Friday, July 17, 2009

The Introduction

Behind the Meaning of Niecy Blue

Blue is a reference to early vintage porn films. Before the 1980's, secrecy was common in the distribution and viewing of pornography and erotica. Sometimes vintage "blue" movies, as they were once called, were shown at special late night screenings in commercial theaters after the crowd had been checked and the doors locked. Few if any underground retro flicks before the 1970's feature Black women, so certainly race was a factor in considering what was beautiful or even tasteful. But we did have Josephine Baker, Eartha Kitt, Billie Holiday, and a serious history of brown burlesque houses that thrived in urban cities during the 40's and 50's. Your granddaddy might have a story or two about creeping out to catch a show. Sex is nothing to be shy about. Fittingly, Niecy is an intelligent, modern day 30-something Black woman with a thing for sex with reckless abandon and vintage lingerie: corsets, stockings, garters. All that good stuff!

In an effort to define themselves as more than the stereotypical Black female often depicted in media, I believe many sisters suppress their sexuality much more than they will admit. We do it to appear more desirable as wife material. We do it with feminist angst to proclaim that we are about much more than our bodies. We do it to differentiate ourselves from those that completely allow their selves and their bodies to be disrespected leading to degradation. But there is a way to express healthy sexual desire and it is something that should be celebrated in a woman... think Oshun. But it requires mutual respect, trust, and lots of openness. Do we have this in our relationships? How open are you? Repression of sexual exploration and desire is a problem. As much as I believe sexual behavior is a private, sacred act, I think the Black community still has much opening up to do in our personal lives. It seems we are always over-intellectualizing sex or over-indulging. Can we settle somewhere in between? The Adventures of Niecy Blue is a journey through ALL OF THAT. Niecy's favorite quote: "I wasn't really naked. I simply didn't have any clothes on." - Josephine Baker. The Adventures of Niecy Blue is simply that, an adventure. I have to warn NOT try this stuff at home. Appreciate erotica for the art it is.

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Anonymous said...

I dig you. I appreciate the delicacy of intimacy.

Anonymous said...

i am patiently awaiting the next installment. your skill at addressing passion, strength and obsession is

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