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unique


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I'm a journalist who is working on some stories about Brazil. Does anyone know of any good Brazilian artists, photographers, writers, filmmakers... anyone creative whose work revolves around sexuality of any kind?

Total Posts: 2 | Joined Jan. 2003 | Posted on: 3:23 pm on Jan. 30, 2003 | IP
Guest



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There are plenty of names.
Writer: Joo Ubaldo Ribeiro
Photographers: Duran who shoots for Playboy and Marcelo Krasilcic
Painters: Tunga e Edgard de Souza
Filmmaker: Walter Lima Jr.

Total Posts: 211 | Joined Dec. 2002 | Posted on: 5:10 pm on Jan. 30, 2003 | IP
Pedro


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Are you working on stories about Brazil or erotic art?

Total Posts: 17 | Joined Jan. 2003 | Posted on: 5:02 am on Jan. 31, 2003 | IP
Macunaima


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As a journalist, someone who is partially responsible for presenting an image of Brazil to the world, don't you think you could find SOME other subject to write about other than the hackneyed, done-to-death and just plain misleading linked topic of Brazil and sexuality?

Jesus Christ. Don't you think everything that could possibly have been wrung out of this subject has been in, say, the last 5,336 times someone has written about it in the last few decades?

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Total Posts: 147 | Joined Jan. 2003 | Posted on: 8:12 am on Jan. 31, 2003 | IP
unique


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I see your point, Macunaima, and I agree with your concerns, but I think your objections are a bit of a kneejerk reaction. When you encounter the word sex you immediately categorize it in the "exploitative sex tourist" category. Artists around the world try to interpret and understand sexuality, and Brazil may be no exception. Don't you think we're more likely to break free of stereotypes and exploitation when looking at the work of artists dealing with this topic?

Total Posts: 2 | Joined Jan. 2003 | Posted on: 10:50 am on Feb. 3, 2003 | IP
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I have to agree with Unique on this one. I don't see anything wrong with exploring art and sexuality. I understand the annoyance it may cause to many who live there because of teh stereotype, but annoyance is no reason to reject the entire idea.

There are plenty of things I'd like to be see ridded as an American when it comes to my country, but thus is life and people often will believe what they want.

I'd honestly like to see how Brazilians deal with this through paintings and such, but that's me. I do however think it's an incorrect stance to take and think all people who have interest in Brazil's sexuality is there to exploit it. Some of us really want to learn, understand, and lay to rest the stereotypes.

Total Posts: 211 | Joined Dec. 2002 | Posted on: 11:27 am on Feb. 3, 2003 | IP
Macunaima


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No, actually I don't stick it into the "exploitive sex tourism" category.

I see the symbol "Brazil" being associated with another symbol "sex" and I note that this has been done a million times already. I fail to see, how, given  this, the topic has anything new to yield.

I bet the author fills his work with superlatives and adjectives like "sensual", "hot", "tropical"... In short, it will almost certainly be the same sort of "no existe pecado por baixo do equador" stuff we've seen a million times. I lay money on it.

Yawn. Time to write about another topic, guys.

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Brazil is the country of the future and always will be!

Total Posts: 147 | Joined Jan. 2003 | Posted on: 3:08 pm on Feb. 3, 2003 | IP
Pedro


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I agree that Unique showed no ill-intention or sarcasm in his question, but I see that Macunaima (like myself) has plenty of reasons to be sick and tired of this Sexy-Brazil-Blah-Blah-Blah. If it is a joke, then we have laughed enough. If it is not a joke, then we should try to learn the origin of this obcession.

I believe that a serious research on this topic would be far more interesting than another beaten article on erotic art. But of course, Im aware that journalists are paid to write what readers want to read. "Publish the myth..."

Total Posts: 17 | Joined Jan. 2003 | Posted on: 4:59 am on Feb. 4, 2003 | IP
Adam


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Ill answer you Unique. Unfortunately, I dont know any people in these fields. I know, its not much help, but I thought you might enjoy someone actually answering you, rather than discussing the intentions behind your question.

As for everyone else, I don't know why youre talking about this, everyone is aware of the neverending grouping of sex in relation to Brazil.

Tchau

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Total Posts: 64 | Joined Dec. 2002 | Posted on: 5:06 pm on Feb. 4, 2003 | IP
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I don't find anything wrong with Brasilians (that's born and breed there) being concerned when someone wants to equate their country with sex. I agree with the raised eyebrows and concern. BUT I find it a bit unfair and a bit of a contradiction to ASSume what a person will write. You'd think it was a crime the way some of you have jumped on Unique's post. I won't assume, just throw caution to the wind and pray it's not for libido rising only. I pray that even through sexuality real literature can live, real truths. Not some made-up non true version of who we are as a country as a culture.

Not every Brasilian will be pleased with what's written about them, but I do respect and commend the laws that allow us to express ourselves. Even if it's tired and played-out to some people.

If you find this topic offensive, move on, don't read it, or better yet contact the webmaster. I think it's futile (especially in cyberland) to tell people what to talk about, who died and made anyone on here the sole authority? So please check your egos at the door.

Now, until I see the writings on the wall, I will not ASSume that Unique wants to exploit. The truth of the matter is, we have our very own writers who do that well enough.

Who knows there may be another Joyce Cavalcante on the rise, to break down the myths that we've set ourselves.

Unique I wish you well on your journey and do let us know when and where the article may be printed, you are a writer and entitled to your opinion, let no one stifle that.

I'm sure several countries would like to break down the stereotypes placed upon them. Unlike some of you think, I truly feel the majority of people in this world want to learn and rid themselves of their ignorance.

Funny enough it's the people who aren't even from a country that seem to want to dictate.

God Speed.

Total Posts: 211 | Joined Dec. 2002 | Posted on: 9:14 pm on Feb. 4, 2003 | IP
Macunaima


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Having reread the post entire, one thing strikes me: no one is wanting to dictate anyone anything. The strongest view expressed against, mine, said that this is a hackneyed subject and that perhaps the author would be better served writing about something else.

You seem to be interested in freedom of speach, Guest. Well, freedom of speech is made up of FREE DEBATE. Freedom of speech is not "I can say anything I want and if anyone criticizes me, that's censorship".

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Brazil is the country of the future and always will be!

Total Posts: 147 | Joined Jan. 2003 | Posted on: 3:12 am on Feb. 5, 2003 | IP
Guest



Anonymous
   
Yes but Don Macunaima Gringo turned Brasilian you did ASSume that this writer, wanted to exploit. He or she simply asked for names of creative types who allow their work to revolve around sex or sexuality. He or she never said "I am writing a book about sex and Brasil" perhaps it was only going to be an article about artist who are Brasilian etc with no overt sexual messages. And the assumptions are what I found to be oversenstive. I think things are served better with asking rather than Assuming. But that's me. So do carry on.

The truth of the matter is you and really you only wanted to suggest that others "move on" because the topic didn't satisy you as worthy of being spoken about. Because YOU consider it redundant, I don't take one person's opinion as speaking for all. You tried to take the freedom for others to speak on this topic away, so I only gave back your own medicine.

But I do know that opinions are like assholes, we all have them or not.

God Speed.

Total Posts: 211 | Joined Dec. 2002 | Posted on: 3:42 pm on Feb. 5, 2003 | IP
Macunaima


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Er, excuse me guest, but where did I ASSume that the OP wanted to exploit? In my second post here I even went out of my way to say I didn't think this was linked to the exploitation of sex tourism.

I merely think the topic is hackneyed, done to death and - given the current climate of trivializataion of Brazil - likely to be prejudicial to Brazil's image even if well done.

The only person who's beening an ASSumptive (and boy, do I love your coyness with that word) prick is yourself, guest. If you're pissed off at me, come right out and say it. Inventing things I most certainly did NOT do in order to get all high and mighty over my supposed arrogance is fucking stupid, as there's plenty of real stuff I say and do for you to get pissed off over.

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Total Posts: 147 | Joined Jan. 2003 | Posted on: 2:58 am on Feb. 6, 2003 | IP
krista



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There's an amazing couple of brazilian photographers in SP working on many fantastic projects; not all, but some involve sexuality.
their website is http://www.lost.art.br/
amazing people.

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Total Posts: 97 | Joined Jan. 2003 | Posted on: 3:16 pm on Feb. 6, 2003 | IP
cabecao


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you guys crack me up

keep'em comin


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