Monday, November 01, 2010

An Open Letter to Stephen Fry


Dear Stephen:

I've been a fan of yours since God was an altar boy.

I've seen all your films, read your books, listened to your dulcet tones on radio.

I've been in love with you since you Tweeted from the inside of a stuck elevator.

I love your shaggy, craggy face, your intelligence and I went physically weak with devotion when I heard your thesis on atheism on CBC.

I actually modelled one of my characters in one of my inedita novels on you.

And now Stephen, you go and spoil it all by saying that women don't really like sex?

That sex for women is

"Only the price we're willing to pay for a relationship?"


I only have two things left to say to you, Stephen.

How the F*** would you know?


and

We're through.


Yours sadly,

31 comments:

  1. That comes very appropriately after I had a very vivid dream about having sex with abandon with a total stranger and I enjoyed it very much.

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  2. Yes, I assume most women like sex (but like Stephen, how would I know?). On the other hand I think they're fussier about the circumstances and more likely to be disappointed when it actually occurs. I did read some research that said women very frequently have sex for ulterior motives like not wanting their guy to leave them or wanting him to agree to something.

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  3. There was a wonderful Tweet on the subject: "Stephen Fry is right, women don't like sex. Ann Summers only stays in business because those vibrating things are great for stirring cake mix."

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  4. How the f**** would he know? I'm sure he's never asked.

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  5. Or, maybe he's a really, really bad sex partner? Nothing is more exquisite than a man who knows how to please a woman...

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  6. Twain:
    Sad, eh?
    Nora:
    And right you are!
    Nick:
    As if guys don't! And what percentage would that be?
    And Nick:
    We should all march with our dildoes!
    Marcia:
    Right.
    Sharon:
    And everyone else here who might not know :
    STEPHEN FRY IS OPENLY HOMOSEXUAL AND HAS NEVER HAD SEX WITH A WOMAN.
    XO
    WWW

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  7. I didn't know! All the more reason for him to stick to what he knows.

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  8. I looked up the original research. In Why Women Have Sex by Cindy Meston and David Buss, they interviewed 1006 women and found hundreds of ulterior motives for having sex.

    Now if only Stephen had said SOME women don't like sex, he wouldn't have caused such an uproar.

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  9. Pompous ass! I've never liked him.
    Could never see the attraction.

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  10. He didn't did he?
    He can't have done.
    He would surely not say that when everybody knows that he has never slept with a woman.
    And not very often with a man either.
    He lived a celibate life for many years, so who doesn't like sex?

    Sorry, www, I can't believe it, he is too intelligent to make sweeping statements.

    I still adore him, I'm afraid.

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  11. well, sheesh. I never get polled on interesting subjects like this one. Neither Meston and Buss nor Fry ever asked ME!

    Your ending to this piece made me laugh out loud. And this is how love ends ;)

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  12. Oh, I see, you got your information from the Daily Mail. Nuff said.

    The Mail has hated SF for years, the D.M. hates intelligence, left leanings, liberalism, etc. etc.
    In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the D.M. got its information from the Tea Party!

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  13. Nick:
    Not much of a sampling I'm afraid. And some men don't like sex either and there are so many variations and spectrum and striata on the sexual bell curve anyway. I just despise sweeping statements as he has done.
    XO
    WWW

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  14. T:
    It has been said I have peculiar tastes in menfolkz.
    XO
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  15. Friko:
    Yes the DM is scummy, I should have quoted a more reputable rag. But it is all true I'm afraid. And my heart is broken.
    XO
    WWW

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  16. Pauline:
    I've never been asked either and I don't know anyone (admitting to it anyway) of my friends who hate sex or put it out for whatevers.
    XO
    WWW

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  17. For what it's worth, Stephen Fry said (on Twitter) that he was misquoted. He might well have made a foolish generalisation, or expounded an ill-considered pet theory of gender, but I'd wait to see what he really said before breaking up with him for good.

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  18. Stan:
    I would love it if he had been misquoted but alas, I don't think he has.
    I'll hold off on finishing with him completely but I did send the ring back.
    XO
    WWW

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  19. I heard Stephen Fry make that statement on BBC Radio 4 and screamed "How the F*** would you know?"

    Sometimes, to me, SF comes over as an attention seeker. Can't say I was ever a fan.

    As Elly would tell you, I was often heard to say "I would rather do it than watch it!" Alas, chance would be a fine thing these days! ;)

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  20. Stephen Fry is a very intelligent, self-absorbed, and remarkably pompous man. I admire his gifts, but think much of what he has to say is plain silly.

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  21. Duchess is right, but still I love the man. He's quit Twitter in a huff, claiming not that he was misquoted, but that he was joking. He may well have been drunk, on silliness rather than booze, and he can be quite silly. But, oh that man can weave sublime magic with his grasp of the English language. And for that, I forgive him anything.

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  22. 'Just because women have standards Stephen' is what I would say to him, whilst sporting a t-shirt saying 'I wouldn't shag you either'.

    He has his moments, but massively overexposed if you ask me. Plus he's sold out to a car insurance company which didnt impress.

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  23. GM:
    Yes, I'd rather not watch or talk or write about it but do it, also!!!
    the story is a non-story by this time.
    XO
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  24. DO:
    I think his pompousness a mask for extreme shyness. And I did like what he had to say on a range of topics, one of the most knowledgable people on the planet.
    Be that as it may, I have difficulty in accepting what he said about women as a joke, but then again I'd need to hear all of the conversation....
    XO
    WWW

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  25. Tessa:
    I hear you, his sublime usage of the English language has me in raptures too and his appeal that it was 'all a joke' maybe true but as others have said there have been traces of misogyny in our Mr. Fry's spoutings in the past.
    XO
    WWW

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  26. Thank you Stan. I read it in its entirety but he doesn't deny saying what he purportedly said, does he?
    It is an incredible shame we don't have the context of all of the conversation. And it did sound as if it were casual and private.
    Was it taped do you know?
    I'm beginning to believe him -it was all said in a jokey way and never meant to be aired as universally as it has.
    XO
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  27. Laura:
    He is a complex individual and does sell himself out from time to time.
    He explains his over-exposure in the Blog link that Stan posted.
    XO
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  28. Researchers at Rutgers University, New Jersey, have found that the female orgasm activates up to 30 different parts of the woman's brain. Obviously she doesn't enjoy it then.

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  29. Nick:
    Far too distracted by all the quantum physics stuff going on upstairs, I would venture.
    XO
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