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The Civilians: Pretty Filthy

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Ambitious

About the show

Inspired by classic musicals about Show Business comes a musical about another kind of business; porn. More…

Pretty Filthy is ultimately a story about trying to make a life and a living in an ever-changing world—a task that's all the more complicated when your work is so intimately tied to customer "satisfaction."

Member Reviews (7)


Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Ambitious
Avg Score

Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Original, Must see, Great acting

See it if You want a look inside the porn industry, and are open to having your views of it as a punchline challenged.

Don't see it if You demand a coherent score, are uncomfortable with talk of sex, or don't want to feel guilty for not paying for porn.

Banal, Disappointing, Slow

See it if Saw this during previews at the Abrams Arts Center. Very tame take on the Porn industry tho insiders could appreciate some of the research.

Don't see it if If U r expecting a lot of nudity, U came to the wrong porn show. If U like a bawdy song or two then U might get your money's worth.

Ambitious, Edgy, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Original

See it if you love adventurous, inventive, humane, boundary-pushing theater.

Don't see it if a musical about porn makes you squeamish.

Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy dirty humor and clever songs about sex

Don't see it if You're easily offended

Hilarious, Intelligent, Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you've ever visited the Museum of Sex and been disappointed by how under-researched or un-funny it was.

Don't see it if you've ever visited the Museum of Sex and been disappointed by how little nudity there was.

Funny, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of the Civilians, Michael Friedman, want to see an original and exciting piece

Don't see it if You are easily offended, don't like documentary/investigative theater.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Profound

See it if Exploring different types of musicals

Don't see it if You feel uncomfortable with talking about inappropriate things

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