Deep Throat Live – 2014 Edinburgh Fringe

After the comedy films, I was on my way to another show via a supermarket to get some snacks. On the way out clutching my purchase, I was seduced by a masked man into going to see this. He turned out to be in it and lied about the content.

What it was supposed to be was "the most outrageous sex comedy you'll ever see", a direct spoof of the infamous porn film. What it actually is is a series of poor jokes silently projected on a screen – because of the equipment used, one third of the audience will have the light of the projector reflected into their eyes – followed by what's best described as a mix of modern dance and bad dialogue. Some couple started to act out a rape fantasy; someone did something while a man mimed giving a woman oral sex; something else happened under some unwarned-about flashing lighting. It was at this point that I left.

Each of the performers wears a mask, and I can see why.

0/5

On at 6pm at Chalky's (venue 219) until 24th August.

4 thoughts on “Deep Throat Live – 2014 Edinburgh Fringe”

  1. Different Strokes for Different Folks! I think a lot of the packed houses might disagree with you, Ian (whatever your name is!) As for lying about the content, with a title like Deep Throat Live – how could a mouth lie? All I can say in reply is; any publicity is good publicity, so thanks!

  2. Yes, my name is Ian. Clearly there is a market for it: although I wouldn't say it was 'packed' when I saw it, the pissed-up lads group were enjoying it.

  3. Our average audience over the 3 weeks was 40 per show – which was 80% capacity throughout – I think, in Edinburgh, where the average audience is around 6, this would deem it a success with the public in general – perhaps if you'd stayed the course, you might have had more cause to criticize, but hey, it will be coming again next year, so maybe you could catch it then!

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