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Videos-Candida Royalle-RIP-Tuesday-Sept 15-The Erotic Literary Salon-live

Porn star turned erotic feminist video producer and director, died too young this past week. She was the first to introduce couples-oriented pornography. Candice and I enjoyed a duet lap dance with Sex Therapist Mitch Tepper, while he was in his wheel chair. Hear the details – story at the next Salon, this Tuesday, September 15.

The Untold Story of Candida Royalle

Candida talks about Femme Productions: “I created the Femme line in order to put a woman’s voice to adult movies and give men something they could share with the woman in their life. I like to call my Femme movies “sensually explicit”, or as one viewer described them, the “Rx for couples”. You’ll find them to be less graphic and lacking in the traditional “money shot”, a staple of most adult films. You’ll also find story lines, good original music and real characters of all ages. Counselors often prefer to use my movies in their work with couples because of their “woman friendly” approach and what they call “positive sexual role modeling.” So if you’re looking for something both of you can enjoy, you’ve come to the right place!”

http://candidaroyalle.com/about-femme-productions/ – excerpt from her films.

Actress Candida Royalle

Feminist porn producer and director, Petra Joy’s article in her honor:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/sex/11851832/Candida-Royalle-the-feminist-porn-queen-Im-missing-her-already.html

 

This Weekend – Burlesque-Lil’ Steph & Touch Me Variety Hour

You won’t be bored this weekend in Philadelphia.

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Lil’ Steph Presents: Rasputin’s Room

Friday, March 20, 2015
Philly’s Poshest Burlesque Show!!!
Doors at 9pm
Show at 10pm
Starring:

Starring:
The Criminaly Cute, LIL’ STEPH
The Golden Throat of Burlesque, BROADWAY BRASSY
The Bronx Bombshell, LILY FAYE
She’s like Sugar and Spice, SOPHIE SUCRE
The intoxicating, HATTTIE HARLOW
with kitten AMELIA MON COEUR
Quench your thirst at the bar in true Rasputin style with one of our specialty cocktails at the pre show cocktail hour. Be sure to stay after the show to drink, mingle and dance with the glitterati!!
-General admission: $10: available at the door both seated and standing
21+ Only
 FOR VIP  SEATS HERE
http://www.lilsteph.com

Sunday, March 22 – Touch Me Philly’s Weird Ass Variety Hour… and a Half!  2! A FUNdraiser for ‘Reasonable Fear: A Theatrical Exploration of Rape Culture

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  • Sunday, March 22
    at 6:00pm
  • L’etage

    624 S 6th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
Touch Me Philly Productions is back with another Weird Ass Variety Hour… and a Half! As always we’ll have music, comedy & more FUN! TMPP is bringing back a few audience favorites as well as welcoming some FABULOUS new faces to the Touch Me Philly Stage!JOIN! Mistress of Ceremonies and Satirical Siren Alyson Rodriguez Orenstein!
SEE! The Bikini Hooper as she dazzles the crowd!
LISTEN! To the musical stylings of Hayley Jane! She’ll rock your socks off!
LAUGH! With the comedy stylings of Rachel Fogletto, Vickie Fernandez & Hannah Harkness! These fierce funny ladies will have you rolling in the aisles!
BE AMAZED! By Philly Boylesque at it’s finest and funniest from The Amazing Brettzo!
ENJOY! Different takes on burlesque with the luscious Lady Lolita!
DELIGHT! Gina Leigh and Aaron Lathorp share a piece of puppet perfection!

WIN! Raffles! Trivia! Win prizes including tickets to future Touch Me Philly Shows, t- shirts, and 1 lucky winner will receive a $100 Gift Certificate to Philadelphia Eddie’s Tattoo Shop!

All that AND MORE for just $10! Join us for a 6:00 cocktail hour and 7:00 show!

Amazing! You’ll enjoy a spectacular show AND be supporting a good cause!

This event is a FUNdraiser for TMPP’s series Reasonable Fear: A Theatrical Exploration of Street Harassment & Rape Culture running April 16-25 at The Luna Theater. (www.TouchMePhilly.com) ALL monies raised at this event will go DIRECTLY into making that show the best it can be so you can feel awesome knowing your money is making meaningful theatre happen! Most theatre is funded more by donations than ticket sales! So we need YOUR help!.
If you can’t make it to the show but want to help, GOOD NEWS! You can donate safely online to our Indiegogo Page- and even earn perks for your contribution!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reasonable-fear-a-series-on-rape-culture-more/x/2292989 (Click that link! Share that link! Enjoy that link! Yay, link!) But we want to see you in person too!

Let us entertain you on March 22nd!

Press – Release – February 18 – Monica Day – Poet – Valentine’s Day – Tango in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, Featuring Local Poet Monica Day and Tango Performance by Damian Lobato & Sarah Chung, Along With Attendee Readers, Tuesday, February 18.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PCSalons@gmail.com – contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière,

PCSalons@gmail.comreserve a time slot to read at Salon (5 min max)

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com – guidelines for reading.

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com – blog: events, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.

The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18. Local poet extraordinaire, and creator of the Essensual Experience, Monica Day is the featured presenter for the third consecutive year. She will be celebrating the underbelly of Valentine’s Day in her unique spoken word style that has brought Salon crowds to their feet with laughter and tears. http://www.thesensuallife.com

Internationally famous Damian Lobato, instrumental in reviving the Tango scene after a 30 year decline and his dance partner/instructor the gifted dancer Sarah Chung, will be performing a special Valentine’s Tango. They will also give a brief history of the development of the Tango that originated in the slums of Buenos Aires in the 1890’s, as a male-male partner dance that has found its way to the lights of Broadway and the floor of their Philadelphia Practica Zero Hour. http://www.tangoinphilly.com www.sarahchungtango.com

Approximately twenty attendees will also entertain with their 5-minute sex memoirs, rants, short stories and poetry.

The Talk: For Adults and Q&A will be lead by Monica Day. Day will discuss the shocking results she discovered while working with professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and leaders to increase their sensual awareness and intimate communication skills. http://www.thesensuallife.com

PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 70 or more individuals. Approximately 20 participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works/words of others, the rest just come to listen, enjoy and applaud. Frances, our resident nonagenarian (96 years young) occasionally recites her original erotica.

Salons gather the 3rd Tuesday of every month at TIME (The Bohemian Absinthe Lounge), 1315 Sansom Street, Center City, Philadelphia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (limited seating), for cocktails, food and conversation. Talk and Q&A between 7:00-7:30 and readings begin at 8:00. Admission is $10, discounted for students, and seniors to $8. Salon attendees must be 21.

Creator of this event, Dr. Susana, is Philadelphia’s best-known sexologist. She lends her voice to the Salon by offering relevant information to support the discussions that arise in the Salon and blog.

 

…surprisingly comfortable….Salon devotees praise her for the space she has created….”

“I think Susana is doing a very brave thing.”

Philadelphia Inquirer, February 10, 2010

 

“There are laughter and tears along with the hot rush of blood – to the face.

Daily News, March 15, 2010

 

“I never knew such a life of honesty could exist. I finally found a home I can be comfortable in…this event changed my life.

First-time attendee and reader 2013

 

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Forbidden Creature Virgin Whore

Trust me this is not the title of a grade B movie, it is Philadelphia choreographer Amanda Miller’s current contribution to the world of modern dance. Dance critic Merilyn Jackson invited me to join her last night and I was surprisingly impressed by the story-line, choreography and dancing. I’m a former ballet/modern dancer and tend to be too critical.

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Paul Struck and Chandra Moss in Miller Rothleins’ Forbidden Creature Virgin Whore, Photo by Johanna Austin.

I had the honor of meeting Amanda after the production and asked her about the creation of the piece. It was interesting to learn about her source materials and collaborative process with dancers.

This is a must see for anyone familiar with modern dance, and especially if you have never attended a dance production. You will not be disappointed.

“Sometimes humorous and sometimes sobering, this new work irreverently unveils the virgin whores, domestic goddesses, and forbidden creatures that litter our collective contemporary psyche.
This piece began as a reaction Miller had to the archetypical female characters in the dance canon; her experiences in Cambodia learning a traditional dance as well as witnessing the Cambodian sex trade; and her life as a ballerina–performing in classical ballets like Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Cinderella.  She has thought about how each dance depicts women in some mythological or fantastical situation where a prince saves or destroys them through acts of “love.” With that in mind, her latest work was born. Miller is setting out to replay the iconic female mythologies of classical dance through a contemporary, feminist lens”.

*NEW: REVIEWS in PHILLY METRO and CITY PAPER.
PREVIEW THE MUSIC by Pete M. Wyer.

POST-SHOW DISCUSSION Saturday Nov 16 with Amanda Miller, Tobin Rothlein, and Kristin Kest.

PURCHASE TICKETS

$20: Admission, $10: Students and Dance Pass holders

Thursday, November 14, 7:30 PM
Friday, November 15, 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 16, 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 17, 2:00 PM

The White Space at the Crane Arts Old School.
1417 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
(Two blocks north of Girard)  MAP
*Please note the location is not the Crane building.

Kristin Kest’s essay for the show: http://www.millerrothlein.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/KEST-ForbiddenCreatureVirginWhore.pdf

      http://www.millerrothlein.org