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SMUT SLAM (where storytelling and erotica collide)

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SMUT SLAM (where storytelling and erotica collide)

Time: February 23, 2011 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Kennedy's Midtown (downtown Boston)
Street: 42 Province St.
City/Town: Boston
Website or Map: http://www.camerynmoore.com
Phone: 617-869-2970
Event Type: slam
Organized By: Cameryn Moore
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2011

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Event Description

Presented by Little Black Book Productions

Admission: $5, 21+ only

You know what a story slam is. Now it's time for Boston's first-ever SMUT SLAM, a fast-paced night of storytelling based on real life, real lust, real sex. The
theme for this SMUT SLAM is
"I had no idea..."

SMUT SLAMMERS sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute piece of smut/sex/erotica, based on their real lives and ideally relating to the theme of
"I had no idea..." (discovery, exploration, surprise), and a lucky eight to ten names will be drawn at random. There will be a team of 3 to 5 judges - interested amateurs, storytellers, theater people, and anyone who loves sex stories. At intermission, slammers and audience alike have the opportunity to challenge Cameryn Moore, the Phone Whore, in a lightning-fast IRON SMUT ROUND, where participants receive 3 randomly chosen words or phrases and then must use those in two-minute smut fictional narratives created ON THE SPOT.

NOT A SMUT SLAMMER?
Don't worry. The audience is in for a good time at SMUT SLAM! Sit back and enjoy. All we ask is:

- No interrupting.
- No heckling.
- No necking.

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Each of the featured 5-minute smut stories is assessed on how well it is told; how well it is constructed and how well the story explores, connects and/or reveals some truth about the theme; and how well it honors the time limit. The IRON SMUT ROUND will be judged separately.

THE RULES

(cribbed heavily from Massmouth, thank you!)


5 minutes - 5 minutes means...5 minutes. You lose points if you use the entire 60-second grace period to wind up.

Real stories? -The audience and the judges will be expecting real-life adventures. Real stories have a beginning, middle and end. And they have a point. You are clear about why the story is important to you and why you want to tell it. No retelling of some Penthouse letter or an erotica story is permitted and if we discover that you have pirated someone's story, we will track you down, KICK YOUR ASS and smear your name everywhere as a smut-challenged plagiarist.

Presentation - Your SMUT presentation is important. It tells us why and how we should listen to you. Your voice and body are instruments of your art. You use voice, gesture and movement to the best of your ability in the service of your tale o' smut.

Theme - Your story, not just the title or "punch line", connects in any meaningful way to the theme. This is wide open and helps you focus at the same time

Practice - You should practice. 'Nuff said.

Funny, Sad, Genuine - Funny is good, poignant is fine, raunchy or graphic are totally appropriate, but all must be genuinely in service to the story. That is what makes yours a smutty tale worth listening to and sets it apart from rants, stand-up, phone sex, and what you tell your therapist or best friend.

Oh, one more thing:

Good smut comes from all backgrounds, from people with all different body parts. Accordingly, SMUT SLAM is a very friendly and positive event... queer-friendly, trans-friendly, size-positive, etc. You get the picture.

Just because we're friendly doesn't mean we won't get pissed, subtract points, and/or plant the big boot in anyone's ass, performer or audience, who is being a bigot out loud.

QUESTIONS? Email littleblackbookproductions
@gmail.com, or drop a line to organizer Cameryn Moore.

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