Tackle Happy (The Origins of "Puppetry of the Penis")
**½/**** Image B Sound B- Extras C-
directed by Mick Molloy
by Bill Chambers A name actor once dropped trou' in front of me, under non-sexual circumstances I dare not elaborate. I buried my face in my hands and this only inspired him to taunt me further with his manhood. "What's the matter? It's just a dick," he said. The more I think about it (not that I've been dwelling on it), the more sage his plea of innocence becomes. Penises are obnoxious, and sometimes none too innocuous, but all in all, they're not the least bit sacred. Compare the western cultural reputations of the vagina and the penis: on stage, the former gets a pretentious monologue performed by everyone from Glenn Close to Alanis Morissette; the latter gets a puppet show.