I'm sorry to say the illustrious Nick Garrison was not in tonight's Brown Derby "Flashdance." We did get actresses talking via their corn-dog cellphones, we did have blatant exploration of the rather hideous manipulation of "Alex" 's boyfriend (how could I watch that and swallow it - no pun intended - when I was 14?), we got to watch drag queen doing Off-Shoulder Clothing Sexxxxy Dance, we saw Karen Gruber steal the show as the little old lady that Alex is stalking. It wasn't the best Brown Derby ever - no "Basic Instinct" cooch puppet - but all in all it was a good evening, only made better by the delightful 80's pre-show music. And during the "stripper" scene I stuffed a dollar bill in the actress's g-string, but it went very nicely with the show, I think. And I very much liked the reference to Jennifer Beale's "went nowhere" career.
I complain only that there were too many open seats in the house. Go to the Rebar tomorrow or Wednesday and have yourself a good giggle. shadowdaddy, dagmar_b, a_muse_d, and motomotoyama and I were there ... so you KNOW you missed out!