Some attendees seemed shocked by what occurred on the stage in front of them, but Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man was everything I hoped for and more (and with a name like that, you should have a pretty good idea of what to expect…definitely adults-only!).
Sex Tips is a raunchy, clever show that demands audience participation. I’m usually not someone who’s interested in getting dragged up on stage, but I’ll admit that I was jealous of the ladies who went up for this one. (One lady in particular…if you’ve seen the site you’ll know what I mean.) The audience is fully integrated into this show, which completely lacks a fourth wall. The premise is that we are all attending an academic lecture series featuring “alternative authors” and the book for this season is the aforementioned “Sex Tips.” With a flamboyant author, mousey professor, and extremely hunky tech…well, you can guess what happens next. This definitely isn’t a play with deep character moments or a complex plot, and I thought that the “message” delivered near the end was, though appropriate and positive, a little bit unearned considering the unapologetic bawdiness that surrounds it. But that didn’t make it any less enjoyable! This is definitely a show that does what it says on the tin…you get exactly what the title implies, and it was a lot of fun.
I’m disappointed this is only in town for two nights, because I would have loved to come with a big group of friends to make it even more fun. As I said,this is definitely not for the faint of heart or delicate of sensibility, but if you appreciate a dirty joke and a beefy guy in…various states of undress, try your best to get tickets to tonight’s performance!
Sex Tips For Straight Women From a Gay Man runs through May 1 in the Wilson Theater at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts.