This Is What YOU Want

5:00pm to 11:00 PM

The Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street, SF

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This piece is an invitation. For the audience of this is what you want 2012. An audience bombarded and inspired by the experience of other peoples work on desires over the week.

What is it that YOU want?  Do you know?  Does it matter?

What happens when you share it with others?

What sort of people do you want to share it with? (lover? friend? priest? teacher? student?)

What if you confessed a fake desire?  Or…someone else’s desire?

What is the value of speaking what you desire?

How valuable is your desire to you? Can you profit from speaking it?

What if you had to pay to say it to others?  Would you say it with passion? What if you said it indifferently?  What would you do if your desire could be fulfilled?

This is What YOU Want is a piece that provides us with a framework to explore these and other questions around an economy of desire.

As the culmination of TIWIW2012, Center or Sex and Culture hosts a participatory exploration conceived by Tessa Wills and Directed by TT Baum, developed with assistance from artists and Bay Area luminaries:  Kirk Read, Cayenne, Pele, Syd Blaekovitch, Sadie Lune, Praney, Christraper, Brontez, Ariadne, Syd Nova, Elizabeth McSturdy,  SiouxsieQ, Ian Waisler, Minax, Annie Danger, Captain Snowden, and Carol Queen. 

Tickets are $15 – $25 (with “appointment times” attached) this exploration is an hour long, and it will be presented in three stages. You can say a desire to the charger of your choosing,  rememeber that if you ask, maybe you will get what you desire… or not.   And maybe it will answer some of the questions above. Or not. Make it risky, make it profound. Or not!

We are expecting it to be many things, especially fun.

For a five hour performance exploration in unchartered territory between sensual practices and art practices, between performance and happening, embodying the theme of “This Is What I Want 2012″, and making the site of that research of the economy of desire culminate in your personal experience.


CSC cosponsors: The SF Drag King Contest at SomArts!

Saturday, 8/16, doors 8:00pm . show 9:00pm

DragStrip presents the 19th Annual
The Biggest
Drag King Competition in the World 

Saturday, August 16th, 2014
doors 8:00pm . show 9:00pm

Somarts, 934 Brannan St, btw 8th and 9th St
San Francisco

Pets Are Wonderful Support

Purchase tickets NOW!:

    $35 VIP ticket with seating
    $20 General Admission

OR: Advance tix available at
Retro Fit Vintage, 910 Valencia Street,
Mr. S, 385 8th Street


Lawrence Helman
415 / 661- 1260

"One of the most boisterous parties of the year" - SF Chronicle

"Sexy, campy, dragalicious, professionally executed and full of talent" - SF Bay Times,

"Prepare to be amazed by the variety, astounded by the veracity, and properly impressed by the figurative and literal balls on display." - SF Guardian

Fudgie Frottage & DragStrip Productions present the 19th Annual San Francisco Drag King Contest- The Biggest Drag King Competition in the Universe!! This “only in San Francisco” annual event blasts off into the Final Frontier with a Sci-Fi themed show - a sizzling summer night of swaggering cockitude exhibiting the Bay Area’s renown cornucopia of Sex and Drag and Rock & Roll. The eagerly-awaited contest packs the proscenium with primping, preening and “packing” performers of all persuasions, eager to crown the 2014 SF Drag King at SOMArts Cultural Center - 934 Brannan St. (btw’n. 8th & 9th Sts.) in SF 94103 Sat., August 16, 2014 - One Night Only! Doors open at 8:00 / Show at 9:00 pm.

Tickets are $20.00 in advance / $25.00 at the door. General Admission and $35.00 VIP. Limited show seating is available online at Advance tickets are available in San Francisco at Retro Fit Vintage, 910 Valencia St.; and at Mr. S Leather, 385 8th St. For more info call 415-282-2363

The San Francisco Drag King Contest has evolved into a huge community event where artists of all disciplines, including gender illusionists, film stars, burlesque legends and more, leave their mark on the stage like dogs in heat. Expect to see everything from lip-synching to mud wrestling to “other talents” that might make even the savviest viewer of cable access TV blush with delight. The show is produced and co-emceed by impresario Fudgie Frottage, aka: ‘The Man with the Biggest Balls in Show Business.’ Sister Roma - one of the most outspoken and universally recognized members of the Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence once again offers divine inspiration and sexually-charged perspiration as co-emcee.

This year, in celebration of our 19th star-studded year The San Francisco Drag King Contest will feature rock legend, Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go’s, aka comicon’s Lady Robotika and Mo B. Dick, the star of John Water’s “Pecker”.

The theme is dedicated to burlesque non-ingenue Klingon Vanna White, who is celebrating her 50th Birthday by performing her infamous Shattered act, a tribute to William Shattner. A veritable Cavalcade of Kings will also grace the stage — performances by past SF Drag King winners including favorites Leigh Crow (Vice Palace, artist formerly known as Elvis Herselvis), old skool rappers?The Momma’s Boyz (SFDK’05), Arty Fishal (SFDK’98) DeeDee Luxe (from NY’s The Box, Fassbender’s “Shame” and Joaquin Phoenix’ “The Immigrant”), Fella-Fem (SFDK’08), Hamm Graham, (SFDK‘10) GQ Society (SFDK’11)), Kit Tapata (Mr. Gay ‘11) and more TBA. They all will be on board to keep the testosterone-fueled show pumping. This year’s DJ’s are Simone & Davide aka DJ DIE.

Most of all, the Drag King Contest would not be complete without the contestants! Contestants are judged on talent, creativity, studliness, sex appeal, originality, humor, make-up/facial hair and fashion. We are always looking for contestants. If you think you have what it takes to “measure up”, email dr.fudgie@gmail.combefore July 15, 2014. This year our illustrious panel of nationally known celebrity judges, includes: Jane Weidlin, Mo B. Dick, Princess Pandora of 107.7 The Bone’s “Ask A Hot Chick” and San Francisco Drag King Contest titleholder, Arty Fishal SFDK’98. 

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