Monday, 21st October 2013

by Joshua Gaskell

Am I smugger than is appropriate for watching porn that bills itself as ‘female-friendly erotica, owned and filmed by women’? Because I don’t do it primarily for ethical reasons; it’s just that, as Desmond Pepperdine finds in Martin Amis’s Lionel Asbo, practically everything else seem[s] gladiatorial. Moreover, in the mainstream, battery-farmed stuff, the most erotic thing in the world (female, er, culmination) is rare enough to be memorable and noteworthy.