Stories are powerful. No other medium has the ability to move, inspire, or change us quite like a well-crafted narrative. Never has this been more true than the world of sex, where fear, shame, and misinformation abound. This is all a high-minded and roundabout way of telling you to check out Wednesday's edition of Bawdy Storytelling
, a rousing and a
rousing night of true sex stories that promises to make you laugh, make you think, and make you hard ... pressed to find a more interesting thing to do on a Wednesday night.
Come get the ball-gag rolling. This is one of your last chances to get some tale before Bawdy embarks on its first national tour, starting with something called Sex Week at Yale University in February.
This week's theme is Butch/Femme
and is hosted, as always, by the pervtastic Dixie De La Tour, who finds the most entertaining, hilarious, and uncouth sexy tales. Stories are performed, not read, and the only rules are that the story must be true, and it must have happened to the teller, not somebody else. Says Dixie, "Bawdy is essentially about connecting different people and communities through story. It's really hard to judge someone when you understand their passions and what drives them. What we seek may be different, but the desire for love and connection is universal."
Bawdy's first show in 2012 will also be its last at San Francisco's Blue Macaw
. Don't worry though. It's moving to a bigger venue, The Verdi Club
Also of note, Bawdy's five-year anniversary show on Feb. 18 is also
when the show will become 18 and up, so that, as Dixie tells it, "we can
provide sex education and storytelling to a younger crowd. They may
need it more than the 40-year-olds do. A lot of what Bawdy is about is
sex education, hidden in a story."
Wednesday's show is Fairy Butch (Karlyn Isaac Lotney), who has been on a
long hiatus, and whom you might remember from his sex advice columns at
Curve magazine and PlanetOut, or his book, The Ultimate Guide to Strap-On Sex.
Other storytellers include Lusty Lady Peep Show performer Lexi
Lipstick, Alix Iron, Holly Fogleboch, Ms. San Francisco Leather 2011
titleholder Miss Bethie Bee, and Rebekah Howard.
Bawdy Storytelling starts at 8 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 11) at the Blue Macaw
, 2565 Mission (at 22nd St.), S.F. Admission is $!2-$15.
2565 Mission, San Francisco, CA