Monday, December 31, 2018

THE WOLVES: A Play | "What's Up Sluts"| A Raunchy Teen Soccer Team

Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves, among other accolades, was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play was originally produced at The Duke on 42nd Street before it moved to the Lincoln Center.

Here's part of Wikipedia's synopsis:
“The Wolves” is set in an indoor soccer facility. Each scene depicts the nine teenage girls that make up the Wolves, a soccer team, warming up before their game each week.

The first scene opens with discussion of a Cambodian murderer, and conversations stem from there. Overlapping dialogue illustrates an atmosphere where each group of girls have their own, specific conversations while still chiming in on the main topic. These spin-offs include period gossip, talk of boyfriends [...]
Note: An action from the script informs the reader that the coeds are 16: "the giggle like only 16-year-olds can."

Wikipedia's reference to period gossip is referring to #7, #8, and #14 encouraging, with sexual overtones, #2 to switch to tampons:
#2. (terrified) what if like my pad falls out?
#7. you still use those?
#14. you gotta get off of those [...] you want a ? cause I can get you one
#2. no | thank you
#8. it's not so hard | you just like | pop! [...]
#7. (with the super plus)
#14. (oh my god yes)
#7. little perv
#14. hahaha | hahaha | hahaha
Wikipedia's reference to "talk of boyfriends" is in reference to when #7 and #14 met Dan, #7's boyfriend and Dan's friend, "some college guy", during Dan's Thanksgiving break from college:
#7. "I am so fucking pumped [...] we're going to my dad's ski house | and that asshole won't be there | and he has like a fully stocked bar" 

But #14 was upset after #7 left her alone with the "college guy": #14. yeah but you just like | you abandoned me | to go FUCK your stupid FUCKING boyfriend!! | so / very LOUDLY!
The cast of The Wolves from the Theatre Royal | Stratford East Production

A 16-year-old high school student having loud sex with a college student is a smaller age-gap than say a high school student's attraction to a former professional European soccer player or a middle-aged A-List actor. (Of course, IRL, unless the play was set in one of the 31 states where the age of consent is 16, that college student could have served jail time while #7 would have been counseled by a consoling counselor.)

In reference to Coach Mikhail, who played professional soccer in Croatia or Czech Republic, #14 opined: 
#14. I think he's sorta sexy
#8. he's like 45!!
#14. so's Jude Law
Interestingly, like in Slut: The Play#7 had a preference for referring to her teammates as sluts. For example, after #14 shared that she forgot her bikini, she said, while flashing her sports bra: guess I'll just have to SKINNY DIP. #7 replied: (with love and delight) you total fucking slut. 

And in another scene, #7 greeted her teen teammates with: what's up sluts. Thus, unsurprisingly, in reference to teen oral sex, #7 opined: it was just a fucking b / lowjob.

In the end, possibly the most interesting item from the script is the Gertrude Stein quote: "We are always the same age inside."

The Wolves is a New York Times Critics' Pick and Ben Brantley wrote in his review of the teen play:
"The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe...some of the most exciting and affecting ensemble work on a New York stage." [Emphasis added]

And Time Out concluded:

"Sarah DeLappe's extremely skillful debut...maps the bruising terrain of the nine teens' lives."

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

Sunday, December 16, 2018

SLUT: A PLAY | Teens (Re)Claim Slut Status

On the cover of the book Slut: A Play and Guidebook for Combating Sexism and Sexual Violence, which was published by the Feminist Press of my alma mater, The City College of New York, Gloria Steinem opined: “SLUT is truthful, raw, and immediate! Experience this play and witness what American young women live with every day.

Playwright Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney wrote in the book that during the sessions to develop the play at The Arts Effect All-Girl Theater Company in New York City, the word slut kept coming out of the mouths of the twenty East Coast high school students. For example: “I feel like a slut.”, “I was dressed all slutty.”, and “Haha. Oh my [G]od, you’re a dirty little slut!” 

Cappiello and McInerney wrote: “There’s an attempt being made by girls and young women across the country to reclaim the word. Being a “slut” means you’re sexy, fun, experimental, willing, popular, wanted, “fuckable” [...]”

Cappiello and McInerney shared that Slut: The Play is: “[...] authentic, nuanced, and hard-hitting.” And that: “[...] everything in this play is inspired by real events.”

(During the sessions about seven of the nymphets admitted that they had experienced sexual assault, which is probably inaccurate, because most victims of sexual assault don’t share their experiences. However, Cappiello and McInerney referenced a study that found that: “Eighty-one percent of kids and teens experience sexual harassment during middle school or high school years.”)

In the play, Joey (Winnifred Bonjean Alpart), a sixteen-year-old, was forcibly “fingered” in the back of a cab. “Luke is grabbing my other leg … Pulling my leg to the side, so my, um, legs would be more open [...] Then George all of a sudden really aggressively pulls my underwear to the side and jammed two of his fingers inside me [...] Then he (Luke) put two of his fingers in his mouth [...] and then he stuck his wet fingers in my vagina” 

However, Joey is “slut-shamed” for the incident, because an online picture of Joey suggested that she was giving George a lap dance in the back of the cab and a picture of her tasting fruit flavored condoms implied that she planned to give George and Luke “blow jobs”. Joey defended her raunchy behavior by proclaiming, “And we aren’t afraid to be sexual. If all that makes us sluts, then I guess we’re sluts.” 

Some motifs in the play, that’s set on the Upper East Side, are: cursing (e.g., “Ugh - fucking nasty.”), drinking (e.g., vodka), name-calling (e.g., “You don’t let a guy hook up with you when you have your period. Is she [thirteen-year-old Nadia Boyd] retarded? [...] Is she mentally challenged?”), raunchy teen behavior (e.g.,“[...] George once followed me into the bathroom and locked the door and wouldn’t let me out until I gave him a hand job. True story. I didn’t tell anyone. We ended up going out for, like, five months....”), rape (e.g., While visiting her brother, a college junior, Sylvie, a sixteen-year-old high school junior and virgin, shared, "The second night I was there, I was raped [...] College parties are fucking ridiculous, okay.”

The actual text of Cappiello’s Slut: The Play wasn’t as revealing as some of the submissions in the chapter “Reality Check From Young Voices”. For example, Sonia, a fifteen-year-old sophomore from a small town in Pennsylvania shared: “We [My boyfriend and I] had been dating for a little over a month, when I asked him what he wanted for this sixteenth birthday. All he wanted from me was a blow job. [...] “Fine! I’ll give my boyfriend head because I’d rather that than him yell at me again.”

Fred, a thirteen-year-old, shared: “I started watching porn halfway through fifth grade. I had just begun middle school, and befriended a lot of kids in the seventh and eighth grade. Sometimes when I hung out with them they would make jokes about the porn they watched, referencing certain sites.”

Sixteen-year-old Clare wrote that her doorman “grabbed” her, “pulled” her into him, and “grabbed” her breast before he said, “I want a piece of this.” However, her neighbors paid his legal fees and opined that Clare was “[...] leading him on, or teasing him, or trying to ruin his life.”

And seventeen-year-old Danielle related: “I go to this typical Jewish summer camp, where promiscuous behavior is practically encouraged and cultivated [...] with no parental supervision, there are lots of sexual firsts for everyone [...] There is one girl in particular, Georgia, who is really petite and very pretty [...] Josh and another boy coerced - basically forced - Georgia to give them blow jobs, while others filmed it on their phones.”

Sunday, November 18, 2018

100 STROKES OF THE BRUSH BEFORE BED: "The Erotic Adventures of a Sexually Ravenous [Teen] Girl"

Melissa Panarello’s semi-autobiographical novel, 100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed [Italian: 100 colpi di spazzola prima di andare a dormire], has sold over a million copies. The following excerpt from a New York Times book review will serve as the plot summary: “The erotic adventures of a sexually ravenous girl...A wisp of a book [with] a wallop of an impact.” 

In the book, which is written in diary form, 14-year-old Melissa, “five-foot-two”, “pretty” with a “lovely little face”, masturbates in front of a mirror and at school: 
“Often with my image reflected in the mirror, I slip my finger inside, and I look into my eyes [...]” 
“[...] I touch myself, experiencing awesome orgasms, intense and brimming with fantasies” 
“Desire took possession of me even during school hours when, certain that no one was watching, I straddled the iron support of the desk and leaned my Secret against it with a gentle pressure.” 
Melissa performed oral sex on Daniele, an indifferent, insulting and irritating 18-year-old, at his vacation home until: 
“[...] all of a sudden there was a surprise: my mouth filled with hot, sour liquid, thick and plentiful [...] I drank the liquid because I didn’t know what else to do with it [...]” 

Eventually, Melissa lost her virginity to Daniele. She was still 15, and he as 19.

In reference to a substitute teacher who is “not only very smart but good-looking” one of Melissa’s classmates asked, “Wouldn’t you let a guy like that bang you?” “No. I’d rather rape him,” answered another coed with a laugh. 

Inside the “smoking room” of a palazzo, Roberto, a left-wing activist, instructed Melissa, on her 16th birthday, to perform oral sex on five men: 
“[...] you must draw near, when we tell you, and take it in your mouth until it comes. Five times, Melissa, five. Henceforth we shall no longer speak. Perform your task well.” Melissa wrote: “I returned home full of sperm, my makeup smeared. My mother was waiting for me, asleep on the couch.” 
Melissa Panarello

After perusing the Internet for porn, “I search for everything that simultaneously excites and sickens me.”, Melissa “[...] entered a lesbian chat room.” The next morning she received a message from Letizia, a 20-year-old bi-sexual fellow Catanian. Subsequently, Letizia sent Melissa a nude picture: “[...] her breasts, like two gentle hillocks topped by two large pink circles.”, which caused Melissa to remove her panties, slip beneath the covers, and: “[...] put an end to the sweet torture that Letizia had unwittingly set in motion.” 

At 1:18 P.M., Melissa met 35-year-old Fabrizio, “[...] not quite handsome: tall, robust, thinning salt-and-pepper hair [...]” in the “Perverse Sex” chat room. By 9:00 P.M., Fabrizio, married with a daughter, and Melissa had sex in Fabrizio’s car. “The next time little one, we’ll be more comfortable.”

Melissa searched Il Mercatino for a math tutor. “Only one was available. A [27-year-old] man [...]” “My name is Valerio. Don’t ever call me Professor; you’ll make me feel too old.” After their first meeting, Melissa wrote: “Here I go again, the same old same old. What can I possibly do about it? I can’t avoid arousing someone I find attractive, sitting so close to me [...]” 

After their first tutoring session, they had phone sex. “We touched ourselves while on the phone. My sex was swollen like as never before, and Lethe was flooding the Secret in waves.” At 10:15 he said, “Good night, Lo.” “Good night, Professor.” Subsequently, they had sex on a rock and then in his green car. “On the way home, he told me we better stop seeing each other as teacher and student [...] [because] he never mixes work with pleasure.” However, they returned to that location after the following conversation that took place outside of Melissa’s school as her schoolmates looked on:
“Rape me tonight.”
“No,’s risky,” he replied.
“Rape me,” I repeated, at once bossy and wicked.
“Where, Mel[issa]?”
“The place where we went the first time.”

A week later, Letizia and a teen lesbian met Melissa at her school. Subsequently, Letizia and Melissa had sex. Interestingly, using a method that isn’t foreign to lesbians, Melissa fantasized about a man to reach maximum pleasure. Melissa wrote that while Letizia was performing oral sex: “[...] I recalled the invisible little man who used to make love to me in my childhood fantasies [...] It was then that my orgasm arrived, so powerful it had me panting.” 

A review in Oggi (Italy) relates one of the best takeaways from the book: “Melissa has ripped away the veil of hypocrisy that hides the real life of today’s teenagers, a life far different from the platitudes of TV sitcoms.” Oggi (Italy)

Melissa P. (2005) is based on 100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed; but, it has been reported that Panarello did not support the film, because the film is too loosely based on her book. And I would concur, because except for a few scenes (e.g., Melissa masturbating in the mirror and at school), the film veers too widely from the book. However, there is a scene in the film that’s not in the book but that’s worth sharing. (See below)

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Wilmot's "Song of a Young Girl to Her Ancient Lover"

The Poetry Foundation wrote that John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1647–1680), "was the cynosure of the libertine wits of Restoration England." And that Wilmot "[...] was ranked as a poet second only to John Dryden, a judgment accorded as much to his genius as to his scandalous lewdness." 

Anthony Madrid shared in his post, "Porn Poetry" on The Paris Review, that the students in his poetry section were "squirming" after an undergraduate read aloud Wilmot's "Song of a Young Girl to Her Ancient Lover".

Song of a Young Girl to Her Ancient Lover

Ancient person, for whom I
All the flattering youth defy,
Long be it ere thou grow old,
Aching, shaking, crazy, cold;
But still continue as thou art,
Ancient person of my heart.

On thy withered lips and dry,
Which like barren furrows lie,
Brooding kisses I will pour,
Shall thy youthful heat restore
(Such kind showers in autumn fall,
And a second spring recall);
Nor from thee will ever part,
Ancient person of my heart.

Thy nobler part, which but to name
In our sex would be counted shame,
By age’s frozen grasp possessed,
From his ice shall be released,
And, soothed by my reviving hand,
In former warmth and vigor stand.
All a lover’s wish can reach
For thy joy my love shall teach,
And for thy pleasure shall improve
All that art can add to love.
Yet still I love thee without art,
Ancient person of my heart.

A LIT24 student aptly analyzed the poem on eNotes by posting that the: "[...] bawdy verses satirizes the desires of an old impotent man to be reinvigorated and aroused by the warm caresses of an imaginary young lover." 

Wilmot "[...] presents the desires of am old man to be fondled by the young woman as the desires of that young woman herself."

"The young woman is presented as being very submissive and willing to sacrifice all her joys and pleasures of being wooed by a young and virile lover for the sake of stroking her 'ancient' lover and kissing him to revive his dying sexual drive"

"The young woman assures her old and impotent lover that she will use all the sexual techniques ['art'] at her command to give him the maximum sexual satisfaction and thereby prove that she loves him all the more."

Monday, October 8, 2018

Netflix's BIG MOUTH: "A [Teen] Show About a Bunch of Kids Masturbating"

The Netflix plot summary for Big Mouth is an understatement: "Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty in this edgy comedy from real-life pals Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg."

"Edgy" is a clue, but Nick Birch (Nick Kroll) clarified in episode ten of season one that Big Mouth is, "[...] a show about a bunch of kids masturbating."

To which Andrew Glouberman (John Mulaney) asked, "Isn't that basically just child pornography?"

Maurice the Hormone Monster (Nick Kroll) gasped, "Holy shit. I hope not. I mean maybe if it's animated we can get away with it. Right?"

So, what's so "edgy" about Big Mouth? The edginess comes from masturbating middle schoolers, a 9th grade "blow job machine", and the middle schoolers fixation on sex.

Big Mouth's Wikipedia page states that the Netflix series is: "[...] based on Kroll and Goldberg's tweenage years growing up in Westchester County, New York [...]"

If you have any doubt that Big Mouth is really based on Kroll and Goldberg's tweenage years, Winnifred, of Sexy Baby (2012), shared in "Porn Before Puberty?", an ABC News feature, that when she was in eighth grade, "[..] boys mostly, were watching porn during school [...] during independent reading, they would do that."

Per Wikipedia, Big Mouth is an American adult animated sitcom, which means that the series is "mainly targeted towards adults and older adolescents" With that said, Troy Patterson wrote in a New Yorker review of the series, "The Extreme Puberty of Nick Kroll’s “Big Mouth”": 
"Personally, I find “Big Mouth” a great prod to getting serious about the parental controls on my television. The show itself suggests its own rating, indirectly, when the boys score a copy of a video game titled Hooker Killer: Vatican City, and thrill to note that it is labelled CSMBP: “Child Services Must Be Present.”"

Recently, on my way to the downtown D train, I eyed a new advertisement for Big Mouth, which promoted that season two of the edgy series premiered on October 5.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

SHARP OBJECTS' (2018) Amma: An "Incorrigible" Nymphet (A Video Montage)

I ran across articles about Sharp Objects from the New York Times to New York magazine, but I didn't decide to watch the HBO series until I read Godinez's comment in the Times.

Aha. Someone finally got it right. Godinez correctly agrees with novelist Robertson Davies' assessment of Lolita as: “[...] not [about] the corruption of an innocent child by a cunning adult, but [about] the exploitation of a weak adult by a corrupt child." 

Most people would incorrectly agree with Rookie's Amy Rose Spiegel, who misleadingly wrote in “Older Men: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Them, and Weren’t at All Afraid to Ask.” that Lolita, a novel that Spiegel “romanticized” as a nymphet, was a: “[...] story about an adult man kidnapping, molesting, and raping an adolescent girl”. 

In episode one of Sharp Objects, the cheerleader motif is introduced via a flashback when, "[...] a bunch of [high school] football players pull a train [on Camille] at the end of a big game." And in the premier, teenage Camille masturbates after stumbling upon pornographic images in a cottage.

By episode three, Amma reminds Camille, her "big sister", that she's "[...] nearly a woman." And in response to Camille's question, "He's a little old for you. Don't you think?" Amma states, "No. I'm almost a woman." Amma's friend Jodes is into older men too. She sings, "Camille and [Detective] Dicky sitting in a tree [...] f.u.c.k.i.n.g." And by episode four Jodes shares "[...] that hot cop. I'd totally fuck him." While we're on episode four and teleiophilia, let's relate that Amma attemptes to seduce her drama teacher. 

In episode five, a re-enactment of Calhoun Day is performed. Camille explained Calhoun Day:

"Zeke Calhoun our founding pedophile. He fought for the South and his child bride, mother [Millie] Calhoun, [...] she was from a Union family. One day the Union soldiers come down here to collect hubby - dead or alive but brave Millie, who was with child, but she refuses [...] she resists but how she resists that people in this town just love. The Union soldiers tied her to a tree - did horrible things to her - violations but Millie never said a word [...]"

In addition to being a teliophile, Amma, who has a penchant for requesting "Don't tell mama.", smokes cigarettes and marijuana, she drinks beer and vodka, she takes MDMA (episode five) and Oxycontin (episode six), she participates in lipstick lesbianism and she's a murderer. What a incorrigible nymphet!

SHARP OBJECTS' (2018) Amma: An "Incorrigible" Nymphet (A Video Montage)

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Famous Ephebophile: Pablo Picasso's Teen Mistress & Sexual Affair

Marie-Thérèse and Pablo Picasso

In a March 2018 piece in The Guardian, "Muse, lover, lifeblood: how my grandmother woke the genius in Picasso", Olivier Widmaier Picasso wrote about his grandmother, Marie-Thérèse Walter, and her "secret life" with Picasso. 

Olivier shared how his grandparents met:
On Saturday 8 January 1927, in the late afternoon, my [married 45-year-old] grandfather noticed a young woman [17-year-old Thérèse Walterthrough the window of the Galeries Lafayette in Paris. He waited until she came out, then greeted her with a big smile. 

“Mademoiselle, you have an interesting face. I would like to paint your portrait.” He added: “I’m sure we shall do great things together. I’m Picasso.”

 "[...] I found him charming.” [Consequently] Marie-Thérèse kept the appointment [...] They started a conversation which was renewed every day [...] Meanwhile, he drew Marie-Thérèse frenziedly.
[17-year-old] Marie-Thérèse coiffée d'un béret, 1927
“[Due to Picasso's marriage to Olga] [m]y life with him was always secret,” Marie-Thérèse said. “Calm and peaceful. We said nothing to anyone. We were happy like that, and we did not ask anything more.” 

This “Marie-Thérèse period” generated drawings and engravings of exceptional force [...] This would give rise to busts, imposing heads of women and a series of portraits that Marie-Thérèse illuminates with her blond hair – it includes The Dream
Pablo Picasso The Dream (Le Rêve) 1932
In the summer of 1933, the family went to Cannes, and then to Barcelona. But the storm was brewing. Pablo got Marie-Thérèse to come in secret and installed her in a nearby hotel. And once back in Paris, he started, for the first time, to investigate the possibility of divorce [...] as divorce was now permitted by the recently established Spanish Republic. “And then one day I found I was pregnant,” Marie-Thérèse would later recount.
(The divorce never happened due to Olga's objection and after the Spanish civil war, Franco re-abolished of divorce.)
[...] in September 1939, Marie-Thérèse and [her daughter] Maya were on holiday in Royan, north of Bordeaux, and stayed there until the spring of 1941. Picasso concealed from Marie-Thérèse the existence of Dora Maar, a photographer and his mistress since the summer of 1936. He arranged for my grandmother and their daughter to return to Paris, to a flat on Île Saint-Louis. My grandparents’ relationship had now lasted 14 years. 
Hannah Furness wrote in The Telegraph piece "Picasso's muses: artist's own collection starring six women he loved on sale for the first time" that Marie-Thérèse hung herself four years after Picasso's death. 

University of Michigan Study: Why Online Dating okCupid Men Message Teens

Maya Salam related in her New York Times piece the results of Bruch and Newman's study, "Aspirational pursuit of mates in online dating markets", that was published in the journal Science Advances.

But before Salam shared the results of the study, she related from comedian Hannah Gadsby that 40-year-old Picasso had an affair with 17-year-old Marie-Thérèse Walter. 

Here are some highlights\excerpts from the article:
The researchers determined that while men’s sexual desirability peaks at age 50, women’s starts high at 18 and falls from there.

In other words, not so far from the ages of Walter and Picasso.

“The age gradient for women definitely surprised us — both in terms of the fact that it steadily declined from the time women were 18 to the time they were 65, and also how steep it was,” said Elizabeth Bruch, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Michigan and an author of the study.

The study results echoed data shared by the dating behemoth OkCupid in 2010, in which the service found that men from the ages of 22 to 30 focus almost entirely on women who are younger than them.

“The median 30-year-old man spends as much time messaging teenage girls as he does women his own age,” OkCupid wrote in a blog post at the time.

OkCupid also reported that as a man gets older, he searches for relatively younger and younger women, while his upper acceptable age limit hovers just above his own age.

[Interestingly] [s]peaking of earning potential, Dr. Bruch also found that a man’s desirability increased the more education he attained.

Friday, August 17, 2018

LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN's Tralala: A Brooklyn Teen Prostitute

Per Amazon: [Hubert Selby Jr's] Last Exit to Brooklyn remains undiminished in its awesome power and magnitude as the novel that first showed us the fierce, primal rage seething in America’s cities. Selby brings out the dope addicts, hoodlums, prostitutes, workers, and thieves brawling in the back alleys of Brooklyn. This explosive best-seller has come to be regarded as a classic of modern American writing.

And per The New York Times Book Review: "An extraordinary achievement . . . a vision of hell so stern it cannot be chuckled or raged aside."

The "novel", which was published in 1964, is divided into six stories that are set in Brooklyn. 
"Tralala" is the most relevant story for this blog as it's about Tralala, a nymphet prostitute. 

The story begins: Tralala was 15 the first time she was laid. There was no real passion. Just diversion. She hungout in the Greeks with the other neighborhood kids. Nothing to do. Sit and talk. Listen to the jukebox. Drink coffee. Bum cigarettes. Everything a drag. She said yes. In the park. [...] Getting laid was getting laid. [...] She went to the park often. [...] And she had big tits. She was built like a woman. Not like some kid. [...] She didn't tease the guys. No sense in that. No money either. [...] She always got something out of it. Theyd [sic] take her to the movies. Buy cigarettes. Go to a PIZZERIA for a pie. [...] Tralala always got her share. No tricks. All very simple. The guys had a ball and she got a few buck. If there was no room to go to there was always the Wolffe Building cellar.[...] Lay on your back. Or bend over a garage can. Better than working. And its kicks. 

In addition, Tralala was prone to rob seamen: The hell with it. She hit him over the head with the bottle. She emptied his pockets and left. She took the money out of his wallet and threw the wallet away. She counted it on the subway. 50 bucks. Not bad. 

Subsequently, Tralala met Harry, a seaman from Idaho, at the bar in Willies. Tralala plotted to rob Harry, but she spent four days with him in his hotel room. "Primarily he didn't want her to think he was offering to pay her or think he was insulting her by insinuating that she was just another prostitute." Thus, before he returned to the sea, they went shopping, dined in restaurants, and were entertained at the movies.

In the end, after several johns and being kicked out of a Times Square bar, "She stood on the corner of 42nd & Broadway cursing them and wanting to know why they let those scabby whores in but kick a nice young girl out, ya lousy bunch apricks [sic].", Tralala was dragged out of Willies the Greeks and "[...] 10 or 15 drunks dragged Tralala to a wrecked car in the lot on the corner of 57th street and yanked her clothes off and pushed her inside and a few guys fought to see who would be the first and finally a sort of line was formed [...] and more and more came 40 maybe 50 and they screwed her and went back on line [...] she passed out [...] and the kids who were watching and waiting to take a turn took out their disappointment on Tralala [...] [and] jammed a broomstick up her snatch [...]"
The film Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989) is based on the "novel", but Tralala was played by 27-year-old Jennifer Jason Leigh. 

Friday, July 27, 2018

THE PARIS REVIEW, Sade & Teen Erotica

Here's a recent tweet from The Paris Review and my reply:

The tweet links to this post:

And here's a relevant excerpt from Nymphalis carmen: Nympholepsy in Nabokov’s Oeuvre:
Appel noted [in The Annotated Lolita] that “Sade’s Justine" is a reference to Justine, or, The Misfortunes of Virtue (1791) by the Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) and that Justine was: “an extraordinarily resilient young girl who exists solely for the pleasures of an infinite succession of sadistic libertines. She undergoes and array of rapes, beatings, and tortures […]” (442)

And Quilty shared with H.H.: “[…] I am a playwright. I have written tragedies, comedies, fantasies. I have made private movies out of Justine and other eighteenth century sexcapades.” (298)

Justine wasn’t the only nymphet who was abused in Justine, or, The Misfortunes of Virtue (1791). There were others. Here’s an excerpt that will serve as a fitting example: “Hardly have we taken up our post when Rodin enters, leading a fourteen-year-old girl, blond and as pretty as Love; the poor creature is sobbing away, all too unhappily aware of what awaits her […]” (536)
The number of NSFW warnings in the The Paris Review tweet are justified. The illustrations are too salacious - even for this blog. However, here's a modified image of two nymphet lipstick lesbians.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (2018): Rescuing a Nymphet [Teen] Prostitute

Here's the IMDb plot summary for You Were Never Really Here (2018):
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
And here's part of Amazon's plot summary for Jonathan Ames' novella (2013):
Joe has witnessed things that cannot be erased. A former FBI agent and Marine [...] earns his living rescuing girls who have been kidnapped into the sex trade. When he's hired to save the daughter of a corrupt New York senator held captive at a Manhattan brothel, he stumbles into a dangerous web of conspiracy, and he pays the price. [...]

[Spoiler] Since we're of the strong opinion that the film can't be understood without reading the novella, we're going to summarize the shocking book but share a GIF (below) from the Amazon Studios film:
Votto "an up-and-coming lawyer with his own law firm, couldn't finance a campaign [for New York state senator]. He needed money, backing [...] So he went to Long Island, to Bay Shore, to the [mafia] men [...]

[...] the boss, Novelli, a bald, squat man in his sixties with brutal hands, said he would do it. He'd put Votto in office, but [Lisa] his [13-year-old] daughter would have to pay for the campaign.

He made it clear that if Votto resisted, he'd have him killed, make it look like an accident.

So Votto, a coward, gave them his daughter. He told himself that to be a great man in this world you had to be ruthless, even barbaric.
But a month after Lisa's disappearance, his wife could tell that he was hiding something [...] he confessed to her [...] and Novelli's people had her killed, made it look like an accident.

Then that anonymous text had come, ["Your daughter is in new york in a brothel at 244 east 48th street [...]] and suddenly he couldn't take it anymore.

So, in a state of mania, he [...] contacted [ex-Marine] McCleary. He'd get Lisa back and defy them, defy Novelli.
We won't spoil the rest of the shocking story. But this isn't the most shocking scene we've come upon from Ames. This scene from Ames' HBO show Bored to Death is shocking as well.