Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Reading: Dorian Grey

I just finished The Picture of Dorian Gray, which for whatever reason I had never read before. Never read any Oscar Wilde before, I don't think. Anyway, I really enjoyed it, and only had one complaint: Wilde hints about the horrible debauchery that Dorian gets up to, but only actually tells us about murders and opium. How is that fair?


james said...

i read a comment you made in an article about 11 wonder foods, and could not stop laughing. therefore, i have decided to continue the hilarity and read your blog.

i hope that's not too weird. O_o

Henny Penny said...

I loved Dorian Grey. I read it a bunch of times in high school.

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Billy Dennis said...

It's the same now. There are movie franchises that are about nothing more than people being captured, tortured and dismembered. They are graphic and explicit. These movies earn "R" ratings.

Kevin Smith filmed a comedy about the making of a dirty movie. There is no actual sex being filmed. But one of the male actors' flaccid penis makes an appearance. THIS earned an NC-17 rating.

This is out cultural values: Torture and dismemberment is an allowable form of entertainment for children under 17. But a few seconds of a man's flaccid penis is so horrible, no children may be allowed to see it.