As always, I honor Ke$ha’s art.
i should prob go work out now. *kisses bicep*
2012 (You Must Be Upgraded) by The Flaming Lips and Ke$ha
from The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends (2012)
THE FLAMING LIPS AND KE$HA
“The female mantis is the most ungrateful of mates, engulfing and ultimately destroying her lover in a frenzy of self-seeking. This scene is of course rife with the possibilities of projection, and Caillois does not hesitate to suggest that the mantis may serve as an apt representation of the predatory and devouring female lover, who ingests and incorporates her mate, castrating or killing him in the process. The femme fatale writ small. This small insect is heir to, and comes to embody, a whole series of fundamentally paranoid projections, whereby it is not the male subject or the phallus which threatens the female lover but, rather, the female lover who threatens the phallus. The father’s castrating position vis-à-vis the son is transformed into the image of the devouring mother; the mother is no longer the potential object of rape, but the perpetrator of a theft, castrating the son and keeping his phallus for herself, in a kind of retaliation against the father’s authority and law.”
“The female decapitates the male to facilitate more vigorous coital movements! What seems to preoccupy Caillois most is the automatic nature of the male’s sexual drive: headless, without a brain to take in representations or to undertake voluntary behaviour, it nonetheless doggedly persists in its automatic sexual movements, and is even able to utilize various autonomous strategies to evade danger and predators while nonetheless, in a certain sense at least, dead (but still kicking!)”
elizabeth grosz, “animal sex: libido as desire and death”
(gets the vapors, faints)
I am connected to this in an odd way and it makes me very happy.