Saturday, November 11, 2006
Kylie Minogue is to return to the stage following her treatment for breast cancer. I wrote about Kylie in the wake of 9/11, my point being that there was something about her that seemed to represent sexy fun at its most innocent and free. As such, of course, it was an affront to the murderous austerity of terrorism. In particular, I drew attention to the profound significance of Kylie's bum - ass, for my American readers. Subsequently, everybody followed this with learned disquisitions on this wonder of nature. I even spent half an hour recording my thoughts about this bum/ass for a TV documentary on Kylie. Doubtless, Kylie's real sex life has been as chaotic as anybody else's, but, in her public persona, she represents a kind of dream of sex as simple fun, as a force that does not threaten happiness and stability. And it IS a dream, of course, but a useful one when nightmares threaten.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 8:09 am