‘The Sex Myth: A Devised Play’ Is an Updated, More Inclusive ‘Vagina Monologues’

About two years ago I wrote a review of Rachel Hills‘ thought-provoking bookThe Sex Myth.

Here’s what I had to say back in 2015:

The Sex Myth explores the insecurities and pressures we all feel to have a “normal” sex life. But what exactly is “normal?” Hills spent years researching the social factors that impact our sexual desires and actions. Decades after the sexual revolution, many young people feel like they’re not having enough sex because of the way sex is thrown at us in movies, TV, and all other aspects of pop culture. Yet despite the fact that many of us feel sexually inadequate, slut shaming and religious institutions actively shame young people – especially young women – for pursuing sex.

I was a huge fan of The Sex Myth back when I read it in 2015 and was ecstatic to hear that it is coming to off-Broadway this summer! In just one week “The Sex Myth: A Devised Play” premieres at the historic HERE Theater in West Soho.

The play bills itself as a “mixed-gender, diverse, and inclusive new-generation take on the Vagina Monologues.” As someone who directed the Vagina Monologues back in college, I am very excited by the idea of an updated, more inclusive monologue-driven play about sex and sexuality. Since the play is devised rather than scripted, “audiences at the theater [can] hear and feel the stories from the actual cast members and engage more deeply than they would by reading people’s stories quoted on the page.” “The Sex Myth” is a groundbreaking approach to theatre, bridging the gap between activism and creative expression, and it’s already receiving critical acclaim. Playbill put “The Sex Myth” on its list of “13 Shows Not to Miss Off-Broadway August 1-16.”

Opening night is already sold out, so buy your tickets today to secure a seat!

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