https://thejohnfleming.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/comedy-and-variety-in-bethnal-green-crime-stripping-and-porn-films-in-rome/#comment-18426 In the meantime, people are preparing potential Edinburgh Fringe shows for next year.
One of the most interesting could be Joe Palermo’s
”Mémoires of an Italian Stallion.”
I saw an initial try-out tonight which took around 70 minutes and did not get even halfway through the story, which involves his somewhat colourful life.
From what I heard tonight and during a post-show chat at the Grouchy Club, I reckon his story might take about four hours or longer to tell – if heavily edited.
It will be interesting to see how this fits into a 55-minute Edinburgh Fringe slot. The briefest of headings would include:
him as a child in Italy (watching porn on TV in the back garden)
attempts to be a Roman teenage gigolo
crime and the drug trade
modelling and becoming a male stripper
porn movie experiences
encounters with ‘proper’ movie people including stories of Cinecittà, famous actors and spaghetti western people
Joe says: “The show at this stage is mainly for a male audience, however open minded women or girls are welcome.”
I told him I thought Edinburgh audiences might crucify him atop Arthur’s Seat for sexism.
But, if his” Mémoires of an Italian Stallion ” show does make the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, it will surely be an interesting ride. http://joepalermonoir.wix.com/uk it will be interesting to see :) how it goes :)