Jamie Morton, Alice Levine and James Cooper have been recording the My Dad Wrote A Porno podcast since 2015, where listeners were first introduced to the legendary pots and pans saleswoman Belinda Blumenthal. A remarkably put together Morton narrates each chapter of the erotic novel written by his dad (yes, his dad), writing under the pen-name Rocky Flinstone. The team have been packing out huge venues for their lives shows, including Sydney’s Royal Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall.
The plot is winding and fast-paced, and it often seems as though the writer himself has no clue where these events will lead. And this is, apparently, frequently the case. With an inappropriate use of adjectives and a post-modern take on syntax and grammar, hearing the trio try to make sense of Belinda’s escapades is highly entertaining. The sexual encounters are disgustingly graphic and are teamed with the most cringeworthy, stunted dialogue (note, ‘Hi I’m Kristina, and here’s my ass!’). It’s ridiculous moments such as these which make Belinda Blinked so remarkable.
Jamie Morton, Alice Levine and James Cooper © My Dad Wrote a Porno
Belinda Blinked is packed with surprises, surreal characters and images the listener would rather forget. And the three friends only add to the hilarity with their frustrated outbursts, uncontrolled laughter and skilled impressions. Soon enough, the listener can’t help but become immunised to the smut. And this is because what we are listening to isn’t sex. It’s power play, networking and a cervix grab here and there. My Dad Wrote A Porno celebrates the ridiculousness of Rocky Flinstone and his vibrant characters, and listening to it is truly joyous.
Have a listen if you want to find out who the special one is… the drama certainly doesn’t disappoint. And Monday 17th December also saw the release of the third Christmas Porno. All information about My Dad Wrote a Porno can be found on their website.