Re: RARA-AVIS: LA Confidential and Pornography

William Denton (
Fri, 8 Jan 1999 03:44:49 -0500 (EST) On Wed, 6 Jan 1999, Jay Gertzman wrote:

: I don't quite get the connection between dope and porn. People who
: like porn certainly need not be narcotics addicts.... But Ellroy
: seems to be saying what cliche-driven politicians say about porn and
: drugs--"soul destroying," addictive, a creation of cash-mad
: criminals who don't know or care that they are creating a monster
: which will come back and torture the creators themselves, and cause
: innocent people irrecoverable damage.

It's been three years or so since I read this, so my memories are
vague, but let me ask: is Ellroy actually saying, or implying, this,
or is he just sort of assuming it and using it, since that was the
attitude of the time? All kinds of deviancy were lumped together.


William Denton                       <URL:>
Toronto, Ontario, Canada             Caveat lector.

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