Clayton Pettet is a 19-year old gay art student at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London. He’s gay.
For three years, he says, he’s been planning to lose his anal virginity in public, in front of a captive theater audience.
The one-time-only, high-brow peep show had previously been scheduled with much fanfare for January 25, 2014, but those plans fell through. (RELATED: Art student’s stunt will be publicly losing his anal virginity)
The new date appears to be Thursday, April 3.
According to the Daily Mail, Pettet has also chosen a venue in central London for his two-man sex cabaret, which he is calling “Art School Stole My Virginity.”
That venue is the Orange Dot Gallery in Bloomsbury, an upmarket, artsy residential area.
The very straightforward plot of “Art School Stole My Virginity” will involve Pettet as the recipient of anal sex from a gay friend. He stresses that the sodomy will be safe, which presumably means that a condom will be involved.
On his apparently now-defunct blog, Pettet noted that “the piece will not have a set amount of time.”
A question-and-answer period will follow the navel-gazing project.
On a new version of his blog, Pettet explains — in the third-person — that “the audience can expect an exploration of the social stigmas behind virginity interpreted through Pettet’s unique flamboyance.”
The art student maintains that he has not informed his parents about the project. It’s possible that they know, though, since their son’s art project has been covered extensively in the last few months by the British press.
School officials at Central Saint Martins are aware of Pettet’s plans. They note that the stunt is not part of the school’s curriculum.
“Staff are discussing with him the implications, both legal and emotional, of the performance and he is exploring the possibility of alternative means of expression,” Alex Schady, a spokesman for the college, told the Mail.
The London tabloid also reached out to a member of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (a UK-based charity organization) for comment.
“I’m not quite sure how that’s art,” said Rev. Sharon Ferguson. “My view is that we believe that all sexuality is a gift from God.”
Pettet had previously said he plans to give out tickets randomly to people who register. The number of ticket seekers could swell in light of the publicity the sex show has generated. The minimum age for entry is 18.