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9 to 5 the musical, Bryony Kimmings, Representation of sex in the arts

Has #MeToo, access to pornography online and a desire to appeal to younger audiences changed how, and how much, sex is represented in culture?

9 to 5 is Dolly Parton’s stage musical based on the 1980 film, in which she starred, about three female office workers getting revenge on their misogynist boss. The songs were written by Dolly Parton and she narrates the story via television screens across the stage. Sarah Crompton reviews.

Performance artist, comedian, musician and activist Bryony Kimmings talks about her new autobiographical show I’m a Phoenix, Bitch and explains why she chooses to create pieces about taboo and difficult subject matter including STIs, sex clinics, and cancer.

Is there more sex than ever on TV, in books and on stage now? Has #MeToo, access to pornography online and a desire to appeal to younger audiences changed how, and how much, sex is represented in culture? Katy Guest considers books, Louis Wise looks at screen and Bryony Kimmings reports on the performing arts.

Presenter: Stig Abell
Producer: Edwina Pitman

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9 to 5 The Musical

9 to 5 The Musical

9 to 5 The Musical is at the Savoy Theatre, London, now taking bookings until August 2019.

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Main image above: Caroline Sheen  as Violet Newstead; Amber Davies as Judy Burnly; Natalie McQueen as Doralee Rhodes and company in 9 to 5 The Musical.

Image to the left: the 9 to 5 company

Images credit: Craig Sugden

Bryony Kimmings

Bryony Kimmings

Bryony Kimmings' show, I'm a Phoenix, Bitch is at the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), London from 20 February - 09 March 2019.

Image: Bryony Kimmings in I'm a Phoenix, Bitch

Image credit: Richard Davenport - The Other Richard

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