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Lolita Podcast
Who is Lolita? The Nabokov literary classic has sparked infinite discussion in the 65 years since its release, but the cultural memory the book has left behind lives more in romance and fashion aesthetics than a cautionary tale about a deceptive predator and his young prey. Jamie Loftus wants to know how we got here, and this series traces Lolita -- the person, Dolores Haze -- from her literary origin to current status as a doomed icon.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 901 ratings
This is a sick podcast, super informative and includes a really interesting and wide range of well researched discussion and commentary and just... yeah.. great journalism
PgsMlk via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/14/21
Great production, strong casual host, and well researched. Sometimes the host tends to loiter and imply—it comes off a bit too tunnel visionish. It sort of runs out of steam when the show begins just a series of events regarding the exploration of women (especially young), and how vile and...Read full review »
mneronava via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/21
Jamie Loftus doesn’t disappoint! If she made a podcast about paint drying I would immediately subscribe. Incredibly comprehensive and insightful. It is an intense and difficult listen but worthwhile. Jamie is considerate and gentle in her handling of tough material.
C Parrothead via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/21
Recent Episodes
In Part 2 of our episode on the Lolita 1997 movie adaptation, we dig into America in the 90s -- a wave of movies full of teen girls as sexual demon, how The Long Island Lolita redefined Dolores to a new generation, and dive into the complex production and release of Adrian Lyne's Lolita. The...
Published 01/13/21
It's high time we talk about the 1997 movie adaptation of Lolita by Adrian Lyne. Between Stanley Kubrick's adaptation in 1962 and Dominique Swain playing Lolita in the '90s. In part one of this two-parter, we take a look at knock-off Lolita productions, how the conversation around child sex abuse...
Published 01/11/21
How long have we been judging Lolita by its cover? To be fair, they're not much help. This week, Jamie guides you through a crash course on Lolita/nymphet aesthetics -- when we say 'Lolita,' what are we really talking about? We take a look at the visual legacy of Lolita's book covers, persistence...
Published 01/04/21
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