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LAArtParty is an arts and entertainment website. Established in 2010, it is an online go-to guide for what's happening in and beyond the LA area - this includes dining, travel and more.

Founded by journalist, and "Blues Mama" Kathy Leonardo (a longtime performer), the campy site has an unusual slant which will keep you entertained. Leonardo has been writing for the past 15 years about various subjects for the Huffington Post, THRIVE GLOBAL, LA Weekly, etc.

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Event Review: Coming Out Kinky: A Grown Up Story at Promenade Playhouse!

In the program notes to her one-woman performance "Coming Out Kinky: A Grown Up comingoutKinky-1Story," Jean Franzblau posits the question: "Why do I want to expose details of my sex life publicly?"

With open and honest self reflection and humor, Jean skillfully weaves together anecdotes from her childhood sexual awakening through awkward adolescent self-deceptions, to adult relationship trials, tribulations, shame and recoveries, to a sense of non-judgemental self-acceptance and joy in the discovery and exploration in the community of others engaged in BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism).

The light-hearted tone of the performance is set as she begins (and ends) the show by trying to respond to her mother about why she just broke up with her recent boyfriend. Throughout the 70-minute performance Jean describes and "acts out" her various sexual exploits with a sense of, at least after-the fact, the learning and development she gained. It felt as if we were invited into a "wonderland" as one experience makes her larger and one makes her small, and, to further quote the Jefferson Airplane's "Go Ask Alice" lyric, "And if you go chasing rabbits... know you're going to fall.. when the men on the chess board get up and tell you where to go."

ComingOutKinky11Though all about "sex", the essence of the show is about personal and spiritual growth with those awakenings punctuated by the moments when Jean freely dances to her own heart-beat.

"Coming Out Kinky" is directed by Karen Aschenbach, with lighting design by Argent Lloyd and music by Eric Schwartz. A portion of the proceeds of the show support Sex-Positive World (www.sexpositiveworld.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to making the world a sexier, more touch-positive, heart-centered and connected place.

The show continues May 11, 18, 25, June 1 and June 8 at Promenade Playhouse, 1404 Third Street Promenade, SM, CA 90401 8:30 pm; Sundays - 7:30 pm www.comingoutkinky.brownpapertickets.com

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