6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Sex, violence and other depravities course through both Pier Paolo Pasolini's SALÒ, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM - depicting atrocities visited on 16 young hostages at the end of WWII - and Russ Meyer's cult classic FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL!
1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Friendships are built on chatter, on gossip, on revelations—on talk. Over the course of the summer of 1965, Linda Rosenkrantz taped conversations between three friends (two straight, one gay) on the cusp of thirty vacationing at the beach: Emily, an actor; Vince, a painter; and Marsha, a writer. The result was Talk, a novel in dialogue. The friends are ambitious, conflicted, jealous, petty, loving, funny, sex- and shrink-obsessed, and there’s nothing they won’t discuss. Topics covered include LSD, fathers, exes, lovers, abortions, S&M, sculpture, books, cats, and of course, each other.
Suffusing the characters’ banter are the feelings of freedom, indolence, and ennui that accompany summer. But despite its summery stillness, Talk takes place at a turning point for Emily, Marsha, and Vince, who are nearing 30 and for American culture at large. The sixties are in full swing, social mores are being thrown aside, and the three friends are fully caught up in this spirit of change. Talk was ahead of its time in recognizing the fascination and significance of nonfamily ties in contemporary life. It may be almost fifty years since Emily, Vince, and Marsha spent the season in East Hampton, but they wouldn’t be out of place on the set of Girls or in the pages of a novel like Sheila Heti’s How Should a Person Be?
6322 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Nashville graffiti - a ball of flesh - a tuft of blue hair hymnals -beer in Styrofoam mugs - respectable orgasmsIn this absurd, poignant, uncomfortably funny play written by Academy Award nominated Peter Hedges, two women grow a unique friendship of compassion, support, and survival. Imagining Brad beautifully reveals the often-disquieting dynamics in the relationship of men and women in contemporary society.