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The 1970s was a golden era for film, covering such classics as the two Godfathers, The Deerhunter and, of course, Debbie Does Dallas, the most popular adult film of all time. The skin flick might explain why we don't know of a single twentysomething Debbie in the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area, although, come to think of it, we have come across a few Jasons. Apparently, naming your daughter after a busty blonde with an entrepreneurial sex life is more repulsive than giving your son the screen name of a deranged ax murderer with a psychotic mom. Whatever. Anyhow, now the off-Broadway spoof of the '70s soft is coming to the city that inspired the low-brow work of art, opening on Friday at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave. Produced by Kitchen Dog Theater, Debbie features an all-star cast including Cara Statham Serber in the role of the enterprising protagonist, who, depending on your perspective, is either a feminist role model who owns her sexuality or a white trash hussy. You choose. The way third-wave feminists pick apart porn these days, Debbie's character is about as scrutinized as Hamlet's. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. through December 17, with additional performances on scheduled Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Tickets are $8 to $25. Oh, and not that it's any surprise, but KDT has officially stated, "This production contains adult language and situations and is recommended for mature audiences only." That's their way of making sure no Dallas City Council members attend the show. Call 214-953-1055 or visit www.kitchendogtheater.org. --Matt Pulle

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