Remember the "Cum for Bigfoot" series we talked about a couple of weeks ago? Or is it more accurate to ask, "Remember the 'Cum for Bigfoot' series from the list of books that most profoundly changed your life AND opened your eyes to something new and uncomfortable to jerk off to?" (It's nestled right between "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Watership Down.")
In case you don't remember, "Cum for Bigfoot" is a series of erotica ebooks about women who are desperately thirsty for that Bigfoot D. Series author Virginia Wade has made a comfortable living off of them, at one point bringing in about $30,000 a month through Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing. (Amazon's recent crackdown on monster erotica has depleted that amount significantly.)
But who exactly is Virgina Wade (a pen name) and what inspires her to write what she writes? Well, Wade recently gave a brief interview with Salon and explained just that. Wade is a Colorado woman in her 40s, her dad edits everything that she writes (yes, she confirms that this is very uncomfortable) and she started writing Bigfoot erotica after getting annoyed with how boring the erotica community had become.
She tells Tracy Clark-Flory:
I was dabbling in a bunch of short stories around 2011 and all these "daddy stories" were on [the erotica bestseller list]. I never had success with these silly daddy stories, so one day this crazy idea came into my head. I was kind of rebelling; most of my colleagues were writing these pseudo-incest daddy stories — with no real incest at all, I mean, none of the characters were blood related — so I said, "I'm going to write something totally freaky and crazy." Bigfoot sprang into my mind.
So when I had this crazy idea for these three 18-year-old young ladies going into the forest and getting kidnapped by this horny sasquatch, I thought, "Oh my god, that is so crazy, I gotta do that."
Crazy, indeed. And yet (as is the case with a lot of crazy ideas) she's found success. Why?
The longer I'm in this business and reading other people's work, I'm beginning to realize that it's this capture fantasy, where you kind of have this thrill about being kidnapped and ravished, but of course you would never want that to happen to you in real life. The danger of it, the dark quality to it and the taboo nature of it, I think that all appeals — and actually to mostly female readers. When I started writing erotica I thought I was writing for men.
Different (Bigfoot penis) strokes for different folks! Diversity is the spice of life!
Wade doesn't take herself too seriously, though, and recognizes how Bigfoot erotica is a little out there, saying, "It's campy and funny and I didn't take it too seriously. Actually, I don't know why any readers would read my book."
But they do so keep ranking in those big bucks, girl! May we all be so lucky to find our monster porn niche! (I call the two beavers from "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," by the way. Shit's about to get craaaaaazy up in that Narnia cave.)