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Exposed

From 42 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Edgy

About the show

A devised theater piece inspired by true events, "Exposed" tells the story of Lauren, a college freshman who chooses to do adult films to pay for her tuition.  More…

When Lauren's secret is discovered she is bombarded with harassment from fellow students, social media and talk show hosts. She defends all of these criticisms with grace and intelligence, but are the consequences worth it? 


Member Reviews (42)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Edgy
82
Avg Score

70
Absorbing, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you are interested in how some people choose to make money for education. I may be something they enjoy

Don't see it if you are expecting a porn

74
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense

See it if You're interested in a nuanced portrayal of pornography and sex work that's perhaps slightly moralistic.

Don't see it if There's a pretty disturbing scene depicting consensual but degrading sex - it's handled well, but it was still tough to watch.

86
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you are interested in the thoughts/experiences of a girl who was "caught" trying to finance her college tuition by starring in porn videos.

Don't see it if you are offended by subjects like porn industry, simulated sex, short partial nudity.

Also Very well-done production with outstanding acting by all 3 actors tryi... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if You want a show that will make you think....that maybe what you thought is not so right.

Don't see it if You are a prude or under 16.

80
Entertaining, Clever, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you'd like a creative exploration of relationships and how we judge vs. support people we care about. Supporting cast is excellent.

Don't see it if you aren't comfortable with references to pornography.

78
Ambitious

See it if you are interested in the life and fallout for a regular kid who thought that acting in porn was going to be liberating.

Don't see it if you expect the play to delve beyond what you already know, or if you are uncomfortable with partial nudity or simulated sex.

Also Fast paced, clever staging and good acting from three individuals play... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Intense

See it if You want to see excellent acting portraying college girl's foray into porn to fund schooling.

Don't see it if You would be offended by this subject matter. It's a small theater and you are up close to the action - cleverly simulated.

89
Absorbing, Clever, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy great acting from a small cast who uses their space limitations to inventively tell a story highlighting the effects of bullying.

Don't see it if you have a problem with the porn industry, simulated sex acts or brief nudity.

88
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you want a well acted, nuanced treatment of pornography.The play doesnt preach but successfully exposes many facets of this complex issue

Don't see it if you would feel uncomfortable watching simulated (clothed and non-touching) sex acts.

80
Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy thought provoking plays about the mentality and treatment of porn actresses.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by the subject of pornography. Although there is little partial nudity, there are some simulated sex acts.

Also Two of the cast members portrayed numerous roles, and the set design w... Read more Read less

86
Absorbing, Relevant, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if A thought-provoking play that allows you to explore your own feelings on a thorny issue, porn and the women in it, and biases come up.

Don't see it if Are offended by brief nudity, sexual representative acts, are close-minded, or don't like actors playing multiple characters.

Also If you know anything about what this story is based off of, this play ... Read more Read less

92
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if you are open minded to sexual themes and "simulation".

Don't see it if you are offended by sexual talk & action. 2 instances of brief nudity, so no kids!

Also I really enjoyed it. The simulated sex themes were well done & origina... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Edgy, Riveting

See it if You're interested in edgy aspects of contentemporary college students

Don't see it if If your tastes are somewhat prudish

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like true stories brought to life by some very talented actors, it has a nice pace and really holds the audience's attention

Don't see it if you don't like the pornography topic and all the things surrounding someone in the industry

97
Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a cast that's alive and very talented. And a story that is compelling and well directed.

Don't see it if You offend easily, with nudity, sexual situations, or language.

96
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if you like being shook up. The acting is really on point.

Don't see it if You are under 18, closed minded, or a nun.

100
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great staging, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if You love good theater and want to see something fresh

Don't see it if You're under 16


February 13th, 2019
"It is the kind of show that raises eyebrows for some and brings others to ponder what it would be like to release the sexual 'freak' within. Either way, I'm not sure if it comes as a shock to audiences in this progressive world of ours...Never have I seen a show that both compels us to experimen...
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February 11th, 2019
"The play is a thoughtful and illuminating look at the attractions and perils of a career in adult entertainment. Lauren's story is a cautionary tale, yes, but the underlying attitude of the play is 'sex positive.' Heckler and her associates do not shame Lauren/Scarlett for choosing to be open an...
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February 12th, 2019
"Kristen Heckler’s staging is artful and tasteful, which is impressive considering it includes representations of a multitude of sexual acts and positions...The script is organic and honest, and as performed by this excellent three-person cast, never feels forced...Its structure could use revisio...
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February 18th, 2019
“All three performers are terrific...Heckler’s direction is masterful. This show has a lot of sex scenes that are well handled, yet don’t shy away from the what is happening...Though graphic, you are not made to feel ill at ease or that you are a voyeur...There is partial nudity, strong language ...
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