The Civilians' Porn Musical, a new project from the award-winning investigative theater company, will be based on research into the adult entertainment industry in California, focusing on the San Fernando Valley. This blog will follow our adventures as we go behind the scenes to reveal the human side of porn, meeting and interviewing performers, producers, crew, distributors, and others in the business.

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And the winners are…

June 9th, 2010

Having audience members fill out the cards wasn’t just for our own amusement (okay, mostly for our own amusement); there were prizes! Here were the top three “real-life sex experiences that are most like a porn movie” responses (judged by an audience applause-o-meter):

Drumroll…

3. “I joined nine guys in a basement in the Lower East Side and pissed on a Chelsea Boy named Mitch. It was hot.”

2. “In the heat of a one-night-stand with an actor, he exclaims ‘Oh, God! Oh, God!’

I say, ‘yes?’

He says, ‘I have a matinee.’ (It was 4 AM.)

I say, ‘Better hurry.’

He did.”

And the winner, earning himself a copy of  “School Sluts 4″ (or some similarly named porno), shared this story:

1. “Fucking Argentine Ambassador to UN in back seat of cab.”

Short, but oh so sweet.

MaryPoppins PhantomMask

The other card handed out to audience members asked them to “pornify” the titles of the following Broadway shows:

Billy Elliot

Marry Poppins

The Phantom of the Opera

The top three pornifications of “Billy Elliot” are as follows:

3. “Bill Seeds Elliot”

2. “Billy Fell-On-It”

And the winner of a Civilians T-shirt (and a hearty round of deserving applause):

1. “Bill Me Eliot Spitzer”

And now the top three porno versions of The Phantom of the Opera:

3. “The Fun Dong of the Cock-ra”

2. “The Felching of the Oprah”

And the winner…

1. “The Bottom and the Topper-Ah!”

Finally, the three best titles of Mary Poppins porn (seriously, someone should pitch these, uh, somewhere):

3. “Merry Cockrings”

2. “Mary Poopins’: Fecal Porn”

And while we received quite a few cards that played on the “Poppin Mary/Cherry Poppins” theme, this person took the prize with a clever and hilariously twisted subtitle:

1. “Cherry Poppins: Supercuntyfucktasticsexperthalitosis!”

Dirty Audience, Part II – Porn Charades!

June 9th, 2010

Twice during the show we brought an audience volunteer up on stage to play a game of charades with the cast. The slips of paper they drew from were, of course, porn titles, and Guy # 1 was lucky enough to draw the longest title of the bunch. Here he is, working hard to beat the two-minute timer (carefully watched by Kelly McCreary):

Two words!

Second Word!

"Pooping!...Fucking!...Doggystyle!...Dancing?"

"Pooping!...Fucking!...Doggystyle!...Dancing?"

"A jig!"

"A jig!"

"A robot! A machine! A SEX MACHINE!"

"A robot! A machine! A SEX MACHINE!"

"Uh, which word is this again?"

"Uh, which word is this again?"

"Ohhhhh, CUMsluts! One word...that's hard."

"Ohhhhh, CUMsluts! One word...that's hard."

He earned a T-shirt for his efforts. Here’s Guy # 2, who was quite impressive (this was clearly not his first time playing porn charades…):

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"Alright, let's do this. Fourth word!"

"Backpack! School! SCHOOLGIRL GETTING FUCKED!"

"Backpack! School! SCHOOLGIRL GETTING FUCKED!"

"Yes! Close! Not schoolgirl, but..."

"Yes! Close! Not schoolgirl, but..."

Woah, no. Ew. That's disgusting, what's wrong with you?"

Woah, no. Ew. That's disgusting, what's wrong with you?"

He almost got it, but the timer went off before the cast could guess “Sorority sisters.” So close! But he won a  T-shirt anyway, because we’re awesome.  And there you have it – Porn Charades! Play it at your next family game night, or something.

Dirty Audience, Part I

June 8th, 2010

Dominatrix

Upon arriving at Joe’s Pub for the cabaret, audience members were asked to spill some of their dirty secrets (anonymously, if they so wished) by filling out a few cards we had prepared. One asked them: “Tell us about your real-life sex experience that was most like a porn movie?” Here are some of the best responses we got:

– “Accidental orgy with Dartmouth College Crew Team.”

– “On vacation in New Orleans and talked a drunk frat boy (really built) into a blow job in the bar bathroom while his friends were outside. I’m a dude, too.”

– “I’m a dominatrix–my whole life is kind of a porno.”

– “Coke fueled orgy on New Years Eve – 2001. Note: A few years later, a participant of said orgy came to my company to apply for a job. I didn’t recognize him until he bent over.”

– “After Clinton, I did three interns in a three-way in the elevator: big black dude, hot hung German, and a WASP. As the elevator bell rang, we got off… HOT.”

Kelly McCreary sings “I was the Anal Queen!”

June 8th, 2010

On June 4th, The Civilians organized a cabaret night to share some of the interviews we’ve been gathering for our new musical about the adult industry.  The evening at joe’s pub: “Let Me Ascertain You” featured a dazzlingly talented cast of ten playing some of the biggest (and smallest) names in porn. We’ll share some highlights in the following posts.

Here’s the wonderfully talented Kelly McCreary performing a song by Michael Friedman inspired by the anal queen herself. If you watch porn you know who I mean.

Kelly McCreary performing at The Civilians' "Let Me Ascertain You: Porn"

Kelly McCreary performing at The Civilians' "Let Me Ascertain You: Porn"

Hustler’s Star Trek XXX

January 26th, 2010

Had the pleasure of visiting Axel Braun’s set last night and observing the making of This Ain’t Star Trek XXX The Sespockquel (maybe there is an AVN longest title award? size matters?) Hustler wisely kept the set from their first Star Trek XXX and this was a shocker – it’s not a real space ship.  It’s made out of wood. And the flashing lights are rope lights behind screens. They’re not even real computers.  I was also shocked to find out that Spock’s ears are make-up (done by a former performer of the year Kelly Nichols pictured here). So Spock is human. And he has a huge penis. It was like finding out that not only is Santa Claus not real but he’s under your tree getting fisted by elves. Whatever shred of innocence I had is now fully shredded.

Bess and I observed Axel directing a couple dialogue scenes on the bridge. One snafu was the fault of Hustler’s dry cleaners who apparently lost one of the gold shirts. So Chekhov (Joey Brass) and Kirk (Evan Stone) had to share a shirt and consequently couldn’t appear on the deck on the same time… until they had to. Then Chekhov got a red shirt which we all know means don’t beam down to the planet!  Red shirts always get killed.

After the dialogue we hung out flipping through old issues of Hustler’s Barely Legal (don’t you think if you can go to war and do porn at 18 you should be allowed to have a beer? I’m just saying… ) Oh, and a few other choice details:  the coffee table in the Hustler green room is a pole dancing platform. Also, at the doors leading out of the studio and dressing rooms were big signs reading “No Naked People Past This Point.” Which one of the starlets must not have seen as she stood in the receptionist area, naked, making a phone call.  Add to that at night standing behind a glass wall. Hello Canoga Park!

The long day wrapped up with Spock doing two alien girls in a prison cell.  As I mentioned Spock was hung. I felt a bit inferior, but then I am only a human.  A few good lines:  Spock: To boldy go where no man has gone before.  Axel (referring to Alien Girl #1): I think a few men have been in there before.  Alien Girl:  Yeah but you’d never know it.

Star Trek XXX

Star Trek XXX

More AVN Porn Expo Pics

January 12th, 2010

Evan Stone and his magic holster bag

Evan Stone and his magic holster bag

Big naked ladies (Jesse Jane and others)

Big naked ladies (Jesse Jane and others)

John Stagliano Belladonna and Evil Angel girls

John Stagliano Belladonna and Evil Angel girls

Possibly My Fave Interview Moment: Matt Maher and Bill Margold

January 11th, 2010

BM: 1979, I was working in a scene with Seka and Kathy Hannah. And I like doggie- if I’m gonna have to fuck on camera, I like doggie style. It’s easier for me. Missionary—my wrists are broken, I can’t do it. It’s boring. So, I’m banging away and then I pop on her ass and I said I have an idea. I motioned to the cameraman to come down and I gobbled up my cum shot. Now, you’re making a face about that which is very strange. And I’m gonna ask you a question. Obviously you’ve had women suck your dick; I would hope.

MM: Yeah.

BM: All right. And I hoped you’ve kissed ‘em right after that.

MM: I have.

BM: All right. It’s exactly the same thing.

MM: Yeah, yeah. Sorry, I was momentarily taken aback.

the biggest

January 11th, 2010

Ouch

Ouch

Some Pics of Us in Pornolandia

January 11th, 2010

Michael (composer) and Bess (writer) and the Origin of the World

Michael (composer) and Bess (writer) and the Origin of the World

It feels just like the real thing. A real fake vagina.

It feels just like the real thing. A real fake vagina.

Different outfits for your penis. Really.

Different outfits for your penis. Really.

The AVN Porn AWARDS.

January 11th, 2010

Back in LA after 4 days in Vegas culminating in the AVN awards. At the Palms, a casino that we now officially despise but that’s another story. We’ve limped home, beaten, exhausted and dehydrated. And we didn’t do anything except talk to people. The porn people signed autographs, smiled for hours of pictures, some shot porn in between, dressed up for the awards which ended around midnight. Then they partied all. Some of them we imagine might get a little “help” to pull it off. Amongst our crew there were many debates as to who seemed to be drugged while giving acceptance speeches and who was just tired. Michael and I mostly advocated for tired. Mia and Bess think drugs.  I still think it was mostly exhaustion.

The show opened with a stunning dance number choreographed (I think) by Evil Angel impresario John Stagliano. More dancing later with Belladonna and girls. That one had a narrative that seemed to be about a dom aerobics? yoga? instructor. Some work out class that involved a lot of boob shaking and floor humping. And one bad student who got worked over by Belladonna. Spat on. Dragged around the floor. With a good beat

The Awards are broadcast on Showtime and whoever was in charge wisely got some footage before it all began of the audience laughing, guffawing, applauding and doing a standing ovation. Good thing because during the real show the porn talent audience didn’t do so much clapping much less a standing O. Very curious to see where the fake standing O might get inserted. Perhaps for Sasha Grey winning the Jenna Jameson Crossover Artist Award?  Cause in reality that audience was pretty damn silent. Stony even. Hard to know why, really. Do they not like Sasha and refuse to make for phony friendliness?  Or maybe they’re just not the pavlovian clappers we theater folk are.

Fave winning title:  Asses of Face Destruction.

I could go on but Vegas seriously sucked the life force out of me. But to wrap up: despite the exhaustion, etc. it was quite delightful to see many of our porn acquaintances at once – Kylie Ireland in a killer dress, the adorable Katie St. Ives, Seth Gamble, the always charming Nicki Hunter, Sunny Lane, Eric John & Vicki Chase & many more.

Now we just really want to see the porn parody of the X files. Kimberly Kane who plays Scully won for best actress and she seems like more fun than Gillian Anderson.  Sorry Gillian.

And thank you AVN for having us for the expo and the awards show. In the midst of this huge undertaking they really went the extra mile to help us out. Thanks and thanks and thanks.