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15 November 2013 @ 06:30 am
An old look at the lesbian  
Fifty years ago, you couldn't publish honest porn without getting arrested, so there was a genre of Ain't It Awful Porn, which combined sexual content with what Philip Roth called "the collective ecstasy of sanctimony." (Kenneth Starr attempted to revive the genre a while back.) The famous Horrible Example was The Velvet Underground (the group named after it was no worse). Here's another.
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nancylebov: green leavesnancylebov on November 15th, 2013 04:45 pm (UTC)
"the collective ecstasy of sanctimony" is very good.

By coincidence, I was just thinking about the last line of Portnoy's Complaint: “So [said the doctor]. Now vee may perhaps to begin. Yes?”

Edited at 2013-11-15 04:46 pm (UTC)