The Nefarious Laboratory Presents GIRLS ON FILM

Brad Lawrence and Cyndi Freeman, AKA: Handsome Brad and Cherry Pitz, present weird ideas, left field antics, and heart felt oddness culled from and inspired by their long histories in independent theater. Drawing on the best and brightest performers from the storytelling, burlesque, and sideshow scenes of New York, and beyond, they present a new concept in the funny and the strange during their quarterly residence at Horse Trade Theater.
Girls On Film is the funny-because-it’s-true story of how one young man braves bullies, drug dealers, child psychiatrists, eating disorders, moral crises, and eternal damnation on a monumental quest to see a girl without her clothes on, no matter how grainy the film stock.

Storyteller and host Brad Lawrence (And I Am Not Lying and The Moth) takes you back to a time before the Internet, when a young boy had to be part Indiana Jones and part Ninja to see porn. In the 1980's the endless quest to see a bare breast could change a lot about a young man’s life. For Brad, it changes everything from his standing at school to his religion, to the number of people at the next family reunion. And that is just what happens before his parents get cable. It is a bumpy bus ride through a coming of age that was decidedly Freaks And Geeks, but wanted desperately to be The Red Shoe Diaries.

Performer Bio:

Brad Lawrence: Storyteller – Moth’s podcast & winner of 2 Moth Grand SLAMS.

-Let Me Sleep On It at The Moth GrandSLAM:

- The Last Pool Party at Union Hall, Brooklyn:

Brad Lawrence is the host of Best In Show with Blaise Kearsley. Credits include hosting And I Am Not Lying and The Moth StorySLAMS, he is also the first storyteller to win back-to back Moth GrandSLAMS. He is both a member and featured storyteller with The BTK Band and a regular at such shows as The Liar Show, Adam Wade’s Super Stories, Seth Lind’s Told, The Soundtrack Series, The Risk Podcast and How I Learned. In addition, his solo show, Monsters In The Wood, was presented in the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival to critical acclaim. He performs burlesque as Handsome Brad and works in burlesque productions throughout NYC including Epic Win Burlesque, Hotsy Totsy Burlesque and Kitty Nights Burlesque. He has co-produced and performed in storytelling and variety shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, South By Southwest Interactive, and in conjunction with WBUR, USA Network, and Grant’s Whiskey.

Brad Lawrence’s previous solo show, Monsters In The Wood, received four stars from TimeOut NY and rave reviews from and