Friday, January 6, 2012

Fuck The Fucking Shame







America is a strange, troubling country, a country that treats sex as a commercial commodity to sell products, and then tries real hard to make you feel real bad for wanting to actually do it.

Advertising positions sex as something you must pay for. And pay dearly.  If you have a luxury car, you get sex.  If you don't, fuck you!  If you're good looking, wealthy, arrogant, smooth, well educated, and swim with the sharks in the right circles, all the sex in the world is yours.

If you're none of the above, fuck you, Charlie!, and, even better, we'll bust you for leering at teenagers, those same teenagers we exploit to sell our products to gullible cretins with money and "status". And, hey, we'll shame the fuck out of you for masturbating to pornography and getting erections.

If you're poor or not on the approved grid, you get nothing, fucker! Actually, I'll do you one better than that: You get prison AND eternal condemnation.







What I love love love about Oscar Bazaldua's masterful work is its utter contempt for polite (read: corrupt) society. This guy does not drink the Kool-Aid.

Clearly, he doesn't subscribe to the polished bullshit that every American is fed from birth 'til death. He doesn't play favorites. He's not afraid of sex. He's not afraid of desire. He's simply not afraid.

His art portrays a world not perverted by religion, not twisted by hidden political agendas, and not hideously dishonest like the one we're all supposed to aspire to so the rich can get richer. 

Bazaldua's people are my people. They fuck, they love, they hate, they feel.

They're humans.

You won't ever see real humans on the commercial TV networks... but you will see them here.

Cheers, Oscar, you're a true Apostle of Pulp!















8 comments:

  1. You think those women are like "real humans?" Ha, ha. You're funny.

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  2. Anon -- actually, you're funnier than me because you miss the point of my post.

    Bazaldua is the "real" human here because he's creating material that comes from his heart and soul, not a dishonest agenda.

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  3. I couldn't agree with you more regarding the hypocrisy/schizophrenia regarding the sex/money nexus. Here in NYC, they've "cleaned up" the town getting rid of any of the peeler bars/sleaze pits a workin' man can go to drink and oogle at decent prices--and all we have left is those ridiculously expensive "gentlemen's clubs" where your whole paycheck is gone with the purchase of one drink.

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  4. jervaise brooke hamsterJanuary 6, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Those cartoon chicks are incredible, i wish i could encounter one in real life ! ! !. By the way Phantom, as i`ve said before, i only watch beautiful gorgeous sexy young girls being buggered and sodomized on the internet all day long (to the almost complete exclusion of everything else), those images represent the future, everything else is the past. I`m simply not interested in the ludicrous lies and hypocrisy of Hollywood and the media in general anymore. I want the truth, and, for me, the truth is beautiful young girls with their arse-holes gaping wide open.

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  5. Ivan -- I hear ya, Ivan. It's the twisted perception that if lots of money is attached, it's "moral", and if there isn't a lot of money about, it's "immoral". Makes the wealthy feel better about their own shame and guilt. The "immoral" aspect is the hypocrisy, not the sex. There is nothing immoral about the sexual act.

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  6. absolutely stunning art! i want them. a collection of his delicious work is much needed. thank you for sharing this. its an update on pulp art that i truly love. iv spent my share of time flipping threw my "mens adventure magazines" taschen book enough..this takes it to the next level to much satisfaction.Outstanding blog Savage keep up the great work..i have read this blog now for few years. sadly this is my first comment and i must say it is my favorite site to frequent daily due to your exquisite taste. Bravo!

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  7. Tasty mix of sex and gore on those PRESIDIO covers, ta!

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  8. Anonymous -- yes, stunning. Some company like Taschen needs to put out a book of these Mexican covers.

    Thanks for the kind comments regarding the blog. Unfortunately, I'm not posting as often as I used to because I'm insanely busy. One of the reasons I've added the lists. If I can't write about something at length, at least it can be recommended on the list.

    Actually, I'd love to have a film chart and get ratings from a dozen or so readers of this blog. It would be like a list that often appeared in early Cinefantastiques.

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    Aylmer -- yes, they're extraordinary.

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