Posts tagged OH VALERIE!.

it’s obviously really weird that cityroom is blogging so hard about valerie this week but this is Important to the extent that “society for cutting up men” as SCUM acronym was probably an invention of maurice girodias, VS’s editor and the first person to publish the manifesto. SCUM as acronym for androcide (?) is one of the first things people point to to discount valerie (even though lol killing men is the only thing that makes sense in this crazy workaday go-go-90s world) and of course it’s probably some idiot-dude’s idea. whatever. love you forever valerie.

  02/24/12 at 05:53pm

twojournal:

Here’s a preview of 2.

HO SHIT a thing i wrote is in a collection of things that people wrote

  04/01/11 at 04:54pm

Caputi recalls Solanas’s insistence that the acronym “Society for Cutting Up Men” was the fabrication of her publisher, Maurice Girodias. This seems feasible when one considers that immediately after the shooting Girodias—in his haste to sensationalize the shooting and sell copies of the SCUM Manifesto—assmbled an edition whose back cover reproduced the New York Post front page with the headline “Andy Warhol Fights for Life.” Solanas, who intended no connection between the manifesto and the shooting, responded bitterly to this. According to Caputi’s recollection, Solanas’s use of the term “scum” was based on a subversive appropriation insofar as “scum” signifies women’s debased status in a male-defined system of social values.

  06/15/10 at 02:04pm

MORAL ACTS: Valerie Solanas and Official Discourses of Violent Queerness ›

SUP VALERIE, U CRAZY OR NOT?

  05/12/10 at 02:47pm

from the ‘77 Voice interview with our girl. i’m going to strike as fuck when i’m done writing this paper.

  05/10/10 at 06:22pm

On the other hand, those females least embedded in the male “Culture,” the least nice, those crass and simple souls who reduce fucking to fucking; who are too childish for the grown-up world of suburbs, mortgages, mops and baby shit; too selfish to raise kids and husbands; too uncivilized to give a shit for anyone’s opinion of them; too arrogant to respect Daddy, the “greats” or the deep wisdom of the Ancients; who trust onlt their animal, gutter instincts; who equate Culture with chicks; whose sole diversion is prowling for emotional thrills and excitement; who are given to disgusting, nasty, upsetting “scenes”; HATEFUL, VIOLENT BITCHES GIVEN TO SLAMMING THOSE WHO UNDULY IRRITATE THEM IN THE TEETH; who’d sink a shiv into a man’s chest or ram and icepick up his asshole as soon as look at him, if they knew they could get away with it, in short, those who, by the standards of our “culture” are SCUM..these females are cool and relatively cerebral and skirting asexuality.

who else? emphasis mine.
  05/10/10 at 05:09pm

shoulders:

for notdead, via

Andy Warhol Shot by Factory Actress Valerie Solanas ›

fer shoulders, an excerpt from the writeup the Voice did after the shooting, the whole text of which I can’t find in any fucking archive anywhere. note the typos and factual inconsistencies, esp. “$1 for men and 25 cents for women” in the second-last paragraph.

You know, Women’s Lib Rights and all that crap.

Paul Morrissey, on why VS did what she did

The Shooting of Andy Warhol

  05/09/10 at 03:39pm

from “Valerie Replies,” a series of corrections VS submitted to the Voice in 1977 after an interview she gave with them. and also, the best shit ever.

  05/08/10 at 06:06pm

from Up Your Ass, which apparently survives in the fucking Warhol Museum archives. this screenplay’s the reason he got shot up anyway.

  05/08/10 at 01:32pm

After serving her three years for the attempt on the artist’s life, she was again a part of the neighborhood, and could be found on St. Mark’s Place, hanging out in the street, managing the rumpled bags of a woman who had nowhere else to go. Warhol closed his studio doors after the shooting and threw up walls between himself and many of the methamphetamine-fueled Factory characters that had peopled his films. This was in part because Solanas was still around and had, on several occasions, phoned the Factory looking for him.

Jennifer Doyle. “Warhol’s Women (one in particular).” Gay & Lesbian Review 13.3: May/June 2006. 32-33.

keep ‘em scared, ladies.

&EVER

  05/06/10 at 06:56pm

MANHATING BRUNETTES 4EVER

  05/06/10 at 06:53pm