Cynthia Plaster Caster: The Woman Who Made Plaster Molds of Penises of Legendary Rock Stars
Thu, October 21, 2021

Cynthia Plaster Caster: The Woman Who Made Plaster Molds of Penises of Legendary Rock Stars

 

Since she was young, Cynthia Albritton, known now as Cynthia Plaster Caster, has been obsessed with rock music. Cynthia became a groupie, slang for a fan who follows around a particular musician, celebrity, or musical group, in her teen years. She was obsessed with the “gorgeous men who made the awesome music” she loved. This prompted her to go to her favorite musicians’ shows and afterparties, waiting for them to notice her. 

 

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Cynthia realized that she had a lot of competition. There were a lot of women who were also trying to get noticed by their idols. Cynthia then thought to use something she learned while she was attending art school. A teacher challenged them to make a plaster cast of “something solid that could retain its shape,” and she thought of penises. Her first attempt at this project started when she attended a Paul Revere and the Raiders concert.

 

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During the after-party, Cynthia went to the lead singer and guitarist and asked if she could “cast their solid somethings.” But he refused. According to All That’s Interesting, a site for curious people who want to know more about what they see on the news or read in history books, word spread in the rock community about her unusual art venture. In 1968, she had a taker: Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix agreed to make a plaster mold of his penis, which is a simple process that involves dipping one’s “solid something” into a martini shaker filled with dental-mold gel. Since then, a lot of men from the rock world have begged her for a cast of their own.

 

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Some of these rock artists include Jello Biafra, Chris Connelly, Wayne Kramer, and Jon Langford. Overall, Cynthia has cast over 48 famous rock singers’, guitar players’, and managers’ penises. In 2000, she exhibited her art pieces at a show in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City and MoMA PS1 in Queens in 2017. 

 

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