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Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else

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Dressed only from the waist up and the ankles down, Adrienne Truscott undresses the rules and rhetoric about rape, comedy and the awkward laughs in between. With commentary from George Carlin, Louis C. K. and Robert De Niro, ducks, whistles, and enough gin and tonics to get a girl in trouble, she lets her pussy do the talking. Set to pop music. Can you make jokes about rape? She plans to, all night long.

‘An exhilarating hour… Firecracker wit, sophistication and luminous humanity.’ 
★★★★★ Guardian

“When women seem to be gaining and losing ground on a daily basis, Truscott again gives us the insight of a woman who has been taking notes all along.” —Bust Magazine

From Fusebox
Adrienne Truscott’s Asking for It is a seriously funny, unflinching, and nuanced stand-up show about rape culture. Since Truscott first performed it in 2013, it’s only become more relevant; as she has noted wryly, she updates it constantly as new revelations of sexual assault come to light. This perpetually powerful work will be presented alongside the next show she made, One Trick Pony, which is a feminist exploration of the gender dynamics of comedy via the figure of Andy Kaufman. Following the clamorous success of Asking For It, Truscott decided that instead of trying to follow with another success, she’d try, in a Kaufman-esque manner, to make a failure instead. Catch Asking For It solo on Friday, and the two shows as a double bill on the Saturday.

Creative Team
Video: Carmine Covelli

Artist website
www.adriennetruscott.com

Social
Facebook:@adriennetruscottfanpage
Instagram:@missus_truscott
Twitter: mrs_truscott

 

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