Category Archives: Mad, Bad & Dangerous

MAD, BAD & DANGEROUS: THE ANDROGYNE (Part I)

See these eyes so red Red like jungle burning bright Those who feel me near Pull their blinds and change their minds –          David Bowie, “Cat People (Putting Out Fire)” Who else could portray the Goblin King? David Bowie’s status as the High … Continue reading

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MAD, BAD & DANGEROUS: THE ANDROGYNE (Part II)

It is clear that I must find my other half. But is it a he or a she? What does this person look like? Identical to me? Or somehow complimentary? Does my other half have what I don’t? Did he … Continue reading

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MAD, BAD & DANGEROUS: THE ANDROGYNE (Part III)

Don’t dream it Be it… –          Frank N. Furter, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Torrey Stenmark rocking Bowie’s Goblin King – complete with trouser bulge.)  Hidden beauty seems forbidden as well. And because our Androgyne exists beyond conventional gender limitations, s/he appears … Continue reading

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MAD, BAD & DANGEROUS: THE TEMPTRESS (Part I)

Everything that reminds me of her goes through me like a spear. — John Keats Some days, it must suck to be Angelina Jolie. To embody an archetype everybody wants but few people respect. To have photographic parasites crouched around … Continue reading

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MAD, BAD & DANGEROUS: THE TEMPTRESS (Part II)

She bedecks herself with all kinds of jewelry Like an abhorrent prostitute posing on the corner to seduce men. The fool who approaches her, She grabs him and kisses him, Pours him wine from the dregs, from the venom of … Continue reading

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MAD, BAD & DANGEROUS: THE TEMPTRESS (Part III)

You’re not too smart. I like that in a man. — Matty Walker, Body Heat Far beyond the Fertile Crescent, the Temptress and her kin bedeviled frail humanity. The Greek hills, forests and seas teemed with seductive nymphs, bloodthirsty maenads, voracious … Continue reading

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MAD, BAD & DANGEROUS: THE DEMON LOVER (Part I)

But oh! that deep romantic chasm which slanted Down the green hill athwart a cedarn cover! A savage place! as holy and enchanted As e’er beneath a waning moon has haunted By woman wailing for her demon-lover! — Samuel Taylor … Continue reading

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MAD, BAD & DANGEROUS: THE DEMON LOVER (Part II)

Flesh comes to us out of history; so does the repression and taboo that governs our experience of flesh. — Angela Carter, The Sadeian Woman and the Idea of Pornography Stories of dark tempters are as old as tales themselves. Genesis … Continue reading

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MAD, BAD & DANGEROUS: THE DEMON LOVER (Part III)

What we often call morality is in fact defense… The only morality adequate to the complexities of life is one that has been sculpted in the presence of the shadow. — Thomas Moore, Dark Eros: The Imagination of Sadism In no … Continue reading

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