Last month, the Seattle Times refused to run an ad for a local performance of Eve Ensler's Vagina Monlogues because it featured an illustrated clitoris. When it comes to cock, however, Fairview Fanny is a bit more flexible; after much back-and-forth, it's decided to go ahead and print an ad for ACT Theatre's upcoming Puppetry of the Penis performances at the end of April.
But there's a catch: Unlike the ad pictured above, which was supposed to run in The Oregonian (3/13 Update: After initially expressing no objections to the ad's content, The Oregonian has informed POP's organizers that it, too, will require a sanitized version), the Times (and, in turn, the P.I., as the same ad reps handle both papers' accounts under the JOA) has forbidden the playhouse purveyors of genital origami from using the terms "nuts" and "res-erection" in their ad. While initially surprised at the Times' prudishness, the POP organizers have accepted the compromise. "We're flexible," says local POP spokesperson Jennifer Rice. "We want to run an ad."
And so they will, hold the nuts, and with images of Bea Arthur dancing in their heads.