Welsh call for ban on Australian genitalia show
May 30, 2001 5:28 AM   Subscribe

Welsh call for ban on Australian genitalia show Morley and Friend also performed a private show at the Christmas party of an exclusive South Kensington jeweller. Guests in his handpicked audience included supermodel Naomi Campbell, U2 frontman Bono, actor Hugh Grant, England soccer captain David Beckham and his Posh Spice wife Victoria, and Elton John and his boyfriend. The two men perform their "dick tricks" dressed only in running shoes, accompanied by a pianist, a lighting show and big-screen close-ups of the action.
posted by LAM (14 comments total)
<regret>I'm sorry I posted this, but my mind was blown.</regret>

What shocked me was that these two guys (well, three if you count the pianist) are making good money with what amounts to a juvenile novelty act. Which just goes to show: there is nothing as fascinating to us humans than sexuality.
posted by LAM at 5:35 AM on May 30, 2001

The protesters have written to Swansea County Council demanding the immediate ban from the city venue of the show, billed as "the ancient Australian art of genital origami".

Suddenly, I feel like such an underachiever.
posted by ChrisTN at 6:07 AM on May 30, 2001

> with what amounts to a juvenile novelty act.

Not really. "I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours" is juvenile. "I'll show you mine for money" is for whores.
posted by jfuller at 6:54 AM on May 30, 2001

No way I can criticize these guys. They're just getting paid for something all men do at one time or another.

As it says in the Bible, "Let him with the free hand cast the first stone."

(BTW, I can understand how they do the sea cucumber, but HAMBURGER? That implies some sort of . . . pressing)
posted by ColdChef at 7:03 AM on May 30, 2001

Seems like we can identify at least two guys who aren't worried about how they 'measure up'.

I keep trying to imagine this show on the slate of our local midwestern theatre. Ya, right. I can't even imagine it turning up in an LA or NYC theatre.

Now, imagine what a guy says when he calls a woman and asks her to go to the genitalia flexible fantasies with him.
posted by NastyChel at 8:06 AM on May 30, 2001

"I'll show you mine for money" is for whores.

There's a fine line between whoring and art.
posted by rcade at 8:09 AM on May 30, 2001

Actually, NastyChel, I could have sworn I heard that this show (or something like it) did come to LA. I can't find any references to it now, but I'm sure I heard it. And anyway, the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow is much more disturbing than this, and he gets all kinds of venues in America.
posted by starvingartist at 8:21 AM on May 30, 2001

judging by all the hullabaloo, this show must be required viewing in Wales. otherwise, these people who have the problem with it would just not see it instead of trying to have it banned.
posted by tolkhan at 8:21 AM on May 30, 2001

I can't find this anything but bloody hilarious. And intriguing. If it played Portland, I might go. ;)
posted by frykitty at 8:30 AM on May 30, 2001

Their site. I swear we've discussed this here before, but I can't find it.

I notice they perform with a pianist. I wonder how they pronounce that?
posted by rodii at 8:38 AM on May 30, 2001

(laughing and laughing)

I swear to god this is so funny

(more laughing)

But I would never try to perform.
posted by Azaroth at 9:23 AM on May 30, 2001

If the 300 petition signers had been from Swindon rather than Swansea, would this article have screamed 'English call for ban...'?

Anyway, 'Jacks Axe Dicks' would've been a far better headline.
posted by ceiriog at 10:33 AM on May 30, 2001

I actually saw this on British television! Regular TV, not cable. (Though I think it was Channel 4, which tends to be less conservative than the BBC.) They were the last guests on the "Comedy Store" stand-up show. We only got to see them do a few, but it was very enlightening. They had a camera set up that was pointed at their, uh, bits that projected a magnified image on a screen so folks in the back could see what was happening.

Yes, ColdChef, a lot of their tricks did require, uh, pressing. And pulling. And twisting. Looked damn uncomfortable to me, but my boyfriend claims that most of it probably didn't hurt. The folks at the venue seemed to find it pretty entertaining.
posted by web-goddess at 11:59 AM on May 31, 2001

I've seen their show, and it was lots of fun. The novelty definitely played a part, but the two of them are pretty creative, and we all enjoyed the strange things they constructed. (The sea cucumber was more complicated than you might suspect.)
posted by aigeek at 1:09 AM on June 1, 2001

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