Friday, October 13, 2006

Rachel Kramer Bussel on Huffington Post

RKB has written a commentary on sexual freedom over at Arianna Huffington's Huffington Post, and, as usual, it's fabulous. She writes about cultural taboos around sexuality and the obstacles confronted by those (especially women) who try to speak openly and honestly about sexuality. This quote is especially important and, I think, too often ignored in the sex-positive conversations that go on in popular culture.

Until we allow women and men to talk freely and openly about our sexuality, not just in culturally approved formats like the now-hip experimentation with strippers and threesomes, but about the places sexuality can take us that may not be perfect or pretty, we will not have true sexual freedom.

As soon as a sexual practice or attraction becomes fashionable, it's okay to talk about it among the initiated. This all plays in very nicely to some thoughts I've been having about alt-porn: it's totally hip now to be into porn, as long as the girls you like to look at have tattoos and piercings and purple hair and rockergrrl mentalities. Definitely more to come on this.

But anyway, yeah, Rachel Kramer Bussel does it again! God (or whoever) love her.


Dan said...

Have you seen the trailer or read about "Shortbus" by John Cameron Mitchell (writer/director/star of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch")? Here's the IMDB page:

Amanda said...

yeah, I've been following it for a couple months... I'm really looking forward to seeing it!

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