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The Fucking Problem (FringeNYC)

From 8 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny, Ambitious, Relevant

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: Two porn stars bared naked in front of the audience speaking bluntly without hesitation about the work they do. Their lives. Their loves. Their relationship. And eventually, when it becomes too much to keep hiding, their secret. Everyone's watching. Nobody's talking. More…

Categories: Drama, Comedy, Local. Written by Emily Alexander and Nate Dobson. Directed by Jessica O'Hara-Baker.


Member Reviews (8)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny, Ambitious, Relevant
89
Avg Score

85
Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Resonant

See it if You like Boogie Nights. A 3 dimensional complex look at the people who make their living doing porn. Asks difficult questions re sex & love

Don't see it if You want a comfortable evening at the theater

84
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you are open to very frank talk about the porn industry, s&m, and relationships.

Don't see it if you are a prude, hoping to be titillated, or are disturbed by violent sex.

85
Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Intense

See it if you want an intimate theatrical experience; you enjoy frank discussions involving sex or pornography; you appreciate subtle realistic acting

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable talking about sex; you are easily triggered; you don't enjoy monologue-based shows.

95
Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intense

See it if you want a nuanced and riveting look a complex problem between two complex people.

Don't see it if you cannot accept that porn stars are people.

95
Great writing, Original, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in insights into sex as a form of power

Don't see it if you mind graphic talk about sex and body parts.

95
Ambitious, Great writing, Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you want the historical background to modernity

Don't see it if you don't want a harsh view of our civilization

100
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if You're concerned about the issue of sexual consent

Don't see it if you're a child

90
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Riveting, Great acting

See it if you like theater

Don't see it if you're triggered by sexual themes


August 15th, 2016
"A slender two-hander...There are valid dramatic questions, but the he-said-she-said format doesn’t bring them to the fore so much as double the noise and clichés. A third character’s outside perspective might have thrown the themes into high relief, or better writing would simply make the 60 min...
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August 26th, 2016
"The direct address structure serves the fast-paced script...The performances by the play’s two co-writers, Emily Alexander and Nate Dobson, are unapologetic. These two care about the message they are sending out and use up every second of their time to get their individual points across passiona...
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August 22nd, 2016
"A dramatic success…The carefully structured monologues are a real treat...Putting the audience at ease does more than let the jokes hit (they are hysterical), it lets them in to break our hearts...O’Hara-Baker is like a surgeon in the director’s chair. Her touch is nearly invisible, and the show...
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August 14th, 2016
“What might surprise audiences about this play is the honesty with which it tackles sexuality, and the openness with which it challenges us to see beyond our preconceptions about the role of pornography, its performers and how we deal with anything related to genitals...The play takes a turn into...
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