September 23rd, 2011

Deep Thoughts

When you've spent three years mostly writing copy for one client and then are suddenly writing for a new client it's sort of like the first time you have sex after you get divorced. You know you used to be able to do it, but aren't quite sure you still can.

Writer's Block: “We built this city on rock and roll”

What are your favorite song lyrics, and why?

"Well, I've fucked the queen, I've fucked Bach
I've even sucked an old man's cock
So what, so what
And I've fucked a sheep, I've fucked a goat
I rammed my cock right down its throat
So what, so what
So what, so what, you boring little fuck

Well, who cares, who cares what you do
And, who cares, who cares about you, you, you, you, you

And I've drunk that, I've drunk this
I've spewed up on a pint of piss
So what, so what
I've had skag, I've had speed
I've jacked up until I bleed
So what, so what
So what, so what, you boring little cunt

I've had crabs, I've had lice
I've had the clap and that ain't nice
So what, so what
I've fucked this, I've fucked that
I've even fucked a school girl's twat
So what, so what
So what, so what, you boring little fuck"

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Just saw the new trailer for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

It looks like Fincher has got it right.

But it does bring up a question I've had in my head for a while: Nothing on the back cover of any of the books or in any of the trailers indicates that the main subject of the books and films is really, really violent sexual assault. The ads for both the books and the movies make it look like it's just a regular thriller.

Now, I'm generally not a fan of "trigger warnings" but I will say that in this case, one might be in order. But I'm not sure.

Do you think a book or movie that has explicit rape and torture on this level as the central plot point should disclose that to people before they see or read it?

Poll #1780912 Lisbeth

Should The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Come With A Trigger Warning?