Joe Bliven

New Erotica for Feminists
By Various Authors


December 18th, 2020

This book was adequately entertaining and mildly funny. It's a fun concept and I think in execution they manage to pull it off reasonably well. I'd say someone else could probably take this concept and wind up with a better end product. A few excerpts are very charming, some are LOL funny, some are almost cathartic. One element that didn't really land for me was the sort of lib-millenial-female pop culture references. It felt a bit tired and like low-hanging fruit. What I'm talking about is like RGB, Idris Elba, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, Benedict Cumberbatch, etc. It just kind of felt like it featured all of the same references you see in like the sassy section of an art museum gift shop. I hope that isn't a bad take, I just felt like it was a bit blasé.