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About meA writer. I wrote THE LOSERS' CLUB ... more about that book here:

My new novel, told in 3 "episodes" or parts, is called

¤*.¸¸.·´¨`°*» And what is PERMANENT OBSCURITY?

PERMANENT OBSCURITY: Or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girls
and Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography and Death by Dolores Santana
(as told to Richard Perez)

* A youthful bohemian satire,
* a story of alienated nonconformists,
* a "girls on the lam" story,
* a sexploitation and S/M romp,
* a spoof of cult celebrity and "true-life" tabloid


Inspired by the underground sexploitation films of the 1960s, this bold updating of the "roughie" subgenre and lampoon of auteur filmmaking largely takes place in New York City's East Village (circa the Bush era), and it chronicles the rise and fall of a unique and intense relationship. Dolores and Serena, two chemically dependent, down-and-out artists set out to take control of their lives by making a fetish-noir/femdom movie. Of course, things don't exactly turn out as planned.

Origins of PERMANENT OBSCURITY, including films, title, controversial cover design

What about it, luv? ¤*.¸¸.·´¨`°*»

¤*.¸¸.·´¨`°*» Barnes& ~ Nook and Paperback

¤*.¸¸.·´¨`°*» Dolores and Serena: They were the thrill-seekers! Young and immoral!...
But nobody's perfect.

*** WARNING: this descent into depravity is rated NC-17 : for graphic sexuality (especially BDSM practices and non-vanilla sex), irresponsible drug use, profane language, and depicts reckless, impulsive, and dangerous behavior. ***

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I need to emphasize that PERMANENT OBSCURITY is not "erotica," although it has BDSM overtones (leaning toward so-called "femdom"). It's really a dark comedy about bohemia and the difficulty of relationships (female/male and female/female) and finally the big question for anyone in the arts (or in the tabloid media): sudden fame vs. permanent anonymity. The style of the novel is inspired by '60s over-the-top sexploition films like those of Russ Meyer (FASTER PUSSYCAT KILL KILL, BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS) and those Something Weird Videos, like A SWEET SICKNESS and BAD GIRLS GO TO HELL [so-called “cautionary tales”]) -- updated to the Bush era (circa 2006).

PERMANENT OBSCURITY: Or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girls and Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography and Death by Dolores Santana (as told to Richard Perez)
Written in the 3 parts:

Whereupon we are introduced to Dolores and Serena and their kinky shenanigans.

Whereupon Dolores and Serena grapple with relationship/sexuality issues, life-threatening drug dealers, irreversible money woes. Culminating in a desperate attempt at making a so-called "femdom" film.

Whereupon Dolores and Serena find themselves in a place not expected. Namely, hell.

PERMANENT OBSCURITY: Or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girls and Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography and Death by Dolores Santana (as told to Richard Perez)

PERMANENT OBSCURITY: the title and where it came from -->

The subversive power of sexploitation:
pre-porn era sexploitation and its influence --

BAD GIRL CINEMA (and its influence on the novel):

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--------------------------------- About the Author:

Initially published small literary magazines, Richard Perez has also written for The New York Times (a newspaper he doesn't read.) His first novel, The Losers' Club (aka: The Losers' Club: Complete Restored Edition) has three foreign translations to date: Korean, Turkish, Italian. PERMANENT OBSCURITY: or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girls and Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography, and Death — his second novel — also reflects his infatuation with bohemia and willful nonconformists.


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GroupsBanned Books, Bloggers, Erotica, Feminist Theory, Hardboiled / Noir Crime Fiction, Hobnob with Authors, Humor, New Yorkers City, Progressive & Liberal!, Queer and Trans Litshow all groups


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