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Sara Pascoe: Sex, Power, Money

Join award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe as she turns her attention to the things that really matter to humans in her new book, Sex Power Money, in conversation with Deborah Frances-White.

Sex Power Money is thought-provoking and riotously funny: a fresh take on the oldest discussion. Following her hit book Animal, and drawing on anecdotal experience, unqualified opinion, interviews and research, Pascoe decides to confront her fear of the male libido, and delves into such questions as: Why don’t people care about the welfare of the people they masturbate to or make any connection with the stigma around those who work in the sex industry?

In this live discussion, Pascoe examines blind spots in relationships and skewers sexual inequalities, taking a comedic and educational hopscotch over anatomy, the history of sexual representation and the sticky way all human interactions are underwritten by wealth.

She explores whether we'll ever be able to escape the Conundrum of Heterosexuality if women can’t help but admire status, and men obsess about youth and physicality.

Sara Pascoe is a highly acclaimed comedian, writer and actor. Her extensive television credits include the BBC solo stand-up special LadsLadsLads; BBC2’s Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, on which she is a weekly guest contributor; and on Dave, which she hosts.

She wrote and performed the BBC Radio 4 series Modern Monkey, and her BBC2 short Sara Pascoe vs Monogamy, which was inspired by her first book, Animal, is being developed into a full series.

Deborah Frances-White is a comedian and writer, best known for her podcast The Guilty Feminist, which has had over 50 million downloads in under three years. She has toured internationally and performed The Guilty Feminist at The London Palladium, The Roundhouse, and The Sydney Opera House.

She is also the host and creator of podcast Global Pillage and created GrownUpLand for BBC Radio 4. She won The Writers’ Guild Award for Best Radio Comedy in 2016 for her BBC Radio 4 show Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice, which had a second series in 2017.

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£15 - £25
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

Copies of Sara Pascoe’s new book, Sex Power Money (RRP £14.99) are available for £11.99 when you buy a ticket to the talk. These may be collected at the event.

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