Lust and Comfort (1995) Photo/Foto: Split Britches
  • Title: Lust and Comfort
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:32:31
  • Language: English
  • Date: 11 May 1995
  • Location: La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, New York City.
  • Type-Format: performance, cabaret
  • Cast: Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw.
  • Credits: Split Britches, producer ; James Neale-Kennerley, director, writer ; Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw, writers ; La Mama Archive Collection, video.

Lust and Comfort (1995)

This video documents "Lust and Comfort," a theater piece written by Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver and James Neale Kennerely and performed by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver. "Lust and Comfort" uses three story lines to examine the ups and downs of a long term relationship and the changing terrain of sexual desire. Using cross-dressing characters and movie references to "The Servant" and "The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant," Shaw and Weaver address how lesbians invent their lives out of popular heterosexual cultural references.