Why, I Must Confess!
Bedpost Confessions blends the literary and the erotic.
By Julie Gillis,
9:40AM, Tue. Nov. 16, 2010
[EDITOR'S NOTE: We are switching two weekly features. Tuesdays shall be ally-humping days and 'Mo Music moves to Wednesdays. – kxm]
Raise your hand if you like politics. And if you like literary, writerly events. What about sex, sexuality, and human rights? Oh, good. Well, you can get them in concert this Thursday at the United States Arts Authority.
Enter Bedpost Confessions: an erotic literary event hosted monthly at USAA. Actors, poets, trip hop, writers, straight, gay, bi, open, men, women, genderqueer, confess humor, sadness, and yes, smut. Real confessions by real audience members are revealed. And it's all free; so that's your ticket to come out and mix and mingle with some talented, sexy outlaws.
Part of my personal path is opening up the conversation and supporting things like, say sex ed in Texas, anti-bullying laws, midwifery regulations, being a good ally, increasing a general sense of sexual literacy, and advocating for sexual rights in public life. I love that stuff and read and write about it all. the. time.
It's one thing for me to get banged over the head with politics, political blogging and exhortations to vote, volunteer, and write letters. I do that already. I love it. But not everybody does. Luckily, there are lots of other ways to connect some seriously yummy political ideas about sexual rights to art, to performance, and to fun. Fun is the gateway drug, people.
Bedpost Confessions happens early in the evening, 8-10pm, so your politics and your pleasure will have time to wind up like peanut butter and chocolate if the mood strikes. Or something.
Come check it out with someone you love. Or want to love.