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There's a cunnilingus-themed art show happening in LA this weekend only

There's a cunnilingus-themed art show happening in LA this weekend only
Image: Courtesy "Eat Me" / Junior High

Sometimes in life, politics, sex, art and comedy are all totally intertwined (and we don't just mean naked Trumps). Case in point: Eat Me: A Cunnilingus-Themed Art Show, a pop-up exhibit that will be up only this weekend. Work has been curated from a variety of artists on the single theme of taking the stigma out of female sexual pleasure and cultural power.

The show is organized by Alison Stevenson—the writer behind last year’s viral sensation Vice article about gender inequity in hetero relationships as it pertains to oral activities—and her friend Elizabeth Vazquez. The two bonded way back in high school over their mutual appreciation for John Waters' films, a sensibility that carries over to the graphic-yet-humorous feel of some of the art in the exhibit.

"To do something like this, you have to have an element of comedy. Shoving it in peoples’ faces without having a comedic aspect wouldn’t make for a good show," Stephenson told LA Weekly.

Keeping it fun is part of making the concepts behind the show accessible to a wide audience, while challenging double-standards and cultural norms—and dispelling any notion that "feminist art" is something without a sense of humor. That carries over to the Saturday night reception which will include a live stand-up comedy showcase featuring Caitlin Gill, Megan Koester and Alison Stevenson herself among other performers. 

Eat Me: A Cunnilingus-Themed Art Show is open Saturday, August 20 from 7pm to 11pm and Sunday, August 21 from 10am to 7pm at Junior High, 5656 Hollywood Boulevard. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 for admission.    

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