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January 4, 2021 81 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. Join our Discord:  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: Lolicon: 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: Learn more about your ad-choices at
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