Friday, April 11, 2008

The Derriere of Politics

Derriere: The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

The full news coverage is available here. I am pasting the article available in today's Times of India. This hardly requires any editorial insights. The content is incredible!

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She had no desire to be just another smiling face in Italian politics. So when porn star Milly D'Abbraccio designed her campaign posters, it was obvious she was going to show off her bottom.

Targeting her male fan base, the veteran of Italy's adult entertainment industry has plastered images of her derriere all around the Eternal City in a bid to win a seat in Rome's city hall.

If elected, D'Abbraccio wants to create a red light area with strip clubs, erotic discos and sex shops called "Love City" just kilometres away from the Vatican.

D'Abbraccio, in her 40s, isn't the first adult entertainer to dip her painted toenails into Italian politics. Ilona Staller, known as "Cicciolina", sat in parliament in the 1980s and was famous for her impromptu stripteases.

D'Abbraccio hopes to capitalise on increasing disenchantment with Italian politics. "People don't want to see these politicians' faces anymore," she said in an interview from her Rome apartment.
"I am the derriere of the Socialist party," she concluded.

As for experience, D'Abbraccio acknowledges she is a political novice but she did play a powerful lawmaker in an adult film called "L'Onorevole".

"I played the part of the speaker of the lower house of parliament, who got very hot and then let herself go," she said.

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Some publications have tried to come up with creative headings for this piece. The best ones are:

  • Milly D'Abbraccio makes Magic Mark
  • Porn star unveils political weapon - her bottom
  • Some cheek as Milly starts campaign from behind
  • Bottoms Up: Italian Porn Star Uses Assets To Get Votes
The world is a lot crazier than what it seems.

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