Pretty Filthy

Pretty Filthy is a 2015 musical with a book by Bess Wohl and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman developed with director Steve Cosson. The musical is produced by American "investigative" theater company The Civilians. The show is based on The Civilians' visit to the San Fernando Valley, also known as "the Hollywood of the adult film industry." The musical focuses on the private and professional lives of either real-life adult film stars or composite characters based on various people, with each actor playing multiple roles.[1]

Pretty Filthy
MusicMichael Friedman
LyricsMichael Friedman
BookBess Wohl
Productions2015 Off-Broadway

Originally commissioned by Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, the show premiered Off-Broadway at The Playhouse in the Abrons Arts Center and ran from January 31 to March 1, 2015.[2]

Cast and charactersEdit

Character[3][2] Off-Broadway (2015)
Jimmy Wood, Fredo and others John Behlmann
Brown Sugar, Sunny Leone, and others Lulu Fall
Becky/Taylor St. Ives Alyse Alan Louis
Georgina Congress Luba Mason
Shy Love, Sunny Lane, Holly, Carrie, and others Maria-Christina Oliveras
Sam Spiegel, Oscar, and others Steve Rosen
Bobby/Dick Everhard, Peter North/Matt Ramsey Marrick Smith
Jared Zirilli Nick Harding

Musical numbersEdit

  • Names — Full Company
  • What If I Like It — Becky/Taylor and Company
  • Impossible Girls — Sam Spiegel
  • Porn Capitalism — Carrie and Brown Sugar
  • The First Video Stars — Georgina Congress
  • Squirting 101 — Fredo
  • Becky & Bobby & Taylor & Dick — Becky/Taylor and Bobby/Dick
  • Waiting for Wood — Male Company
  • Porn House — Full Company
  • Fuck the World — Peter North/Matt Ramsey
  • Applesauce — Holly and Oscar
  • Beautiful — Georgina Congress
  • Pretty/Filthy — Becky/Taylor and Company


The original cast recording was released on November 18, 2016 by Ghostlight Records.[4]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Original Off-Broadway productionEdit

Year Award Ceremony Category Nominee Result
Drama Desk Awards[5] Outstanding Musical Nominated
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Luba Mason Nominated
Lucille Lortel Awards[6] Outstanding Musical Nominated
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Steve Rosen Nominated
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Luba Mason Nominated


  1. ^ "A New Musical Exploring the Human Side of the Porn Industry". Retrieved January 18, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Pretty Filthy kickstarter
  3. ^ Stewart, Zachary (February 8, 2015). "Review: Pretty Filthy". Theater Mania. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  4. ^ "Pretty Filthy (Original Cast Recording)". Ghostlight Records. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  5. ^ Cox, Gordon (May 31, 2015). "'Hamilton,' 'Curious Incident' Top the 2015 Drama Desk Awards (FULL LIST)". Variety. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  6. ^ Cox, Gordon (May 10, 2015). "'Hamilton' Dominates the 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards (FULL LIST)". Variety. Retrieved January 17, 2020.

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