Yet in a 1963 photograph in which he poses next to his notorious rendering of a masturbator
, The Big Night Down the Drain, he looks like an ordinary, modest, bespectacled student in a neat shirt and cardigan--hardly someone likely to be arrested for an 'infringement of public morality', as subsequently happened.
The modern consumer, Barber writes, "is less the happy sensualist than the compulsive masturbator
, a reluctant addict working at himself with little pleasure, encouraged in his labor by an ethic of infantilization that releases him to an indulgence he cannot altogether welcome" (p.
think the dancer or masturbator
is inadequately autonomous, but we may
Millegan prepared for the role of an Internet-surfing masturbator
in the movie On_Line by chatting up men in a "bear" chat room--not to mention tearing off his shirt and shoving his hand down his pants for the audition.
Why, there's been many a time I've invented fantastic events to shield you, the reader, from the harsh fact that your favorite pro is, at best, generally pretty boring and self-centered or, at worst, an alcoholic and compulsive masturbator
, it was said is incapable "of any generous impulse or act of loyalty; he is dead to the call of his family, his country, or of humanity.
The critics offer us an incorporation, both of the genre they wish to purify and of those equally incorporated, now exorcised specters that threaten that very purification (the prostituted woman, the emasculated masturbator
, the diseased outsider).
Scott's narcissistic interest in the spectacular potential of his dancing body seems not all that removed from the masturbator
admiring his own body in the mirror.
Consider this description of the panting of a masturbator
in the hotel room next to the one the protagonist and her mother have rented when they travel to Dublin to visit Emma: "you heard panting from the next room, the amateur actor' s room.
Second, the club had a strict rule against physical contact between dancer and masturbator
The audience becomes a voyeur, not only of the most private of acts, but moreover of a domestic staging of the act, of the equally private dialogue between masturbator
and amateur filmmaker.
In the past, they defined the masturbator
, the homosexual, and the epileptic as mentally ill and hence their fiduciary property.