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A Play About Shooting Porn

Have you heard of the latest new theater craze? It’s a play called Shooting Porn and it’s all about the gay porn industry. Now, I don’t know about you but seeing a bunch of guys prancing around on stage sounds great to me, if I was a gay guy. I mean, even though I love pussy I can sure appreciate the male form from a far, right? The play is derived from a documentary made by Ronnie Larsen in the 1980s. He had made a play about shooting porn, but some pornstars came to it, and they thought it didn’t really fit the bill, so they invited him to set to really capture what it was actually like. The reality isn’t quite as sexy as the fantasy, which is probably still true today.

The play has some silly moments as well as some serious ones. If you watch it you will learn all about the importance of giving yourself an enema before doing an anal sex scene, and you will even learn a thing or two about how to helicopter your dick. You may even find out what it takes to be a “gay for pay” performer. The cool thing about this play is that they have really gone a long way to make you feel like you are actually at a porn shoot. There is a camera guy and there are also monitors in addition to all the other equipment you would need to make a shoot happen. If you find yourself in the audience of this play, you will probably get a good sense of how it is on set.

This isn’t the only play about porn. Of course Ronnie Larsen’s original play called Making Porn is a classic that many risque LGBT theater companies enjoy putting on. The play is a more fantastical view of what it was like to be in the porn industry in the 1980s. It’s about an out of work actor who gets hired to do gay porn, and makes some friends along the way. Unfortunately Jack is actually a straight guy who is married and when his wife finds out about where the bacon is really coming from, she’s none too happy. While this play isn’t exactly a super realistic vision of what being in the gay porn industry is like, it is still pretty entertaining and quite sexy!

There aren’t too many theatrical productions on the topic, but there definitely should be. I’m picturing “Porn: The Musical” being the next big hit after Hamilton. Imagine everyone scrambling for tickets to that one. Maybe I should get to work writing it…

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