Friday, January 25, 2013

Leaping from Cosette to Lovelace....

My archived post from 2009: LINDA LOVELACE - A Star is Porn (sorry!) has gathered the greatest number of hits of any post so far on this blog....42,404!

Well a kind of update a bit of current news on the same topic. Amanda Seyfried the actress who played the rather simpering and virginal Cosette in
Les Misérables is now playing Linda Lovelace in a new biopic, Lovelace!

I haven't seen Ms Seyfried in any movie other than Les Misérables, so am not a good judge of her abilities sexpot-wise. A snippet from Wikipedia is a little worrisome though:
Seyfried has a taxidermy collection. Some of her collections contain a baby horse, a fox, an owl, a moose, a goat, a hybrid taxidermy deer, a couple of butterflies, and during an episode on Conan (TV Show), Conan O' Brien gave her a taxidermy raccoon attached to a jet pack as a gift for her collection.

“There are three things to remember when teaching: know your stuff; know whom you are stuffing; and then stuff them elegantly”

I'll have to apologise for a second time now. I could not resist that quote (out of context but relating back to Lovelace.) It came from one Lola May (Dr. Lola J. May (1923-2007) a noted mathematics educator.)


mike said...

Perhaps what allowed Lovelace to become a household "item" was the confluence of the Uranus-Pluto conjunction in Virgo, opposed Saturn in Pisces, sextile Neptune in Scorpio, of that era. The establishment was to be over-thrown by the new generation.

Her film was one of the first mass-produced American films following Sweden's "I Am Curious", which was the real ground breaker, due primarily to the US Supreme Court declaring it "not pornography". That decision led to legal porn theaters in the U.S., which ultimately required new film productions. Lovelace's "Deep Throat" was produced to supply the new theater genre.

“Science is the ultimate pornography, analytic activity whose main aim is to isolate objects or events from their contexts in time and space. This obsession with the specific activity of quantified functions is what science shares with pornography.” J.G. Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition

“There is no dignity when the human dimension is eliminated from the person. In short, the problem with pornography is not that it shows too much of the person, but that it shows far too little.” Pope John Paul II

Twilight said...

mike ~~~ Yes, lots went on during the late 1960s and early 70s. Overthrowing the establishment didn't happen, that's still a work in progress. ;-) A few inhibitions and barriers came down though and Linda Lovelace and her ilk were discovered on the other side.

Pornography is one of those things like sushi or steak tartare - it's out there for those who can stomach it - many love it, but it's very easy to avoid if it brings on the queasies.

Wisewebwoman said...

I've written about porn as you know, T and feel very strongly about it.

Linda herself was stuffed with crank and coke and abused horrifically.

Another form of prostitution. I know many disagree with me.

PS and my greatest hits are about porn also. Sad little planet.

Twilight said...

Wisewebwoman ~~~ I understand, WWW.
My view is that, as long as what goes on goes on between consenting adults and is watched by those who wish to see it - it's none of my business. But if there is ever force, coercion, than I'm with you.

Yep - sex sells, whether it be a car, a movie, a TV show or a humble blog post. I hasten to add that I wasn't trying to write a post to attract thousands back in 2009, but simply curious about Linda's natal chart and history.