A comedy about porn, sex, female friendship and figuring yourself out.
Holly and Sophie are frustrated. They’re frustrated by their failing careers as filmmakers, frustrated about how absurdly expensive life is in London, and seriously frustrated by their sex lives. In an attempt to do something about it all, they decide to write and make a feminist porn film. Along the way, they make some discoveries about their own desires and sexuality.
Wet was written in collaboration with Bryony and Grace, who wanted to write a play that dealt with issues such a feminist porn, and sexuality in a fun and joyful way.
As a starting point, they put out an anonymous survey asking women about their views about porn. They were overwhelmed to get over 150 responses, showing women had a lot to say about the subject. Using this research they wrote their first draft of Wet.
Extracts were shown at Herstory: A feminist Theatre Festival and E & C Writer’s Night.
A draft of Wet was selected for a read through event Ink or Swim at the Hope Theatre.
Wet had a week-long run at TheatreN16 from April 29th to sold-out performances and four and five star reviews.
“By confronting a serious matter in a playful and comic way, Cole and Carroll manage to start the conversation about women and porn as naturally as asking if someone wants a cup of tea.” ★★★★★ Ruth Cornish Writes
“WET is designed to give you the feel-good factor that will put a smile on your face and brighten your day.”★★★ LondonTheatre1
“As a comedy, WET‘s unabashed scrutiny of porn’s tropes will have the audience laughing. It is, however, on the subject of what women really do want and do, versus what they ‘should’ where the pertinent issues surface.”★★★★ Breaking the Fourth Wall
“This use of comedy to explore the topic takes the edge off the awkwardness of it all and allows the audience into the dialogue in a non-exposing way…This decision also reinforces the underlying message that sex is a live act, and its success – or failure – is dependent on what happens in the moment, and that it doesn’t always happen in a picture perfect way, as so much mainstream porn would suggest.”★★★★ Underdog Reviews