IN THE FLESH:
THURSDAY, JULY 31st at 8 PM
AT FREDDY AND EDDY,
Admission: Free, $10 suggested donation to RAINN
Freddy and Eddy: 877-915-0380
For our third go-around, we’ve poached from all different kinds of mediums to bring you an incredible, eclectic mix of writers, authors and performers ready and willing to open up to you. The theme of the evening is “Surprises” as expressed by Marty Barrett (Fleshbot), who routinely circles the adult industry with a clever turn of phrase; Seth Greenland (Shining City), whose latest novel will have you trying to peek into your drycleaner’s back room; Nina Hartley (Nina Hartley’s Guide to Total Sex), who – quite simply – is a porn legend; Jeff Miller (Thrillist), who helps tip dudes on what’s cool; and Colleen Wainwright (Communicatrix), who has braved internet dating tools and live to tell the tale both humorously and eloquently. Author’s books will also be on sale.
In the Flesh: L.A. (the West coast version of In The Flesh founded by Rachel Kramer Bussel) is a monthly reading series held the last Thursday of every month at Freddy and Eddy, and features the city's best journalists, authors, scriptwriters and more offering their torrid tales for your entertainment and titillation, hosted and curated by writer/editor Carly Milne (Sexography, Hooking Up, Naked Ambition). From secret dirty confessions to unique sexual insights (and even the odd embarrassment or two), these writers get naked on the page and will make you lust after them and their words. Complimentary cookies and cupcakes are courtesy of Schmerty's. The event is free, but a suggested $10 door fee will be donated to the Rape and Incest National Network. In The Flesh: L.A. debuted in May 2008.
Marty Barrett has lived in Los Angeles for eight years, where he has written and directed several works for theatres like Sacred Fools, the Raven Playhouse, and Theatre of NOTE. He is currently recording the cast album for his rock opera All That Jaws, which debuted in Santa Monica in 2007. and is half of the metamorphic rock duo Fogelfoot. Writing as Gram Ponante (an anagram of "porn magnate"), he is the most-read chronicler of the adult industry on the web.
Seth Greenland is a novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. His second novel, Shining City, was published by Bloomsbury in July, 2008. Movie rights have been purchased by Warner Brothers. The Bones, his debut novel, was published by Bloomsbury in 2005. His first play, Jungle Rot, was the recipient of the Kennedy Center/American Express Fund for New American Plays Award and the American Theatre Critics Association Award. It was published by Dramatists Play Service and anthologized in Best American Plays, 1996-1996. His other produced plays include Jerusalem, a finalist for the Critics Award, Red Memories and Girls In Movies. He has also written extensively for film and television. Mr. Greenland was one of the original bloggers on the Huffington Post and continues to contribute to the site. His work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Written By and the literary journal Black Clock. He has taught at the UCLA Writers Program, and guest lectured at NYU, USC, and UC-Riverside. He can currently be seen in his underwear on YouTube by going to www.youtube.com/sethgreenland. Currently, he is writing a memoir about the worst year of his life. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
Nina Hartley grew up in Berkeley, California and graduated from Berkeley High School in 1977. And though she grew up shy, she knew that sex performance was in her blood. After sneaking into her first porn movie, Autobiography of a Flea, she began to live out her desire, first by beginning her dancing career in 1983, and then starring in her first video – Educating Nina – in 1984. Since then she has appeared in approximately 650 videos and won countless awards. In 1996 she began an educational video series for Adam and Eve, including Nina Hartley’s Guide to Oral Sex, Nina Hartley’s Guide to Multiple Orgasms, and Nina Hartley’s Advanced Guide to Sex Toys. She now adds “published author” to her list of credits as well. In 2006, Avery Press, a subsidiary of Penguin Group, published Nina Hartley’s Guide to Total Sex, which includes many of her secrets on how to be an effective, competent and confident lover. She continues to perform and work in the adult industry today. To learn more about her, please visit nina.com.
Jeff Miller is the editor of the LA edition of Thrillist.com, the indispensible dude-centric newsletter about cool and new restaurants/bars/events/places to fail at picking up women. He's also freelanced for publications like Maxim, The Los Angeles Times, and Esquire.com.
Colleen Wainwright is a designer-writer-consultant who started calling herself “the communicatrix” when she hit three hyphens. You can find out anything you want to know about her (and much, much more) at her eponymous home base, communicatrix.