There are three things I absolutely Love about being a blogger. Free stuff, talking about free stuff, and anything to do with sex. That last one is not really blogger specific it’s just high on my list of favorite things in general.
Enter “Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man” a new off-Broadway show playing at The 777 Theatre on 8th Ave. It’s actually based on the book of the same name which I read, about six or seven years ago.
When my friend Katie emailed to give me tix, I immediately recalled the fact that it resonated so strongly in my psyche. I’ve read a lot of books for fun. This was one of those few that stuck with me.
Before seeing the show last night, I would have reasoned that my love for the book came from a blow job trick that I learned and still implement from it’s pages.
After seeing the show, I realize that the book’s message was actually much more prolific than your average flick of the tongue.
Lucy was riveted.
In discussing the show afterwards, with my accompanying friend Marianne and her morkie Lucy (who loved the show btw), a lot was brought to light about the differences between the sexual mindset of men and women.
Initially, although the performances of the three main characters, Andrew Brewer (Stefan), Rachel Moulton (Robyn), and (Dan) Jason Michael Snow were playful and engaging, my inner feminist began to rail against the idea of sitting through another misogynistic demonstration of how men know how women “should” behave better than women. See: Ms. Jay on America’s Next Top Model or Steve Harvey ala “Act Like A Lady…”
However, after some funny, bawdy moments that pulled me through the fourth wall and some ‘simple genius’ uses of the set (Scenic Design: Luke Cantarella) I took an emotional seat and opened up to the experience.
What the stage play successfully relayed as a companion to the book and amidst all of the vaudeville-in-a-collegiate-setting-frolic, was that ultimately it’s about being comfortable enough with yourself to truly be intimate with a man.
By “truly intimate” I don’t mean getting naked and allowing things to happen to you or mastering fellatio like Jenna Jameson.
The take away is that we can learn all of the techniques, but there’s nothing sexier than knowing what you want, knowing you deserve it, and letting him know it too, in a loving and giving way.
In short, I came to realize that “Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man” is a how-to-be-more-confident, disguised as a sex instructional. “Be yourself” is good solid advice whether from a man or woman.
Basically, I had a lot of fun watching this show!!
Go see it single or not. The least of all benefits is that you will laugh. A lot! No spoilers, but sexy Andrew Brewer gives a nice little surprise at the end just for fun.
Happy Tuesday Ladies (and Guys who like to read Lady stuff)!
I Love you!!
- Candy SEZ
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