Orgy of the Dead
October 26, 2011 12:13 PM Subscribe
Ed Wood's Sleaze Paperbacks. Ed Wood’s sleaze fiction is also as strange, idiosyncratic and out of step with his times and mores as his infamous movies. Wood would write porn inter-spliced with lengthy philosophical, sociological and psychological discourse, he’d write first person narratives of life as a transvestite in the buttoned up America of the 1950’s. He’d riff on psychosexual themes, and unleash his id, his ego and his superego in turn, sometimes in the same chapter. He’d write about sex and the human condition without veneer or filters, offering up the damaged and anguished voice of a desperately soul-searching drunk with a sense of self-worth that would stand in dichotomy to his self-pity.
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Little-known fact: Glenda, the milquetoast, suicidal transvestite from Wood's "Glen or Glenda" (available in entirety online, starting here
), started out as a murderous hitman in drag