Gee, it’s kind of hot on the bridge, don’t you think? Why don’t you put down that tribble and slip into your casual uniform, Mister Spock, while I put on some Barry White and open a bottle of wine? And has anyone ever told you what big ears you have? All the better to hear your moans, Captain.
The worlds of fantasy and literature combine in this ever-popular event, in which our guests are released from the brig and run amok below decks, taking their favourite works of fiction and adding a frisson of galactic sexiness.
From Jane Austen to George R.R. Martin, our nymphomaniacs expose all the unspoken desire that simmers under the surface. Come down for a night of passion, pillow talk and heavy breathing as Erotic Fan Fiction loads its torpedoes and boldly goes where no one has gone before.
With Laura Davis, Kat Muscat, Sam Twyford-Moore and Lawrence Leung. Hosted by Virginia Gay.
Kat Muscat was an editor, writer and feminist based in Melbourne. She wrote primarily about sex, sexuality, gender and mental health.
Lawrence is an award winning stand-up comedian, screenwriter and documentary-maker. He created the ABC1 comedy shows Lawrence Leung’s Unbelievable and the AFI Award-nominated Choose Your Own Adventure and co-wrote and starred in ABC2's action/comedy series Maximum Choppage. Recently, he wrote an episode of The Family Law (SBS2) and played a sleazy nerd in Jane Campion's Top of the Lake.
Laura Davis is a stand-up comedian and television host known for her peculiar style – riding the line between charming and challenging. Recently winning awards for Best Comedy at Melbourne Fringe and Best Independent Show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Laura has been earning praise and acclaim for the last eight years, and toured the country with the industry's finest.
Sam Twyford-Moore is a writer and the founding host of The Rereaders, a fortnightly literary and cultural podcast. From 2012 until 2015, he was the Festival Director and CEO of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, during which time he directed three Melbourne-based festivals, launched the Digital Writers’ Festival and toured the festival to Hobart, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and across Indonesia. As a writer he has contributed to the Monthly, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Australian, Meanjin, the Guardian, the Lifted Brow and others. He is the author of The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania published in August 2018.
Virginia Gay is a performer for stage and television.