Have you ever made a decision to do something and then instantly regretted it? Such was my decision to attend this "play." While Steven Kates aka Frank Bukkwyd has obviously had a lot of experience in the porn industry, he fails to truly present that in a theatrical way, making his production fall flat and feel more like a seminar....
certified reviewerJune 18, 2013
Frank Bukkwyd gives an intimate (not that intimate!) look into the world of porn. His surprising stories and insights take the audience where they could never venture, yet never seems "dirty" or voyeuristic. Even if you've never seen a porn movie Frank sets you at ease while still offering plenty of detail that would satisfy any fan of the genre. And you'll discover how to create your own porn stage name. ...
This is a genial man with a dull show. He paces the stage indiscriminately. Lights change randomly, but his slow cadence never does. There's no credited director, and that's not a surprise. fringeblog.webs.com...
As a longtime writer and reviewer in the adult industry, I was aware of many of the topics Frank Bukkwydd spoke about in his one-man show. But he presented them in a charming and straightforward way that made me look at them through new eyes.
Not for the faint-hearted or prudish, but not especially explicit either (Mr. Bukkwydd's unbroken record of no nudity in his more than 400 adult productions remains intact), "What I Learned From Porn" is a reprise of Bukkwydd's career as a supporting player in adult film.
Watch, learn, be amused. I did....
Very engaging show! To begin with, Steven Kates is a warm personality, and he immediately and consistently drew us into a world most of us know little about.
I could easily see the show expanded to twice its length with an intermission. His insights and experience created a curiosity for that.
It's worth adding that I was apprehensive about the subject matter before going. But I was spared being faced with the more disturbing aspects of this notorious industry in this performance. That said, it would not be at all inappropriate for those aspects to get their due in an alternate version of the piece. This seemed the PG-13 to R version and a XX/NC-17 version could also exist.
My understanding is that this production, like all one-pers...