Harper’s Bizarre: Sex Criminals (but not those ones)

Generally speaking, I am not a great reader of comics and graphic novels. Don’t get me wrong, I have read some! And enjoyed them. The Kurt Cobain graphic novel, GodSpeed, which my brother brought home hidden in his school bag some years ago, appealed, at the time, to my teenage angst; I will also confess to having actively sought out the filthiest, most depraved volume of Battle Royale which now sits proudly amongst my porn stash...

Read More
Harper’s Bizarre: Sex with the World’s Wife
May02

Harper’s Bizarre: Sex with the World’s Wife

When I was seventeen, my English class studied The World’s Wife, a collection of poetry by Carol Ann Duffy. As I recall, the boys in the class disliked it because after four months of Angela Carter it felt more like a feminism class than a literature class, and half the girls disliked it because in many ways the collection is one trick rehashed thirty times. Personally, it caught my imagination. The collection consists of the untold...

Read More
Harper’s Bizarre : Nymphomaniac and Cinematic Sadism
Apr22

Harper’s Bizarre : Nymphomaniac and Cinematic Sadism

Today we welcome Harper Eliot as a new columnist on Write Sex Right. Each month Harper will reflect on the curious and thought provoking that has crossed her path. [hr] In retrospect I think I discovered cinema that didn’t shy away from realistic depictions of sex at about the time I discovered Lars Von Trier. Possibly exactly the same time. It was the Summer before my last year of school, when my family decided it was time to upgrade...

Read More