I am really jealous of all you LA folks - you get the new Johnny Cupcakes store opening on Saturday and the chance to see Nina Hartley tonight for Surprises night at In The Flesh: LA.
For our third go-around, we’ve poached from all different kinds of mediums to bring you an incredible, eclectic mix of writers, authors and performers ready and willing to open up to you. The theme of the evening is “Surprises” as expressed by Marty Barrett (Fleshbot), who routinely circles the adult industry with a clever turn of phrase; Seth Greenland (Shining City), whose latest novel will have you trying to peek into your drycleaner’s back room; Nina Hartley (Nina Hartley’s Guide to Total Sex), who – quite simply – is a porn legend; Jeff Miller (Thrillist), who helps tip dudes on what’s cool; and Colleen Wainwright (Communicatrix), who has braved internet dating tools and live to tell the tale both humorously and eloquently. Author’s books will also be on sale.
In the Flesh: L.A. (the West coast version of In The Flesh founded by Rachel Kramer Bussel) is a monthly reading series held the last Thursday of every month at Freddy and Eddy, and features the city's best journalists, authors, scriptwriters and more offering their torrid tales for your entertainment and titillation, hosted and curated by writer/editor Carly Milne (Sexography, Hooking Up, Naked Ambition). From secret dirty confessions to unique sexual insights (and even the odd embarrassment or two), these writers get naked on the page and will make you lust after them and their words. Complimentary cookies and cupcakes are courtesy of Schmerty's. The event is free, but a suggested $10 door fee will be donated to the Rape and Incest National Network. In The Flesh: L.A. debuted in May 2008.