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55 Shades of Gay: Balkan Spring of Sexual Revolution

From 6 critic and 21 member reviews
Members say: Confusing, Ambitious, Edgy, Dizzying, Disappointing

About the show

La MaMa presents the US premiere of Kosovo’s Qendra Multimedia in a contemporary burlesque story about LGBTI politics in the Balkans. More…

In the play, a gay couple apply to get married in a conservative, deeply homophobic provincial town. They make their request at a time when an Italian company has begun building a condom manufacturing factory in the town, a project that is financially supported by the European Union. Intellectuals, artists, politicians, religious leaders, and professional grenade launchers try to stop the marriage from happening, despite the fact that same-sex marriage is technically permitted by the country's Constitution, which the Prime Minister signed according to a mandate from the EU. This provocative, politically incorrect performance poses the question: “Is sexual liberation possible in the Balkans?”



45
Relevant, Insipid, Bombastic, Heatfelt, Ambitious

See it if to experience a sincere, heartfelt cast and production from Kosovo concerning LGBTQ issues in Kosovo.

Don't see it if Unless it's important for you to experience a radical political play that is an outcry by a severely oppressed LGBTQ population first hand.

42
Disappointing, Confusing, Slow

See it if I have no idea, I left in the middle

Don't see it if Your English is not perfect The actors speak with the stooong accent, hard to understand

8
Offensive, Insipid, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You want to see offensive stereotypes of gay people from a straight white man and straight actors & feel like having your safety threatened

Don't see it if You are part of any marginalized community, especially The Gays


Cast & Creatives (14)