Monday, December 24, 2018

Famous Teleiophile & Teen Lipstick Lesbian: Holly Golightly

I wrote in The Allure of Nymphets that in Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Holly Golightly married a much older man at the age of thirteen, she lived with a college jock at the age of fifteen, and at the age of eighteen she stated,“I can’t get excited by a man until he’s at least forty-two.” Now that's a teleiophile!

But I was really shocked when a teen lipstick lesbian on the MTV's Skins (S01E02) masturbated to a picture of Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) from the film adaptation of the novella.

Interestingly, Rebecca Renner wrote in The Paris Review post "Was Holly Golightly Bisexual?": 
"The name Holly Golightly is synonymous with sex and sophistication, but viewers may not know as much about her as they think." You can write that again. 
Renner shared this Golightly quote from the novella: 
“Of course people couldn’t help but think I must be a bit of a dyke myself. And of course I am [...] So what? That never discouraged a man yet, in fact it seems to goad them on.”
And this excerpt from a 1968 Truman Capote Playboy interview:
[...] the interviewer asked Capote, “Was Holly a Lesbian?”
“Of course, there’s a Lesbian component in every woman, but what intrigues me is the heterosexual male’s fascination with Lesbians,” Capote answered. 
Thus, just like there is an allure of nymphets, there is also an allure of (nymphet) lipstick lesbians

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