Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Lost Girls

This bloggers image hit it home run for me & it just happens her name is very close to my own, so I had to contact her and ask about it. This has to be one of the best (imo) blog avatars i have ever seen to date!

From the book "The Lost Girls" not sure if you have heard of it before but its about 3 fairytale characters and their adventures beyond, Like Alice, Dorthy and Wendy Darling from Peter Pan. Its pretty cool and kind of shows them in a different light, as they go on to have some sexual awakenings. I just thought it was pretty fitting to symbolize my blog's theme or direction in a way - Baby Baer (Tara Clark)

Her blog moto "Liberate yourself from the illusion of culture"

"Mother of Liberation"

Comes to find out that The Lost Girls is a graphic novel by yours truely Alan Moore (who brought you Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. ) drawn by Melinda Gebbie.

Plot summary according to wiki

Alice from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (now a grey-haired old woman named "Lady Fairchild"), Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz (now in her 20s) and Wendy from Peter Pan (now named "Wendy Potter", in her 30s, and married to a man named Harold [Harry?]Potter who is 20 years older) are visiting an expensive mountain resort hotel in Austria on the eve of World War I (1913–1914). The hotel, named "Hotel Himmelgarten", is run by a man named Monsieur Rougeur. At the hotel, Dorothy meets a man named Captain Rolf Bauer. The women meet by chance and begin to exchange erotic stories from their pasts. The stories are based on the childhood fantasy worlds of the three women- wiki

This book of course comes with a bit of controversy due to its sexual content involving children "might open up stores that carry the book and people who buy the book to be charged with possession and/or trafficking in child pornography." So if you are looking for a copy, chances are you will have to special order it.

Google images provides a sneak peak, but nothing to the extreme or with children. (That I could see)

Moore speculates that "if we’d have come out and said, 'well, this is a work of art,' they would have probably all said, 'no it's not, it's pornography.' So because we're saying, 'this is pornography,' they're saying, 'no it's not, it's art,' and people don't realise quite what they've said.

The title of corse is a play on the Lost Boys of Peter Pan. They boys lost by their nannies in places such as Kensington Gardens. If gone unclaimed for 7 days, they were whisked off to Neverland, where they live with Peter Pan. There are no "lost girls", because (as Peter explains) girls are too clever to be lost in this manner.

Girls of course serve another purpose. I'm sure Moore has left lots in his graphic novel about how young Alice, Dorothy & Wendy where explored.

Fictional crossover - While working on Lost Girls, Moore also used this concept as the basis for his series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen of Victorian England, but quickly grew opportunity to merge all works of fiction into one world.

"The planet of the imagination is as old as we are. It has been humanity's constant companion with all of its fictional locations, like Mount Olympus and the gods, and since we first came down from the trees, basically. It seems very important, otherwise, we wouldn't have it." - Alan Moore

Which all reminds me of a series called United States of Tara "US" of Tara, created by Diablo Cody with Steven Spielberg on borad as Executive producer. It follows the life of a suburban housewife with dissociative identity disorder the politically correct way of saying multi -personality disorder.

The Wizard of Oz and Monarch Programming

Continue to "Wild Things"


ViølatoR said...

Interesting, I didn't think it was "porn," I thought people were just flipping out because it involves three fairytale girls. Kinda like in Tideland or... another movie I can't think of, where it's seen through a little girls eyes which turned people off considering some of the adult themes. Some of Charlie (Manson's) Angels were pretty hot. I mean if I was a cult leader, I would totally brainwash hot chicks too. So... I'm starting this cult... want in? :D

Baby Bear(Tara Clark) said...

Aww you are beautiful..

Reminds me why I even blog at all..:)

Love how you elaborated here and added some interesting details
great read my friend

thanks really..:)

Volux said...

@ ViølatoR - of course i want in, i'd be ur '0' any day! ;)

@ Tara _ thanx! It seems that synchronicity has brought together a trinity of Tara's.

** winks to the the the 'Mon-Grial' Tara **


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Arion said...

We have heard much about how controversial Alan Moore’s Lost Girl was and still is: forbidden in some countries, withheld by custom officers in others, we could easily dismiss it as a polemic work and thus leave it forever imprisoned into whatever mental drawer we put our taboos and scandalous items. It is such a fantastic work I had to write a review on it in my blog.