commercial, but I think both the guys and girls on this board would enjoy and relate to this play. I'm going to try to see it again next week, probably on Thursday.

Here's the URL of the review that first got me interested in the play: http://www.sfweekly.com/issues/2001-03-28/stage2.html. If anyone here would like to meet up to see it, e-mail me.

Z.

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Derf (23 posts) Click to send private message to Derf Click to check IP address of the poster
14-Apr-01, 08:25 AM (PDT)
1. "RE: Watching Porn (a play)"
Whoever said art reflects true life was correct again!!
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veteran (253 posts) Click to send private message to veteran Click to check IP address of the poster
14-Apr-01, 11:11 AM (PDT)
2. "RE: Watching Porn (a play)"
Thanks. I'll invite my ATF to see it with me. She's got "a heart of gold."
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zinzan (27 posts) Click to send private message to zinzan Click to check IP address of the poster
14-Apr-01, 02:17 PM (PDT)
3. "RE: Watching Porn (a play)"
Cool. Let me know what you think!

z.

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veteran (253 posts) Click to send private message to veteran Click to check IP address of the poster
18-Apr-01, 11:13 PM (PDT)
9. "RE: Watching Porn (a play)"
>Cool. Let me know what
>you think!
>
>z.


ATF had a cold and couldn't go. I went alone but traffic was so awful I arrived too late to see it.

Was it reviewed in the Guardian or Chron?

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panther (415 posts) Click to send private message to panther Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
14-Apr-01, 06:45 PM (PDT)
4. "RE: Watching Porn (a play)"
Thanks, zinzan.

I appreciate your posting this.

Now I just gotta get up to SF before the 21st!



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ElephantBalls (64 posts) Click to send private message to ElephantBalls Click to check IP address of the poster
15-Apr-01, 09:46 PM (PDT)
5. "RE: Watching Porn (a play)"
Very nice post. I read the review and it seems quite interesting. I'll try to get up to SF for it. Thanks!!
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sfman (4 posts) Click to send private message to sfman Click to check IP address of the poster
16-Apr-01, 10:49 PM (PDT)
6. "RE: Watching Porn (a play)"
Yeah, sounds like an interesting play. If I can get away, I will join you to see it. Should be fun!
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zinzan (27 posts) Click to send private message to zinzan Click to check IP address of the poster
18-Apr-01, 00:45 AM (PDT)
7. "Thursday at 8"
I plan to catch it once more this Thursday.

I think I'll grab something to eat at the Thai Noodle place on Geary and Leavenworth. If any of you want to catch the play with me, I'll... carry a red book, if I can find one.

Z.

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zinzan (27 posts) Click to send private message to zinzan Click to check IP address of the poster
18-Apr-01, 00:53 AM (PDT)
8. "RE: Thursday at 8"
I'll be at the Thai Noodle place between 7 and 8.

Z.

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Dazed (3 posts) Click to EMail Dazed Click to send private message to Dazed Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
22-Apr-01, 02:23 AM (PDT)
10. "RE: Thursday at 8"
I was at the performance 4.19.2001. Any other RB members attend? I would be interested in your thoughts. 2 films dealing with providers "Center of the World" in general release and "L'Amour, l'Argent l'Amour" playing at the San Francisco International Film Festival showing for the last time on 4.23.2001 @ 7PM at AMC Kabuki.
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zinzan (27 posts) Click to send private message to zinzan Click to check IP address of the poster
22-Apr-01, 02:52 PM (PDT)
11. "RE: Thursday at 8"
Work called me to Sacramento on Thursday, so I missed the show. But I do know at least one other RB'er was in attendance. What'd you think, Dazed?

Yes, I'm interested in "Center of the World" as well. I don't know anything about "L'Amour..."

Z.

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tantraboy (8 posts) Click to send private message to tantraboy Click to check IP address of the poster
23-Apr-01, 11:55 AM (PDT)
12. "RE: Thursday at 8"
ZZ is right...At least one other RB'er was in there on Thursday. I went on his recommendation. On the whole, I really liked it. Parts of it were rather cliche, but many other scenes made me reflect on the way I've been conducting my life, and, most strongly, on my relationships with women.

It is strange how I can go back and connect the points, from first finding dirty mags in my Dad's office, to discovering vogue magazine, to renting X-rated flicks, to a standard massage, trips to thailand, and then to VIP Redbook membership. I remember profound guilt at the beginning all of those stages, like I was going to the "Dark Side," but, after I'd done it a couple of times, like anything, it becomes easier. But the guilt is still there.

I had chaulked up my behavior to shyness, an obsessive/addictive personality, and other things. Sometimes going back and analyzing what sets you off on a certain path gets very complex.
This play set me down that road. It does scare me to think...what next? Well, anyway, I will stop. This section isn't called Confessional; it's called Conservatory. (While I am here, I might as well accuse professor plum with a candlestick)

Who was the other dude there? Were you the guy with the glass of wine on the chair?


T

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