The Civilians Launch Pretty Filthy Kickstarter Campaign

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New York – The Civilians have launched a Kickstarter campaign to support their upcoming Off-Broadway production, Pretty Filthy, a new musical inspired by interviews with the real people of porn. The Civilians have partnered with legends of the XXX Industry to offer some once-in-a-lifetime experiences to support the world premiere of this production.

Some highlighted perks include attending a pre-show dinner and performance with a choice of three porn superstars: Nina Hartley, James Deen, or Ginger Lynn. Another unique perk is the opportunity to visit the set of one of Jim Powers’ next films. The highest pledge option offers a donor the opportunity to have a personalized boudoir video shot by director Eli Cross. Donors can also opt for an “anything you want to know” chat via phone with either Eli Cross, Kayden Kross, Lynn Lemay, or Veronica Hart (limited quantities), or a Valentine’s Day card signed by Lynn Lemay, Veronica Hart or Georgina Spelvin.

Pledge levels associated with the campaign range from $1 through $10,000, with other perks including:

An exclusive digital download of behind-the-scenes interview excerpts and photos from The Civilians’ investigation of the porn industry

Ticket(s) to a preview performance, including a special gift bag

VIP night tickets, which includes a meet-and-greet with director Steve Cosson and members of the cast and creative team

Opening night tickets, including post-show party access

To participate in The Civilians’ Pretty Filthy Kickstarter campaign, visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2135584053/pretty-filthy-a-new-musical-about-the-other-hollyw. To date, the campaign has raised over $18,000 of its $25,000 goal; the campaign ends 8:59pm PST / 11:59 EST on Tuesday, December 23.

“This is by far the most ambitious project The Civilians has undertaken to date,” said Steve Cosson, Artistic Director of The Civilians and Director of Pretty Filthy. “By definition, this is a musical about an industry that is pushing boundaries, taking risks, and overcoming new challenges. Doing honor to this industry and the candid interviews given by insiders is hugely important. Every contribution, no matter the amount, is vitally important and will go directly towards supporting this non-profit production. We invite you to take this leap with us and boldly go where no major musical has ever gone before.”

Originally commissioned by the prestigious Center Theater Group in Los Angeles and developed through workshops, residencies, and public presentations, Pretty Filthy will have its world premiere at the Abrons Art Center in New York. The limited engagement runs January 31 – March 1, 2015 with preview performances January 31 – February 7. Pretty Filthy is directed by Steve Cosson, with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman and book by Bess Wohl.

For more information about The Civilians, visit http://www.thecivilians.org. For information about “Pretty Filthy,” visit http://www.thecivilians.org/current/pretty_filthy.html.