Sodomize Me with the Crutch

“Anything else the public wants is smaller by comparison.  You could say that the public wants to be moved, or transported, or made to think.  But what is at the heart of it, actually, is the actor’s vulnerability.  The public wants to see the actor vulnerable.  Laid open.  They pay to see an open human being.  And when that actor stares into the fourth wall, the public receives his eyes, his soul, and is moved.  That is why people go to the theater…”

“But I’m curious.  What’s your idea?”

“This is the most arrogant thing in the world.  And I have to speak to Epson about this…  But I am going to change my performance from the portrayal of a crippled man into a metaphor for theater.”

“Okay…”

“The crutch, the tied up leg…that is my vulnerability.  And all the feelings I have; those are the feelings the public wants more than anything.  So long as the theater is a fetish-house for emotional vulnerability, I shall give myself over to the rules of the house!”

“What are you talking about?”

“…It will be so embarrassing for me, but everyone will secretly love me for this act, performed under the guise of legitimate theater, if Epson will let me.”

“What are you going to do?”

“I am going to lie on that sick bed and my attendant will sodomize me with the crutch.”

(A Footnote:  For one of his original creations which mixes dance with theatrical content, the famous contemporary dancer Antony Rizzi took the muzzle of a rifle into his anus during live performances.  This was regarded by some members of the audience, accurately, I believe, as political commentary (as opposed to erotica, shock technique, or fetish).)

(Front Door:  Enter “Acclimate”  or “Cracked You with the Omelette Pan” into the search bar.)

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