Dirty Blonde tells the story of Jo, an office temp and aspiring actress, and Charlie, who works in the New York Public Library’s film archives. Both are lonely and obsessive West fans who meet at her grave and form a unique relationship. Dirty Blonde was directed by Beverly Blanchette and ran from May – April 2014 at the Plaza Theatre in Lantana, Florida.
“The Mae West we saw was a creation, not much different from Lady Gaga or even Miley Cyrus. You can’t tell me that performance (with Robin Thicke at the Video Music Awards) wasn’t well thought out,” Blanchette said.
Blanchette added, “We think of the past as being really prudish, but it wasn’t. What really makes the play and Mae West relevant was that she (West) wrote her own movies. Her friends were gay and black at a time when the rest of Hollywood wasn’t as accepting.”