Friday, September 22, 2017

Famous Teleiophile: The 'First Supermodel' Teen Evelyn Nesbit's Old\Young Sexual Affairs

Here's the thorough headline for Anna Hopkins' Daily Mail piece: Inside the Crime of the 20th Century: The 'mad millionaire' who shot dead New York architect as revenge for sexually assaulting his teenage model wife – before continuing his life of luxury behind bars (21 September 2017)
  • Harry Thaw, a railroad heir worth $40 million, assassinated revered architect and socialite Stanford White on the rooftop of Madison Square Garden in 1906
  • Thaw said he did it because White 'ruined his wife' - the 'first supermodel' Evelyn Nesbit, who was the 'it-girl' of the early 1900s
  • Nesbit had revealed to her husband that White sexually assaulted her when she was 16-years-old in his West 24th Street playhouse
  • [White met [...] Evelyn in 1901 – she was 16 and he was 47, with a known proclivity for young women.]
  • Despite this, she and White went on to have a years-long affair and just before she died at the age of 82 in 1967 she described him as 'the most wonderful man I ever knew'
  • Thaw was found to be criminally insane after two trials, due to the high profile nature of the case
  • It was the first trial in United States history that a jury was sequestered for, and became known as the 'Trial of the Century'
The following excerpts will serve as a fitting summary of the age-gap love scandal:
In the investigation that ensued, a tragic and bizarre 'love triangle' was revealed between the architect, the millionaire, and his model wife – New York City's first 'it-girl' Evelyn Nesbit. 

Evelyn was just 15 when she began modelling in New York City, and she looked even younger. She quickly skyrocketed to popularity in the magazine industry, and graced the covers of Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, and Harper's Bazaar in the early 1900s.

Her often sexual poses earned her the title of the world's first pin-up girl [...] 

No one was more invested in Evelyn's success than Stanford White, an architect whose firm constructed the second Madison Square Garden, Washington Square Arch, and mansions for the Vanderbilts.
Teen Evelyn Nesbit

White met for the first time Evelyn in 1901 – she was 16 and he was 47, with a known proclivity for young women. 

White convinced Evelyn's mother that it would be a good idea for her to visit friends back in Philadelphia. While her mother was away, [16-year-old] Evelyn came back to White's West 24th Street flat.

Again, the two made the tour of the apartment drinking champagne, and this time adjourning to the 10x10ft room with mirrors installed entirely around the walls and on the ceiling. This time, the alcohol made her lose consciousness. The last thing she remembered was changing into a yellow kimono, and when she regained consciousness, she was naked in his bed and no longer a virgin.

Thus began the teenager's years-long affair with the architect, who had a wife, Bessie, and son Lawrence. At the time, Evelyn was still 16 [...]

However, Evelyn was not White's only mistress [...]

In her memoir, Evelyn wrote: 'When I was robbed of my illusions by Stanford's continued interest in other women, love had died in my heart. And I did resolutely put him out of my mind too. I went on adoring Stanford for his kindness, his thoughtfulness, no more.'

Eventually Evelyn met Harry Thaw, the multi-million dollar railroad heir who was known to be mentally ill – but piqued Evelyn's interests by delivering her roses encased in $50 bills.

While on a trip to Europe, Evelyn decided to come clean about her past with White, and told her husband to-be about being drugged and raped in the Mirror Room [and the rest his history].

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hrafnhildur Hagalin 's “Guilty”: A Teen Sex Scandal | A Nymphet, Her Mother & Their "Lover"

I saw Guilty [Icelandic: Sek], which was a part of the 8th annual Dream Up festival, last Saturday at the Theater for the New City in the East Village with about nineteen other theatergoers. Here's the plot summary from the theater's website:
“Guilty” by Hrafnhildur Hagalin Gudmundsdottir is based on the trial transcript from an 1837 criminal case, “the nastiest in Icelandic history” in the words of the young judge who presided there. A twelve-year-old girl is sexually abused on a remote farm, Rifsaedasel, in the moorlands high above the barren north coast of Iceland, 66°32' N, 16°11' W. 

The mother’s love affair with the abuser, the hired hand on her husband’s subsistence farm, drives her to testify against her young daughter during the trial in a desperate attempt to conceal her lover´s crime. The crime of adultery, to which the mother confesses, is at the time of the trial a capital offense. What punishment will the judge mete out?

The playwright works from the actual testimony, which has been preserved to this day in the handwritten Thingeyjasysla County court records. “Guilty” focuses on the love triangle; on Jorunn, the mother´s, sexual obsession; and, consequently, on the eternal questions of innocence and guilt. 
Bailey Newman

The plot summary of the play, that ended Sunday, doesn't make it explicitly clear that the mother desired to continue her affair with her daughter's "abuser" after she knew that he had raped the nymphet who was played by Bailey Newman - a non-nymphet but passable in pigtails.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pre-Teen Orgy in Stephen King’s IT

E. Alex Jung's September 8, 2017 post, "How Does the New It Movie Deal With Stephen King’s [Pre-teen] Orgy Scene?", on Vulture relates:

Since its publication in September of 1986, It has enjoyed a long shelf life, first as a book that spent 14 weeks at the top of the New York Times best-seller list [...] This week, It hits theaters for the first time as a feature film [...].

But one controversial scene from King’s novel has dogged the book and subsequent adaptations. After defeating It, the kids get lost in the sewer tunnels on the way out; this is attributed in part to the fact that they’re losing their “connection” to one another. The solution is to bind them together, which Beverly — the only girl in the story’s main group of protagonists, called “the Losers” — says can only happen if each of the boys has sex with her. Where they’re timid and unsure, she’s confident and maternal [...]The sex is a “consensual” gang bang, with each of the boys losing his virginity, and thus entering manhood, through Beverly.

[...] critics and readers looking back at it have called it everything from “disturbing” to “sick” to “insane.” A Reddit reader from last year simply asked, “WTF?” and generated over 500 comments. For almost ten exhaustive pages, King describes each of the boys having sex with Beverly and their orgasms as a version of “flying.”

Although, Beverly doesn't have sex in the adaptation, Jung relates that the film: "sexualizes her several times, like when she flirts with a middle-aged cashier at a pharmacy to help the boys steal some supplies."

Here are two excerpts and the complete section from Chapter 22 sections (11) Beverly and (12) Love and Desire/August 10th 1958:

"You have to put your thing in me."

"Mike comes to her, then Richie, and the act is repeated. Now she feels some pleasure, dim heat in her childish unmatured sex, and she closes her eyes as Stan comes to her and she thinks of the birds."