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Mayonnaise enemas and a quick blow job

Condiment commotion hits Winnipeg Fringe Festival

Winnipeg Fringe Festival. Credit: Brett Howe, Winnipeg Fringe Festival

Canadian gay artist Doug Melnyk and performing partner Ian Mozdzen caused quite a commotion July 19 when they performed mayonnaise enemas and a quick blow job during a performance at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.

The naked duo were improvising the performance about the life of an aging Hollywood starlet, in a performance called Hollywood Hen Pit. 

"What I saw were not one, not two, but three mayonnaise enemas," festival reviewer Michelle Palansky told the CBC in its coverage. "By the third time… I was like, you know, this is gratuitous."

It’s called the Fringe Festival for a reason, festival executive producer Chuck McEwen told the Winnipeg Free Press

"When it comes to the content of a show, one of the principles of Fringe Festivals across the country is that artists have artistic control to create and present their work on stage," states McEwen. "Whether or not a show has artistic merit is left up to the audience, who choose whether or not to attend."

Mozdzen says he realizes that the show is not for everybody. 

In this video report, CBC TV speaks with the artists and festival goers.

What does one use for mayonnaise enema? No media reports confirmed whether the duo used a store-bought product or a recipe for a homemade mayonnaise enema