Tuesday, June 20, 2006

the inferno

it's something i have yet to read, though i have little doubt that it sheds some light on our existence here in the 21st century pornstorm. i've heard it said one must know the bible, the aeneid, and st. augustine's confessions in order to begin to follow all the references and whatnot. i'm only a little way into the aeneid at this point. here's dante's inferno read by john cleese divided into four files (1) (2) (3) (4) on putfile.com. and two images of the inferno.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Psychopathia Sexualis

here is the plot summary of a movie with limited engagements in US cities. just keeping the readership informed via our friend NERDMANN.

"Employing a complex multi-narrative structure, Psychopathia Sexualis dramatizes case histories of turn-of-the-century sexual deviance, drawn from the pages of Richard von Krafft-Ebing's notorious medical text. Among the cases are a sexually repressed man who discovers an unhealthy appetite for blood; a homosexual man who submits himself to a doctor who promises to 'cure' his condition; and a masochist who hires a pair of corseted prostitutes to enact a most peculiar performance. In the final chapter, a woman who has spent her life suppressing her lesbian desires is hired to tutor a sexually curious young woman. These stories are bound together by the thread of an ambitious doctor who not only studies the patients, but uses them as pawns and playthings."