Sunday, April 6, 2008

Is there anyone famous among... Your People?

There are many examples of giantesses being presented in a sexually suggestive way in books and films. Does this mean the writers of these works can be counted among My People and Our Agenda?

In general, I think the answer is probably not. Jonathan Swift put a smutty paragraph into Gulliver's Travels about Gulliver being toyed with by young Brobdingnagian maids of honour, but I don't think Dr. Swift was really into it. Charles Beaudelaire wrote a smutty poem called The Giantess, but Beaudelaire had a real talent for smutty thoughts about almost anything. Federico Fellini made what is probably the sexiest giant woman movie with The Temptation of Dr. Antonio, and he recalls a big lusty prostitute from his youth he calls Volpina in his memoir film Amacord, but Fellini was happily married for decades to the tiny and adorable actress Guilietta Masina.

While I don't have an interest in "outing" any of My People, there is one person in the public eye who pretty much outed himself a while back. The Nose was a magazine about many different topics, but it always included articles about odd sexual interests, and as this cover shows, it once had an article about men interested in Giant Women. The author of the article is also the miniature man seen under the huge high heel of the supersized sneering dominatrix. He is Patton Oswalt, comedian and actor, best known now as the voice of the rat Remy in Pixar's Ocsar winning movie Ratatouille. I give Mr. Oswalt a brotherly shout out.

As I have said before, there is minimal content in the mainstream media for My People and Our Agenda, and some of us get clever about creating our own images. This collage was done by an artist calling himself Shrunk_DC, who took a nice but not provocative picture of singer/skater girl Avril Lavigne and made it of interest to My People. It's not that we are blind to attractive females in the real world, but something about a cute girl being 200 feet tall makes her... well, cuter. Or, in this case, hotter.

Your mileage may vary. For most folks, I expect that it does. I can't say how many of My People there are in the world, but I think it's way less than 1 in 100 males that focus on this fetish. That said, I think there are guys who don't obsess about the idea, but still find the idea kinda hot when they see a well-produced image.

What makes me think this is seeing Death Proof, one of the two recent movie made by Quentin Tarantino and packaged together under the name Grindhouse. The movies have a well deserved R rating, but there is no nudity, only a lot of dirty talking and a lot of violence. What Tarantino does have in the movie is a lot of lovingly shot scenes of women's bare feet. Either Tarantino has a foot fetish himself, or he has a friend who explained the fetish to him in very vivid detail. I don't find the foot fetish particularly interesting, but watching the movie makes me understand why many men do obsess about it. Moreover, my fetish group is very small in number, and foot fetishism is common enough to have a thriving industry catering to its members' desires.

So how am I going to bring this uncomfortable post to a non-smutty conclusion?

Yay, Flags of Many Lands™! Yay, Antigua & Barbuda!


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Who among us hasn't loved a giant woman in our own way?

Karla said...

Ooh baby - yer peoples are in the 99th percentile. Smashing!

Shrunk_DC said...

Wow that pic is amazing! LOL Groovy article. Who knows...we may one day get the recognition level of people who have an inflatable pool toy fetish.

Matty Boy said...

Yes, shrunk, that is a fine collage, even if you do say so yourself.

As for getting the respect commanded by the pool toy boys, you have to remember that they have one hell of a powerful lobby.

jolie said...

patton oswalt - he's claiming some fame on lewis black's new show, the root of all evil. he appeared on the youtube v. porn episode.

I'd never heard of patton oswalt before that - and here is matty boy today bringing up his name. patton is getting press!

Anonymous said...

I think I'm going to count myself as one of Your People even if I'm sitting on the other side of the fence. That someone in the public eye outed hisself as to his naughty giantess thoughts represents, by comparison, an astronomically large crowd when compared to how many famous ladies out there have confessed they have dirty thoughts about little men (or little cities).

None. :(

We, the 12 to 20 women that Like This Stuff, feel so alone. If only Vera Rubin or Jessica Alba or someone else not dead would admit they buy GI Joes for ulterior purposes, or that they spend hours constructing Lego buildings for alternative reasons....

Matty Boy said...

Dear Anonymous: Welcome!

Not telling you how to run your bidness, but you might find that there is a buck to be made catering to My People, though I blush to say it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Matty Boy!

I've noticed there's a buck to be made indeed, but I've never felt the itch to sell what I create. Not that there's anything wrong with it, but I feel really private about it. To package and hurl it to the credit card-holding crowds is tantamount to lifting my skirts and running around in a crowded place.

And not in a good way.

I'm happy if someone else gets that buck.

And as far as pool toy fetishes go, who says they can't be combined with Our People's?

Nice blog you have here.

Matty Boy said...

Thanks for the kind words, anonymous, and a great use of the pool toys, which may even pull more readers to my humble four billionth of the World Wide Interwebs.

Anonymous said...

Re: Women among your people...I read an interview with Kirstie Alley where she said had a fantasy that she could shrink all the men in her life and keep them in a box, though she said it was so she could choose to remove & grow one at a time depending on her mood.