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13 October 2008 @ 01:33 pm
This is everything about Equus *major spoilers*  
One of my LJ friends asked me to post a detailed account of the play so I thought about it and here it is I already sent this out to two friends and I thought I would post it here for anyone who wants to know everything about the play and are unable to watch it.

Cut for major spoilers. I'm telling everything I remember even though I wrote nothing down.

The play is about a boy who in the beginning he puts the eyes out of seven horses in the stall and his parents don't understand why he does this so they send him to a gifted child psychologist to help him. You start to see flashbacks of his life and his mother meant well but preaches to him constantly and his father is an atheist so they are messing him up slowly on accident. They mean well but are over protective. He only sings at first the same songs over and over and then starts to speak but it's filthy language mostly.

The horses in the play are seven well built men who are wearing beige shirts and brown pants.(You have probably seen pictures of them.) In the first scene that you watch is Dan leading out Nugget(Lorenzo) he has his shirt off and they walk out to the center and he runs his hands up and presses into Nugget and they just stand there for awhile while Richard narrates about Alan and his fascination with horses how he does this every night. He wants to know more about this boy of coarse and why he does this.(He finds out later the boy is just psychotic and twisted about his love for horses)

Richard has dreams himself that has him wanting to quit working with children because he feels he needs the break and his dreams are about killing and disemboweling children. So he himself is not well. He gets him to open up to him by answering Alan's questions about him self they take turns asking each other personal questions.

They things they say are so hot and mind numbing and you start to understand that his relationship with horses is sexual. Every night he rides Nugget naked and it's to have an orgasm. That is the picture on the play poster his arms flung out with his head back is because of that scene. He talks about his job with the horses and the cream from their mouths dripping down and how he spent hours grooming them and he would kneel down to kiss Nuggets hoof. I thought my brain would explode at those images. (There were a lot of women and gay men there I wonder why) Nobody made a sound though but we were all wishing for a fan to fan off with. I tell you a half naked Dan talking about cream will stick in your mind.

His father tells Richard's character about walking in on Alan kneeling on the bed whipping himself and praying to the picture of a horse and calling him the son of Jesus Christ so he has twisted the sex and religion in his mind.

In the end we find out why they strip completely and why he puts the horses eyes out. He and the girl character go to a porn theater to watch a movie and he finds his dad there so they all leave early. Then his dad goes home and she wants to sleep with him and he doesn't want to sleep with her but lets her talk him into it anyway she drags him to the stable and they strip he is wearing nothing under his jeans and she lays down on the floor he says he takes her right there but Richard wants the truth from him so he finally gets it out of him that he couldn't do it because he touched her stomach or anything else and wanted it to be the horses stomach or flanks etc. He threatens her with a knife and she runs out screaming and then he puts the horses eyes out because of what they witnessed between them.

It's such a hot sexual play because of what you are seeing on the stage is unreal and amazing at the same time. And of coarse I remembered Dan's comments about if he was gay or a women he would marry his extremely hot co star(Lorenzo) Lorenzo is attractive and built because you see him without his horse head on when Alan's younger, in one flashback scene Lorenzo comes out on the beach and asks Alan if he wants a ride so he pulls him up on his shoulders and trots around the stage. His parents come back and pull him of making a huge deal about it screaming he could get hurt or die.

Well there you go with what the plays about and I wish you could see it though because it's worth every penny you spend and when it's over you just want to watch it again. He also besides speaking filthy smokes in one scene and I'm glad he doesn't really smoke but it does look good with him doing that.

Any more questions about it ask away I might remember more later. There was so much good things said in it though. I want to go back and watch it over and over *sighs*

Edit: I also left out Richards charecter yelling for Dan's to "Mount him Alan" speaking of the horse but well we loved to hear that yelled. *g*
Prim: Autumn Windowsprimula_baggins on October 13th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I am a bit confused, though. Dan plays which character? I couldn't follow who was who above. You mention Alan and Richard, but I don't know who plays them.

Gosh, this play sounds so twisted. I'm not sure I could watch it, but it does sound intriguing. Dan's a brave dude to be able to do this role.

"I tell you a half naked Dan talking about cream will stick in your mind."

Wow, I'll bet it does!

lijahloverlijahlover on October 13th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
Alan is Daniel and well I forgot Richards name in the play so I just put in his real name. The play is very twisted and dark but I'd see it again if I could it's that amazing.

Do I even need to tell you how much we mentioned that line.

Also when Richard's charecter demands that Dan's character is to mount the horse. Nice!
Huffizm: tattoo kisseshuffizm on October 14th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
wow that sounds like a steamy play. I thought I was lucky seeing those hot men in Chicago, but you are 500 times luckier my friend. Thanks for the details on the play , beccause I knew it was about a boy and horses but not like that.
lijahloverlijahlover on October 14th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
It's so incredable and amazing. And the things they say *wow* were we lucky.
lijahloverlijahlover on October 14th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
Did you see my post were I gush about meeting and talking to Dan twice?
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lijahloverlijahlover on October 14th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
So do I and I'm a little older than you. :)
harrysexmagick: YUMMYharrysexmagick on October 14th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
OKAY! NOW! I knew about the play but mu eyes and brain just mealted. FUCK! OKAY defenetaly taking tape for my mouth. LOL
lijahloverlijahlover on October 14th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
Mmmmm yes do that it's such a good idea and I'll always hear "Mount him Alan" in my mind *g*

Roelroelliej on October 14th, 2008 09:09 am (UTC)
This sounds brilliant :D

You've made me very curious :)

And believe me: Dan is gay :P

lijahloverlijahlover on October 14th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
It was brilliant and hot I was burning up throughout the whole thing. And thinking that Dan is gay makes me all warm and tingly inside *g*

I met him and talked to him twice. *bounces*

(I think you were the one I told that to though I feel like a broken record about meeting him and being kissing distance from him and he smells delicious in RL.

If I could go back to watch it again to see all the slashy goodness I would in a second.
Roelroelliej on October 15th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
What did he say?

Details, details :P
lijahloverlijahlover on October 15th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
Ahhh so you did miss my tell all about Ny and Equus post I made here is the link with all the fantastic details

Meeting Dan
Robyn: raven intelligencearobynsung on October 15th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
So let me get this straight, the horses are played by men. These are the horses that Dan's chracter, Alan, is having sexual thoughts about.

*mind shuts down at blatant slashy hotness*

I do appreciate how, unlike novels and such, plays when transferred visually stick to the canon of the original playbook.
lijahloverlijahlover on October 15th, 2008 06:11 am (UTC)
Yes all through the play my mind shut down at the slashy goodness too. All horses were played by hot men and when he slowly ran his hands up Nugget(Lorenzo) I had a very hard time breathing.
Ellienolongertwo on October 22nd, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
Okay I had a vague idea of how the play was but this was just....WOW! I'm gonna have to do that weekend trip seriously. I should have stayed an extra day in New York. Darn it!
lijahloverlijahlover on October 22nd, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
Yes you relly need to see this play :) It's so goooood!
Audiautumn_falls18 on June 7th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
holy shit! I probably would've creamed seeing half-naked dan talking about sex, regardless of the beastiality factor. thanks for giving me the link to read all this!!!!
lijahlover: D/H -Coming Soonlijahlover on June 8th, 2009 06:31 am (UTC)
Yes well when the horse looks like this bring the beastiality on LOL

Smaller size

lijahloverlijahlover on June 8th, 2009 06:33 am (UTC)
Of coarse that's just the torso but he's very goodlooking :)

Dan said once in a interview if he was gay he'd have such a crush on his gorgeous Equus co star. I say Why are you in denial Dan?
Audiautumn_falls18 on June 8th, 2009 01:13 pm (UTC)
denial isn't very attractive. But him saying that is nearly as good as admitting that he is gay, in my twisted mind anyway.

lijahlover: Daniel in Black and Whitelijahlover on June 8th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
Well I think he is and not saying anything is not good but expected and I have a few on line gay friends that say he is they know because of gaydar :)

Sooooo make of that what you will ;)
Audiautumn_falls18 on June 8th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
m O i Tmoit on July 15th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)
Woww... that's um.. feckin HAWT.
lijahloverlijahlover on July 15th, 2010 03:52 am (UTC)
Yes it is and you saw the large pic in the comments? I kept getting shushed by one of my friends because Karen and I kept whispering about passing out and needing a fan. LOL *squishes*

We were all in the rather small theatre and very respectful about his performance and what we were seeing but in one play Dan gripped about a couple girls in the audiance who were up front they kept making loud comments and almost distracting him while he said his lines and he got frustarted with them.
m O i Tmoit on July 15th, 2010 04:45 am (UTC)
Ooooooh, my. That's amusing. ^_^
setting free the wolves: draco rulez2herumtreiber on March 19th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing your impressions of the play.

Picturing Dan with Nugget played by a man, that's indeed slashy.

I think there's a whole freshness to enjoying the play live versus watching a movie, even if it is based on the same book.

I remember watching Equus, a film with I guess Richard Burton in the title role. While it was interesting, it obviously pales completely next to seeing it live, played by Dan Radcliffe, who has grown in front of us playing Harry.

I really envy your experience, but reading your impressions is wonderful, it makes me imagine the play vividly:)
lijahlover: Daniel's blue eyeslijahlover on March 19th, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
Thanks it was fun and I my other post I squee about meeting and talking with the lovely Daniel :)