Desire is more than what you feel on the way to the bedroom — it’s the very spark that ignites your life. Fearless Sex is your guide to excelling in the art of pleasure and the skill of making important relationships work.
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The Psychology of Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon—creator of the wildly popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer, its spin-off Angel, the short-lived series Firefly, and the feature film it inspired, Serenity—takes a seat on the couch in this in-depth examination of the psychological gravity that has captivated his deeply devoted fan base. Whedon fans will enjoy a discussion of issues that are both funny and profound, from the significance of Angel’s mommy issues and the best way to conduct government experiments on vampires to what could drive a man to become a cannibalistic Reaver and the psychological impact of being one girl in all the world chosen to fight the forces of darkness. Click here to read the introduction.
“Goddesses and Whores: The Archetypal Domain of Inara Serra”
In this eclectic anthology of essays, former cast member Jewel Staite, “Kaylee,” philosopher Lyle Zynda, sex therapist Joy Davidson, and noted science fiction and fantasy authors Mercedes Lackey, David Gerrold, and Lawrence Watt-Evans contribute to a clever and insightful analysis of the short-lived cult hit Firefly. From What went wrong with the pilot? to What’s right about Reavers? and how the correspondence between the show’s creator Joss Whedon and the network executives might have actually played out, the writers interrogate the show’s complexity and speculate about what might have been if the show Firefly had not been cancelled.
Five Seasons of Angel
“There’s My Boy”
Vampire Lust, Heroism,
The constellation of characters and themes created in Angel, the popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off, are explored in this collection of essays. A vampire author, a sex expert, a TV critic, a science fiction novelist, and Buffy writer Nancy Holder provide essays examining the different issues relating to the series, including Angelus as the prototypical high school bully, Angel as victim, Wesley’s many transformations, how Spike fits into Angel, the takeover of Wolfram & Hart, and Lindsey’s moral center.
What Would Sipowicz Do?
or Wanton Women?:
The Trouble with Mainstream
Moralism in NYPD Blue”
Taking an entertaining, intelligent look at the culturally influential 11-year television run of NYPD Blue, this examination includes a collection of essays on topics ranging from the series’ portrayal of race relations in New York City to Sipowicz’s famously thorny demeanor. A media critic, two police psychologists, and addiction, interrogation, and sex experts contribute essays that take an accessible, intelligent look at a show that has redefined the police drama genre. From insightful analysis of the show’s evolution to lighthearted jabs at its quirks, this is a work that will deepen any fan’s Blue experience.