Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Beach Boys' "Little Girl"

"Little Girl (You're My Miss America)" is a song on the 
The Beach Boys' album Surfin' Safari (1962)Here are some of the lyrics:

Little girl just in your teens 

(you're my Miss America)

Little girl you're in my dreams 

(you're my Miss America)

You're so sweet, you're so fine

Dear won't you be mine

Everybody knows it

Blue eyes, blond hair

Lips like a movie star

The Wikipedia entry for the song correctly but, a bit, misleadingly states "'Little Girl' is a simple song about a teenager's infatuation with a girl."

The song was co-written by Vincent Catalano who was in his mid-twenties when the song was released. Dennis Wilson was a mere eighteen-years-old when the song was released, but an analysis of the song reveals that the "Little Girl" was "just in" her teens, which implies that the "sweet" and "fine" nymphet with "Blue eyes, Blond hair [&] Lips like a movie star" was just shy of being twelve-years-old. 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Famous Ephebophile: Jerry Lee Lewis & His 13-Year-Old Bride

Jerry Lee Lewis and Myra Gale

Excerpt from The Allure of NymphetsFrom Emperor Augustus to Woody Allen, A Study of Man's Fascination with Very Young Women:

"The Daily Mail reported that in 1958, after becoming famous for his hit songs "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire", Jerry Lee went on a six-week-tour of Britain. Upon arriving at the airport, Paul Tanfield, a reporter with the Daily Mail, noticed a nymphet in Jerry's entourage.

“I'm Myra. Jerry's wife.” she said in response to Tanfield's inquiry.

“And how old is Myra?” Tanfield asked.

“Fifteen.” Jerry replied.

The news that Jerry Lee was married to a fifteen-year-old was not well received by British citizens, and it got worse for Jerry Lee when it was revealed that Myra was not fifteen. Not only was Myra thirteen, she was Jerry’s cousin, and it turned out that Jerry Lee may have still been married to his first wife.

Upon receiving the startling news, the media and angry British citizens besieged the age-discrepant couple's plush Westbury Hotel. After Jerry Lee's marriage was investigated by the British police, the Director of Public Prosecutions, and the House of Commons, Jerry Lee was asked to leave Britain after only three performances.

Upon returning to the States, disc jockeys in the States and around the world refused to play Jerry Lee's music. Subsequently, he was reduced to being a two-hit wonder, and he went from making $10,000 to $100 a night per performance."

Jerry Lee Lewis Interview After Return to the US

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

THE PARIS REVIEW's Best of 2016: A Post About a Nymphet Prostitute

The Paris Review is on vacation until after the holidays, but they posted "[...] we’re reposting some of our favorite pieces from 2016. Enjoy your holiday!" 

And what is one of their favorite pieces? It is Max Nelson's May 5, 2016 post "Overdrafts of Pleasure" that is about John Cleland’s "[...] two-volume novel called Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, or Fanny Hill, published when he was in debtor’s prison between 1748 and 1749 [...]" 

In the novel, Fanny entered the brothel when she was fifteen, which preceded her "sexual initiation" that involved lipstick lesbian sex with a seasoned prostitute. Fanny's first customer was a "[...] debauched elderly caller “with a yellow cadaverous hue”."

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

SECRET LOLITA: Italian Pre-Teen Prostitutes Inspire Nabokov?

Alex Beam wrote in The Feud: Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship: 

"Confession Sexuelle d'un Russe du Sud" was translated into Secret Lolita: The Confessions of Victor X by Donald Rayfield, an emeritus professor of Russian and Georgian at Queen Mary University of London. Here's a conservative excerpt that describes two of the Italian pre-teen prostitutes:

"I was sent with some colleagues to Naples by my firm’s management [...] If you buy something in a shop, the shopkeeper, who may look quite respectable, will offer to show you a little girl of twelve, ten or eight. Pimps accost strangers in the street offering them little girls [...] Families who are not badly off and who have some standing, petty shopkeepers, clerks, tailors, cobblers also traffic in their prepubescent girls. For the reasonable price of twenty, thirty, forty francs you are just allowed to have fun or to play with them.

If you want to deflower one, that costs more [...] 

The two little girls were both as expert as each other [...] They were very sensual but, oddly enough, the younger one was even more so than her sister. [S]he had violent orgasms when she looked like someone in death-throes, and secreted copiously. She adored obscene talk, photographs and reading, and used her erotic talents enthusiastically. When I came to the house, her face beamed with joy. I remember the deeply heartbroken, unhappy look she had one day when, to save money, I said I would made do with just the older girl. When afterwards I came out of the bedroom after that session, I saw the younger girl sitting on a chair by the door listening, her face sallow with vexation, trembling all over with frustration. She was overjoyed the next time when it was her turn to be asked for. She started dancing."

What we know is that Wilson and Nabokov, to Vera's dismay, exchanged erotic literature. At least some of the bawdy texts were non-fiction and profiled nymphets. Nabokov was so fond of this particular text that he wrote about in the English and Russian versions of his autobiography. For example, In Speak, Memory he wrote that the "'sexual confessions' (to be found in Havelock Ellis and elsewhere), [...] involve tiny tots mating like mad."  And we know that "Confession Sexuelle d'un Russe du Sud", according to Wilson, "no doubt inspired Lolita". 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Hailee Steinfeld: A Teen Sings About Her Joy of Masturbating

Hailee Steinfeld's debut single "Love Myself" was released on August 7, 2015 when she was 18-years-old. The song is about masturbating. Here are some lyrics:

"Love Myself"

When I get chills at night
I feel it deep inside without you, yeah
Know how to satisfy
Keeping that tempo right without you, yeah

Pictures in my mind on replay
I'm gonna touch the pain away
I know how to scream my own name
Scream my name

(I love me)
Gonna love myself, no, I don't need anybody else
Gonna love myself, no, I don't need anybody else
(I love me)
Can't help myself, no, I don't need anybody else
Anytime, day or night
(I love me)
Gonna love myself, no, I don't need anybody else
Gonna love myself, no, I don't need anybody else
(I love me)
Can't help myself, no, I don't need anybody else
Anytime that I like
(I love me)

I'll take it nice and slow
Feeling good on my own without you, yeah
Got me speaking in tongues
The beautiful, it comes without you, yeah

I'm gonna put my body first
And love me so hard 'til it hurts
I know how to scream out the words
Scream the words

We at the Allure of Nymphets are fully aware that nymphets have sexual fantasies and masturbate, but it's still shocking to see a teen gyrating in downtown Los Angeles while singing about her joy of masturbating. 

And Steinfeld is currently staring in The Edge of Seventeen (2016). Here's a bit of Wikipedia's plot summary:

[17-year-old] Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) continues to crush on Nick (Alexander Calvert), an older mysterious guy who she has only met once at a local pet store. She is constantly stalking his social media account and is only interested in his outside appearances. 

In the heat of the moment, she writes a sexually explicit text to Nick, but decides against sending it. She accidentally hits "send" and is mortified.

In one scene, while lunching in the high school's cafeteria, Nadine asked her best friend, "What if I liked your dad? What if I gave your dad a hand job?"

Schnitzler's DREAM STORY: A Nymphet's Invitation to a Three-Way

Schnitzler's Dream Story was the inspiration for Eyes Wide Shut (1999). The scenes that are the most relevant for this blog are very similar in the novella and Kubrick's film. 

In the film, Dr. Harford (Tom Cruise) visits the Rainbow costume boutique to purchase a cloak and mask to attend a masquerade (i.e., orgy). While perusing the racks, Milich, the owner, discovers that his young daughter is having a three-way with two middle-aged Asian men. When Milich violently confronts the Asian men, "Couldn't you see she's a child?" They inform Milich that his young daughter invited them to the orgy: 

"Are you crazy? We were invited here by the young lady." 
"This is preposterous. The young lady invited us here?" 

However, Milich eventually consents to the three-way between his "child" and the two Asian men.

In the novella, a "graceful little girl" who was further described as a "young and charming girl, still almost a child, wearing a Pierrette costume" was discovered frolicking with "[t]wo men, dressed in the red robes of vehmic judges" as "a fragrance of roses and powder arose from her delicate breasts". "There was a smile of impish desire in her eyes."

"Gentlemen," cried Gibiser [the nymphet's father], "you will stay here while I call the police." 

"What's got into you?" they exclaimed, and continued as if with one voice: "We were invited by the young lady." 

A subtle difference between the novella and film is that only one of the men exited the nymphet's room the next day "with an open top-coat over his evening clothes [...] waved his hand to Gibiser, lighted a cigarette with a match from the desk, and left the apartment."

There was another scene in the novella that featured "quite a young girl, possibly fifteen years old, with loose blond hair hanging over her shoulders and on one side over her delicate breast." Fridolin, the novella's protagonist, said, "Her eyes welcomed me, beckoned to me, and at the same time slightly mocked me, as she glanced at the strip of water between us. Then she stretched her young and slender body, glad of her beauty, and proudly and sweetly stirred by my obvious admiration."

And Fridolin indulged in the services of a prostitute who was described as a "young and pretty little thing".

Thursday, November 24, 2016

SHADOW OF A DOUBT?: A "Sexed-Up" Nymphet Falsely Accuses Her Teacher

Harrison Judd’s Shadow of a Doubt? is about Neil Morrison, a LA based respected banker, who was charged with the rape and murder of a ten-year-old girl. The nymphet was described as a “… pretty little thing, with light brown hair, still babyish in texture.” The key witness in the trail was Hal Griffith, a high school chemistry teacher. 

Chapter one of the paperback opens with fifty-five-year-old Mr. Griffith being seduced by “that sexed-up little sixteen-year-old kid named Vivian Hamby”. However, after Mr. Griffith rebuffed Vivian’s advances she “pouted”, “I don’t think you approve of me, Mr. Griffith.” Mr. Griffith replied, “You’re an attractive little girl with an idea [that] it me be intriguing to get an older man to make a pass at you. You’re obviously not small in measurement […] Now get out of here before I write ‘flunk’ after name and notify your parents of your asinine behavior.”

However, Mr. Griffith couldn’t get Vivian out of his mind. “He did wish he could stop thinking of that [“uplifted breasts”] jiggling bit of fluff named Vivian. Why did there always have to be one like her every semester?” But, “[c]ertainly, he thought, there was no mortal sin in thinking about the girl.”

Morrison used his power and influence to get Vivian to testify that Mr. Griffith looked at her like no other man had looked at her and that he had touched her breast and thigh. But Vivian confessed that she falsely accused her chemistry after the defense proved that she also lied on the stand about being a virgin after six high students that she had had sex with were seated in the courtroom.

And I could not have related the following quote from the paperback any better:

"Teaching is the most vulnerable profession in the world for criticism of morals. They don’t even have to be remotely true before a teacher’s life can be a genuine hell.”

The French film noir Le témoin (1978) is based on Judd’s Shadow of a Doubt?.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

ROOKIE YEARBOOK THREE: Advice for Nymphets Caught Masturbating

There is an article titled "How to Deal When You’re Caught Masturbating: Six decent excuses to have at the ready" in Yearbook Three of Tavi Gevinson's Rookie. Keep in mind that Rookie is an online magazine and book series for teenagers. 

We've previously written about Gevinson's Rookie. For example, her edited "Advice for Teens Attracted to Older Men" and “Do It Itself: What We Talk About When We Talk About Masturbation” were filled with advice for nymphets. 

Here are the excuses that Rookie advises nymphets to use if they are caught masturbating by their mothers: 

Pretend that you were scratching a bug bite, that you were having a weird dream, that you were wondering what it would feel like to be electrocuted, that you were practicing "jazz hands", that you were having a "muscle spasm", or a nymphet could just "own it" and give no excuse at all. 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Brooke Shields: The Photo That Changed Her Life?

Lisanne Falk and Brooke Shields, 1978 
(Vanity Fair, December 2016)

Brooke Shields wrote in the December 2016 issue of Vanity Fair

“My friend Lisanne Falk and I—both 13 years old and Ford models at the time—were close friends with Betsy Cameron, another model, who happened to be an aspiring photographer and who was like a big sister to us. One day, Betsy asked us to visit her home in Southport, Connecticut, and take a series of fun photos for a possible book about friendship. We got to play dress-up in vintage costumes and crimp our hair and wear makeup, and we were thrilled to create fantasy worlds for Betsy to photograph. This particular picture was the last of the day. We wore red lipstick and felt so grown up. The book never came to pass, but this photo was chosen to run in the first issue of Life magazine when it was revived as a monthly, in 1978. I couldn’t believe I was in Life! This image elevated us into a different category: we were no longer just catalogue models but had transitioned into a more credible and artistic realm. It was also controversial at the time for girls to project womanly poses, but that’s what girls did when dressing up. And, looking back, this is the photo that sort of put us on the map.”

Brooke's piece is a bit misleading. For example, she had already been "elevated" from being considered "just [a] catalogue" model when she appeared nude at the age of twelve and had her virginity sold for $400 in her role as a nymphet prostitute in Pretty Baby (1978). 

And when Brooke was ten, she posed nude for Gary Gross. Playboy Press paid Brook’s mother $450 for the photograph that appeared in 1983 at Richard Prince's “semi-anonymous gallery” on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and in his 2007 Spiritual America exhibit at the prestigious Guggenheim Museum. 

Clearly, this isn't "the photo that changed" her life or put Brooke "on the map"; however, the people at Life knew exactly what they were doing when they put two nymphets posing seductively in bikinis in the 1978 re-launch issue of the magazine.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Le témoin (1978): Sexually Active French Nymphets

Here's Morrison's IMDB plot summary of Le témoin (1978) [English: The Witness, Italian: Il testimone]:

Invited to renovate works of art, Antonio Berti leaves Italy for France. Arriving in France, Berti meets businessman Robert Maurisson [...] Deciding that "remaking" the paintings is the best option,the guys get a young girl called Cathy Massys to model[...] Showing herself to be sexually active well beyond her years, Massys starts having sex with Maurisson. Attempting to keep Maurisson's events quiet, Berti runs into trouble,when Massys is found dead.

As it relates to Cathy (Sandra Dobrigna) being "sexually active well beyond her years", the following dialogue took place between Antonio and Nathalie (Sophie Lautman), a nymphet who desired to replace Cathy:

Antonio: She hasn't gone home?! Where has she gone?
Nathalie: Well, she must have found herself a new lover. She once told me : if I want this old pig, I'll drive him nuts!
Antonio: "Goodness! Listen to these little girls! How can they sing like angels..... when they are devils?!"

In addition, Morrison wrote, "Openly showing the [young] girls topless, Mocky & cinematographer Sergio D'Offizi give the movie an unexpected cheeky comedic charm [...]" I was unable to find Sandra Dobrigna or Sophie Lautman's ages, but they appear to be true nymphets, which made their topless scenes "unexpected" to say the least. 

Lastly, Antonio's proclamation that the nymphets weren't' innocent "angles" but  "devils" is revealing especially when coupled with his statement, "And then they say it's us that [seduce nymphets]," which was said after Nathalie showed him her fountains; so, Antonio could see that, unlike Cathy, she didn't have "small breast, like nuts". And if anyone has any doubts about Antonio's assessment of nymphets, peruse Nancy Friday's My Secret Garden: Women’s Sexual Fantasies  and\or read Betsy Karasik's op-ed piece in The Washington Post. 

Le témoin (1978) is based on Harrison Judd's novel Shadow of a Doubt?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

[UPDATE] BORED TO DEATH (2009): Saint Ann's High School Student Strips for Writer

Here's an excerpt from the first edition of The Allure of Nymphets:

The portrayal of sexually assertive teenagers is not restricted to networks like The CW and ABC Family, which primarily cater to women and teenagers. For example, on the adult HBO show Bored to Death, Jonathan Ames (Jason Schwartzman), who moonlighted as a private detective while he worked on his second novel, was approached by a young woman at a New York Movie Society party. She initially ignored Jonathan advances, but she became very interested in Jonathan after she saw him talking to her, “...favorite director of all-time!”

Once she found out that Jonathan was going to revise a screenplay for her favorite director, the next shot showed them kissing passionately on the balcony of the venue. Eventually, she invited Jonathan back to her place, which turned out to be her father’s brownstone in Brooklyn. Jonathan agreed to go back to “her place” after he confirmed that she was a senior at New York University and that she was in her early twenties. She reassured Jonathan that, in her opinion, their age difference would not be a problem because, as she stated, “Thirty is cool. [But] I’ve been with guys older than you.”

When they got out of the cab at the brownstone, she noticed that her father had returned early from his trip; so, they made a detour to her father’s home office in the basement where the following dialogue took place.

“Do you want to go to my prom with me?” She asked Jonathan in between kisses.
“NYU has proms?” Jonathan asked.
“Oh shit. I’m drunk. I should be honest with you. I don’t go to NYU.” She confessed.
“Where do you go? Hunter?”Jonathan asked.
“St. Anns.”
“The high school? How old are you?”
“Old enough.”
“Wait! Whoa, whoa. You want me to go to your senior prom, right? And you’re eighteen?”
“No junior prom.”
“You’re seventeen!”
“Sixteen-years-old?!” Jonathan exclaimed in disbelief.
“But I’ll be seventeen in two weeks.” She said innocently.

She attempted to console Jonathan by telling him that she had lost her virginity when she was fifteen and that, despite being sixteen, she probably knew more about sex than he did. After Jonathan informed her that he felt really guilty about being with a girl so young and that he wanted to leave, she told him that she felt compelled to give him a memento. 

Then she stood on top of her father’s office table, lifted her black mini dress, and revealed a pair of pink panties and a matching bra. As the sixteen-year-old was about to remove her panties, her father entered his office and forced Jason to escape through the bathroom window - mistakenly leaving his script behind.

Here is the part of the episode that left me utterly bewildered: When Jonathan went to his best friend Ray (Zach Galifianakis) for advice on how to get the script back, Ray advised him to simply call the dad and ask for the script, which was reasonable advice, but Jason reminded Ray, “She’s only 16-years-old.” 

Now read Ray’s sensationally out of left field question!

You didn’t sodomize her did you?”
“No.” Jonathan responded.
“That’s too bad.” Ray said despondently.

Ray was actually disappointed that Jonathan didn't have anal sex with the, by New York standards, underage high school student. I was actually surprised that the FCC allowed a television show to air, even on cable, a dialogue that condoned the idea of a sixteen-year-old being sodomized by a thirty-year-old or anyone for that matter.