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The ‘M’ in BDSM: Venus in Furs, by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

Unlike the other works I’ve so far reviewed which have had relatively little written about them, Venus in Furs has been so thoroughly analyzed that I’ve been stumped as to what is left to say. The internet is peppered with introductions, hilariously “negative” reviews, and looming large, Gilles Deleuze’s novella-length essay “Coldness and Cruelty,” which…

New Year’s Discipline

Happy New Year, everyone, sorry it’s late. I’m running behind in everything in this brand new year—updating this blog, my writing in general, my life. I like to blame the holidays and their attendant stress, but let’s face it, I’m just kind of lazy. Which is why I’m writing this post. I am not really…

The Guiltiest of Pleasures: Jac Avila and Amy Hesketh’s Maleficarum

2011, Bolivia. Directed by Jac Avila. Starring Amy Hesketh, Mila Joya, Beto Lopez, Alejandro Loayza, Eric Calancha, Erix Antoine, Maria Esther Arteaga, Omar Aldayuz The term “guilty pleasure” is usually used to signify the enjoyment of some mass-entertainment product that is easy on the intellect, without the moral or mental challenges that accompany higher Art,…

The Customer Is Always Right

A brief tale of desire and discipline in a recessional economy, this story first appeared in Tamsin Flowers’s Erotic Advent Calendar, December 2015.Jessie kept her arms at her sides as she’d been told while Mr. Henderson pinched her nipples, hard, but she couldn’t help instinctively trying to pull away. This had the effect of pulling…

Just in time for Advent

Beginning today, British erotica writer Tamsin Flowers is hosting a Christmas Advent Calendar on her blog, tamsinflowers.com. Twenty-four short stories in twenty-four days, one of which will be mine! (I don’t yet know the date mine will appear.) Tamsin has only been writing erotica for a few years, but is gaining quite a reputation for…

Auction, in Quotation Marks

in Best Bondage Erotica 2015, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. Cleis Press, 2015.My first published short story, “Auction, in Quotation Marks” is in this wonderful collection edited by the awesome Rachel Kramer Bussel for Cleis Press. The anthology also contains stories by some of my favorite writers of erotica—Sommer Marsden, Elizabeth Coldwell, D.L. King, Lucy…

Illiberal Arts: Education of the Baroness

France, 1977. Directed by Sacha Nudamko. Starring Brigitte LaHaye, Susan DeLoir, Aude LeCoeur, Robert Lourge, Mary De Gris and John Gatto.I found it! I have located one of the last unopened DVDs of Education of the Baroness on the internet, and it is mine. (I do not trust downloads from pornography websites. I mean, do…