Drawing on extensive interviews and research, The Civilians’ Pretty Filthy explored the real stories of people in the adult entertainment industry. The music and lyrics by Michael Friedman and a book by Bess Wohl were funny witty and tuneful. Last night The Civilians, Ghostlight Records, and Jon B. Platt celebrated the recent release of the Pretty Filthy original cast recording, with an unforgettable evening at Feinstein’s/54 Below.
The powerful Luba Mason, showed the audience why she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in “The First Video Stars.”“We were the first video stars / The first girl-next-door girls.” (“And God, I was beautiful!”) Nowadays, she plays the cougar and vents her scorn for “This robotic and greedy / Viagra-inspired / Accountant-created and / Media-generated world we made together.”
The hilarious Eric William Morris, who was not in the original sang “Squirting 101” as if he were Pirelli in Sweeney Todd. Again if you can’t handle sexual terms, you will definitely feel uncomfortable.
Seeming very much like it’s from The Full Monty “Waiting For Wood,” has four male porn stars talking about how it’s a women’s world. Eric William Morris, Marrick Smith, Jared Zirilli and Steve Rosen excelling.
In explaining gay porn Marrick Smith, has a rock moment in “F**k the World.”This song is pounding and driving, creating a powerhouse moment.
“Beautiful” for me is the reason to buy this album. This haunting recap of an middle age women’s life is captured with perfection by Luba Mason.
As one male porn stated: “I’d like to think that if I can give you something that you can get off on, that I’ve done a service to you.” But it’s a whole new world out there.
Thank-you to the The Civilians, Michael Friedman, Kurt Deutsch along with Jon Platt who produced this lasting memento.
To order the CD, visit www.sh-k-boom.com/pretty-filthy-original-cast-recording.