A 63-year young bad girl stuck in the free spirit mode of her youth. When she’s not nude horseback riding, she writes for Filthy Gorgeous Media. Her bad girl expertise on all things filthy comes from her years of exploring swinger clubs with her late girlfriend, Bella, and small-bit roles in erotic films.
In December 1959, Bob Guccione received a poem from a young female friend. This poem was kept in his personal files for over half a century and it was entitled, “The Gay Girl.” Literature of the 1930′s, 40′s, and early 50′s depicted lesbian life as tragedy, ending with either the suicide of the lesbian character or her conversion to heterosexuality. These twisted perceptions were repressive and often, painful self-fulfilling prophecies. Also, publications addressing homosexuality were officially deemed obscene by United States federal law, under the Comstock Act until 1958. “I think we made a very serious contribution to the liberalization of laws and attitudes,” Mr. Guccione once said. “Much that has happened now in the Western world with respect to sexual advances is directly due to steps we took.” Bob Guccione was responsible for advancing the public conversation about the First Amendment in the last four decades more than anyone else. This poem serves as a testament that lesbians thrived even during times of hardship and discrimination.