Saturday, September 19, 2020

Dr. Phil | TikTok "Daddy"

Halle Kiefer's Vulture post, "Dr. Phil Beseeches You to Please, Stop Commenting ‘Daddy’ on All His Posts" (SEPT. 11, 2020), did not surprise us, because we've posted about the Daddy Thing a number of time.

From Solitary Man (2009), where Ben Kalmen (Michael Douglas) became "clingy” after he had sex with Allyson, his teen step-daughter, whom referred to sex with her step-daddy as the "Daddy Thing". To Brett Gelman's short story "Santa Daddy" that was posted on Vice where Angela invited a middle-aged bearded man to her apartment. After she asked the man to put on a Santa Claus costume, she demanded, “Spank me, Santa Daddy! Spank that ass, Santa Daddy! Spank that 16-year-old ass! Merry Christmas!” And James Franco's Instagram account was flooded with Daddy references too.
 

Keifer posted:

Honestly, good luck, Phil. In a move destined to cause a tidal wave of new comments on all his videos, Dr. Phil McGraw took to TikTok this week to beg his followers: Please, for the love of God, stop commenting “daddy” on all his social-media posts.

“You have to stop commenting ‘daddy’ on all my posts,” the TV host asks over angelic harp music.

“I ain’t your daddy. I hate to break it to you, but I ain’t your daddy, and your real daddy is probably getting his feelings hurt. I appreciate the support. It’s a little weird, but I do appreciate the support.”

One may get the impression that Dr. Phil was na├»ve about the meaning of the Daddy reference, but his, "It’s a little weird [...]" revealed that he suspected that the Daddy references were not innocent.

Interestingly, in this regard, nymphets tend to be a bit more discrete IRL than they are online; thus, instead of asking, "Daddy?", they may ask, "Can I call you dad?"

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Lana Del Rey: Lolita, Little Girls and Daddy


In Malka Howley's PopMatters article, “You Know You Like Little Girls: Lana Del Rey and Dolores Haze" (20 Feb 2013), Lana Del Rey described herself as, “Lolita lost in the hood."

Thus, unsurprisingly, references to the most famous nymphet are peppered throughout Lana’s early lyrics. For example, “Little Girls (Put Me In A Movie)” is a song on Lana Del Ray (2010). Here is a self-explanatory excerpt from the lyrics:

Lights, camera, action
If he likes me, takes me home
Come on, you know you like little girls
Come on, you know you like little girls
You can be my daddy
You can be my daddy

What may not be apparent is that “Put Me In A Movie” is an additional reference to Lolita as Lolita had an affinity for the movies. “Everything was fine. There, in the lobby, she [Lolita] sat, deep in an overstuffed blood-red armchair, deep in a lurid movie magazine.”

“Carmen” is a song that was co-written by Lana and is on Born to Die (2012) - Lana’s second album. Sometimes, Humbert referred to Lolita as Carmen. “My Carmen,” I said (I used to call her that sometimes), “we shall leave this raw sore town as soon as you get out of bed.” 

“Off to the Races” is on Born to Die too and was co-written by Lana as well. A riff of “Off to the Races” contains one of Lolita’s most famous sentences: 

Light of his life, fire of his loins
Keep me forever, tell me you want me
Light of your life, fire of your loins
Tell me you want me, gimme them coins

Humbert said it better: “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.” 

And “Lolita” is on Born to Die: The Paradise Edition (2012) - an album reissue. Here is “Lolita’s” riff: 

Hey Lolita, hey
Hey Lolita, hey
I know what the boys want, I'm not gonna play
Hey Lolita, hey
Hey Lolita, hey
Whistle all you want but I'm not gonna say
No more skipping rope, skipping heart beats with the boys downtown
Just you and me feeling the heat even when the sun goes down