Notes & References

This script is a work of detournement, in which confrontations are staged among various voices through the juxtaposition of elements from other texts.  Most of the passages are quoted verbatim, although in some cases minor changes have been made to the text of the passages.  Sources of passages are listed by section below in the order of the appearance of those passages in the text.


William S. Burroughs, "The Invisible Generation," The Ticket That Exploded (New York: Grove Press, 1967).

Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle (Detroit: Black & Red, 1977).

Marquis de Sade, "Philosophy in the Bedroom," (1795) trans. Austryn Wainhouse and Richard Seaver,Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom and Other Writings (New York: Grove, 1966).


Nine Inch Nails, "Closer," The Downward Spiral (Interscope Records, 1994).

Sublime, "Date Rape," 40 oz. to Freedom (MCA Records, 1996).

Scene One

Sonja Sanchez, Wounded in the house of a friend. (Boston: Beacon Press, 1997).

Michel Foucault, "Preface to Transgression," (1963), trans. Donald F. Bouchard, Language, Countermemory, Practice (Ithaca, NY: Cornell, 1977).

Simone de Beauvoir, The Prime of Life (Cleveland: World Publishing, 1962).

Raoul Vaneigem, The Revolution of Everyday Life (1967), trans. John Fullerton and Paul Sieveking (Detroit: Black & Red, 1972).

Scene Two

John Howard and Paul Weinman, "The Closet Showered," Sniff This (Normal, IL: Subnormal, 1992).

Charles Bukowski, "Love for 17.50," South of No North: Stories of the Buried Life (Santa Rosa, CA: Black Spear Press, 1973).

Michel Foucault, "Body/Power" (Interview, 1975), trans. Colin Gordon, et al., Power/Knowledge (New York: Pantheon, 1977)

Susie Bright, "Story of O Birthday Party," Susie Bright's Sexual Reality: A Virtual Sex World Reader (San Francisco, CA: Cleis Press, 1992).

Almetria Vaba, "Wanting,"  unpublished work (2002).

Demosthenes, "Apollodorus Against Neaera," Speeches 59.121 (c. 350 BCE).

John Howard and Paul Weinman, "At the OK Coral," Sniff This (Normal, IL: Subnormal, 1992).

Bernardo Attias, "Her Touch," unpublished work (1990).

Plato, Symposium 198c-d (c. 360 BCE).

Karl Maria Kurtbeny (1868), as quoted in Jonathan Ned Katz, The Invention of Heterosexuality (NY: Penguin, 1995).

Michel Foucault, "Sexual Choice, Sexual Act," (1982), trans. James O'Higgens, Foucault Live (Semiotext(e), 1989).

Sharon Olds, "The Love Object," Satan Says (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985).

Scene Three

Bernardo Attias, "Male Subjectivity, the Masochistic Aesthetic, and Pornographic Feminism," presented at the Joint Central States Communication Association/Southern Speech Communication Association Conference, Lexington, Kentucky (April 1993).

Jessica Hagedorn, "F," in John Yau, ed., Fetish: An Anthology of Fetish Fiction (NY: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1998).

Pat Califia, "The Age of Consent: The Great Kiddy-Porn Panic of 1977," (1980) Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex (Pittsburgh, Cleis Press, 1994).

Pamela Sneed, "Incest," Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery. (New York: Henry Holt, 1998).

Sylvia Plath, "Daddy,"Ariel: Poems by Sylvia Plath, (New York: Harper & Row, 1961)

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