She is back. And she's talking about sex again. Helene Bockhorst, the one-of-a-kind slut with a literary scholarship, is back on stage to pretend she has something to say. Or is she just pretending?
Helene Bockhorst was surprisingly successful with her first solo program. Surprising because one imagines a comedienne to be different - not so shy and not quite so out of it. And are a penchant for exhibitionism and a preference for dazzling pants really enough to earn a place on the stage in the long term? Everyone says that it's only when an artist presents his second program that it becomes clear whether he can do anything.
So Helene Bockhorst is quite sure that she's about to get busted.
Now it will come out: Everyone else has impostor syndrome, except her, she really has nothing on it. And if you get caught anyway, you might as well lay your cards on the table and confess how you've been cheating your way through life all this time.
How long before a move do I need to start making friends with burly men? What utterances are appropriate to bridge the truth while someone puts on a condom? Why doesn't the Benjamin Franklin effect work with people I've slept with? And am I the only one who is afraid that streetcars only pretend to need rails? Helene Bockhorst grapples with questions like these - and she does so more honestly than ever before in public.
This soul striptease is terrifying, funny and liberating all at the same time. Because actually, everyone is an impostor. You say you're interested in literature, but you secretly read "Bought and chastised by the billionaire." You say "sit with me" and think, "OMG please, don't sit with me at all!" You say "Honey, I still love you!" and you think "I did the math, I can't afford my own place." Everyone has these thoughts in their head that you don't talk about, and if you don't talk about it, you're all alone.
A comedy program about the charlatan in everyone, sexuality, sea creatures and the fear of not being enough.
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