The Cockwhisperer… A Love Story explores finding love, discovering ones true voice and the psychology of the penis. Should you see it?
The title makes it very clear that this is not an All Ages show, yet it’s not a show that flounders in profane vulgarity for long. The Cockwhisperer… A Love Story is a love story. It’s not necessarily about the love of “cock” or even about romantic love, although those are two keys elements to Colette Kendall’s one woman show, but it’s about learning to love oneself and place it over the need of others… and their penises.
Kendall is well versed and spoken as she takes the audience on this 60 minute journey into her love life including the first time she saw a penis, to the first time she had sex, or at least thought she had sex, to finding the man of her dreams. It’s smooth and flows well. It’s funny yet darkly serious. It’s clever, but never blunt in its delivery.
Kendall jumps right into her story, but it takes some time for the story to pick up. Forty minutes in and we were still hearing about her very first lover. It felt like so much attention was paid to him that the last third of the show, which was much more serious and intense and I would even say the bulk of the story, felt rushed and glossed over.
At the beginning it also felt that Kendall was trying too hard to be shocking and daring with the use of a prosthetic penis on stage, but this calmed down and became a much tamer show as the story progressed.
Overall The Cockwhisperer… A Love Story is a solid piece of entertainment; it just took a bit too long to really get moving.
But that’s just my opinion and I’d love to know what you think. What did you think of the content of the show? Was it tame enough for you or did you want it to be juicier? Join the discussion and tell me what you think in the comments below!