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Rod Dreher

This Salon interview with porn actress Lorelei Lee, who was recently at the center of a court case against a pornographer, contains some rough language, but it is unintentionally comic in its portrayal of human folly and self-unawareness. It’s both dreadful and hilarious, this interview; Ms. Lee is prepared to do, and to have done to her, all manner of pneumatic procedures, some of which involve depraved acts with dairy products, but never let it be said that she lacks a conscience:

This kind of language is so charged and feels naughty to say, and that can be incredibly hot. So it works for me as a reclaiming act. That being said, I still can’t say the N-word myself.

More of the noted humanitarian’s observations below the jump. They are quite idiotic and funny, though she doesn’t intend them to be — but be warned, the language is at times rough:


Here’s Ms. Lee on the strict hygiene regimen on the set, and also her aesthetic analysis of her dirty picture:

Part of my job as a witness was to take the jurors through the process of the film’s production. I would have described the health and safety precautions taken — mandatory 28-day STD testing, the extensive hygiene process before an anal or on-camera enema scene. One of the allegations against John was that these films were scatological — I wanted to be sure the jurors understood that this wasn’t true.
I would have described the art and artifice of the filming process — to emphasize that what we’re doing is creating a performance — with stops and starts and retakes, and hundreds of aesthetic decisions being made throughout — rather than simply going into a room with a camera and fucking.

Here is Ms. Lee, on the feminist rationale for portraying a human pincushion on camera:

We also discussed the possibility of my testifying to the reasons I make these kinds of films. I think this imagery is important as a contrast to the majority of mainstream representation of women’s sexuality.

Lorelei Lee is a patriot!:

I would say that of the many ideals this country is founded on, the freedom of speech is, I think, one of the most cherished. Because we live in a country that presumably doesn’t censor ideas no matter how unpopular, we are able to better cultivate our own individual belief systems — one of the ways we learn what we believe in is by encountering language and imagery that we disagree with or have strong reactions to. The best ideas come out of reckoning with the unfamiliar.

Indeed — but don’t you know, some people — jurors, say — have to have the value of the unfamiliar explained to them. Enter Ms. Lee:

Lastly, I might have talked specifically about the eroticism of some of the less often understood acts in the film, such as enema play and “cum swapping.”

You cannot make this up. It should be noted that Lorelei Lee may be a nitwit, but she’s not stupid; she’s a grad student at NYU.
Sometimes, you think about what humanity is capable of, and you just want to spend more time with the squirrels.

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