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Isabella Rossellini Performs "Green Porno" in Pittsburgh

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Iconic actress, performer and model Isabella Rossellini comes to Pittsburgh Friday for a special presentation of her one-woman show, "Green Porno."

Adapted from the Sundance Channel series of the same name, Rossellini has created a unique performance-lecture focusing on the mating rituals of a variety of species.

She joins us to discuss her interest in animals and biodiversity and how it led to this show at Carnegie Music Hall, presented in conjunction with The Warhol Museum and the Carnegie Museum of Art & Natural History.

Rossellini says that her interest in animals began when she was just a girl, and later in life -- after many years as a model and actress -- she went back to school to study animal behavior.

When she started writing “Green Porno,” Rossellini explains that she worked hard to take dry scientific information and inject humor, create bold costumes and stage visually compelling scenarios to get accurate scientific information across in an entertaining way.

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“Green Porno” shows audiences the full measure of sexuality and mating rituals throughout nature. When taking the television series and transforming it into a monologue, Rossellini says that she worked with Academy Award winning French writer Jean-Claude Carriere. Rossellini will appear in “Green Porno” at the Warhol Museum Friday, November 21.