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by Fraser Lockerbie
I know, I know, my God! One glance at this list and
wake up one day, put on his “Blue Sue-
everyone starts screaming, “Dear Lord, they forgot
de Shoes” and start breaking hearts and
the Beatles!?!” We did not forget. The Beatles contri-
gyrating around the stage. It started with
bution to music and rock is all-encompassing. Their
blues legends like Robert Johnson, who
first album Please, Please Me (1963) took the UK by
despite releasing only 29 songs before
storm, Rubber Soul (1966) shook the foundations in
his mysterious death (another member of
the US and Sgt. Pepper (1967) threw out the book
the 27 club), would leave enough mate-
on what music was supposed to be. We could sit
rial behind to creep through the ages of
here for days writing about how the Beatles chan-
rock, constantly being adapted and built
ged music, but instead we’re going to talk about nine
upon. If Elvis was the King, blues was the
other albums that changed the face of rock, from its
castle,and Johnson was one of its many
early beginnings to the not so clear cut place it is
builders. Seminal Track: “Hellhound on My
King of the Delta Blues Singers – Robert Johnson
Had it Not Happened: We’d be missing a
(1961) For those unfamiliar with linear progression,
whole lot of Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones,
rock is not just a happenstance, a musical genre
Eric Clapton and Tozm Waits.
that emerged from the time fog. Elvis did not just
Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley (1956) In a time of the segregated South and building racial tensions, Elvis took hold of rhythm & blues and brought it with his own style to white-middle America. The result was a complete and utter shift in popular music, the subsequent birth of Rock n’ Roll and the emergence of its King. “That’s Alright Mama” and “Blue Suede Shoes” took to the airwaves and with it. The teenage-driven Presleymania.
Elvis became the first badass of the rock movement, the rebellious largerthan-life figure that would become a standard in years to come and forever
as we know it might be some sort of Bjorkian-country
leave an older generation furrowing
hybrid completely unfamiliar to the ear. Anyone who ever
their brows and turning the volume
picked up an instrument after 1956 was influenced by Elvis,
down.Seminal Track: “That’s Alright
but his biggest contribution was the persona and culture
Mama.”Had it Not Happened: Music
Bringing It All Back Home Bob Dylan (1965) Dylan blew the doors off the folk scene in 1965 with his fifth studio release. Stepping away from the protest songs he had unwillingly come to champion, Dylan turned on his folk roots with snarling, biting lyrics and a gritty electric sound that blindsided everybody but him. Bringing It All Back Home might well be the birthplace of modern rock. Dylan was a chameleon; his ever-changing brand of music not only opened the book on a new era of rock but ensured it never got stale. Everyone owes Dylan, from rock to rap and even MTV; Subterranean Homesick Blues produced the first real music video.
The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground (1967) Ushering in the drug ballads that would later fill out the libraries of rock, The Velvet Underground staked their place in the genre with their first studio release, a long, hard and lyrical look at the literal highs and lows of New York in the late sixties. Under the management and flippant, devil-may-care attitude of Andy Warhol, front man Lou Reed was able to go full bore into the limelight with his then experimental brand of rock.
sex The 37 best songs about
1 Best song about a girl rejuvenates by a Big Dick Madonna “like a Virgin” 1984
2 Best song about VD Procol harum, “ A Souvenir of London” 1973 3 Second best song about VD the Coasters, “Poison Ivy” 1959 4 Third Best Song about VD Kool Moe Dee, Go See the Doctor” 1986 5 Best Prince Song about sex Prince, “Darling Nikki” 1984 6 Best imitation of a prince song about sex -Ween, “L.M.L.Y.P”, 1990 7 Best PEdophile song to get Radio Airplay The Knack, “My sharona” 1979 8 Best song about blue balls The Beatles”Please Please ME” 1963 9 Best Song about Masturbation Buzzcocks, “Orgasm Addict” 1977 music
Forget all those sappy love song. Here’s the top music about the act itself.
10 Best song about anal sex Toni Basil “Mickey” 1982 11 Second best song about anal sex Ween “chocolate Town” 2003 12 Third best song about anal sex Deep Purple “Knocking at your back door” 1984
13 Best song about sex between an elderly couple Howard tate, “look at granny run run” 1966
14 Best song that brags about premature ejaculation
Mötley crüe, “Ten seconds to Love” 1983
15 Best song that complains about premature ejaculation BMP, Two Minute Brother 1991
16 Best dancehall duet about rough sex Vybz Kartel featuring Spice, “Ramping Shop” 2008
17 Best sex songs that doesn’t bother with metaphot
27 Best song about bow-up sex doll Roxy Music, In Every Dream Home a
Notorious B.I.G. “Fuck You Tonight” 1997
18 Best song about Having sex With a hooker ( and not liking it)
28 Second Best Song about a bow up doll
Bruce Springsteen, “Reno” 2005
The pólice “be my girl-Sally” 1978
19 Best song about impotence Freda Payne, “ Band of Gold” 1970 20 Second best song about impotense
29 Best R. Kelly song about sex R. Kelly “In the Kitchen” 2005 30 Best song about being beranged male prostitute
Kid Creole and the coconouts “mister Softee” 1980
Ramones, “53rd and 3rd” 1976
31 Best song about the absurdity of sex songs
21 Third best song about impotense Elastica , “Sutter” 1993 22 Fourth song about impotense Dead Kennedys, “too drunk to fuck” 1981 23 Best songabout seducinga virgin Rod Stewart, “tonights the night (gonna
Tenacious D, “Fuck her Gently” 2001
32 Best song about two guys having sex Jeff Stryker, “pop you in the pooper” 2003
33 Best songs about two teen girls Valeria Featuring Aria, “Girl told Ya” 2007 3436 Three best songs by woman demanding cunnilingus
be alright) 1976
24 Best song about sex recorded when your Granma was Young Lucille Bogan “Shave ‘em Dy”
SWV, “downton” 1992 Lil’ Kim, “not tonight” 1996 Trina “Tongue Song” 2000
25 Best song about ejaculation Sparks, “Tryouts for teh human race”
37 Best song by a woman demanding cunnilingus and anilingus
26 Best song about trying ti get yiur girlfriendto have sex with another
Khia “My Neck, My Back” 2002
woman while you film it N.E.R.D. “tape You” 2002
By ALICIA SNOW
Peaches has spread her seed on the pop culture landscape, harnessing a worldwide audience and, along with the countless followers she’s inspired, has shaped the mainstream into a more inclusive and sexually progressive surrounding.
theatrical production that pastiched over
built a reputation on her
20 of her songs into an abstract narrative.
suggestive and intelligent
The retrospective extravaganza employed
lyrics, her amalgamation
a cast and crew of over 40, including her
of rock and electro sounds and her balls-
backing band Sweet Machine, full-frontal
out performances, continuing to outdo
nudity courtesy of trans porn actress
herself with each brash step. Aside from
performing, Peaches took on the role of
vaginae, and elements from the Peaches
director for three of her own music videos,
Laser Show she had brought to several
accepted Pink’s invitation to co-write a
European capitals earlier in the year.
song, remixed Daft Punk, appeared in The
Peaches Does Herself represented her
L-Word, and mentored a pre-debutant
body of work dealing with such themes as
M.I.A. on the drum machine.
gender, beauty and age.
The Boston Globe gave stated “Her
Meanwhile, Peaches’ lyrical, musical and
vocal gifts, in particular, were a revelation
stylistic influences continue to be seen
as Peaches wailed, intoned, and even
and heard in artists around the world,
crooned as if Broadway beckoned.”
from mainstream to underground. But
On the other end of the spectrum, she
making direct comparisons would never
conceived Peaches Does Herself, a quasi-
do justice to her uniqueness. Apples to
oranges. She’s just Peaches!
By CARYN GANZ
Lady Gaga is at her peak when she’s playing the neon queen of all the world’s outcasts. And with her constant prodding, her Little Monsters have filled the biggest big tent in modern pop. But in the five years since Stefani Germanotta’s arrival, weird has become the currency that overwhelmingly fuels pop culture – from seapunk Tumblrs to American Horror Story. So for Gaga to stay on top in 2013, she has to keep cranking up the cray. or better and for worse, Artpop meets the
lay her intentions, and body, naked. She cops
disco (plus a handful of forays into R&B) that
mandate. It’s a bizarre album of squelchy
aspires to link gallery culture and radio heaven,
a drag queen’s arch humor on intergalactic
“Venus”,examines sex and power
on gothy grinder “G.U.Y” (which stands for “girl
preferring concepts to choruses. It’s
under you”), and woos a lover whose “boyfriend
sexual but not sexy, filled with bitchy
was away this weekend” on the slinky “Sexxx
fashion designers and one-liners like
Dreams.” Yes, we can read her poker face.
“Uranus/Don’t you know my ass is famous?” and “Touch me,
Ironically, Gaga redeems the LP with a pair of tracks that strip away the artifice in
touch me, don’t be sweet/
favor of plain sentiment: “Do What U
Love me, love me, please
Want,” a spectacularly growly and
retweet.” Gaga wants us to
groovy R. Kelly duet, and
believe the LP was inspired by
an Eighties-style anthem where
Marina Abramovich, Jeff
Gaga admits her
Koons and Sandro
love of performing
Botticelli; at its best,
and love of love
it sounds like it was
often clash. “I
creatively directed by RuPaul, Dr. Ruth, and Beavis and Butt-Head.
Artpop opens with four tracks of thumping futuresex/lovesounds where Gaga vows to music
“I don’t want to be alone forever, but I love gypsy life”
don’t want to be alone forever, but I love gypsy life,” she sings without abandon.
By Seth Cohen
stages scenes in which the battle of nature against culture is played out against various backdrops, from civic center to desert sandstorm, man and woman are returned to a preindustrial, pre-everything state of existence. Tunick has traveled the globe to create these still and video images of multiple nude figures in public settings. Organizing groups from a handful of participants to tens of thousands, all volunteers, is often logistically daunting; the subsequent images transcend ordinary categories and meld sculpture and performance in a new genre.
By Ryan McKenzie
A distinction is often made between erotic art and pornography. The distinction may lie in intent and message; erotic art would be items intended as pieces of art, encapturing formal elements of art, and drawing on other historical artworks. Pornography may also use these tools, but is primarily intended to arouse one sexually. Nevertheless, these elements of distinction are highly subjective. 26 ART
Ă lvaro Tapia Hidalgo Roy Lichtenstein
NYMPHOMANIAC is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the selfdiagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg).
On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming
story of her life, rich in associations and
bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), finds Joe
beaten up in an alley. He brings her home to his
Lars von Trier’s upcoming
flat where he cares for her wounds while asking her
NYMPHOMANIAC is distributed in two
about her life.
parts (Volume I and II) and two versions
He listens intently as Joe over the next 8 chapters
(one lasting 4 hours in total, one in 5,5
recounts the lushy branched-out and multifaceted
hours in total).From December 25th
2013 and approximately four
two hours each. The 5,5 hour long version of
months ahead the 4 hour long
NYMPHOMANIAC Volume I and II expect
NYMPHOMANIAC Volume I
to be finalized for distribution sometime in 2014.
and II is released worldwide. In some
When exactly is to be confirmed. This version
territories the two volumes will be
will be distributed in those parts of the world,
released at the same time, and in some
where laws of censorship allow. Ever since
territories the volumes will be released
NYMPHOMANIAC was announced as Lars
apart. Each country has its own rules
von Trier’s next project it’s been out in the open
of censorship and in order to create
that the film would be distributed in different
cohesion between each country’s
versions ensuring financing, and as widespread
distribution strategies the 4 hour long
version will be the one released first.
possible, and finally to ensure Lars von Trier as
And even this version is expected to
much artistic freedom as possible.
meet minor additional changes in certain countries.
Chapter 1:The Compleat Angler
Just as Lars von Trier gave consent to
How does an ordinary bag of chocolate sweets
the making of different censored versions
become a symbol of sexual victory?
when that film was
As Joe and her experienced friend B embark
released, Trier has also approved of
on a train trip, they bet on how many men they
can seduce on the ride. The grand prize is a
Technically the changes in the abridged
delicious bag of chocolate sweets, and it soon
version consist of an editing out of the
becomes clear to Joe that in order to win, she
most explicit close- ups of genitals and
needs to lure the prey into biting the hook like a
the film has, in agreement with Lars
this version of
von Trier, been shortened by his editors to a length, which has been decided
upon in collaboration with several of
“Love is just lust with jealousy added”,
the film’s stakeholders; two parts of
Though love is a shallow feeling in the eyes 31 film
of the cynical nymphomaniac, young
you move away from guilt and pain, and towards
Joe is met by forces penetrating her
light and joy. Nymphomaniac tells the story of a
woman who self-diagnosed as a nymphomaniac.
His name is Jerôme.
In the film the protagonist narrate all erotic experiences with the man who saves her life. This
Chapter 3:Mrs. H
tape is well loaded with sexually explicit escencas
Keeping track of a large network
becoming an extreme challenge for director Lars
of lovers isn’t always easy, and
Von Trier. ‘Nymphomaniac’ will be starring Charlotte
Joe is soon confronted with the
Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard yShia LaBeouf
unpleasant consequences of being a
among others. The director Lars Von Trier has said
of his latest work to be performed two copies, one
After all, you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.
Chapter 4:Delirium Delirium:Confusion.Delusion.
with sequences with explicit sex and other softer.
Hallucination. The nymphomaniac’s father dies.
Chapter 5:The Little Organ School A chorale prelude by Bach: Three voices each with its own character, but in complete harmony. In other words: POLYPHONY The nymphomaniac is easily inspired, and acts it out.
Chapter 6:The Eastern and the Western Church (The Silent Duck) The Eastern Church is often referred to as the Church of Joy, and the Western Church as the Church of Suffering. Should you make a mental journey from Rome eastwards, you’ll find that
Joe / Charlotte Gainsbourg Seligman / Stellan Skarsgård Young Joe / Stacy Martin Jerôme / Shia LaBeouf Joe’s father / Christian Slater K / Jamie Bell Mrs. H / Uma Thurman L / Willem Dafoe P / Mia Goth B / Sophie Kennedy Clark Joe’s mother / Connie Nielsen Old Jerôme / Michaël Pas Debtor gentleman / Jean-Marc Barr Waiter / Udo Kier
NEW LOVE LOVE NEW “BLUE is the Warmest Color.” BY ANTHONY LANE
umors, rumbles, and other
has become a myth, gilded by an NC-17
palpitations have beset “Blue Is the
certificate and crowned by news from
Warmest Color” since it showed at the
Idaho, where depictions of explicit sex
Cannes Film Festival, in May.
may not be combined with an alcohol
The jury, chaired by Steven Spielberg,
license, and where patrons of Flicks,
awarded the Palme d’Or to the director,
an art-house cinema in Boise, will
Abdellatif Kechiche, and his two
therefore be forbidden to see the film.
leading ladies. Clearly, this was
Heavens! If it’s all too much for
a work to be reckoned with,
Idaho, how will the rest of
but what did it contain?
us cope? And that is the
Sex, allegedly, and lots
story of this film—the
of it: untrammelled,
most consuming and
most exhausting of its
kind since “The Dreamlife
We heard that the film was
of Angels,” fifteen years ago.
a love story about Adèle
From the moment when Adèle
(Adèle Exarchopoulos), a high-school
first catches sight of Emma, on a busy
student, and Emma (Léa Seydoux),
crosswalk, the movie restores your faith
who is a few years older, and that the
in the power of the coup de foudre and
dramatizing of that love would make
yet redoubles your fear of its effect; love,
us claw our popcorn into tiny particles.
like lightning, can both illuminate and
We even heard that the performers had
scorch. The problems of two little people,
complained of their treatment at the
it turns out, do indeed amount to a hill of
hands of Kechiche. In short, this movie
beans. Some hill. Some beans. film
Totally Fucked Up: Films That Disturb and Offend by Severin 1.Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) Salo is a raw tale of sadistic immorality and sexual perversion. But really, what the hell do you expect? It’s a truthful and honest movie adaption of the Marquis De Sade’s classic novel of the same name, that was burned and banned for hundreds of years. But Salo does say a lot about the horrors of fascism and bourgeois decadence, so it’s not pornographic just for the
hell of it. This movie is definitely on the inflammatory and traumatizing side of things. In fact, Pier Paolo Pasolini was
even released and luckily did not witness the intense backlashes and controversies surrounding the movie.
2.Cannibal Holocaust (1980) Cannibal Holocaust- The name itself brings back bad memories of my viewing experience. It’s a super disgusting fever dream nightmare. There’s tons of gore, the most nasty being the scene where a turtle gets graphically murdered and eaten. I felt the bile rise up in my throat as I watched. Just a warning-
Ichi the Killer don’t watch this if you’re eating, just ate, or ever plan to eat ever again.
3. Ichi the Killer (2001) From the crazy Asian director Takashi Miike, we get a warped, twisted gore overload of a mob film that would make even the most psychotic pervo sick to their stomach. The main character even cuts his own tongue
Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom
off and enjoys masochistic beatings. Ichi is sex and violence combined into one all-encompassing bout of troubling cinema.
4. Audition (1999) Another Takashi Miike flick. I actually did not find this film disturbing at all and I was like “what the hell do people get all worked up over this for?” But then came the last 30 minutes. Totally
weird. Anyways, Audition is not really that sickening, but that’s just my opinion.
5. Equus (1977) This is a super underrated film with brilliant acting. It’s very screwed up though because it’s about a young man’s strange sexual obsession with horses and his spiral into psychosis.
disturbing and challenging.
6. Turkish Delight (1973) This Dutch classic is far from your average love story. It’s really sexually explicit, with full frontal shots of the lovely Rutger Hauer’s dong, and has tons of vomit, blood, maggots and shit and a super depressing ending.
7. An Andalusian Dog (1929)
Luis Bunuel’s short masterpiece is mostly known for its infamous shot of an eyeball being sliced open with a razor blade, but it has tons of other surreal and repulsive visuals that also
stun and shock.
8. The Holy Mountain (1973) When I first saw this film, I didn’t know what to make of it. I still don’t. The only way I can describe it- a psychedelic trip through hell.
The Holy Mountain
9. El Topo (1970) A bizarre, bloody, desert hallucinationlike
gunfighter who destroys all his rivals.
10. Antichrist (2009) Antichrist is visually stunning, but actually pretty boring. Until it starts getting really gory. But watching Willem
Gainsbourg having sex is disturbing enough already.
An Andalusian Dog
SHADES OF GReY: “DANGEROUS THINGS”
“Sometimes I wonder if there’s something wrong with me” he following samples represent some of
badly written books about fucking – quickly
the cultural commentary surrounding the
followed in the 1980s by badly written books
Fifty Shades publication phenomenon. They are
about shopping-and-fucking – were the kinds of
reproduced for illustrative and critical purposes,
book your mother read, and so, to be fair, did
copyright remains with the author, and they
your father, and to be even fairer, 400 million
represent the opinions of their creators and not
other people. When I was about ten I went to a
the University of Brighton.
jumble sale to buy books only to discover that everything that wasn’t a copy of Jaws was by
London Review of Books Vol.34 No.14-19 July
Jackie Collins, Harold Robbins, Sidney Sheldon,
2012 When it comes to erotic writing, the more
or Danielle Steel. Robbins and Collins liked
explicit it gets – the more heaving, the more
a plush car with a smooth chassis. They liked
panting – the more I want to laugh. Erotic writing
champagne and caviar and jets you could shag
is said to have a noble pedigree: the goings-on
in. They liked big desks. They liked jacuzzis.
in Ovid, the whipping in Sade, the bare-arsed
But what these gazillion-selling authors liked
wrestling in Lawrence, the garter-snapping in
most was a human being perpetually on the
Anaïs Nin, the wife-swapping in Updike, the
brink of a soaring orgasm. Women just had to
arcs of semen hither and yon. But it’s so much
be approached, sometimes just looked at, and
sexier when people don’t have sex on the page.
a ‘shuddering’ event would occur in their ‘sex’.
Yet if you were a working-class boy in the 1970s,
Ana [protagonist of Fifty Shades triology] likes
to offer hostages to fortune.
spanking flick A Dangerous
Grey condemned as “manual
‘Sometimes I wonder if there’s
Method, to argue that not only
for sexual torture”’ A women’s
something wrong with me,’
is there a trend for surrender
she says. ‘Perhaps I’ve spent
but that it is a feminist dream:
bestselling Fifty Shades of
too long in the company of
“It is intriguing that huge
Grey trilogy as “an instruction
my literary romantic heroes.’
numbers of women are eagerly
She follows Emma Bovary in
consuming myriad... fantasies
individual to sexually torture a
nothing very much, except in
of submission at a moment
vulnerable young woman”.Clare
her habit of blaming her crazy
when women are ascendant in
Phillipson, director of Wearside
love life on her reading matter.
the workplace.” Roiphe claimed
Women in Need, a charity for
that this may be caused by a
victims of domestic violence,
need to escape the “pressure
said she had been waiting for
of economic participation” and
“a feminist icon to savage this
27 April 2012 ‘S&Fem: erotic
the “hard work” of striving for
misogynistic crap, but nobody
novel Fifty Shades of Grey
ignites feminist debate’ A sort
backlash was swift. On her
needed to speak out herself.
of Mills & Boon with bondage,
blog, Meat Market author and
EL James’s novel — which
columnist Laurie Penny [see
this week became the fastest-
below] dubbed Roiphe’s work
is the classic narrative of
selling book of the year — is
“a woeful piece of drivel” that
domestic violence – “that you
very much aimed at women.
was intended to provoke. Penny
can heal this broken man, that
It tells the story of virginal
argued that sexual submission
if you just love him enough
is the “acceptable face of
and take his shit enough, he
(“Ana”) Steele, who falls in love
will get better”.”That message
with businessman Christian
obedient and all about pleasing
is so dangerous,” she added.
Grey — a disciplinarian who
your man”. The media fixate on
“I’ve done this job for 30 years
oozes money from every pore
this trend at the expense of all
and the chances of making
and wants Ana to “surrender
others, she thinks, so Roiphe’s
a Christian Grey better by
yourself to me willingly, in all
piece actually says “a lot more
enduring the abuse he heaps
things... to please me”. ... Under a
on you – well, you would be
picture of a topless, blindfolded
relationship between female
woman, Newsweek’s cover last
freelancers and editors than it
potentially dead. It is not
week claimed submission was
does about any other so-called
going to happen. You have to
“The Fantasy Life of Working
walk away from the Christian
Women”. Inside, journalist Katie
Greys of this world.” Alison
Roiphe used Fifty Shades, as
well as new TV series Girls and
August 2012 ‘Fifty Shades of
Flood The Independent (blogs) Wednesday, 4 July 2012 ‘The
negative example to readers.
Sexual problems are linked to
relationship seen in 50 Shades
But is the sadomasochism
an inability to tune into, and
of Grey degrading to women?’
seen in 50 Shades of Grey
communicate about, what we
Since the first in the erotic
degrading to women? Or is
want sexually, so it is certainly
purely fantasy, with whichever
useful to open up a diversity of
form of sexual exploration a
erotic possibilities.”Of course,
Was published a year ago,
personal choice to pursue in the
that might just be my girlish
50 Shades of Grey has sold
bedroom? Dr Gina Barreca: “50
way of looking at things. Laura
over 10 million copies. Coined
Shades perpetuates absurd,
as “mummy porn”, the novel
and its sequels have made it
psychosexual rituals making
Be wrong? Or does the Fifty
to the top three spots in the
an already culturally mangled
Shades phenomenon actually
bestseller charts in the UK
and the US.Not only is the racy
novel the best selling e-book of
more difficult.” Meg Barker:
all time, it is also responsible
“The popularity of the 50
one that suggests the future
for boosting erotic purchases.
Shades trilogy demonstrates
of producing and consuming
Sales of erotic literature and
texts will be engineered and
porn magazines have risen by
governed not by publishing
130 per cent in the last month,
fantasies is. This is helpful
houses and literary elite but
while the number of women
because people often have
by the interests and habits of
buying sex toys has more than
narrow ideas about ‘normal’
readers, many of whom simply
happen to like genre writing?
desires stray outside of this. Both its success and appeal are apparent, but discussions over what the subtext of the book has to say about modern feminism has come to fruition. It’s been argued that the submissive
seen in the book could undermine
equality and sets a
warning shot across the bow the
10Great Works of Erotic Literature
Here are 13 works of great, or at the very least significant erotic fiction of the last several centuries you could try on for size, and see if they keep your blood circulating to all available extremities. had proportions been observ’d, it must have
1 .- Delta of Venus by Anaïs Nin
belong’d to a young giant.”
Plot, if any: More short stories than a whole
3.- Ada, or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov
novel. Nudes posing for artists, etc.
Plot, if any: Incest. Incest. Incest.
Teaser quote: “I would tell him how he almost
Teaser quote: “The fire you rubbed left its brand
made us lose interest in passion by his
on the most vulnerable, most vicious and tender
obsession with the gestures empty of their
point of my body. Now I have to pay for your
emotions, and how we reviled him, because
rasping the red rash too strongly, too soon, as
he almost caused us to take vows of chastity,
charred wood has to pay for burning. When I
because what he wanted us to exclude was our
remain without your caresses, I lose all control
own aphrodisiac — poetry.”
of my nerves, nothing exists any more than the ecstasy of friction, the abiding effect of your
2.-Fanny Hill by John Cleland
sting, of your delicious poison.”
Plot, if any: A young girl comes of sexual age in 18th-century London. This includes a long and
4.- Story of the Eye, by Georges Bataille
colorful stint in a brothel. Teaser quote: “Now, disengag’d from the shirt,
Plot, if any: Teenagers descend, and I really
I saw, with wonder and surprise, what? not the
mean descend, into a sexual relationship
play-thing of a boy, not the weapon of a man,
punctuated with fetishes.
but a maypole of so enormous a standard, that
Teaser quote: “To others, the universe seems decent because decent people have gelded eyes. That is why they fear lewdness. They are never frightened by the crowing of a rooster or when strolling under a starry heaven. In general, people savor the ‘pleasures of the flesh” only on condition that they be insipid.”
6.- “Beatrice Palmato” by Edith Wharton Plot, if any: Short story fragment that
5.- The Story of O, by “Pauline Réage”
resurfaced when one of Wharton’s
Plot, if any:Young woman becomes slave of sadomasochistic
biographers went through her papers.
sex club in French château.
Teaser quote: “Finally a woman confesses! Confess what?
Teaser quote: “At the same moment
What women never allowed themselves to confess. What
the other hand softly separated her
men always criticized on them: they only obey the blood
legs and began to slip up the old path
and everything is sex on them, even the spirit.”
it had so often traveled in darkness.”
“To others, the universe seems decent because decent people have gelded eyes. That is why they fear lewdness.” LITERATURE
7.- The Sexual Life of Catherine M. by Catherine Millet Plot, if any: Memoir by art critic, involves lots of group sex. Teaser quote: “Undressing, I love to gaze on a promising-looking cock.”
8.- Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
9.- Maidenhead by Tamara Faith Berger Plot, if any: A 16-year-old on vacation dreams
Plot, if any: Writer drinks and screws
of losing her virginity, and ultimately does.
his way through Paris.
Teaser quote: “At the beach, college girls
Teaser quote: “I too love everything
lay in groups on the sand around buckets of
that flows: rivers, sewers, semen,
drinks, their bums curved up like fruits. Mine
blood, bile, words, sentences. I love
didn’t do that.”
the amniotic fluid when it spills out of
I love the kidney with it’s painful gall-
10.- Belle de Jour by Joseph Kessel
stones, it’s gravel and what-not; I love
Plot, if any: Repressed housewife seeks
the urine that pours out scalding and
the clap that runs endlessly; I love the
Teaser quote: “The pleasure the degradation
words of hysterics and the sentences
had given her had vanished almost as soon
that flow on like dysentery and mirror
as the man who caused it touched her. He
all the sick images of the soul.”
had taken her dead.”
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