I’m having none of your shit today, sun. (At least there’s a nice breeze.)
WHY THIS WOMAN WOULD RATHER READ HARRY POTTER EROTICA THAN WATCH PORN
When spoken word artist Brenna Twohy tells you that she is an unabashed devotee of all things “Potterotica” — erotic fiction based in the magical universe of Harry Potter — your response probably shouldn’t be that her taste is “unrealistic.”
Watch her full monologue here.
(Source: National Poetry Slam uploaded by Button Poetry)
I’m happy to be getting to the point where I don’t have to feel weird about enjoying fanfiction, or having written a bunch of it. Partly it’s that the fandom experience has become more broadly shared. Partly it’s that I stopped giving a shit.
And as for why I like the porny sort of fanfiction, see above. She says it better.
I like sex with context. I like sex when it involves fully fleshed out characters. I like the backstories. I like feeling like these people do other things when they aren’t having sex.
Honestly, I don’t read fanfiction. I’ve read a story here and there, but it’s pretty much not for me. Same goes for the porny side of fanfic. I’ve tried a few, and it just didn’t do it for me. This doesn’t mean people can say “Oh you just haven’t found the right author yet.” or maybe “You need to get into the right fandom.”
That’s basically the same as telling a teen who is coming out as homosexual (or similar) and the person they’ve told comes back with “How do you know if you haven’t tried it?” It’s just not right.
I WILL say, however, that this woman makes some VERY GOOD POINTS and a very valid argument. And I pretty much agree with it.
I will also say that whether I like porn or not (honestly I don’t really care much for it either) has no bearing on my opinion here. She speaks the truth.