I don’t know what the definition of pornography is and nobody else does either. Pornography is somebody else’s erotica that you don’t like. People are interested in their own sexuality and they’ve always reflected it in their art. End of story. What I did, that was maybe different was that I wrote from a woman’s point of view. And I tried to slice open a woman’s head, and show what her fantasies were. So that’s a revolution of sorts, an enormous revolution, the revolution of our century going from the male point of view to the female… and I would say the most frequent response is ‘Thank you. For making me feel I am not a freak.’

Erica Jong
in interview.
In Robin Epstein, “Free associating with Erica Jong (It ain’t over till it’s over)”, Lilith magazine, vol. 20, no. 3 (Fall 1995).

Exhibition review: Rose, c’est Paris, Bettina Rheims & Serge Bramly

Those who thought Surrealism died with André Breton in 1966 will be delighted, or aghast, to learn the spirit of the movement he headed for some forty-five years is still alive in the form of a new feature-length film and body of photographic work. And they were made in Paris.

Book review: Eroticism & Art, by Alyce Mahon

“…this book is testimony to the futility, the foolishness or the deceit of any attempt to divorce art and its ‘formal concerns’ from the sociopolitical context of its time... It is, as the author states categorically, ‘an impossible divide’ – and we have modernist ‘representations of the erotic body’ to thank for making this clear.”

Performance review: Trilogy, by Nic Green

In this celebration of femininity, women of all ages, shapes and sizes take the stage and shed their garments in a fusion of theatre, dance, music and multimedia. But that’s not all… Trilogy is complex, and combines unfaltering entertainment with constructively provocative social comment.

Book review: Best Fetish Erotica, edited by Cara Bruce

A collection of short fiction by edgy San Francisco publishers Cleis Press offers some of the best writing in the fetish genre. Among these twenty-one stories are masterpieces of cyber-fetish fantasy, by Raven Kaldera, and of dark erotica by
Anne Tourney.