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My Dad Wrote a Porno

August 12th, 2017 | by admin
My Dad Wrote a Porno
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You cannot make this up, you cannot reproduce this. My Dad Wrote a Porno is not a performance, it is a phenomenon. Lucky listeners get to hear a brand new reading out loud for the first time. Newcomers are in for a shock.

Watch Jamie Morton read his aging father’s pornographic book out loud whilst his friends, James Cooper and Alice Levine look on in amazement, amusement and disgust.

You would never be able to get through a single chapter of Belinda Blinked, one of the most anatomically perplexing, logistically detailed and poorly worded books of the porn world on your own. With the son of the author reading it aloud, however, you will not be able to turn away from the horror and bemusement.

The exclusive chapter revealed to the audience at this live performance features a black leather trouser suit, teambuilding exercises and cervix flashing. Belinda finds herself in the world’s most dramatic game of dice, “lust and professional respect pulsing through her.”

Watching it live comes with many added benefits: first and foremost, there is a drinking game, so don’t forget to stop by the bar. You drink when the text includes a reference to breasts, an unnecessary detail, and when Belinda Blinks.

Alice also dons a white lab coat and treats you to her guide to the vagina areas. This is one of a few ways they come to cope with boggling anatomical understandings. “Does the cervix have an opening?” James queries the audience, whilst everyone else wonders how Jamie, with his father’s misconception of the female body, managed to be conceived.

The final and best benefit of showing up in person are those sexy details put to the test, as members from the audience are recruited to re-enact the sexual encounters described in Belinda Blinked. 

This trio dissects the horror. They cope with the trauma. For just two nights only, we go to watch it all live at this Edinburgh Festival Fringe but the hour was over before we could blink.

Words: Emily Hall 

My Dad Wrote a Porno, Gilded Balloon Teviot, 10-11, 6pm (podcast available to download on iTunes)