King Kong Theory

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King Kong Theory

By Virginie Despentes; Stephanie Benson (Translator)

Feminist Press, Paperback, 9781558616578, 143pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2010

Description
With humor, rage, and confessional detail, Virginie Despentesin her own words more King Kong than Kate Moss delivers a highly charged account of women's lives today. She explodes common attitudes about sex and gender, and shows how modern beauty myths are ripe for rebelling against. Using her own experiences of rape, prostitution, and working in the porn industry as a jumping-off point, she creates a new space for all those who can t or won t obey the rules.


About the Author
Virginie Despentes is an award-winning author and filmmaker, and a noted French feminist and cultural critic. She is the award of many award-winning books, including "Apocalypse Baby" (winner of the 2010 Prix Renaudot) and "Vernon Subutex" (winner of the Anais-Nin Prize 2015, Prix Landerneau 2015, Prix La Coupole 2015). She also co-directed the screen adaptations of her controversial novels "Baise-Moi" and "Bye Bye Blondie.""

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