On this week's In Bed podcast, I have to thank all my listeners, (and you writers!) for the condolences, flowers, photos, and good wishes I've received since my father's death.
And, as I sit here crying at the drop of a hat, I'm devastated to hear that another of my heroes has died, Ellen Willis. I'm going to find some of my favorite stories of Willis' and read excerpts on an upcoming In Bed.
Willis' funeral will held tomorrow:
Sunday, November 12
Riverside Memorial Chapel
180 W 76 Manhattan (between 7th & 8th Avenue)
New York, NY 10001
She will be buried in Montefiore Cemetery, in St. Alban's, Queens.
Time for some cheering up! I've decided to spread the good word about John Cameron Mitchell's film, Shortbus, which portrays a group of New Yorkers who attend a hip sex salon in post-9/11 Brooklyn.
In Bed with Susie Bright 268: Get on the Shortbus
In spite of the copious amounts of fleshplay on screen, Shortbus is above all, a loving, sex-positive farce, not a stroke film. It's the ultimate 9/11 memoir of New York that puts all those horror replays we've seen in intimate perspective.
If you've been worried about "who" you can take to see it, relax. Take your grandma, take your teenager. It's a feel-good flick for the whole family, sister! I know you've heard all the fuss is about the naked bodies, but that's NOT what you'll be touched by... Rather, it's an experience that grabs you by the sentimental short and curlies like a rerun of Old Yeller.
Listen to a sample of my review here!
Our second part of the show takes me to a further comic lament about the recent case of a teenager whose wayward bra caused a tewwible accident. And, in the Try This at Home mailbag, a listener wonders if there are exercises he and his wife can do to restore their intimacy. Get down and give me 100 strokes, buddy!
Don't forget, you can send your confidential questions, feedback about the show, and those requests for girly cards to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Episode 268, November 3, 2006).