Such Filthy F*cks, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh * * *
Luka and teacher Jules are both addicted to online porn, to the extent that she is unable to quit watching it even when she’s at work, and their mutually self-destructive habits come together in a relationship which displays a rich depth of understanding of a phenomenon which is very new and very pervasive.
This is not a play which seeks to judge over the use of or participation in pornography; in fact, it isn’t really – aside from moments of revelation about unique kinks which apply, for example a fascination with watching clips in gif form – about pornography at all. Rather, it’s a play about the internet, and about how its use is rewiring our brains to new and previously unknown forms of behaviour.
Until 26 August.