Pornography is ruining Ben's life. It seemed ok until he had a problem. A big problem. Now the dinner party he's hosting with his faux-spiritual girlfriend Veronica is the last thing on his mind. But it shouldn't be. Veronica's outlandish brother Gustav isn't just coming over for ravioli. He's coming over for a revolution.

When Gustav arrives with his new fiancé Kathryn, the siblings unravel secrets of a dark past. Each reveal trumps the last in a world where performance is everything, and reality is nothing.

Sex Object is a modern Australian play about beauty and sex in an age of phones, porn and pretence filled with "dialogue that appeals to audiences across the board, no matter what letter comes after your generation" (The Buzz).

Its premiere in Sydney opened to rave reviews, with the Sydney Arts Guide calling it "absorbing from the get-go, thought-provoking, and above all funny. It's hard to find theatre as downright entertaining as this" and the AU review " a fast-paced, uber-real, laugh-a-minute look at what makes people tick in the modern age. And it is furiously good fun".

  • comedy
  • 85
  • 4 total
  • 2 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • teen, young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | 20s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 56

EXTRACT: RON You don’t ever feel like Ben, like people like Ben, maybe, they have more freedom in some ways, because they don’t care about, you know, beauty? Pause. Wouldn’t it be nice not to worry about what you looked, like, what your life looked like, what the clothes you wore looked like. That would be freedom wouldn’t it?

Adult themes


Male | 20s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 60

EXTRACT: Yeah yeah, um, I saw my friend Rob in there. This guy. From high school. Yeah so I see him, and we have this stupid, just this stupid thing we do whenever we see each other, it’s like, we hit each other’s ballsacks - Not like that. I mean, like, a sack-whack? You know?

Adult language, Adult themes







2017 The Depot Theatre ///Sex Object/// program.

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