“Sex Marches On” – Louisiana Purchase
Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin
In this musical which satirizes politics set in the early twentieth century, the company cantillate this number about how loose the country’s morals have become despite obvious corruption all around. But this is not a new issue. Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt was put on trial for libel decades after this show premiered, a case he eventually won. The story is dramatized in the film The People Vs. Larry Flynt which was released on this day in 1996. Thankfully, sex continues to march on.