I kept waiting for something exciting and crazy to happen in that red room thing, and I was like, “Hmm, a lot of spanking.” I also thought, “This is so unrealistic because no guy goes down on a girl that much.” I’m sorry, but no one eats p—- as much as the guy in that book. Madonna made her name as someone who feels free to speak her mind, but she seems especially open to discussion at 56 years old, which is probably why, after all these years, we’re still paying attention.I feel like I can say whatever I want and do whatever I want. If I say to you, “I’m a badass bitch,” I’m owning myself, I’m saying, “I’m strong, I’m tough, and don’t mess with me.” If I say, “Why are you being such a bitch to me? On a gusty Friday evening in Manhattan's Union Square Park, Francisco Ramirez is setting up his chairs and a big sign that yells, "FREE ADVICE." The park is packed with street musicians, chain-smoking chess players and preachers yelling predictions Ramirez just wants to talk.This seems like an unusual place to stop and chat about sex, but almost immediately after he sits down, a young woman named Heidi Lopez takes a seat and tells him she recently became single. "So my question is, When is it appropriate to tell someone you're a sex worker?RAMIREZ: Sexuality education just feels sort of relegated into the one week that you might have in a classroom or quote, unquote, "the talk." GARSD: So he took the talk to the streets here in New York. She initially approaches Ramirez with a question about her relationship.
Jasmine Garsd of the NPR Ed team has been reporting on how schools teach about sex. RAMIREZ: You know, they always say put yourself in somebody else's shoes, and especially when it comes to stuff around sex, the shoes can be heavy.
Liz Diamonds, 38, starts off with a question about a new relationship she's in.
But, in a sadder tone, she quickly moves on to deeper stuff. She tells Ramirez about how her mother got infected (she was a drug addict) and how she eventually got clean.
Tammy will be using the beg, borrow and steal performance techniques that she learned from her friend, Lois Weaver of Split Britches– like finding your inner diva, building your fantasy persona, writing on your feet, acting on your impulse and telling a story to save your life!
RSVP to [email protected] 17 Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Performance legend Lois Weaver brings her country singer-turned performance artist character Tammy Why Not to Buddies for a one-night-only “concert”, performed with the participation of Toronto LGBTQ elders, talking about age, sex, love, desire, fear, and intimacy.
She handles these subjects with a calm candor that seems to dissipate when asked whether or not the word “bitch” should be banned.