Friday, November 19, 2010

Future of erotica?

Delilah Devlin has recently self-published a BDSM novella entitled Pleasing Sir. Delilah is a well-known author with a huge backlist--from erotica publishers like Samhain and Ellora's Cave.

I wonder if one day she looked at her big fan base and decided to eliminate the middleman. Is she a forerunner of the future? Will other erotica authors use the "traditional" publishers as a stepping stone to independence? (Not that Ellora's Cave or Samhain are considered least not yet.)

As of the writing of this post, Delilah's e-book is ranked number one in Kindle erotica. Good for her!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Amazon Selling Pedophile's Guide

A self-published book entitled The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover's Code of Conduct was released on Kindle about a week ago. Justifiably, this book has created a firestorm of opposition. The amazon forums are burning up, and the book has collected hundreds of one star reviews. Amazon is evidently removing the one star reviews as fast as they appear. I have no doubt that the book will soon be removed, despite the fact that it's selling briskly.

Here's the author's description:
This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian rules for these adults to follow. I hope to achieve this by appealing to the better nature of pedosexuals, with hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps liter sentences should they ever be caught.
Sic in more ways than one. Juveniles "that find themselves involved in" such abuse should get help from the authorities, not read this book.

Edit: The book is gone from

Monday, November 8, 2010

Kink Flick Review: Y Tu Mama Tambien

A friend recommended this 2002 movie as one of the best menage films. It is, in reality, a superior coming-of-age tale.

The film introduces us to two callow, randy young Mexican men. The movie stumbles when it dwells on demonstrating just how callow and randy. When the boys finally take the beautiful "older" woman Louisa on a road trip to find a mythical beach, the movie finds its groove.

As they travel, Louisa becomes a mentor to the boys, helping them to become men--primarily in the sexual arena. If you're familiar with the archetypes in the Hero's Journey, the film's ending will not surprise you.

There are many sex scenes in the movie, and one of them is menage. In the unrated version, this three-way union is discrete. The sex isn't especially arousing, as sex is merely another form of communication.

The cinematography is spectacular. At first, the filming is voyeur-like and distancing. As the characters become more real to each other, the camera-work gets more intimate. The movie is subtitled. The dialog is truly wonderful, though embellished with a whole lot of "fucks". A narrator mainly functions to provide the socio-politico-economic background. I could have done without the interruption.