Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Love That Dare Not Bleat - Or Bark - Its Name ...

Fig. 1. Gene Wilder and "friend" in Woody Allen's Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask, 1972

'In late nineteenth-century Paris, certain maisons de tolérance specialised in exhibitions of women having sexual intercourse with dogs. For these cathouses, the Great Dane - a fashionable society dog - and the Newfoundland - which abounded in the suburbs - were the preferred canine performers.'

Marjorie Garber