The controversial play, which recently opened in London’s West End, addresses the issue of sex tourism in Jamaica, which attracts a flock of single women looking for flies with young black men. Are these sexy holidays nasty or just a harmless romantic vacation? London’s Royal Courtyard Theater – A Frequent Place for Controversy – Staged by Playwright Tanika Gupta Sugar mummies, starring Linda Bellingham as one of four middle-aged women who come to Jamaica to try prostitute men. And the play has sex habits and habits. Even earlier Sugar mummies frankly he fired up a heated debate about sex tourism: or is it just harmless fun – a mutually beneficial business deal? Or is it the rank of exploitation – and if so, by whom and by whom? Are the victims the women who consider the recognition of true love; or the victims of the poor, unemployed young people who make them? Why should female sex tourism be viewed in a different light than male sex tourism, which is often characterized as a slim male piggy bank? And indeed Sugar mummies perpetuate the racist myth of black men?
The show takes place against the backdrop of the Jamaican all-inclusive resort on Negril Beach, where hero Leroy explains that gigolo is an easy and fun way to make money; and for women it is a kind of “real good love”. English ladies who come to Negril complain that men return home cold, selfish, selfless and mechanical; Gigolos know how to make ladies feel good. In addition, everyone in Jamaica is bad and lonely English homes are like millionaires by comparison. Gigolls do not pay a set price – in fact they are not prostitutes. There is a tacit reconciliation, but a mutual deception that underlies the client-gigolo relationship. The payment is never mentioned, as it breaks the illusion that she is the most beautiful woman he has ever met and that he is madly in love with her. But after enchanting their woman and offering to become their guides, gigolos began to raise as much money as they could – sometimes in subtle ways.
Sugar mummies opens on two 22-year-old gigolos, Leroux and Sean, who notice two forty-something white women who have just arrived. Leroy warns them against Jamaican men who will try to harass them and disrupt them. Apparently genuinely concerned about women’s well-being, they and Shawn suggest that they be shown and looked after. The women protest that they are so old, but Leroy replies, “You are aging. In Jamaica, real men are like a cat – not a kitten. They are mature, such beautiful women.” Men are funny and very complimentary; and women figured “What the hell – you only live once.” Linda Bellingham is excellent in the role of Maggie, a tragic, broken woman who is a habitual tourist for sex holidays. The playwright Gupta explains that her goal was to investigate why these women feel so lost that they need to pay for approval. The humor comes from the pathos of sad middle-aged women who believe that beautiful 20-year-old men really fell in love with them at first sight. Sugar mummies it’s disingenuous, steamy and very funny.