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Stage musical on L.A. porn industry is in the works

August 4, 2009 |  2:14 pm

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Thank goodness there are no MPAA ratings for the live theater.

A new stage musical about the San Fernando Valley's porn industry is currently in the development phase. The production is a partnership between New York's experimental group the Civilians and L.A.'s Center Theatre Group.

The still-untitled show "will explore the real-life stories of the people who work in California’s pornography industry," according to CTG. There is no opening date yet for the musical, which is being developed under CTG's New Play Production Program.

Using their interview-based approach to theater, the Civilians have begun speaking to industry insiders, including porn stars, producers, directors, technical crew and distributors. The music for the show is being written by Michael Friedman, with a book by Bess Wohl. The Civilians, headed by artistic director Steve Cosson (pictured above), recently appeared at the Kirk Douglas Theatre last year in "This Beautiful City."

The Civilians have launched a blog and are posting on twitter (@stevecosson and @pornmusical) as they make their way across the Valley. Here's a PG-rated excerpt from the blog:

"So I’ve learned recently that a lot of porn people are on twitter. I’ve mostly learned exciting things like when people are going to the gym and what they’re having for lunch and mostly it seems that porn stars are eating better than I do. But then again they are on camera naked a lot, and I’m not. Good inspiration to eat some leafy green vegetables."

-- David Ng

Photo: Steve Cosson, artistic director of the Civilians. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times


 
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