Tim Fountain knows more about sex than most people. His show, Sex Addict, was the target of widespread and vociferous critical media attention and led him to be labelled a pervert and a freak by much of the mainstream press. This, understandably, raised a few questions in his mind. Was his sex life really so different to the rest of Britain? Or was he just being rather more vocal about what he was up to? To find out, Tim has travelled around the country, starting in Bradford at the site of his first 14-year-old fumble, to take the sexual temperature of our age. Visiting doll-fetishists and animal-fanciers, dogging fans and spanking enthusiasts, swingers' hotels and glory holes, Tim investigates our current attitudes to sex, peeping behind closed doors and exploring the private lives of Britons in an attempt to discover just what is going on beneath our stiff upper lips.
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(233mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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Author Biography - Tim Fountain
Tim Fountain is a playwright and director. He has also written two books and journalism for amongst others the GUARDIAN the DAILY MAIL and NEW STATESMAN. His plays include the double OBIE AWARD-winning 'Resident Alien' about the life of Quentin Crisp and a hit show about the iconoclastic columnist, Julie Burchill. His 'Sex Addict' opened at The Royal Court Theatre, London, in January 2005 and transferred to the Schaubhuene in Berlin. He directed the original West End Production of 'Puppetry Of the Penis' and was Literary Manger of the Bush Theatre from 1997 -2001.