Naked Boys Reading: Pulling Out

Sunday, 5th August, 19:30–22:00 Pride House, 17-19 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5EZ
Naked Boys Reading: Pulling Out

Naked Boys Reading makes its premiere in Scotland at Pride House Glasgow!

Curated by playwright James Ley, we’ll be pulling out all the stops (see what we did there?) for an evening of naked readings, drinks, and consensual practice of the rhythm method.

Pulling out: power play and exits.

As Brexit negotiations reach a series of unsatisfying climaxes a number of questions are raised. Is the EU a power bottom? Can Scotland gain power by pulling out of the UK? And outside of politics Is pulling out the only power we have? Are ghosting and abandonment violent acts?

We all have the power to withdraw but how do we use that power in our relationships and in our sex lives without ending up isolated and alone?

Extract yourselves from your homes and get to Naked Boys Reading! NBR is an international touring salon featuring in the buff readings by anyone who identifies as a boy. The event delights literary voyeurs of all shapes and sizes; 18+.

Hosted by everyone’s favourite drag-thing, Dr Sharon Husbands!

About Naked Boys Reading

Naked Boys Reading (NBR) is an international literary salon featuring in-the-buff readings by local beefcakes, bears, twinks, otters, butch femmes, sissy sluts, boys-next-door with an exhibitionist streak and lovers of naturism with a well-endowed library. Each event is curated along a theme with readings presented over the evening for your aural delight.

NBR began in a queer basement in 2006 and has grown to regular programming in London (United Kingdom), Berlin (Germany), and Ottawa (Canada), and annual programming in Toronto (Canada), and Brighton (United Kingdom).

We hope you can cum!

About the Curator

James is a playwright and screen writer living and working in Edinburgh. His recent play ‘Love Song to Lavender Menace’, which premiered at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, will be back in August at Summerhall. James’s previous plays include ‘I Heart Maths’ for Oran Mor, ‘Spain’ for Glasgay! at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, and ‘Up!’ for Edinburgh Fringe. James loves the romantic comedy genre and a frequently recurring theme in his work is queer history. He recently received funding from the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and Creative Scotland to write ‘I Am a Telephone’, which looks at the lives of 20th century iconic artists just before and just after the AIDS crisis. James’s plays are published by Oberon Books.


Pride House, 17-19 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5EZ


Sunday, 5th August, 19:30–22:00

Booking Details @nakedboysread / @naked_boys_reading


Pay what you can on the door, suggested donation of £6.

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