A Voluptuary Life
A work in progress showing presented by HERE Arts Center
Created, Written, Performed and Produced by James Scruggs
Directed by Mark Rayment
One man pulls his emotional pants down in an effort to seek historical validation and discover if men who love men were indeed present, valued, productive members of ancient societies.
“Men who love men have always been.”
A Voluptuary Life presents one man musing his many black, same gender loving lives across time. Giving a heightened, explicit, literary voice to sexual exploits, he intimately reveals the way he sought, sustained, hid or jubilated love through the filter of the moment.
Juxtaposed against time, homosexuality was unheard of, abnormal, a disease, illegal, tolerated, normal, or celebrated.
One man, one personality, one extraordinarily diverse libido flickers through the years, always finding ways and means to
achieve his exacting ‘sperm of the moment’ escapade. Fashioning himself as a time traveling cultural anthropologist and hunter of sexual conquests; he instead discovers something more.