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January 4, 2021 73 min

How long have we been judging Lolita by its cover? To be fair, they're not much help. This week, Jamie guides you through a crash course on Lolita/nymphet aesthetics -- when we say 'Lolita,' what are we really talking about? We take a look at the visual legacy of Lolita's book covers, persistence in advertising and how misreads of the text have been haunting pop music for generations.

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Playlist of Music Discussed in today's episode:

Ms. Lola's "we need to talk about Lolita":

Dakota Fanning in the 'Oh Lola!'

Lolita Lempicka with Elle Fanning, 2012:

Love's Baby Soft:

Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse Daily Mail story:


Nerdymixedpan TikTok about Lolita, Lolicon and Lolita fashion:

Lolita: Story of a Cover Girl:

Moi, Lolita music video:

"Men Explain Fiona Apple to Me":

Rolling Stone: Britney Spears 1999 profile:

Rolling Stone Reflecting on this profile, 2011:

Dave LaChapelle's celebrity photography:

"Surviving R. Kelly" Full Series:

 "Why Has R. Kelly Been in Jail for the Past Year?" 8/2020:,that%20included%20kidnapping%2C%20forced%20labor%2C

R. Kelly: The History of Allegations Against Him 8/2020:

Surviving R. Kelly': Threats and New Abuse Details:

R. Kelly Girlfriend Joycelyn Savage Speaks Out, Saying She is a 'Victim':

The True Story of R. Kelly and Aaliyah's Relationship:

R. Kelly Paid Bribe So That He Could marry 15-Year-Old Aaliyah, Government Alleges:

Why Lana Del Rey Is Under Fire for Her Most Recent Comments About Women in Music:

Lana Del Rey's White Fragility Contextualized Within the United States' Anti-Blackness:

Lana, don't use Black women to make your point.:

Lana Del Rey Has Lana Del LOST IT:

Lana Del Rey / Die Zeit Interview:

Lana Del Rey The Fader Interview 2014:

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