Thursday, July 20, 2006

turn me on/loose/whatever

Earlier this week, Butchie over at My Blog Rules Your Ass! posted some great cover images of trashy/pulp/lesbiaxploitation fiction. Titillating, for sure. It reminded me of my first clandestine read:



It was the winter of 1981, and I was 11 years old. Loverboy's "Turn Me Loose" was on constant rotation on the Winnipeg AM radio station I could barely pick up, CKY AM 580. Turn Me On! by Jack W. Thomas (Bantam, ISBN 0553144103, if you're interested) was a novel I found at our cabin. It was just smutty enough for my emerging curiosity toward sex. Even today, when I hear Mike Reno's vocals (And I was here to please / I'm even on my knees / Makin' love to whoever I please), I remember "the sensational novel of a teen-age reign of terror."

hoo-hoooooooooo
hoo-hoooooooooo-oooooooooo

15 comments:

Butchieboy said...

Thanks for mentioning me in your gay-teen-coming-of-age story. I am pleased and honoured.

toobusyliving said...

Awwwww!

toobusyliving said...

Here's Lloyd

indygirl said...

Hot hot hot!

Timmy said...

ditto.

Jason said...

Which edition did you read?

your judgemental aunt said...

I remember I read a "boy's own story" when I was a young lad. My mom read it for her book club so it was with all the other books my parents read. I couldn't believe it. Yeah, a bit much for me.

Miss Thistle said...

My sister and I always relied on the good works of V.C. Andrews for our literary smut. Lots of bro-sis incest stuff, but you take what you can get, I guess.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

I like how Butchie is talking Canadian now. What a traitor with his use of "u".

Anonymous said...

Listening to that song just gave me goosebumps.

Timmy said...

what is with the whole "u" inserted into words they dont belong in, anyways?

your judgemental aunt said...

Tim, shhhh, it's OK my retarded american friend.

madamerouge said...

OMG I never even noticed Butchie's Canadian/British spelling

sirbarrett said...

That's good poster material. Have we Canadianized Butchie?

Carrie said...

i once "witnessed" a wet tshirt contest where the woman, oh about 47 at the time (i was 18) proceeded to strip to that tune and it was well DISTURBING to say the least.....i've never fully recovered.