5/21/14: Selected as “Our Top Ten” in Los Angeles: Event Review by Paul Birchall of

5/7/14: Event Review by Michael Baroff: Coming Out Kinky: A Grown Up Story at Promenade Playhouse

5/5/14: Review by Shari Barrett: In COMING OUT KINKY, Jean Franzblau Honestly Portrays Both Sides of the BDSM World 

4/16/14: Pushing Boundaries – With T & A, Radio Titans: Episode 07: Are You Kinkier Than You Thought? 

4/21/14: Guest Blogger Jean Franzblau – – Is the World Becoming More Kinky?

3/3/14: The Highly Sensitive Clitoris – Girl Boner Radio – iTunes Podcast featuring Jean Franzblau

2/5/14: The Female Body, Turn On – Girl Boner Radio – iTunes Podcast featuring Jean Franzblau

1/12/14: Talking Kink with Jean Franzblau – Stockroom Video Interview Part 3

1/3/14: Talking Kink with Jean Franzblau – Stockroom Video Interview Part 2

1/3/14: Exploring the World of Kink with Jean Franzblau – Playboy Radio – Sexperts with Jaiya (Episode 3)

12/26/13: Talking Kink – Stockroom Video Interview Part 1

12/13/13: Guest Blogger Jean Franzblau – Chicklit Club – Coming Out Kinky

12/7/13: Sex Ed with Ashley Manta – Coming Out Kinky – Interview with Jean Franzblau, Blog

12/5/13: Guest Blogger Jean Franzblau – – 5 Things I Learned by Writing a Play about My Sex Life

12/4/13: Daily Breeze Article with Photos – Interview of Jean Franzblau as a Snuggle Facilitator – Cuddle for Hire

12/1/13: Casey Ryan Interviews Jean Franzblau about Coming Out Kinky – Podcast

11/27/13: Vic Cohen’s It’s a Fair Question – Interview of Jean Franzblau about Kinkiness and the Show – Radio Show

11/23/13: It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time – Bawdy Storytelling – Video featuring Jean Franzblau

11/15/13: Director Karen Aschenbach works with Actress Jean Franzblau – Coming Out Kinky Rehearsal, Video Clip

11/13/13: C.O.K. Talk #3, Director Karen Aschenbach and Jean Franzblau Discuss Polyamory, Video Clip

11/6/13: C.O.K. Talk #2, Director Karen Aschenbach and Jean Franzblau Discuss Dominance, Video Clip

11/4/13: C.O.K. Talk #1, Director Karen Aschenbach and Jean Franzblau Discuss How Jean Portrays Male Characters, Video Clip

10/25/13: Indiegogo Campaign Video to Fund the World Premiere of “Coming Out Kinky”
Press/media contact: Philip Sokoloff, (626) 683-9205
WHAT: Coming Out Kinky: A Grown-Up Story. World Premiere engagement of a new comedy.
WHO: Written, performed and produced by Jean Franzblau. Developed and directed by Karen Aschenbach.
WHERE: Promenade Playhouse, 1404 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
WHEN: Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. Also, Sundays at 7:30 p.m. on May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1 and June 8.
RESERVATIONS: (800) 838-3006.


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Now that the title of this show has grabbed your attention, it should be explained that Coming Out Kinky is the sexual memoir of writer-performer Jean Franzblau. She had the first inkling that her emerging sexuality was out of the mainstream when still at the playground stage while she was growing up. Her older sister, who had a frank sexuality of her own, caused Jean at first to retreat from her sexual awareness. When Jean finds her siblings erotic literature, Jean begins to have other ideas.

Jean comes of age and has multiple romances. Young and attractive, one might think her path to love and lust might be a smooth one. Not quite so. She has an emotional neediness that gets in her way. One evening, a new friend takes her to a private club where she is formally introduced to BDSM (bondage/domination/sadism/masochism). Role-playing there is as important as any physical act, and she finds emotional, physical and political satisfaction that she has not yet achieved elsewhere.

She still has a way to go until her journey to become a completely actualized, sexually fulfilled woman is complete.

But what will she tell her mother?

Writer-performer Jean Franzblau graduated cum laude from UCLA and trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. She has appeared on television (Her Last Chance) and on film (Falling. In Love, Lisa and Lauren, Internet Dating, also writing and producing the latter two).

Director and developer Karen Aschenbachs stage credits include the recent hit Ripe (starring comedian Wendy Hammers) and Mrs. Cage (an L.A. Times Critics Choice). She has also directed independent feature films.

Jean Franzblau portrays some 20 characters in this adventure story for curious and open-minded adults to enjoy.

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