Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (Kenneth Anger, 1954)
Film still from Inauguration Of The Pleasure Dome (1954), directed by Kenneth Anger.
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, Kenneth Anger, 1952
And watch his short film commissioned by Missoni F/W 10-11. See also, David Lynch for Christian Dior in Lady Blue Shanghai, 2010.
If the muse comes to your bedside, don’t tell her you’ll fuck her later.
Allen Ginsberg. Via.
Sadomasochism has always been the furthest reach of the sexual experience: when sex becomes most purely sexual, that is, severed from personhood, from relationships, from love. It should not be surprising that it has become attached to Nazi symbolism in recent years. Never before was the relation of masters and slaves so consciously aestheticized. Sade had to make up his theater of punishment and delight from scratch, improvising the decor and costumes and blasphemous rites. Now there is a master scenario available to everyone. The color is black, the material is leather, the seduction is beauty, the justification is honesty, the aim is ecstasy, the fantasy is death.
Susan Sontag, in Fascinating Fascism, 1974. Read the whole essay.
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