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August 08, 2008

Eroticism Linkage

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Ladies and gents, the following links should all be considered NSFW. Clear? Good. Now, on with the show:

* God is good: Dita van Teese and Scarlett Johannson turn on the heat for Flaunt magazine. I wrote a little about burlesque queen Dita back here, and reviewed Scarlett's movie "The Island" here.

* 35 years after "Don't Look Now" delighted viewers with a sophisticated sex scene featuring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland, Nicolas Roeg (now almost 80) has released "Puffball," which also has some shocking scenes. Enjoy a visit with Roeg here.

* Mark Lawson wonders if the internet has made cinematic sex irrelevant.

* Erotica writer Polly Frost tells Readers Voice that she's a "maniac" for hooks, plots, and arcs.

* Metal rules.

* Alt-porn fans should enjoy the blog of Kristy Lee, a gifted young photographer who shoots a lot for Abby Winters. Kristy's "Book Shop Girls" is certainly an inspired couple of photos.

* The blog Nostalgie is lots of fun for fans of '60s and '70s movies.

* More nostalgia: a huge collection of covers from Lui magazine. Lui was an attempt to bring some Euro-sophistication to the men's-magazine genre back in the '60s and '70s. Interesting to learn that it was run by Daniel Filipacchi, probably best known in this country for masterminding long-term gal-favorite Elle magazine.

* Hottest women on the web?

* Veteran fetish video producer Carl La Fong says that if you aren't going to make your fetish material with care, then why bother at all? Which makes sense when you think about it ... As in, "if fetish material hasn't been treated fetishistically, what's the point?" Or am I wrong?

* Good lord, what a messy love life she's had.

* Somebody's erotic tastes were definitely shaped by a certain '60s Bond film.

* The brilliant postpunk Swiss bikini-and-undies maker Maria Wagner is back with some new designs as well as a freshened-up website. NSFW in the spunkiest, most self-starting, and cutest kind of way. Maria's a fun model herself -- look for "Maria" among the models. That's her.

* Jelena Jankovic - a topflight Serbian tennis player who looks like a Brancusi sculpture -- fetches some fresh tennis equipment. She certainly doesn't seem to have any trouble with the attention, does she? More of Jelena here and here, here.

* Have a look at what Russia is doing with hiphop. As Barry Wood -- who sent the link in -- observes drily, it must be the first hiphop music to feature an accordion.

* The French really do know what to do with public transportation.

* Mark Morford thinks that the upgraded iPhone is nothing if not a perfect porn-delivery device.

* MBlowhard Rewind: I marveled at a 2002 Cristina Aguilera music video.



posted by Michael at August 8, 2008


Pictures of naked girls are great, but I want to argue this morning!

Michael, when are you going to start getting up at 5 a.m. like I do (even the morning after a gig) to post my rants so that I can get into a catfight with some bastard? I've already had 3 cups of coffee and I'm ready to go.

That Sesame Street video on metal rock explained everything to me. Now I understand. Turn it up! Faggot!

Posted by: Shouting Thomas on August 8, 2008 7:49 AM

I love a blogger who posts porn. Maybe I should follow your example.

Posted by: JewishAtheist on August 8, 2008 10:06 AM

Lordy, what a difference between Tanya Gold and Dani Katz! Tanya is marvellously funny, sad, self-deprecating, ironic without being cold, merciless in her observations of herself, somehow compassionate in her observations of others, and a much, much, much better writer than DK. Proofs:

"Hello, Mary Poppins," he says. "I am here for a spot of deja spew." He sits down and I immediately just want to touch him. Why? I feel that if you cut him open, you would find maggots. But I still want him. My maggots want to mate with his maggots.

I'm like Carrie Bradshaw with an axe in her head.

It's amazing what actual interest in actual other people can do for the interest other people will have in you. The ultimate problem with Dani Katz is that she is a bore. She's fascinated with herself, and wrongly so. There's nothing there of interest at all. Tanya Gold is fascinated by the wonderful cast of characters she writes about, including herself.

I like her. I liked her article. She's neat!

Posted by: PatrickH on August 8, 2008 10:45 AM

Alizee is a nice new discovery. Not much as music, but quite enjoyable as a performer. I have to say I think Frenchwomen are my favourite. Enjoy.

Posted by: Thursday on August 8, 2008 12:58 PM

More dark haired frenchie goodness.

As far as dark haired frenchies go, you can't much beat Amanda Langlet in Pauline at the Beach, probably my personal favourite movie of all time (note that this is not the same thing as the best movie of all time).

And, hell, it's the same damn song, but who cares:

I think the French Canadian girls are what I most miss about not living in Ontario anymore.

Posted by: Thursday on August 8, 2008 1:50 PM

Alizee... I heard a poppy song of hers on a flight back from Paris when I was 23 and still fascinated with girls my own age. When I got home, I went on Direct Connect and downloaded some of her videos out of curiosity -- that babyface, deep voice, and impossibly tight yet bouncy ass must have been the first pull of the riptide out into the sea of 16 to 18 year-olds, where I've been happily treading water ever since.

I encourage dirty old man readers to look up translated lyrics of that "J'en ai marre" song.

Here's a high-quality version of the video Thursday already posted.

Posted by: agnostic on August 8, 2008 6:00 PM

Wow, I've watched that J'en Ai Marre video so many times and I never guessed how dirty the lyrics were! I assumed she was like a French version of Britney Spears, with all her lyrics being tame or having plausible deniability.

Posted by: Noumenon on August 13, 2008 8:47 AM

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