anna tagged her last post as “marilynning” and i feel compelled to explain this concept.
to marilyn is to let it flow without protection, an homage to the dubious myth that marilyn monroe refused to sanitize herself but instead employed little helpers with mops to clean up after her.
i love the juxtaposition between celebrated femininity and what you might call, femininity gone wrong. of course, the sad truth is that marilyn suffered enormous pain during her periods and so, it was a constant burden of femininity to carry. eh, not to mention the rest of her life.
to marilyn is sport and the downside is that sometimes one needs to duck in to the nearest doorway to wipe up the excess.
and old b-side, marilyn homage.