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Oct 7, 2009

Femme Fatale

A femme fatale ... is an alluring and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. She is an archetypal character of literature and art. Her ability to entrance and hypnotize her male victim was in the earliest stories seen as being literally supernatural, hence the most prosaic femme fatale today is still described as having a power akin to an enchantress, vampire, female monster or demon. The ideas involved are closely tied to fears of the female witch and misogyny. The femme fatale "remains an example of female independence and a threat to traditional female gender roles". The phrase is French for "deadly woman". A femme fatale tries to achieve her hidden purpose by using feminine wiles such as beauty, charm, and sexual allure. Typically, she is exceptionally well-endowed with these qualities....

No longer was she merely the dancing-girl who extorts a cry of lust and concupiscence from an old man by the lascivious contortions of her body; who breaks the will, masters the mind of a King by the spectacle of her quivering bosoms, heaving belly and tossing thighs; she was now revealed in a sense as the symbolic incarnation of world-old Vice, the goddess of immortal Hysteria, the Curse of Beauty supreme above all other beauties by the cataleptic spasm that stirs her flesh and steels her muscles, - a monstrous Beast of the Apocalypse, indifferent, irresponsible, insensible, poisoning.


At 10:28 PM , Blogger La Sirena said...

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At 3:06 PM , Blogger La Sirena said...

no drunky rambles


At 3:13 PM , Blogger Indigobusiness said...

I read it before you deleted it, Sirena. Why did you delete it?
I thought it was funny.

And my response is:

I wouldn't have it any other way...and I stole nothing.

(nice secret blog, btw.)

At 3:25 PM , Blogger Indigobusiness said...

to wit:

Blogger La Sirena said...

"...her ability to entrance and hypnotize her male victim ... the symbolic incarnation of world-old Vice, the goddess of immortal Hysteria..."

WTF? Did you fall in a hole with some woman and regret it?

Also, you stole an image that I stole forever ago for my double-secret blog.

Stealer. And if you get all serious about this -- even if it is serious -- I'm going to get hysterical.


Two can play this game, Ms. Mermaid. This is you, right? It's how I always imagined you.

At 1:34 PM , Blogger La Sirena said...

You're right -- it's a different image but looks like the same artist/ photo shoot.

All of my images are stolen because I AM a stealer.

At 3:30 PM , Blogger Indigobusiness said...

We know.

And the photo is from the same series, and hand tinted. Love that stuff.

Happy Columbus Day to you, too.


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