Show Business: The VD Blues

"This is my uterus! Private property!" huffs Actor James Coco. "Please," says Robert Drivas, playing the tired claim jumper. "I've been swimming up that cervix for hours." The scene is as bizarre—and funny—as it sounds, but the message is purely educational. For Coco is a gonorrhea bacillus, and Drivas, his rival, is syphilis. Their little one-acter is part of an unprecedentedly frank one-hour special about the dangers of venereal disease that will be aired by the Public Broadcasting System next week.

Titled VD Blues, the show, despite its grim message, is surprisingly entertaining....

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