WARNING:The videos you are about to see may shock you. They may frighten you. They may not. They may make you laugh and squeal with delight. They are exhibited for purposes of entertainment and erudition. These films are intended for viewing by persons aged 18 years and over. Younger viewers are not permitted.
The Bottle Actis my best known piece and is more disturbing live by far because the audience reaction is intense, the physical threat is real, and it is happening in front of you. One night I unknowingly emptied the condom on Leonardo DiCaprio, who was sitting by the stage. Getting sprayed with water at the beginning definitely puts everyone on edge and by the end I've had many standing ovations. I can do it in any show and bring down the house.
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Take a Walk on the Wild Side loses a lot when flattened onto a DVD. People who see the DVD first tell me that it's like seeing a different piece. It was while doing that number that I vomited on Susan Sarandon and became the antihero of Page Six. Again, horror on the screen has a safety to it that isn't there in a live show. If one was on top of the world trade Center when Philppe Petit did his tightrope walk from one tower to the other, it would have been a different experience from seeing it on TV.
In addition, sexualized acts are generally reserved for film. True or not, someone told me that the Grand Guignol Theater in Paris closed around the time that the first documentary footage of the concentration camps was released. Seems that the possibilities present in film only served to magnify the horror. By now, though, the ability to dismiss what is before you in the name of “special effects” has rendered even most Slasher films laughable. When it’s live, that out is harder to find. Watch out: something in there might bite you!
Serial Killer is the most recent piece of the bunch.It contains a very clever use of drag.For those who don't know me, I appear to be a man putting on the skinnings of a woman. The prosthetic that I used before I got the implants is brought in service to conceal my breasts, keeping my apparent gender male. This piece could be performed by a man, but the whole setup allows me to be the man I am not. Most nights more than half of the audience could cover their eyes or look away during the rough spots. Plenty of tears, also.