There was a time in America when sex was fun, unrepressed, and a delight to be held. Behold now, if you dare, a delicious sliver in time from 1992 when sex was burning in the mind of Sandra Bernhard and clawing in the voice of Tom Jones as they perform together a wild rendition of “You’re Unbelievable” live on her HBO show “Sandra After Dark” — a satire on Hugh Hefner’s original “Playboy After Dark” show from 1968:
For the record, here’s the transcript of Sandra’s incredible rage-filled rap she sings to Tom. I think he’s shocked and embarrassed and his reactions make the moments of a lifetime!
Listen here, Tom I ain’t throwin’ no panties
Let the other bitches up the antes
You think I’m a slut
And you’re gonna get laid?
Stand back, Tommy I be throwin’ some shade!
Talk to me sweet
Treat me right
Spend some cold cash
We’ll be ballin’ tonight
You wanna touch my pussy?
You wanna taste my jam?
You better be using A dental dam!
I know hot and sexy
Is your middle name
But now you’re playing
Ms. Bernhard’s game!
It ain’t roulette
It ain’t twenty-one
But you’re always a winner
And it’s so much fun!
I won’t go into Sandra’s fantastic, open-bloused, mock fellating of Tom or her deep-throating of her microphone as she writhes on the floor with her panties showing while she finally orgasms, open-legged, at Tom’s feet.
For eight years in the USA we’ve suffered the political repression of sexual freedom and the legal punishment of unbridled expression.
Sandra and Tom vividly, and graciously, remind us just how much joy we’ve lost and how hard we must fight to rediscover our shared human moments while we recover the common needs of our national, sexual, welfare.