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Today in Porn, While We’re At It Edition

Susannah Breslin, the writer behind Letters From Men Who Watch Pornography, also recently wrote an essay about porn auteur Max Hardcore. Soon after, she got an email.

(Both links contain graphic language and descriptions.)

Not only is my work finished, it’s being done better by others.

Comments

  1. Mark Thomas says

    The reason why you can't stop is that, unlike liberals like Ms. Breslin, you're never going to write something so capitulatory as "For all of porn’s ridiculous aspects, and those are legion, there was something deeply revelatory about witnessing its making." Not to mention that you as an anthropological literate are actually capable of delivering insight instead of merely hinting at it: "Despite the smoke and mirrors — the fake orgasms, the unreal bodies, the cockamamie premises — something else altogether lay behind the curtain. What that something was would take me several years to discover. In other words, there's a reason I'm spending a whole day watching seven people gang-bang on a fire-truck. I'm about to unlock its deepest mysteries." [CUT TO: 8000+ WORDS LATER.] "Are you ready? Here it is: People make porn because people watch it. AND… porn is relative. There, wasn't that worth waiting for? You don't hear shit like that every day."

  2. Matthew Lickona says

    Hey, you! Welcome! I get what you're saying, but then again, Breslin is actually part of the conversation, while I'm just sitting on a porch somewhere in East County San Diego, griping into the empty air. So she wins.

  3. Mark Thomas says

    She may win the "relevance" contest, but that's no reason to say your work is being done better by Breslin, because it isn't. Sadly, there's likely a relation between her "relevance" (i.e., acceptance) and her mediocrity.

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