What's the meaning behind Peter Sotos' works?

What's the meaning behind Peter Sotos' works?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    "I actually want to commit depraved child sexual abuse myself but I'm not going to come right out myself and say so, except when I sorta-do. So here's a bunch of artsy zines to play it off like it's art or a commentary on society or something. Whoops I got arrested and convicted, how could this possibly be happening to me?!"

    Same basic thing with Pasolini and Salo. Pasolini tried to play off Salo as an artistic critique of fascism, but that was a veneer. He could have adapted any work, or written his own. He didn't. He really wanted to adapt Sade for Sade's own sake. Thus, he came to his reward.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I'd say you're right. There are some sick fricks out there making gross 'art' that is actually fantasy fulfilment, especially the Pasolini thing.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >He really wanted to adapt Sade for Sade's own sake
      He watered it down massively though.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, he approximated the whole book reasonably well. What you have to understand about the original book is that it isn't a completed, fully-thought-through work. Rather, Sade fully wrote out the first of four parts, the softest bit, in full prose. Then he only sketched out the latter three parts, the fun bits. The film follows this extant structure reasonably well.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No, it's still not nearly as violent and explicit, and the victims are aged up. The anti-facist crap softens it up too. He'd have been better off adapting something like Justine.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The dworkin influence is there but it's not just a reversal (cf heartbreak on proxy), and Mcmartin on Buyer's Market is a strange track if you think he's just a sadist. It subverts the 90s concern with authenticity but without quite being parody, like when he talks about trying to find the "truth" in the book of porn transcripts by taking away the images, there's dialogue and exchange that he's interested in throughout. Foucaults obvious but queer theory stuff like Edelman and Bersani pretty much nail his aesthetic and open up the more personal side of what he's doing with the shock rather than just some "journalism le bad" reading. The writing is pretty overlooked, he really nails an understated but structurally complex language that rewards close reading if you can stomach that. I also think looking at his mog of Ian Brady's book is a good point of reference.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dworkin has such a twisted and distorted concept of pornography, according to her:
      >"Pornography is the graphic representation of animals as vile prostitutes."

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone’s who’s this obsessed with pedophillia has to be a pedophile. I could understand if it were just a topic he touched on once and a while, but its all he ever talks about.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    he has a short lecture here going over his why
    looked into a little he apparently did the afterword for some serial killer's book where he attacks the readers/serial killers and claims the book they just read is cp. (really funny bit tbh)

    From what I can tell is he has some fricked up sexual stuff he feels self loathing for, sees normal stuff with it be used as entertainment and his goal is to restore the vulgarity/disgust to things that are used for entertainment in the news or taken as granted. Based on this lecture he's a pretty bad writer though. Seems reminiscent of david lynch's motivation for twin peaks.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The twin peaks reference is an interesting one, puritanism and nature, duality etc.

      Dworkin has such a twisted and distorted concept of pornography, according to her:
      >"Pornography is the graphic representation of animals as vile prostitutes."

      Oh fr, reading her book the logic is pretty solid internally but I doubt anyone agrees with the conclusions besides the most reality-divorced redditor. Sotos has many samples from her TV special on Buyer's Market. I forgot to mention foucault discussed ideas of confession and truth in history of sexuality v1 and there's something about how this encouraged confessional creates a weird subjecthood. Bennett's whitehouse lyrics seems to deride it as something of a mental health virus ("dans" or "language recovery" iirc) tho that project is its own can of worms.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In case you're interested, an exhaustively researched Spanish language article about Peter Sotos, with particular regard to his music/audio credited work (with Whitehouse) was published recently here:
        http://metacultura.com.ar/pornografia/
        You can use Google translate to read it but I'm currently working on an English translation of the article and will upload it on libgen as soon as it's finished.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Good stuff lad

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Comprehensive for sure, thanks man

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Hey, I'd be happy to take a copy and host it in a Mega folder I sometimes post around here. Right now it's mostly old IQfy projects and a bunch of books an anon ocr'd a few years ago, but I'd like to include translations from anons as well. You can email me at [email protected] if you're cool with that.

          All I've got so far is a translation of a Russian short story, but here's the link for the translations folder anyway:
          https://mega.nz/folder/XoUXCLYB#W9CS4ybVtMqEkRtcwJTk4Q

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wow, I would never trust someone using "you know" so many times in barely 20 minutes

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its basically OCD diaries

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >that image

    Where is it from? ... Guys?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Someone's grandma.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where can I find Total Abuse online?

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