- Taschenbuch: 128 Seiten
- Verlag: It Books; Auflage: 01 (26. September 2006)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0060884053
- ISBN-13: 978-0060884055
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 0,9 x 22,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: Schreiben Sie die erste Bewertung
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 510.670 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
How to Make Money Like a Porn Star (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 26. September 2006
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“This is it: The best graphic novel of 2006....scathing, profoundly honest...An instant, post-modern classic.” (Todd David Schwartz, CBSTodd David Schwartz, CBSTodd David Schwartz, CBS)
“For anyone who fantasizes about or romanticizes the industry of pornography, the resulting comic is like a cold shower.” (Kirkus Reviews)
Claudia Corvette. From her tousled bedroom hair to her name - all the porn stars in this world take their names from supermodels and sports cars - she is adult entertainment's prototypical femme fatale. Her life is the collision of countless troubled - childhood cliches and grown-up wet dreams, projected onto her as surely as her videos project their blue light onto lonely men around the world. From its first panel, "How to Make Money Like a Porn Star" draws the reader into the dark world of girls like Claudia, the men who fantasizes about them, and the monsters who control them. In the hands of "Rolling Stones" writer Neil Strauss and illustrator Bernard Chang, this adult graphic novel weaves together black humour and blacker reality. Like all great American stories, it features humble beginnings, life-changing tragedy, stripping, abuse, implants, fame, addiction, bigger implants, abduction, gunplay, downfall, and even bigger implants. Not to mention a thousand shades of latex and L'Oreal.Part parody, part morality tale, here is the truth about the porn life, its outsized visual splendour captured in a comic parade of doe-eyed centrefolds, its essence distilled in a story that will haunt every reader who has ever wondered where his next fantasy is coming from. Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Though in a way, I guess I shouldn't be.
Strauss has a writing style/persona that gives him the best of both worlds - to roam among the world he observes and writes of while never quite being OF it himself - able to distance himself from the subject matter, stay above the fray, to remain professionally unscathed.
It worked, to a point, in his last book, The Game. Though strange to some observers - the undertone of that book read like a morality play, and yet he went on to teach and discuss pickup techniques in mainstream media outlets.
I'm not sure he will remain as unscathed with this release. Already the book's subject matter - juvenille at best, (a graphic novel with the artwork done by Bernard Chang, who's work added visual affect in The Game), a patronizing insult at worst - his bifurcation simply doesn't hold up this time around.
Like Pete Townsend's lame claim that he posessed child pornography 'for research purposes,' trying to convince us that this is a high-minded expose squeezed in between silly, obnoxious artwork and titilating characters simply doesn't wash.
Reminds me of those cheesy late night programs on cable TV, showcasing rude/crude sex acts in the form of a documentary. Be a man; pick your path.
Most should see right through it. Save your money and pass.
Entertaining story. Most men love porn, the image of a beautiful woman, the sex act, hot lesbos, etc. This allure is mixed with the ugly realities behind a semi-underground industry only recently 'legal'. But sarcastic humor is the way to otherwise potray stuff that would otherwise make people ill.
Fun for a lark, but scary. When the ultimate porn fan (south of an ex Egyptian prince) gets the porn star of his dreams in his clutches, but has a problem with 'something'.
What fine art!
Engaging, packed with brilliance beyond what you would think from the name and description. Reminiscent of Mark Steensland's The Liberation of Lydia Dark.
This is a book that's been out of print for a long time and I'm thrilled to be able to find it again.
Brava to Neil Strauss for creating, bravo to Amazon for making it available to me again.
You may get a laugh or two. But overall, this is not an overly satisfying book. Most of Strauss' other books, however, are excellent.