Wed, 2 Aug 2000 22:31:45 -0400 (EDT)
Chris Beilby wrote:
> >Erm? "Lolita Complex"? Please explain to a confused middletype...
> It's another word for Pedophilia...
Erm, I am pretty sure pedophilia is not interchangable with Lolita
complex. Psychology is not my thang, but ehhh... if i m not too mistaken
blah blah blah...
> adolecent or preadolecent females, from the book Lolita (later a movie by
> Stanly Kubrick, then a made for TV Movie in the last few years.) In this
> book, a middle aged man named Humbert Humbert develops an unhealthy
> sexual/romantic obsession with his girlfriend's preadolecent daughter
Actually Nabakov's (and Kubrick's) Lolita was about how Humbert (a
normal man, not so different from Kevin Spacey in American Beauty) was
tormented by a precociously seductive girl. In fact, the dictionary
definition of the word "lolita" is exactly "a precociously seductive
girl". It's not about dirty old men.
But nowadays a lot of people brandy about "Lolita complex", I suppose it
means an older man who is obessed by an imagined lolita. It's definitely
not as serious (and criminal) as pedophilia. I think the worst a "Lolita
complex" case would do is being really creepy and excessive daydreaming.
Actually we went through this not so long ago: Quess is a bit of a lolita.
Except that it's Char manipulating Quess rather than the other way around
like in Lolita the book/movie.
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