Kinky Boots. "Red is the color of sex."

PXP asked its writers, Khalil, Victor, and Gemma, to answer a few questions about Kinky Boots (playing at the Hirschfeld Theatre).Tell me a little bit about Kinky Boots:

K:Kinky Boots was flamboyant, fierce, fabulous, funny, and best of all, kinky; like that one wacky ex I have who is too much to handle.

V: I’d describe it as a show rich with themes and obstacles that many people can relate to, but with an emphasis on self-approval.

G:Kinky Boots marks the first Broadway show in my life that I've seen more than once.

Are there any moments from the show that stood out to you?

K: I must say the outfits in the closing number stood out the most, my favorite being the UK flag inspired frock since it sparked memories of good times shared with my British friend Sam who often accessorized using the British flag. However, the frocks weren't the only parts of this play well accessorized... the songs were decorated with vocal color and sass. “The Land of Lola” had me jamming out, “shazaam, and bam, welcome to the land”, a tune I'm still singing.

V: The scene of Lola walking down the runway with so much confidence, sass, and kinkiness gave me goosebumps and even a feeling of liberation.

G: At first, I was a little bummed by the news that Billy Porter wouldn’t be playing Lola, but once the show started, I was able to fully take in the show's message without the distraction of one of my favorite Broadway stars. And the show's message is really one that everyone should not only hear, but live by: accept people for who they are. When Lola challenged Don, to do just that, I couldn't help but have this reaction:

What did you take away from Kinky Boots?

K: That red is the color of sex.

V: We need to seriously change the way society thinks about gender.

G: Theatre is unique no matter how many times you see it, and no experience can ever be recreated. If I saw the same show every day for a month, each time I saw it would be a totally separate event from the time before. There's something amazing about that!

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Kinky Boots @ Hirschfeld Theatre, thru Jan. 4, 2015