|Cabaret Desire (stills)|
The Poetry Brothel, a unique and immersive poetry experience, takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Poetry Brothel presents poets as high courtesans who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on couches, chaise lounges and in private rooms. The Poetry Brothel is a place of uninhibited creative expression in which the poets and clients can be themselves in private.Apparently, The Poetry Brothel from New York and its Barcelona branch participated in the making of Cabaret Desire with their "high courtesans," or "whores" as they also call themselves. Explains Erika:
The Poetry Brothel "whores" kindly participated in this cinematographic piece and acted as the poets who unveiled the four tales of Cabaret Desire to the audience. Their words introduced each short film and brought a special atmosphere to the whole project.Erika made a reportage about the Poetry Brothel "whores" you can view here.
And check out the trailer for Cabaret Desire, which is scheduled to be released mid-October. Whether you're a fan of Swedish-born Barcelona-based Erika Lust's work or not, I'd be curious to hear what you think. I mean, what's not to like about poetry and sex, and especially in that combination?
Cabaret Desire - Trailer from Erika Lust on Vimeo.