Younger Generation Totally Over Sex, Proclaims Someone in Older Generation

Fear of Flying author Erica Jong argues that this generation of young people have grown bored with sex. She knows this because she hangs out with young female writers sometimes, and they're apparently gazing wistfully to the morals of the 1950's, back before Erica Jong and her ilk made pre- and extra-marital sex fun… »7/10/11 2:00pm7/10/11 2:00pm


Poll: Who Should Play Isadora Wing In the Movie Version Of Fear Of Flying?

Diane English, the woman who adapted »9/11/08 2:30pm9/11/08 2:30pm the forthcoming film , is adapting Erica Jong's classic feminist novel for the movies. heroine, Isadora Wing, is a poet in a marginally unhappy marriage who indulges in a number of sexually freeing affairs while at a psychiatry conference with her shrink husband in Vienna.…

Sexual Taboo-Busting German Novelist Inspired By Douches. Literally.

Meet Charlotte Roche, Germany's Erica Jong for the aughts. The former TV presenter's new novel, Wetlands, is causing causing quite the hubbub in Germany for its frank discussion of scatology and anatomy from the mouth of its 18-year-old narrator, Helen Memel. Roche, a self-proclaimed feminist, was inspired to write … »6/06/08 9:30am6/06/08 9:30am

"The Sexual Revolution Was Central To Women's Liberation"

Part 2 of VH1's documentary mini-series Sex: The Revolution aired last night, and a portion of it focused on the sexual revolution's influence on feminism in the 1970s and vice versa. The doc combines archival footage of interviews, TV shows, and protest rallies and new interviews with heavyweights like Gloria… »5/15/08 7:00pm5/15/08 7:00pm

Fear of Flying author Erica Jong is currently in Italy, where, she says, "the men are just as s

Fear of Flying author Erica Jong is currently in Italy, where, she says, "the men are just as sexist as they are in America yet there is no physical mockery of female candidates. The Italian elections are on Sunday and Monday and most of the women candidates are between forty and sixty plus. Yet no one makes fun of… »4/10/08 2:20pm4/10/08 2:20pm

What Were New Hampshire Women Thinking When They Picked Hillary? Who Knows?

My grandfather, who died 3 years ago at the ripe old age of 91, hated Hillary Clinton. He was a yellow dog democrat but the first time she ran for Senate in New York State, he abstained because he couldn't vote Republican, and he couldn't bring himself to vote for a woman whose persona he so desperately despised. Mind… »1/09/08 3:00pm1/09/08 3:00pm

Erica Jong Would Rather Be A Lesbian Than A Cougar

Feminist author/sex enthusiast Erica Jong (Fear of Flying) let it all hang out during an episode of the highly addictive and educational podcast series In Bed With Susie Bright this past summer. She was way too TMI (which we love in a gal), talking about how her husband likes getting her pubes stuck in his teeth, how… »10/04/07 4:30pm10/04/07 4:30pm