Quick Index
 Adult Industry News
Search AINews Database
Type Keyword or Phrase Here
EXPO 2015, August 23-26, New Orleans

Front Page
Film News
Media News
Business News
Clubs & Appearances
Law & Politics
Internet & Mobile News
Lifestyles Arts Health Charity
Letters to the Editor
Movie Spotlight Reviews
Pornstar Pages
AINews Staff
Ad Rates
PR 101: Press Release Service

Caliente Swinger Vacations!

Eva Angelina at Twistys

November 22, 2008 08:41pm
Lovelace: A Rock Opera
Source: LA Xpress
by: Company Press Release

''There is no future if in the present we fail to pay homage to the past.'' -Cinema Seen by William Margold

And while it’s not exactly homage that Anna Waronker, Charlotte Caffey and Jeffrey Leonard Bowman pay to the early days of X rated entertainment with Lovelace a Rock Opera---their demanding, dare I say ''hard to swallow'' creation is a ''Little Big Play'' resonating with aggressive and earnest energy, emotionally challenging songs, and a couple of remarkable performances.

Director Ken Sawyer is ''Fosse-sque'' in his 90-minute presentation that conjures up images of ''Sweet Charity'' ménage-a-trois-ing with ''Evita'' and ''Jesus Christ Superstar.''

As America’s restlessness with the corruption of those in charge of its destiny fought its way out of the Sixties and slammed its way into the Seventies, rebelling against society’s mores was no more evident than by those who choose to make explicit adult movies that depicted hardcore sexual activities. And among those leading the way was a lady who would become known as Linda Lovelace. Essentially allowing herself to become the property of a manipulative man named Chuck Traynor…Linda became famous. And the film---Deep Throat---which she performed in---became infamous.

Undulating with consummate evil, Jimmy Swan brings more dimensions of degradation and depravity to Traynor than I suspect the man himself possessed. Part snake oil salesman and part savior…Traynor was a man in the right place at the right time with the right product (Linda Lovelace)…and Swan resoundingly never lets us forget it.

Katrina Lenk is achingly evocative as Linda, enduring Hell to get a little piece of Heaven, and is blessed with a voice that unashamedly unlocks the tear ducts.

Whatever becomes of Lovelace a Rock Opera and wherever it winds up…the production must take Swan and Lenk with it.

For now however I am comforted by the fact that Lovelace a Rock Opera has extended its run at the Hayworth Theatre thru Dec. 21, (visit www.thehayworth.com for complete schedule information), which will hopefully allow me to see the unnerving Mr. Swan and the luminous Ms. Lenk ''at least'' one more time.

I would be ignoring my own past (and present) if I failed to mention my unique involvement---since 1971---in the adult entertainment industry---on virtually every level---ranging from actor to agent to activist---which, during its convoluted carnal course of actions and activities, placed me in contact with two of the major characters in the production: ''Deep Throat’s'' director Gerard Damiano and its male lead, Harry Reems.

(I handled some of the recently departed Damiano’s publicity back in 1976, and then worked for him as a hardcore performer in 1989. My dealings with Reems took place in 1986, and again in 1988, and they were of a providing temporary help nature.)

Because Traynor and Lovelace are such dominating characters throughout Lovelace a Rock Opera, Damiano (Alan Palmer) and Reems (Josh Greene) are smartly rendered as caricatures, and thankfully provide some very necessary moments of comic relief. Very necessary!

I would be denying my painfully accurate insight into the world of XXX, if I didn’t express the fact that the primary reason people (particularly females) enter the performing side of my business is for recognition. And if that means the bartering of their soul to gain immortality…then so be it. And as watched with that understanding of the fact that you’ve got to go all the way down if you to get all the way up in X…then you might come away from Lovelace a Rock Opera (www.lovelacerockopera.com) a little less damning of the adult entertainment industry. But since I refer to the adult industry as ''the Playpen of the Damned'' that might be expecting too much from an audience of hypocrites ''that jacks off to us with its left hand and then denies us with its right.''

I was invited to see Lovelace a Rock Opera by an ebullient gentleman named David Bertolino, whose own play---The Deep Throat Project---will be opening in New York next spring (www.DeepThroatThePlay.com).

Sort of validates my sentiment at the top of this page…doesn’t it?

Related Stories

Related Sites - WARNING! Graphic Content

Casey Cumz 02

See BiBi Jones at Digital Playground

Top Stories

RAW Signs Sasha Bradshaw

Modern Comstockery

Nikki Phoenix Appearance

Rock’N’SeXXXy Welcomes Billy Blair

Karaoke XXX Needs New Location

Jane & Ward Hosting XRCO

SashaBrabuster's XXX Comeback

Control ~ Reviewer Rated

XRCO 2015 Nominees

A Leaner Message

MWA: 02/26/15

50 Shades of Grey ~ Cinema Seen

XRCO 2015 Hall of Fame

Interview with Ela Darling

Derrick Pierce Interview

The News Rack: Naked Swingers

MWA: 02/07/15

Interview of Holly Heart

ED Expo to Big Easy

Hof on Phoenix Hooker Bust

I Know You

Cal/OSHA vs Evil Angel

Layla Price at Foxxx Booth

Star.XXX Blasts Off

Puma Swede on Jukeboxx Live

MWA: 01/11/15

MWA: 01/19/15

Nikki Phoenix Party

Viva Las Vicki

Freedom Acres Open House

Kendra Lust in Detroit

MWA: 01/10/15

MWA: 01/03/15

Starr Sisters in Houston

MWA: 01/02/15

MWA: 01/01/15

Nikki Phoenix Update

MWA: 10th Anniversary Column

MWA: 12/30/14

Vegas Heat Party

MWA: 12/27/14

XBIZ Rooftop Party

MWA: 12/26/14

Welcome 2015!

Canadian Foot Porn

Actress as an Artist

MWA: 12/14/14

Pushed Into the Corner

Tod Hunter Press Releases

Global Adult Industry Association

Pornography Feminism

Merry XXXmas, Happy Xanukkah

Rock'N'Sexxxy 12/10/2014

MWA: 12/05/14

Karlie Montana Interview

Deep Vision ThunderRama

Hackin Jack vs Chainsaw Chick

BBW Eliza Allure Interview

MWA: 11/20/14

Tara Lynn Foxx Retires

Treacherous ~ Reviewer Rated

Bright Lights, Lonely Nights

Taormino Speaks at Goucher

Cumisha Amado at Sagebrush

Vivid Radio 1st Anniversary

The Gardener ~ Reviewer Rated

BoodiGo: Privacy & Porn

Shades of Scarlet ~ Reviewer Rated

AINews: Skow Among Best

Heaven & Hell Halloween Party

These Things We Do ~ Reviewer Rated

Farrah Abraham at Hustler Hollywood

Sex Workshop Hustler San Diego

Halloween Art Show

O Awards Pre-Noms Open

Trophy Girl Casting Call

Cum in Me Baby 4 ~ Reviewer Rated

More Phoenix Mainstream

BoodiGo Partners PornGuardian

BoodiGo Supports ASACP

BoodiGo Blocks Child Porn

Boodigo Adult Search Engine

AVN Show Discounts End Today

Inside The Industry 10/08/2014

Amber Lynn at Wasteland

Nikki's Fit as Phoenix

Vivid Extends Patrick Hosting

Fake Test Results

Angelyne on Amber Lynn's RNSU

Red Cardinal Wraps Betrothed

Siri Wins Round 2

J.Lo Doc Johnson Offer

Stripclub Microbrewery on CNN

Father's Day ~ Reviewer Rated

Our Father ~ Reviewer Rated

Nikki Phoenix Album Released

Passport to Hustler Event

Fox News Wasteland

Asianmodelpalooza 14

Nikki Phoenix Appearances

Nikki Phoenix Karaoke XXX

Nina Elle Retains Star Factory

Tasha Reign Grads UCLA

Tera Patrick Hosts Vivid Radio

It's Just Work

Traci Bryant Goes Legal

CET Free Panel Month

Miss LA Karaoke XXX

Freedom Acres Location

Summer Lovers

Nikki Delano at Centerfolds

Karen Summer Returns

Advertise on AINews

Cytherea Auctions Fan Scene

Entertainment is Entertainment is Entertainment

Stories From


A Leaner Message

MWA: 02/26/15

The News Rack: Naked Swingers

MWA: 02/07/15

I Know You

MWA: 01/19/15

MWA: 01/11/15

MWA: 01/10/15

MWA: 01/03/15

MWA: 01/02/15

MWA: 01/01/15

MWA: 10th Anniversary Column

MWA: 12/30/14

MWA: 12/27/14

MWA: 12/26/14

MWA: 12/14/14

MWA: 12/05/14

MWA: 11/20/14

Tara Lynn Foxx Retires

Taormino Speaks at Goucher

It's Just Work

Tribute to Christian Mann

MWA: 07/23/14

Testing the Waters

MWA: 07/22/14

MWA: 07/21/14

MWA: 07/13/14

A Legend Looks Back

The Goddess Lives

Resurgence of the Goddess

More on Belle Knox

2014 AVN News Rack Part 2

Belle Knox: Feminist Revealed

A Tribute to Gloria Leonard

2014 AVN News Rack Part 1

Tasha Reign on Respect

Lovable Evil Angels

Happy New Year

MWA: 12/30/13

The News Rack: Fall/Winter 2013

MWA: 12/12/13

MWA: 12/09/13

Seasons Greetings from AINews

The Girlfriends Family

MWA: 11/26/13

Entertainment is Entertainment is Entertainment

MWA: 11/22/13

MWA: 11/15/13

MWA: 11/10/13

A Day in the Smut Den

Our Attitude Along the Way

MWA: 10/29/13

MWA: 10/26/13

MWA: 10/23/13

MWA: 10/20/13

MWA: 10/16/13

MWA: 10/15/13

MWA: 10/11/13

Shooting at 21

MWA: 10/03/13

MWA: 09/29/2013

MWA: 09/28/2013

Rebecca Bardoux Marries Prince of Dubai

A Fearless Journey

MWA: 09/17/2013

MWA: 09/06/2013

MWA: 08/31/2013

MWA: 08/18/2013

MWA: 08/15/2013

MWA: 08/09/2013

Emma Marx Prelude

MWA: 07/27/2013

Sex & Ice Cream

MWA: 07/07/2013

MWA: 07/02/2013

MWA: 06/30/2013

Adieu, Aurora

MWA: 06/20/2013

MWA: 06/05/2013

Creeping Suicide

MWA: 05/31/2013

MWA: 05/14/2013

Typecasting Farrah Abraham

MWA: 05/04/2013 XRCO

MWA: 05/02/2013

MWA: 04/30/2013

MWA: 04/28/2013

Falcon's Flight: Letting Go & Living

MWA: 04/12/2013

A Bad Deal

Girlfriends in New Hands

Columns Section Index

Copyright © 1998 - 2015 Adult Industry News (AINews.com)
All materials constituting text, articles, press releases, stories, columns, photographs, graphics, and code on the AINews.com domain are protected by copyright, and either owned by Adult Industry News (AINews.com), or reproduced with permission from other copyright owners. It may be downloaded and printed for personal reference, but not otherwise copied, altered in any way, or transmitted to others, without the written permission of Adult Industry News (AINews.com).