Monday, July 16, 2012

The Chronicles of Castration: John Wayne Bobbitt

John Wayne Bobbitt became an iconic figure in the history of male castration fantasy in l993 when his wife Lorena cut off his penis and threw it out of a car window. Naturally Lorena didn’t actually castrate John since she didn’t cut off his testicles, but it is almost universally accepted that severing a penis is tantamount to castration and even worse (though the castrati who sang soprano parts in 16th century  church choirs might have testified otherwise).Needless to say the Bobbitt incident had a nefarious effect on the dream life of many males since Bobbitt was attacked during a drunken slumber and to quote the poet, “Lorena hath murdered sleep.” For many American men the only experience of a severed penis prior to the Bobbitt incidence came from walking though Greek wing of the Met and seeing the dismembered statues. Apparently Bobbitt himself was no worse for the wear. His penis was miraculously found and reattached and he went on to exploit the incident by performing in adult films. John Wayne Bobbitt: Uncut is probably one of the most brilliant titles in the history of porn and Bobbitt also went on to star in the movie Frankenpenis. Bobbitt also had a music career as member of the band The Severed Parts.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.