Oh. Wow."Mother May I Sleep With My Brother Danger In The Attic?
Is her brother by chance named Carlos Danger?
Oh WOW, I wasn't even thinking of that.
I know no politics blah blah blah, but THAT's what you find "very creepy" today?
@Matt, @Russ Hanser: put a sock in it. Please. :)
No "it's funny" exception? This is exactly the purpose of the Rule.
Dear God. I knew about this book only because the title's famous. I never knew a thing about the story and, ick, that can't be unlearned. How awful. 40 million copies of this thing were sold?
Just read the Wiki summary, eh? I've read the icky novel and still I was squigged out when I reread it to refresh my memory.
I think there's a timeliness factor which pertains here which I think didn't affect the birther joke. The more live a controversy is, the less it belongs here. Maybe my judgment was wrong there. I've been wrong before.
I loved this book as a tween, icky incest and all, and I cannot wait for the movie. As I said on FB, viewing party at my house, you're all invited.
TPE, you cannot underestimate how widely read this book was for women of a certain age. I would venture to say that every single girl in my elementary school had read FITA before the end of 6th grade. It was forbidden fruit - my mother didn't want me reading it, and I read it anyway. The prose is deliciously purple, the characters and plot indelible, and the entire experience is so harmlessly scandalous as to make pre-teens feel like they are almost grownups. (The sequels get worse and worse, and I read every one of them anyway.) I never did see the entirety of the previous film with Kristy Swanson - the clips I've seen are enough to know it's heinous. But I will certainly be watching this one - with Ellen Burstyn, who never met a piece of scenery she wouldn't chew, this should be a camp-fest for the ages.