Step into our VIP, all white, zebra print, smooth jazz bar-cum-weekend RnB club, as we look at the representation of class in romance. Using a book that flips the ‘white male billionaire’ trope on its head, Abby and Sam start to question whether we’ve been reading romance or capitalist propaganda this whole time. We’re talking class wars, father figures and why no penis should ever kiss a womb.
Content Warning: This episode includes some references to domestic violence
References for nerdy sluts:
“Romancing the World: Harlequin Romances, the Capitalist Dream, and the Conquest of Europe and Asia.” Peter Darbyshire, Studies in Popular Culture Vol. 23, No. 1 (2000), pp. 1-10. “Slippery when wet: The shifting boundaries of the pornographic (a class analysis).” Rebecca Huntley, Continuum Vol 12, No. 1 (1998) pp. 69-81.A big thank you and shout out to our talented friends:
Original BOOKSLUT artwork by Brady King and music by Ankle Injuries ft. the sexy voice of Tace Kelly. https://soundcloud.com/ankleinjuries
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