Monday, November 30, 2009

The Attack on Christmas Continues – Boston Style

Ready for a Boston-style assault on Christmas? Check out “The Slutcracker” coming to the Somerville Theatre. It’s a celebration of strippers, sadomasochism, transsexuals, and “the carefree realm of sexual fantasy.” Of course, the blurbs in Boston Magazine, the Boston Herald, or the Boston Globe only hint at how raunchy it is.

Unbelievably, the Boston Herald even jokes about sexual abuse of children in its Holiday Arts Preview:

And if the Santa Claus in your life needs some lovin’, “The Slutcracker” may be just the thing to set the mood. A parody retelling of the classic, written and directed by Vanessa White, this sexy, freaky, holiday, zeitgeist spectacular runs at the Somerville Theatre Dec. 10-20. Let’s just hope Drosselmeyer doesn’t do anything illegal with the kids.

What a holiday message.

Boston Magazine downplays the content:

Bringing Burlesque back to Boston, The Slutcracker dance-theater production features can-can dancers, drag kings, hoopers, ballerinas, acrobats, belly dancers, and more. In the "adults only" performance, the virginal Clara takes a detour from her trip through The Land of Snow and The Land of Sweets to embark on a journey into her own sexual awakening.

A photo from the 2008 production rehearsal illustrates the S+M content: 

Instead of dancing around a nutcracker, "Slutcracker" provides a giant candycane dildo:

All worthy of praise from the Boston press:

“This is some next-level shit.”Boston Phoenix
“Destined to be a holiday classic.” – Fox 25 News

The Boston Globe recommends “Slutcracker” along with other “edgy” holiday time shows, beginning with a mention of a "holiday" event at the vile Ramrod gay bar. Also:

The Salem Theatre Company is offering … Jeff Goode’s “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues,’’ a show open only to audience members 18 and older. “Monologues’’ follows a scandal at the North Pole when one of Santa’s reindeers accuses him of sexual harassment. The company is calling its holiday programming “Naughty & Nice.’’ Gary LaParl, the Salem company’s executive director [says] “Christmas isn’t always about the nice stuff. We wanted to do something a little edgier.’’ The same can be said for “The Slutcracker,’’ a holiday burlesque show running at the Somerville Theatre next month. It’s definitely only for viewers 18 and older.
The “carefree sexual fantasy” show stars a troupe of strippers and a transsexual male-to-female stripper who brags of working “in NYC as a professional domme for various houses of domination” and proudly relates his “safe sex” education work:

I began volunteering at Gay Men’s Health Crisis as a Peer for the House of Latex Project in 1998 and eventually became a full time staff member. I was “Big Sis” of the House of Latex, a legendary ever-walking, ever-serving HIV prevention and education house that represents at balls within the ballroom community.... I have been an advocate for the health and wellness of the Transgender community and Sex Industry workers since 1997. I am very well-known and respected within the LGBTQ community nationally.... I became a full-time staff member at Cambridge Cares About AIDS in March 2009 as the Health Educator and Web Designer of TransCEND; a community-based HIV prevention and health education program of Cambridge Cares About AIDS (CCA) by and for transgender women. TransCEND provides 1 on 1 counseling and group support, HIV counseling and testing, referrals to transgender friendly legal and medical providers, safer sex and injection supplies, hygiene products, complimentary cosmetics and have a welcoming community safe space.

Massachusetts taxpayer funds have gone to Cambridge Cares About AIDS (associated with AIDS Action Committee of Mass.). Note that this transsexual exhibitionist is listed as Health Educator/Web Designer for the TransCEND program at "Cambridge Cares About AIDS."