I love Thomas Bradshaw’s plays not only because he always include nudity but because he does not shy away from controversial messages and his plays are always a good topic of conversation no matter whether you agree with him or not. Either you love it or you hate it. He had a misstep last year with BURNING. That play was just a mess. No coherence at all.
I’m glad to say this time he is back with INTIMACY. The play is about three suburban family units: a father, James (Daniel Gerroll) grieving his dead wife, living with his sex-obsessed son Matthew (Austin Cauldwell). Another father, Fred (David Anzuelo) is fiercely protective of daughter Sarah (Déa Julien) as she embarks on a horny affair with Matthew. Then there’s Jerry (Keith Randolph Smith), Pat (Laura Esterman) the very liberal parents and daughter Janet (Ella Dershowitz): the latter, it emerges, is a porn star with much to teach her parents. He used a microcosm of three families living side by side to address religious hypocrisy, our own hipocrisy toward porn, how we like watching them but look down on its performers. As one of the characters put it, if there is no porn in the world, the world will be very bleak. So we should be thankful for those people who are willing to share their intimate body parts to the world.Now the second act was a bit loopy I must say , focusing instead on making a porn film and tying the loose ends quickly to wrap up the story, making it simplistic (which kind of contradict the degree of this problem in the First Act) as well as settling to a happy ending for everyone but I must say Bradshaw has the balls to write it and he, the cast and The New group deserve an applause for this. This play can improve, yes, but this is way better than BURNING.
I got a seat on audience left. not a great seat because most of the nudity in the first act was on audience right. I wasn’t able to see Smith’s nudity because my view was blocked by the sofa. However toward the end of first act, I got to see in close up Azuelo’s erect cock as he jerks it off. He shaves his pubes his balls are right and shaved as well, and he has a nice big ass.
Austin Cauldwell has an auspicious debut as he showed us everything as well. He has a young, lithe body , and seems he has has hairy chest and pubes but he clipped it though. I guess to appear younger. He is supposed to be only 17 in the play. His ass crack is very hairy. He has a nice circumcised cock and a shaved low hanging balls . Since I was in audience left, I can only see Austin’s masturbation in the first act from afar. I wasn’t sure if he was erect or not. But in the beginning of Act two the bed was in the center thank god so I had an up close view of his cock. By the way, I wonder where they got the film of cumshot. If anyone knows any inside info, I’m curious to see where they got the clip. Because the body of the guy cumming on television is very similar to Austin’s. I don’t know if I am just imagining this.
The only one who did not show full frontal was Gerroll. He only showed his ass in the end when he was doing frontage. I love his accent. I would have loved to see his British cock.
Smith as the liberal father showed his cock twice as he takes a dump and receive a blow job from his wife although I did not get to see it because it was blocked by the sofa at the center. I only saw his big ass at the second act.
I love most of Bradshaw’s plays. However, there is always something that needs improvement. Is INTIMACY a great play? Hell, no! But I can’t stay away from Bradshaw’s plays. I’m hoping soon, I’ll see a great play from him. But in the meantime, I had a great time watching INTIMACY. Catch it. It’s a limited engagement only .
NUDITY RATING: perfect 5! (one of the plays with extensive nudity I’ve ever seen)