Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hipster Grifter

Yes, this story is crazy, and obviously, so is this girl.

But I felt when I was reading it that there was undue emphasis on her being a sexual manipulator-- like, not only was she a con artist, but she (gasp!) preyed on innocent men who were only trying to be good caretakers to her! This graph is what really got me-- it's pretty much positioned as evidence that she was some sort of femme fatale, manipulating the very earnest (almost suspiciously so) men around her with her devastating sexual prowess:

It was also around November that a guy named Troy was at Union Pool, the Williamsburg bar, when the bartender passed him a note from another customer. It read, “I want to give you a hand job with my mouth,” and was signed “Korean Abdul-Jabbar.” It was, according to Troy, from Ms. Ferrell. Another time, a patron at Fabiane’s, the cafĂ© on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, said Ms. Ferrell passed him a note which read: “I want you to throw a hot dog down my hall.”

I mean, isn't there a chance that I WANT YOU TO THROW A HOT DOG DOWN MY HALL wasn't part of her manipulative technique, but rather her being funny? Because it's pretty fucking hilarious, and I am adding it to my lexicon. Thank you, Ms. Ferrell.

Of course there's no denying that she conned boyfriends. But considering the number of women she tricked, the idea that she was out on the hunt for another male prospect seems forced. But who am I to argue against a crazy maneater story, cue Hall & Oates please.

11 comments:

Nalini said...

HAHA. "So many have paid to see/What you think you're getting for free."

Like you, I dislike the Mata Hari angle on this story. And the El Scorcho/"Lip my stockings" angle, while we're at it.

Lauren Bans said...

You're so right-- It must be a fluke of destiny that Rivers Cuomo wasn't interviewed for this story... unless he was the anonymous "writer"

Molly Lambert said...

everyone loves this story because it demonstrates that dudes with their azn fetishes r fucking sooooo delusional

Molly Lambert said...

also I think I said this already but this is my new blog crush:

http://french-graffiti.blogspot.com/2009/04/1960s-dating-advice-how-to-avoid-having.html

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