The Professor and the Porn Legend 2

December 7, 2010

Featured Article, Photos, Words

ROADWORD
An occasional series on notable road trips into and out of WestVirginiaVille

Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens, right before their Nov. 6, 2010 ‘Purple Wedding to the Mountains’ on the campus of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio
photo by douglas imbrogno | click bigger


Part 1: Annie Sprinkle Comes to Dinner
PART 2: Zoot-Suiting Up
Part 3:  An Eco-sexual Ceremony:
to come

By Douglas Imbrogno | I am standing in front of a mirror in a purple zoot suit. Wondering: ‘Does this zoot suit make me look fat?”

No, actually, I am wondering which of several purple outfits my friend Ken has pulled from his copious stock of costumes that I should don for the Purple Wedding to the Mountains. Ken Fox, co-owner of Magic Makers in Huntington, W.Va., is a master costumer and has outfitted me before. Let’s see, there was Captain Von Trapp. Then there was Io, lead singer of the Ions.

“Ken,” I had said, reaching him via cellphone the day before the fitting. “I’m playing at a performance art wedding this weekend between former porn star Annie Sprinkle and her professor-artist wife from West Virginia, Elizabeth Stephens. You’re supposed to wear purple. Can you help?” …

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