EXPLORING SEX AND DESIRE IN THE DIGITAL AGE, THIS FIERCE NEW WORK TAKES A SLEDGEHAMMER TO THE OLD IDEAS LURKING BETWEEN OUR SHEETS AND CALLS FOR A REWRITE OF THE SCRIPTS WE'VE BEEN TAUGHT.
Created by Julia Croft, Eleanor Bishop and Karin McCraken.
We inherit our sex lives: from movies and books, from past lovers, from porn. And we learn: sex is mostly heterosexual. Women are desired. Men do the desiring and sex is over when he comes.
Shattering these ideas, Body Double blends memoir, erotic fiction, scientific research and the language of Hollywood to expose the invisible rules that shape our relationships. Through nine electric vignettes, dating and dancing and orgasms and desire are exploded and re-examined with playful precision.
This work was the 2017 BATS Theatre STAB commission and was performed in Wellington in November of that year. Body Double was then presented as part of the 2018 Auckland Arts Festival co -presented by Silo Theatre.