Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Killer in Drag

Like camp and kitsch—pulp fiction
Schmoozes with alienation, abjection
bad taste, despair—skanky criminality
borderline betrayals—sullen noir artforms
demeaning realizations—suddenly we’re
Quentin Tarantino—lost in Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction succeeds—where film noir fails
Resurrecting ‘40s cheap—escapist flashbacks
mass-market paperbacks—somewhere between
realism & escapism—fixated on mobsters, crime,
drugs, crooked boxers—illicit gay & lesbian sex
plus all those other—forbidden urban failures

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