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"Making Porn" At Boxcar Theater Skewers The 80s Adult Movie Biz

Skewering San Francisco’s gay porn industry of the early ‘80s, Ronnie Larsen’s hit comedy has made the rounds in New York, Boston, Miami, Chicago, and LA. Slapstick, strip teases, and directors yelling things about being meaner and dirtier make it as lurid and uninhibited as one would hope from a play called Making Porn

At some point, Larsen abandons the stripping and yelling and leans into an earnest AIDS-era safe sex plea and slams the condom-eschewing porn directors of the time. Between these emotional polarities are a cheapskate pornographer, a straight out-of-work actor whose money-grubbing girlfriend sells him as a gay porn icon and a dissatisfied porn star who dreams of playing Hamlet. Called "a delicious and daffy look at the x-rated movie business," by the Boston Globe, Making Porn is a good time. 

Through October 29. Boxcar Theater, 125A Hyde Street. Tickets are $25-35 at brownpapertickets.com.