Sunday, June 22, 2014

On Hiatus...

... until I write the screenplay for Katie and complete the 2nd edition of The Allure of Nymphets, which has ballooned to almost 400 pages from the 1st edition's 176 pages ; however, I will continue to publish the monthly newsletter. And feel free to peruse the Older Posts

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Cohen's DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS: Promiscuous Nymphets

Kerry Cohen asserted in Dirty Little Secrets Breaking the Silence on Teenage Girls and Promiscuity that:

"...almost every girl you see. They believe in their hearts that they are worth nothing, that they have little to offer. They believe boys will pull them out of their ordinariness and finally, finally, transform them into someone better than who they are."

"They give out blow jobs like kisses and hope for love in return."

"But they aren't sex addicts or even love addicts. What they crave is the attention [which is their "dirty little secret"], that moment when a boy looks at them and they can believe that they are worth something to someone. They can believe that they matter.

Cohen wrote that despite wide-spread belief to the contrary, girls are sexual and "...have just as much sexual desire and curiosity as boys." And we know that Cohen's claim that girls masturbate can be confirmed by Nancy Friday's My Secret Garden: Women’s Sexual Fantasies; thus, it isn't surprising that she shared that the Guttmacher Institute reported that:

  1. Almost 50% of girls between the ages of 15 and 19 had sex at least once and 27% of girls between the ages of 13 and 16 had sex more than once. 
  2. Approximately 8.8 million girls between the ages of 15 and 24 acquire a STD every year. 
  3. And approximately 750,000 girls between the ages of 15 and 19 get pregnant every year - 82% of them are unplanned. 
In addition, Cohen wrote that "Thirteen year old girls proudly extol their abilities to give blow jobs, which they do in the bathrooms at parties or at school. Middle and high schoolers have sex parties...and lots of adolescent girls watch porn."

Cohen makes a vital point that there's a distinction between "... acting on natural sexual feelings and using male attention and sex to fill emptiness..." In other words, nymphets enjoy sex just as much as boys do, but they often use sex to get the attention that they crave from boys and men.

And Cohen points out that the desire to get the attention of the opposite is reinforced by the media. She advised readers to "Take a quick glance at some of the top teen girls' magazines and you see these headlines [like]: "How do Get a Guy's Attention"...[and] just about every Disney princess plot revolves around snagging a man. The Little Mermaid is a perfect example. The main character Ariel doesn't even speak, and then she gives up her entire identity as a mermaid and singer to get her guy."

Cohen gives a number of examples of girls who haven't handled the distinction between being sexual and craving attention well e.g.,:

  • 12-year-old Lana gave blow jobs regularly.
  • When Kelsey was in the 6th grade she gave a Burger King cashier a handjob during his break
  • 14-year-old Lourdes met her 24-year-old boyfriend at an underage club

But psychologist Marta Meana wrote in a New York Times Magazine piece that "women's desire is not relational, it's narcissistic. It is dominated by the yearnings of 'self-love,' by the wish to be the object of erotic admiration and sexual need." Therefore, a nymphets desire for attention may be more powerful than her sexual desires, which would, at least partially, explain why so many nymphets produce raunchy cellphone pictures and webcam videos, which boys and men desperately crave. For example, Cohen shared how 15-year-old Johanna gets "...a rush from the power..." that comes from the attention she gets on the Internet." 

Thus, it's a feedback loop i.e., Girls crave attention. Girls use sex to get attention. Boys crave sex. Boys give girls the attention they crave - temporarily. And a boy can only imagine how a girl feels when she gets both attention and sex - two things that she enjoys tremendously. 

I related the preceding information, because I can verify Cohen's information based on my own research; however, the following claims made by Cohen are erroneous. She claimed that "...girls who chose men so far out of their age range also tend toward low self-esteem and depression. Many of these girls are looking to replace their abusive or difficult families with new ones." But in the prior 48 pages of the book she surmised that most girls suffer from a low self-esteem - not just the teleiophiles. 

In addition, she wrote "...girls I interviewed told me they felt that teenage boys were immature and that they like how the older men treated them..." But in the next paragraph she wrote " who choose teenage girls tend to be immature and insecure, with egos matching those of teenage boys. Many have criminal histories..." I hope that the contradiction is apparent. And to make the claim that "many" ephebophiles are criminals is preposterous

Lastly, Cohen warns that raunchy teen behavior can lead to raunchy adult behavior if the addiction to attention isn't held under control after marriage. She wrote "When their emptiness, their sense of being worthless, isn't healed through the relationship, they head back out there, certain it means they just didn't find the right one yet."

Sunday, May 18, 2014

LOVE LETTERS OF A PORTUGUESE NUN (1977): A Nymphet's Virginity is Sacrificed

In Jess Franco's Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun (1977) [German: Die Liebesbriefe einer portugesischen Nonne], after Father Vicente, a middle-aged priest and The Confessor of Sins, catches 15-year-old Maria (Susan Hemingway) committing "... wicked and shameful behavior."  in the woods with a 17-year-old boy, the priest convinces Maria's mother to send the nymphet to the convent. Father Vicente warns that Maria, "... will surely be condemned to hell if she continues to run loose."

Upon arriving at the convent, Maria is fingered given a vaginal exam to verify her virginity by Mother Alma, the Grand Priestess, while Father Vicente pleasingly watches. Mother Alma demanded, "Spread your legs apart. More! Wider!" 

After the nymphet passed her vaginal exam, she was sent to the confessional. Father Vicente inquired, "Did you ever experience pleasure?" Maria answered by describing how she performed oral sex on her older cousin in a dream. Father Vicente audibly masturbated until orgasm during Maria's confession.

Maria is then shown to her room and is soon visited by the two youngest nuns in the convent. One of the young nuns welcomes Maria with a "sisterly kiss" on the lips before the nuns invite Marie to play a lesbian "game". But their game is interrupted by the Grand Priestess who, on the orders of Father Vicente, proceeds to sensually undress Maria and wrap her nude body in thorns. The Grand Priestess informs Maria that she must endure the pain of the thorns to achieve salvation.

When a letter that Maria sends her to mother explaining the hypocrisy of Father Vicente is intercepted, Maria is placed in a "cell of isolation" to repent; however, Father Vicente informs Maria that if she really wants to repent she must make, "A holy sacrifice," by sacrificing her virginity to Satan (Herbert Fux). But before Marie has the honor of sacrificing her virginity, she must prove herself worthy of the "honor" by performing a task or "penance", which is to perform oral sex on Father Vicente! Subsequently, Maria's 15-year-old virginity is taken by the Devil in the midst of the nuns masturbating and having lesbian sex. 

In the end, Maria refuses to believe that it was all a dream and does everything that she can to escape the convent, expose Father Vicente and Mother Alma, and avoid being burned at the stake.

Interestingly, Susan Hemingway was 14-years-old when Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun (1977) was filmed and since the film was made in Germany her nudity was legal due to the age of consent in Germany being, you guessed it, 14.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES: The Seduction of a 15-Year-Old French Nymphet

I wrote in The Allure of Nymphets that the opening credits for Cruel Intentions (1999) revealed that the movie was “suggested” by the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos De Laclos. 

Here's the abbreviated Wikipedia plot summary of Les Liaisons dangereuses:

The Vicomte de Valmont is determined to seduce the virtuous, married ... Madame de Tourvel. At the same time, the Marquise de Merteuil is determined to corrupt the young [15-year-old] Cécile de Volanges, whose mother has only recently brought her out of a convent to be married — to Merteuil's previous lover [36-year-old M. le Comte de Gercourt], who has rudely discarded her. [However] Cécile falls in love with the Chevalier Danceny (her young music tutor), and Merteuil and Valmont pretend to help the secret lovers in order to gain their trust and use them later in their own schemes.

Merteuil suggests that the Vicomte seduces Cécile in order to enact her revenge on Cécile's future husband. Valmont refuses, finding the challenge too easy, and preferring to devote himself to seducing [22-year-old] Madame de Tourvel. Merteuil promises Valmont that if he seduces Madame de Tourvel and provides her with written proof, she will spend the night with him. He expects rapid success, but does not find it as easy as his many other conquests. During the course of his pursuit, he discovers that Cécile's mother has written to Madame de Tourvel about his bad reputation. He avenges himself in seducing Cécile as Merteuil had suggested. In the meantime, Merteuil takes Danceny as a lover.

By the time Valmont has succeeded in seducing Madame de Tourvel, he seems to have fallen in love with her. Jealous, Merteuil tricks him into deserting Madame de Tourvel — and reneges on her promise of spending the night with him. In retaliation Valmont reveals that he prompted Danceny to reunite with Cécile, leaving Merteuil abandoned yet again. Merteuil declares war on Valmont and reveals to Danceny that Valmont has seduced Cécile.

We already know why Valmont seduced Cécile, who is described in the novel as "really pretty, she is only fifteen; a rosebud...[an] innocent convent-girl..." but let's take a look at how he seduced the nymphet. 

1. Self-Confidence 

Valmont possesses a very high level of self-confidence and he clearly practices Assumed Attraction i.e., he has no doubt in his mind that Cécile will be attracted to him and that he could seduce the maiden. Valmont boasts that Cécile, "...would be handed over to me defenseless, who could not fail to be intoxicated by a first attention...whom curiosity would probably lead more rapidly than love."

What Kerry Cohen wrote in Dirty Little Secrets: Breaking the Silence on Teenage Girls and Promiscuity supports Valmont's stance that females become intoxicated by male attention. She wrote "What they crave is attention, that moment when a boy looks at them and they can believe that they are worth something to someone. They can believe that they matter."

2. Presence\Focus Charisma

In addition, Valmont is focused, which is an essential part of charisma according to the book The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane. Madame de Volanges wrote that Valmont "...has never from his earliest youth taken one step or said one word without a purpose..." And the author of the ebook The October Man Sequence advises that pickup artists should maintain that level of moment-to-moment focus.

3. Self-Efficacy

Geoff Colvin relates in Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else that for one to be a world-class performer he should possess self-efficacy, which is a tool that can be used to help one succeed in specific situations. One aspect of self-efficacy is using Performance Outcomes (i.e., past experiences) to increase one's self-confidence. 

In an attempt to humble Valmont, Marquise de Merteuil wrote, "You [Valmont] have seduced, ruined even, a number of women...Where is there in that any merit which is really yours? A handsome face, the result of mere chance; grace, which is almost always given by experience...quite praiseworthy impudence (i.e., extreme self-confidence), but probably due solely to the facility of your first successes..."

Thus, Valmont's attractive grace and impudence can be attributed to his previous Performance Outcomes.

4. Attention via Eye-Contact

Michael Ellsberg wrote in the book The Power of Eye Contact that eye contact "... doesn't create attraction. What it does do ... is reveal attraction and makes both parties unmistakably aware of it."

Consequently, Valmont used eye contact to reveal is attraction to Cécile. He made use of "tender and pressing" glances, which caused the nymphet to "lower her large, modest eyes." After looking at her "angelic face" his eyes wandered "... over all her person" He said, "... I amused myself by guessing at the curves and forms through a light but always troublesome garment. After I had descended from the head to her feet, I returned from the feet to her head. My fair friend, that soft gaze was fixed upon me...Then there was established between us...the first treaty of love..."

5. Gorilla Seduction

Valmont requested that Cécile remove the key to her bedroom door from her mother's mantle, so that he could procure a copy under the guise of making it easier for him to relay letters to Cécile from Danceny. But what Valmont really had in mind were "nocturnal rendezvous".

After making a copy of the key and making sure "everything was quiet in the chateau", armed with a dark lantern, Valmont made his way into Cécile's bedroom. Cécile, whom Valmont describes as having a, "... little person's pretty look", a "fresh mouth", and a "childish air" was asleep, but he was able to wake her without causing a stir in the chateau.

Valmont wrote, "... I promised everything for a kiss...After much bargaining, we agreed on a second...Then I guided the timid arms around my body, I held her more amorously in one of mine, and the soft kiss was indeed received...I have begun to like slow methods, I tell you. Once certain of arriving, why hurry on the journey so fast?"

But Valmont didn't wait long before moving on to the next phase of seduction. He wrote that Cécile, "yielded at first and ended up by consenting... we did not separate until we were satisfied with each other and had both agreed..." on the next rendezvous.

It's worth sharing that Valmont didn't get back to room until dawn and "...was worn out with fatigue.." but went to breakfast, because he had a "...passion for observing behaviors the morning after." And Valmont observed that the nymphet he seduced had, "... embarrassment in her countenance! Difficulty in walking! Eyes continually lowered, and so large and so tired!"

If you read the novel, it may appear that Valmont raped Cécile, but the maiden admitted she didn't thwart Valmont's advances as aggressively as she could have. She wrote, "...I am afraid I did not defend myself as much as I could have...there were moments when I was if I loved him...and I was weak enough to consent that he should come again this evening..."

After subsequent late night visits from Valmont, Cécile wrote, "... I must admit there is great pleasure in it; so I am scarcely at all unhappy...And also M. de Valmont is very charming!"

But Valmont didn't stop there. You used another seduction technique on the nymphet. One that he wrote, "... is not always necessary for seducing a girl, it is indispensable and often the most efficacious way, when you wish to deprave her.." And what seduction technique did he use? He falsely related "scandalous adventures" about Cécile's mother, for "...she who does not respect her mother will not respect herself..." 

And before long Valmont had seduced the nymphet to meet in his room. He wrote, "I have received her there twice; and in this short space the scholar has become almost as learned as the master. Yes, truly, I have taught her everything, including the complaisances!"

After the scandalous novel, which the author stated was based on personal observations of French nobles, was published in 1782, it was enjoyed by the likes of Queen Marie Antoinette. And despite the fact that Les Liaisons Dangereuses involves a middle-aged man seducing, "ruining", and taking the virginity of a 15-year-old girl, it has been adapted into a number of plays, films, television shows, ballets, radio shows and operas. 

For example, Dangerous Liaisons (1988) starred 17-year-old (nude) Uma Thurman as Cécile and was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture. The film won the award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Louisa Krause as Cecile in the Huntington Theatre Company Production of
Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Boston University Theatre

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Petra Collins: A Young Female Photographer of Nymphets

I went to the Capricious gallery in New York's Chinatown last week to see 21-year-old Petra Collins' Discharge, which was Collins' first solo exhibit.

According to a Village Voice article, Collins "... addresses the insecurities and angst of the female teenage experience through her artworks ...The photographs depict young women in various intimate scenes...many of the works deal aggressively with the physical changes of female adolescence."

According to the Capricious' website Collins has been "... creating provocative work that deals with female sexuality and teenagehood since the ready age of fifteen."
The gallery relates that Collins is:

  • founder and curator of The Ardorous, an online art collective showcasing work by emerging female artists
  • a staff photographer at Rookie, Tavi Gevinson’s magazine for teenage girls 
  • a casting director for Richard Kern [a photographer of nymphets]
  • the writer and directer of two films “The Crimson Crusade” and “Pussy Power”, two subversive shorts that focus on reclaiming female sexuality, and 
  • the curator of an all-female art show titled Gynolandscape
Despite Collins' raunchy teen content, she:

  • began giving lectures on art and female sexuality at educational and art institutions such as York University and The Art Gallery of Ontario
  • was profiled by the New York Times as a cultural influencer 
  • has work that has been featured in publications like VICE, Oyster, Vogue Italia, GARAGE, and Purple
  • was named one of Canada’s top 30 artists under 30 by Blouin Artinfo, and 
  • is currently working on a book of photography to be printed by Random House in 2015

The fact that the above institutions and personalities support and praise Collins' work is a testament to the extensive allure of nymphets. But her photography does blur the line between art and teen (softcore) pornography.

The Photography of Petra Collins

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Marc Jacobs Exposes Nymphet Kendall Jenner

I wrote in The Allure of Nymphets and on this blog about how nymphets are used to sell everything from jeans to perfume. And (gay) designer Marc Jacobs is highly prone to use nymphets to sell his products. In the past he used 17-year-old Dakota Fanning to sell his Oh Lola (in reference to Lolita) perfume. 

Most recently Jacobs used 18-year-old Kendall Jenner during New York Fashion Week to promote his latest fashion line.  Teen Vogue related that Kendall said, "I just recently turned 18, so this [show] is my big kick-off to start and grow my career." Kendall's debut walk down the runway caused a stir due to her sheer top.

But that wasn't the first time that Kendall exposed her young breasts to the world. When she turned 18 she she posted a photograph that was taken by Victoria’s Secret photographer Russell James of her "taut" nipples on Instagram. Clearly, Kendall is aware of the allure of nymphets and is using it to advance her career.

Kendall Jenner for Marc Jacobs NYFW

Saturday, April 19, 2014

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: Nymphet & Teacher on Teacher's Bed

Pretty Little Liars S04E18 Aria and Mr. Fitz

I wrote in The Allure of Nymphets that like in literature, there are a number of television shows and movies that have a female high school student in a romantic relationship with one of her (English) teachers. I first saw the theme on One Tree Hill about ten years ago and most recently on the hugely popular ABC Family teen drama, Pretty Little Liars

On the show, 16-year-old brunette Aria met Ezra at a bar, kissed him and “made out” with him in the bar’s bathroom. The next day she found out that Eric was actually Mr. Fitz, her new English teacher. Aria and Mr. Fitz continued to make out in subsequent episodes for over four seasons in places like his car and apartment. 

You may be asking yourself, “How can a television show get away with portraying a 16-year-old in a relationship with her English teacher?” The answer is easy. Pretty Little Liars is set in Pennsylvania where the age of consent is, you guessed it, 16. The writers strategically set the show in Pennsylvania, so they could legally shock its viewers. 

And if you're intrigued by the television show, you'll find the novels fascinating. 

In the beginning of chapter three of volume one, Hanna, who is described as the most sought-after girl at Rosewood Day high school and her best friend, Mona Vanderwaal, were sipping red wine at the French-inspired cafe, Rive Gauch, in the King James Mall. 

While they were inconceivably enjoying their drinks and “comparing Vogue to Teen Vogue,” Hanna noticed a “fortysomething guy staring lecherously at them,” so she decided it would be a good idea to have a “Lolita” moment.

“We should flash him.” Mona suggested before the teens slowly pulled up the hems of their sky-high minis and revealed their panties to the “... regular Humbert Humbert.”  

“You know that guy had a boner,” Mona presumed as the middle-aged man dashed away after he spilled his drink. 

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Why Teens Indulge in Risk-Taking e.g., Girls Gone Wild Videos...

The New York Magazine article The Collateral Damage of a Teenager that was excerpted from All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior reiterated what I wrote in The Allure of Nymphets and on this blog about the history of childhood in America. 

The article states:

Yes, it’s a physiologically distinct phenomenon, too, accompanied by discernible biological changes. But it was “discovered” in the middle of the Progressive Era (in 1904, specifically, by the educator Stanley Hall), which happened to be the same moment the nation was passing myriad laws to protect its young. For the first time, parents were obliged to shelter and support older children, rather than rely on them as wage earners. And what they concluded, after observing these kids for extended periods of time at close range, is that their teenagers were going through a terrible period of “storm and stress.”

And that “storm and stress” can have dire consequences for the parents and the children. As for the children, the article states:

From an evolutionary perspective, it makes sense that adolescents might be more disposed toward risk. Human beings need incentives to leave the family nest. Leaving home is dangerous. But here’s a historical point to consider: Maybe adolescents would be less inclined to jump off roofs and other manners of silliness if they had more positive and interesting ways to express their risk-­taking selves. That was the argument the anthropologist Margaret Mead made in the sixties: The sheltered lives of modern adolescents were robbing them of an improvisational “as-if” period during which they could safely experiment with who they’d ultimately become. (Without romanticizing life in the past, the historian Steven Mintz notes that Eli Whitney opened his own nail factory before going to Yale at 16, and Herman Melville dropped out of school at 12 to work “in his uncle’s bank, as a clerk in a hat store, as a teacher, a farm laborer, and a cabin boy on a whaling ship—all before the age of 20.”)

As for the parents:

For parents, however, the picture is a good deal more complicated. In 1994, Steinberg published Crossing Paths, one of the few extensive accounts of how parents weather the transition of their firstborns into puberty, based on a longitudinal study he conducted of more than 200 families. Forty percent of his sample suffered a decline in mental health once their first child entered adolescence. Respondents reported feelings of rejection and low self-worth; a decline in their sex lives; increases in physical symptoms of distress.

Thus, the invention of childhood has caused negative consequences for parents and their children. Parents experience a decline in mental health and children indulge in risk-taking like making (Middle School) Girls Gone Wild YouTube videos.

Famous Ephebophile: Artist Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Nabokov wrote in Lolita, "A normal man given a group photograph of school girls or Girls Scouts and asked to point out the comeliest one will not necessarily choose the nymphet among them. You have to be an artist ..."

And that is exactly what 53-year-old artist Sir Peter Paul Rubens did when he "pointed out" 16-year-old Hélène Fourment. 

The Flemish Baroque painter and the nymphet had four sons and seven daughters. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

12-Year Old Thylane Blondeau: The New (Nude) Kate Moss/Brooke Shields

Thylane Blondeau for Jalouse

12-year-old French model Thylane Blondeau is on the cover of the April 2014 issue of Jalouse, a French fashion and culture magazine. Her photograph is conservative by secular standards; however, the hashtag #BORN 2001 and the words LA NOUVELLE KATE MOSS on the cover are controversial. The hashtag confirms the fact that Blondeau is a pre-teen model and that she's following in the footsteps of supermodel Kate Moss.

I wrote in The Allure of Nymphets about how 18-year-old Kate Moss appeared nude in a Calvin Klein Obsession for Men magazine advertisement and how she related in a Vanity Fair interview that when she was 16 she was told by a representative of Face magazine that if she didn't get nude, "...we’re not going to book you again." Thus, the fact that Jalouse is using Blondeau's pre-teen age as a selling point and that she is expected to follow in the footsteps of Kate Moss is revealing. 

18-year-old Kate Moss

Furthermore, Blondeau's behind the scenes Twitter picture is additionally revealing. Blondeau's pose is the picture is exactly like the pose Brooke Shields held in a 1981 Calvin Klein commercial when she was 15-years-old. This is what I wrote about the commercial in The Allure of Nymphets:

In one commercial, the camera panned up her maroon cowboy boots, then up the right leg of her Calvin Klein skinny jeans, then slowly across her crotch before finally stopping at her young face. With her crotch still within view, due to her legs being spread completely open, Brooke looked seductively into the camera and said, “You wanna know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing.” Thereby, letting the viewers know that her fifteen-year-old crotch, which I am confident the viewers could not take their eyes off of, was sans panties.

Thylane Blondeau's Twitter Picture

Lastly, Thylane Blondeau's recent pictures in Jalouse are considered by some to be tame in comparison to her pictures that were published in a 2011 issue of Vogue. The photographs caused a major stir, because despite the fact that Blondeau was only 10-years-old, she had on make-up, adult clothes, jewelry, and stilettos.

Interestingly, when one is reminded that childhood is a relatively recent invention, Blondeau's pictures don't seem as controversial. And clearly, Jalouse, Face, Calvin KleinMarc Jacobs Marie Claire and Vogue realize how powerful the allure of nymphets is and has chosen to capitalize on the seductiveness of nubiles. 

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Famous Ephebophile: James Franco - On and Off the Screen

Figure 1.

James Franco posted the pictures in figure 1 on his Instagram. The pictures are inviting Franco's fans to see a trailer for his new movie Palo Alto (2014), which is based on Franco's book. And as you can see from the pictures, Franco's character is a teacher and soccer coach "who gets too close to a teenage girl on his team".

James Franco and Lucy Clode Selfie (Figure 2)

In a classic case of art imitating life, Franco invited Lucy Clode, a Scottish teen, to a hotel rendezvous after he signed her autograph and took a selfie (Figure 2) with her outside of the Longacre Theatre after he starred in a performance of Of Mice and Men. Clode tagged Franco when she posted the selfie on Instagram, which allowed Franco to directly contact the 17-year-old.

This is how their conversation went:

As you can cull from the conversation, there were two sources of contention - Clode wanted to verify Franco's identity and (intially) she didn't want to meet him until after her 18th birthday; however, she decided that if she could unequivocally verify Franco's identity she would meet him at the hotel. 

This is the headline of an article posted on the Huffington Post -  So, Is James Franco's Use Of Instagram Innovative Film Promotion Or Just Kind Of Creepy? The Franco/Clode selfie and subsequent conversation may or may not have been to promote his film, but clearly the reporter, Lauren Duca, is middle-aged women who is, unsurprisingly, against age-discrepant relationships between ephebophiles and teleiophiles. In contrast, Franco got between 49,000 and 51,000 Likes, mostly from young women, for the pictures in figure 1. 

Lastly, it's not clear why Clode (initially) wanted to meet Franco after she turned 18, because the age of consent in Scotland is 16 and 17 in New York, which may explain why Franco didn't have an issue with inviting the nymphet to a hotel.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Shakespeare's OTHELLO: The White Nymphet & Old Black General

Desdemona and Othello
In The Allure of Nymphets I shared the following sonnet from William Shakespeare, which is about a disappointing love affair with a young girl. The sonnet extols the wonders of youth:

Crabbed age and youth cannot live together:
Youth is full of pleasure, age is full of care;
Youth like summer morn, age like winter weather;
Youth like summer brave, age like winter bare.
Youth like full of sport, age’s breath is short;
Youth is nimble, age is lame;
Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold;
Youth is wild, and age is tame.

Age, I do abhor thee; youth, I adore thee...

In addition, Shakespeare extols the wonders of youth in Othello via an age-discrepant marriage between Othello, a North African general of the armies of Venice, and Desdemona, the "exquisitely beautiful" young daughter of Brabantio, a Venetian senator. 

Shakespeare doesn't give the exact ages of Othello and Desdemona, but Othello is described by Iago, the villain of the play, as an "...old black ram..." while Desdemona is described as a "... little white lamb...[with] beautiful skin, whiter than snow and smooth as the finest marble."

Othello and Desdemona feared that, due to Othello's race and age, they wouldn't get the blessing of her father; thus, they eloped. Roderigo, a young jealous admirer of Desdemona informed her father, "...but in the wee hours of the morning your daughter left your go into the rough embrace of a lustful Moor." (I wrote in The Allure of Nymphets that young men and older women are understandably the most opposed to ephebophiles and teleiophiles.)

Thus it was assumed that Othello seduced Desdemona. It was unconscionable that she wanted to get married. Desdemona's father even suggested that Othello used magic, trickery and/or drugs to seduce Desdemona. He said, "Are there magic spells that can lead young virgins astray? It's obvious to everyone that you you've tricked her, drugged her, or kidnapped her."

Othello is reminder that looks are not nearly as unimportant to nymphets as they are to ephebophiles. Even Brabantio made that mistake. He asked, "And you want me to believe that despite her young age and proper upbringing she fell in love with a man she'd be afraid to look at?" Iago opined, "To keep things hot, she'll need someone with a handsome face, someone close to her in age, someone who looks and acts like her." But Brabantio and Iago failed to understand that it was Othello's high self-confidence, self-esteem, and power (i.e., self-control) that attracted Desdemona.

After Desdemona convinced her father that it was her idea to marry Othello, he was forced to give their marriage his blessing; however, that didn't prevent Iago and Roderigo from doing everything within their power to end the age-discrepant marriage.

Note: I used the No Fear Shakespeare translation of Othello.

SARA (1997): A Polish Nymphet's Unrequited Love

Sara (1997)

Here's the plot summary posted on IMDB for Sara (1997):

The forty-something Leon [Boguslaw Linda] who used to be with special forces is now an alcoholic after his wife left him. He gets a call to meet a mobster who's looking for a bodyguard. When he arrives the mobster refuses to hire him because he can tell he's an alcoholic, but when he saves his life a few minutes later, the gangster is very appreciative and gives Leon the job. He's not hired to protect the gangster, but the gangster's 16-year-old daughter, Sara [Agnieszka Wlodarczyk]. At first she is annoyed by him and is rebellious and won't cooperate with him, but when he saves her life and takes a bullet for her, she falls in love with him. She makes advances towards him telling him she wants him to be her man. Naturally he refuses her at first because he knows her father would kill him. Eventually he gives in and they become secret lovers. They're in love but how long can they continue their relationship before her father finds out? And what will he do when he finds out?

In The Allure of Nymphets, I wrote about what makes a man attractive to nymphets. The Polish film Sara (1997) is another reminder to ephebophiles that one of the best ways to increase a nymphet's attraction is to resist her initial advances. Leon repeatedly rejected Sara's advances until she literally begged him to take her. "Please," 16-year-old Sara said her middle-aged bodyguard, "I'll never do anything stupid. I'll only listen to you...I love you. I'll be with you forever. I'll have your children"

In contrast, her other bodyguard was too needy and unsurprisingly Sara rejected his advances. He said, "I know everything about you. I know how tall you are, how much you weigh, what your shoe size is, and your bra [size]...I even know when you have your period."

Note: Agnieszka Wlodarczyk was 16 when Sara was filmed. The age of consent in Poland is 15; however, Agnieszka's multiple nude scenes were (literally, but not figuratively) non-sexual. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

BLACK MOON (1975): A Nymphet Breastfeeds the Old Lady

Black Moon (1975)
Unsurprisingly, Barbara Gordon related in Jennifer Fever that gay men have a preference for young men, but surprisingly lesbians don't have a preference for young women. And I wrote in The Allure of Nymphets that the only thing that a man likes more than a nymphet are two nymphets. 

However, a number of straight men have a preference for a genre of pornography that features teens with middle-aged women. Titles like Lesbian Seductions Older/Younger, Lesbian Adventures - Older Women, Younger Girls, and Mother Lovers Society are some of the most popular titles in pornography. The popularity of the genre may be due to the fact that the contrast in ages highlights the age of the younger women. The contrast appears to make the teens look even younger i.e., more attractive. 

Black Moon (1975) is a fantasy film that was written and directed by Louis Malle. (The French born filmmaker directed the very controversial Pretty Baby (1978) as well.) In Black Moon, among other strange occurrences, 15-year-old cleavage revealing Lily (Cathryn Harrison) chases a talking unicorn around the grounds of a 200-year-old manor house in France. (The house belongs to Malle.)

When Malle was asked to describe Black Moon he said, "I don't know how to describe Black Moon because it's a strange melange - if you want, it's a mythological fairy-tale [à la Alice in Wonderland]  taking place in the near future."

What is clear in the film is that Malle knows how to take advantage of the allure of a nymphet. Malle teases the viewer with Lisa's cleavage for over an hour before he has the nymphet unbutton the few remaining buttons of her white cotton shirt, wipe her small breasts clean with a dampened cotton ball, and from a scene straight out of Lesbian Adventures - Older WomenYounger Girls, the nymphet consolingly "breastfeeds" the Old Lady (Thérèse Giehse). Unsurprisingly, Black Moon was the winner of two French César Awards.

Note: The age of consent in France is 15 and since Cathryn Harrison's topless scene was shown in a non-sexual context, it was legal based on secular law. Although, what is considered to be non-sexual is subjective and sometimes the authorities disagree with artists.