It's about love and romance. More or less.
It's that time for romance...which means?
Depends on a lot of things.
Locally, my pervy artist friends celebrated the month of Eros with the Scorned Lovers Show
, featuring the romantic prognostications of the Luv Sultan.Sunset Magazine often features Romantic getaways
, mostly weekend hideouts in artsy locations. Nice places to spend time regardless but they definitely pimp the romantic angle. Which is?
A chance to get sentimental.
Time to build or rekindle emotional attachments.
Okay, you can do with that with a good friend or a relative. But would such an occasion be considered romantic? Of course not. We know that consummating the romance
of the romantic getaway is getting down
. Doing the nasty. That's why the photo spreads always include pictures of the hotel room's bed.
Why do we gloss over the obvious when it comes to sex? Erectile Dysfunction commercials puzzle me. (as it does Bloomberg magazine
) Cialis ads show a man and woman in outdoor bathtubs holding hands. Viagra has a cowboy driving a pickup. That would be okay if the commercial ended with the point of taking ED pills--a quick soft-focus shot of the couple rutting like barnyard animals. Before you go ick
, suppose you went on a romantic getaway with your sweetie and your most intimate act was to sit in a tub and hold hands? Or drive around in a pickup. Something to brag about? I think not. Now if you told your friends that you were charged by the hotel for a new bed because you and your honey got out of control, I think you'd get some jealous looks.
What are your ideas about putting the RAWR
The crazy romantic ideas start early. Check out My Teenage Angst
where writers share stories from adolescence about love and desire crashing and burning. The Spring edition is 8PM March 23, 2012 at The Bar
on south Broadway.
Though it ain't about romance per se, this will include dirty talk--Next week, Saturday, 7pm February 18, at the Broadway Book Mall
, 200 S Broadway, Denver, I moderate a panel of the Denver Area Science Fiction Association
, "Salty Language is in Effect: The Outre in Genre Fiction" featuring Jesse Bullington The Enterprise of Death
, Jason Heller Taft 2012
, and Stephen Graham Jones Zombie Bake-Off
Labels: Cialis, Luv Sultan, Scorned Lovers, Sunset magazine