Friday, July 8, 2016


Here's the plot summary for Sexy Baby (2012) from IMDB:

An ex adult film star, a 12 year old girl [Winnifred Bonjean Alpart] and a 22 year old who yearns for "normal" private parts are chronicled in this thought provoking doc about how porn, social media and pop culture affect women and girls.

For the purposes of this blog, we're going to concentrate on the nymphet. Below are some relevant quotes from the documentary that sheds light on raunchy teen behavior:

Winnifred: "Dad, I've had like six cab drivers and like three of them have not made me pay." 
Dad: "What the context? He's like, 'Ah you're a nice girl."
Winifred: "No. I just blow them."

From the playscript of Facebook Me, a play developed by The Arts Effect All-Girl Theater Company, Winnifred read the following lines, "Dayyum. Look'in hot as hell sexy. No wonder old dude hit on your ass. See you tonight?"

At Winnifred's Bat Mitzvah, the DJ announced a dance battle between Winni and her mother. "Whose got better moves? Mother or daughter?" Then the DJ opined alliteratively, "I think Winni is winning [...] Damn, youse [sic] a sexy thing!"

A number of young interviewees shared that they started watching porn in middle school and consequently sexted in high school. 

In Porn Before Puberty?, an ABC News feature, Winnifred shared that when she was in eighth grade, "[..] boys mostly, were watching porn during school [...] during independent reading, they would do that." The feature related that nine out of ten children between the ages of eight and sixteen have viewed pornography on the Internet.

Upon Winnifred's return from an eight grade trip, her mother was shocked to see a hickey on Winnifred's neck. "[I'm] glad to see [that] there was all types of inappropriate conduct going on on a school trip." Winnifred replied,"Oh, trust me. You have no idea."

Anyone who has read Tom Wolfe’s Hooking Up wouldn't be shocked by any of Winnifred’s behavior. Wolfe wrote that in high schools and junior high schools  - from the plush suburbs of Washington to the underprivileged schools of the South Bronx, that there are thirteen and fourteen-year-old girls performing fellatio on boys between classes.

Winnifred and Sexy Baby (2012) reminded me of what Brian Boyd shared from Robertson Davies in Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years. Davies opined that Lolita wasn't about  “[...] the corruption of an innocent child by a cunning adult, but the exploitation of a weak adult by a corrupt child.” But it's extremely important to understand that Winnifred isn't corrupt in the sense that she is an anomaly, because Winni is your typical (secular) nymphet.

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