King Kong Theory (Paperback)

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An incredibly honest, deeply personal and breathtakingly rabid look at feminity, morality and modern society by a writer who takes no prisoners. Crucial, fascinating reading regardless of your gender.

— Justin

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With humor, rage, and confessional detail, Virginie Despentes--in her own words "more King Kong than Kate Moss"--delivers a highly charged account of women's lives today. She explodes common attitudes about sex and gender, and shows how modern beauty myths are ripe for rebelling against. Using her own experiences of rape, prostitution, and working in the porn industry as a jumping-off point, she creates a new space for all those who can't or won't obey the rules.

About the Author


Virginie Despentes is an award-winning author and filmmaker, and a noted French feminist and cultural critic. She is the award of many award-winning books, including Apocalypse Baby (winner of the 2010 Prix Renaudot) and Vernon Subutex (winner of the Anais-Nin Prize 2015, Prix Landerneau 2015, Prix La Coupole 2015). She also co-directed the screen adaptations of her controversial novels Baise-Moi and Bye Bye Blondie.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781558616578
ISBN-10: 1558616578
Publisher: Feminist Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2010
Pages: 143
Language: English