Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Marilyn Chambers R.I.P
I was really bummed out to open Charlie Parker [my source of almost all meaningful news (as opposed to "important")] this morning and learn that Marilyn Chambers was foudn dead. She was, by all news reports, soon to turn 57.
I won't bore the readers of this space again with my love for Ms. Chambers, nor recount my meeting with her -- during which we discussed almost everything you can in 15 minutes except porn. She was vibrant and funny and real and charming -- and those are characteristics I never saw as she aged; news features and her appearances [or MC-ing gigs in some godawful soft-porn on the cable networks] never successfully conveyed those qualities.
She moved me. But aesthetically, and emotionally, more than sexually.
For that, maybe I stuck with Kandi Barbour? . . . .