Tag: Catherine Robbe-Grillet

Immaculate, Imaginative: The Image

1975, USA. Directed by Radley Metzger. Starring Mary Mendum, Carl Parker and Marilyn Roberts. Novella published 1956, France, by Jean de Berg.The 1970’s. In that creative gap between cheap and brief “stag films” forced underground by strict obscenity laws and the oncoming aesthetically cheapening effects of videotape, many a beauteous and beatific porn film blossomed.…

Sublime Scenes: Saturno Buttò and Jeanne de Berg

I. I’m not exactly sure when I discovered the art of Saturno Buttò, but I do remember how. After a discussion with an artist friend about an erotic art idea, I googled “erotic art Renaissance style” (which was not the idea), and up popped dozens of thumbnail images in red, gold, orange, black. Beautiful nude…

Cerebral Arousings: Romana Byrne’s Aesthetic Sexuality

2013, Bloomsbury PublishingFor my first book review in a long while (and the first anniversary of my first review here), I’ve decided to start a new category in my “Other Authors” column: The Genre. I have several essays planned that don’t quite fit into either “Classics” or “Recently Released”—reviewing a group of novels with similar…