Sluts A Go-Go-A Play with Music
After returning from Australia on South Pacific Nightclub Tour the Sluts began working with Eddie Troia, a promoter and manager had seen their debut show at the Gay Community Center and afterwards approached Doris about improving the production. The script was expanded, the characters more defined, live music and new material was added. Initially dubbed Sluts A Go-Go: A Play with Music, it continued the story of the seedy “Fishnet Club” where showgirls turned tricks between acts, Doris played the mistress of the club Dorice Poisson, Tippi (Miss Leading at the time) was her long lost daughter Lois Standard (hilariously, “born in an alley behind Finnocchio’s“-the famous San Francisco female impersonator nightclub), Freda Lay played the dumb blonde Candy, and Miss X played Helen Damnation, a runaway heiress to the Brand X fortune. It played in August and September of 1980, and then finally became Blonde Sin in November of that year.
Miss X recalls: The original Sluts A Go Go show was a one night affair at 330 Grove known as the S.I.R. Center. It was attended by (among others) Eddie Troia who approached Doris about rewriting it and adding live music. We left right after that for Sydney South Pacific Nightclub Tour but when we returned, Doris and Eddie started talking and we all began having creative meetings. Doris was all about publicity as you know and every time we mounted a new run we had a host of new posters, doing our best to get a new rash of photos posted in different publications (the Bay Area Reporter, the Sentinel, whoever she could get to post some publicity for us).