You're right it's fantasy but it seems lately that the genres are blended. If you go to a bookstore a lot of times they'll have them together as sci-fi/fantasy but there are contributing factors that separate them.
I've always seen fantasy, sci-fi, and horror as being sister genres myself, there's a ton of overlapping between the three, but after reading the LOTR books and seeing the animated flick numerous times when I was kid a I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around it being labeled sci-fi.
Disclaimer: I have to admit that I've only seen bits and pieces of Jackson's films, I just haven't had any interest in them. So, if it's only the recent trilogy that being called sci-fi I'll shut up on the subject because I'd be talking out my ass.
So I finished The Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex and according to Sigmund Freud the sexual nature of a human being starts in infancy when they attain not only nutritional but sexual gratification from suckling at the moter's breast and later from sucking on one's own thumb. This is bc the mouth is considered an erogenous zone. He also leads us to assume that children withold their feces as long as possible bc they experience sexual pleasure from taking a dump. We don't remember this bc we've been taught since early childhood to repress our sexual tendencies.
Freud's initial findings on why women were often so called "hysterical" and "neurotic" in those days was that they had experienced sexual abuse at some stage in their lives.
Upon presenting these facts to his peers, he got laughed at, ridiculed and the like.
Quicksmart, he replaced his initial findings with the convoluted theories of oral fixation, anal stages, women being jealous of their dad's dicks, etc, etc, etc.
He saved his arse and sold out on his original findings. And sold out on women too.
Sadomasochism has always been the furthest reach of the sexual experience: when sex becomes most purely sexual, that is, severed from personhood, from relationships, from love.
It should not be surprising that it has become attached to Nazi symbolism in recent years. Never before was the relation of masters and slaves so consciously aestheticized.
Sade had to make up his theater of punishment and delight from scratch, improvising the decor and costumes and blasphemous rites. Now there is a master scenario available to everyone. The color is black, the material is leather, the seduction is beauty, the justification is honesty, the aim is ecstasy, the fantasy is death.
This quote is somewhat out of context and as I haven't read Susan Sontag's book, I'm not sure what she was getting at.
But it's a helluva jump to go from something that is purely sexual (according to her) and Nazi's and Fascism. Huge irrational leap there with nothing concrete to connect the two.
If I had to compare a blowjob to something Id be here all day because I simply cant do it. My first one goes down as one of my favorite lifetime experiences along with the birth of my child and my first acid trip.
Just got back from seeing Les MisÚrables, great movie, just know that it's like 99% singing.
Interesting thing tho, the appearance, set, filmstock, etc made it feel like a Hammer film, I was almost expecting there to be a vampire, werewolf, or something in the mix to the point I was starting to imagine that it was the story of a vampire chasing a werewolf or something
Anyway, look it up and go see it if it looks interesting to you, it's great film and sure to be up for many Oscars.
I met her, fifteen years ago; I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding; and not even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. I met this cow, with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes... the devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach her, and then another seven trying to keep her locked up because I realized that what was living behind that cow's eyes was purely and simply... evil.