Atlanta Creative Loafing: Morrissey is sexually liberated, but is that good or bad?
posted by davidt on Friday March 06 2009, @02:00AM

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Morrissey is sexually liberated, but is that good or bad? - Atlanta Creative Loafing
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Published 03.04.09

 
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Nicely written, if a bit naive (Score:0)
It's certainly a different perspective
Anonymous -- Friday March 06 2009, @10:54AM (#323376)
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    Why do I allow myself to be continually surprised? (Score:1)
    Why do I allow myself to be continually surprised by journalists in 2009?

    This article was poorly written, inaccurate-at best, and is all around just "off" in its assessment of Morrissey and sexuality.

    This guy tried to provide answers for "something", when, in fact, he provided nothing but a good waste of time...

    My God...there are truly no qualifications required to enter the field of journalism.

    It's all in video production these days, anyway, and forever more...if you're in the world of video production, you'd better get ready for a ton of work as website owners begin to utilize the power of the internet over the weak-yet-expensive results derived from traditional advertising.

    Anyway...this Creative Loafing writer, while I wish him the best in life as a person, had better sharpen his craft or prepare to go the way of many, many newspapers in the US and around the world.

    dewdrop -- Friday March 06 2009, @11:34AM (#323382)
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      Das Dritte Geschlecht (Score:2, Insightful)
      The idea that Morrissey has suddenly become at ease with his sexuality because of a nude photo is quite laughable. This is, of course, a man who spent most of the 80s in a state of near undress, singing songs from the POV of straight AND gay males AND females. Also someone whose earliest interviews(dating back now over a quarter of a century) dealt with the philosophy of a third sex.
      The idea that Morrissey has only now, with this album, sexualised his songs is utter twaddle. As far back as the 'Meat Is Murder' album Morrissey was quizzed in interviews that his songs wern't necessarily love songs but 'sex songs', something that he didn't deny, but found the terminology to be a little brutal.

      Morrissey didn't claim that his celibacy ended around the time of ROTT, or even YOR; way back in late era Smiths interviews when asked about his celibacy, he claimed the he 'had lapsed recently'.

      Morrissey's songs have ALWAYS been very sexually potent, and his simultaneous quasi-narcissistic undressed posturing over the years not only suggests someone who understands his own sexuality, but also the sexuality he projects to his following.

      If anyone seems far from well-adjusted about their sexuality it would appear to be a journalist who seems to think that 'castrati' means 'circumcised'!!! Removal of the wrong body-parts there I'm afraid. I doubt a career as a Rabbi awaits.
      Requiescant Inpacce * -- Friday March 06 2009, @01:41PM (#323398)
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      "You should not go to them...let them come to you...just like I do..."
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        I agree (Score:0)
        that Morrissey has changed dramatically during the past years. I think of a pre-2001/2 and a post-2001/2. The pre-2001/2 was last seen around 2001/2002 and something happened some time after that which made this Morrissey disappear.
        Anonymous -- Saturday March 07 2009, @12:46AM (#323464)
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          oh (Score:1)
          well that was pointless!
          IRONSOUL -- Saturday March 07 2009, @02:57AM (#323471)
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