Naked Girls Reading

UNDER St.Marks
9:00 PM| $20.00
Company: Nasty Canasta
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Naked Girls Reading NYC is the perfect intimate live event: a monthly nude literary salon featuring in-the-buff readings by local burlesque luminaries, professional librarians, authors and other Naked Girls. This December Naked Girls Reading stuffs your stocking with an extra hot winter treat: their fifth annual reading of Charles Dickens' holiday classic A Christmas Carol. Host Nasty Canasta- declared by the New York Times to be perhaps the loveliest and certainly the nudest Scrooge in history leads an all-star cast of exhibitionists in an in the buff reading of this special version of A Christmas Carol just as Dickens himself originally performed it although perhaps a bit more naked. For December only Naked Girls Reading will move to the spacious Kraine Theater where guests to the salon are invited to relax and raise a glass with the Naked Girls in celebration of the holidays.
Dickens himself invented so many of our most cherished Christmas traditions and Im sure he would want to be part of this newest one. Im certain he will be standing in spirit right at our elbows. Join Anja Keister, Hazel Honeysuckle and Aria Vines in a celebration of the true meaning of the holidays, give the gift of full frontal literature to a loved one or yourself. and dont miss out on any of the joys of the season.

Naked Girls Reading began in Chicago in March 2009 as the creation of international showgirl Michelle L’Amour and Franky Vivid. The idea had rolled around in their heads for a few years in different formats, but with the opening of Studio L’Amour in 2008 it materialized as the perfect intimate live event. Naked Girls Reading now has branches across the country and around the world; the New York chapter, produced by Nasty Canasta, was opened in October 2009 to great acclaim ("Great literature stripped bare" -Entertainment Weekly; "It was a remarkable experience." and was named "New York's Best Story Hour" by the Village Voice in 2010.

"Naked Girls Reading has clearly evolved into something more than just titillation. It is titillating, but after the first thrill of the initial disrobing, the pleasure of seeing beautiful women undressed fades besides the sense of intimacy achieved from someone bearing both their body and their soul at the same time."

Coming up in 2014:
January 15 - Spies Like Us
February 17 - World Leaders
March 19 - Fantasy
April 16 - Smorgasbord (Readers' Choice)
May 21 - Cake vs Death
June 18 - Summer Reading
July 16 - Naked Girls Reading Sci-Fi V: Naked Girls Reading INTO DARKNESS
August 20 - As Seen On TV

Past themes have included Banned Books, Science Fiction and Tween Lit, as well as their annual holiday presentation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Guests to the salon are invited to sip a drink and listen with their eyes wide open as full-frontal literature meets fine art in this intimate theatrical setting.