Re: The Series' Fantasy sadism
- Penelope was one of a kind. I've long lost my own copies of the books. Sigh. Any chance
of posting those delicious inside teasers at least? I know it's a lost to ask.
--- In TheBaroness@yahoogroups.com, "Death Trap" <deathtrapperil@...> wrote:
> I think clearly that what distinguished this series from other similar
> ones at the time was its embrace of over-the-top cartoonish sexual sadism.
> The Baroness covers might portray her as a typical pulp bad-ass but the
> inside teasers always focused on Penelope in trouble. The series merged sex
> and violence until they were one in the same. Every book has her captured
> (at least once), stripped naked, and either sexually tortured or set up for
> a demise that emphasizes her sexuality.
> In Operation: Doomsday, Penelope is captured, stripped naked and sexually
> tortured with makeshift instruments. Later she is again captured, stripped
> naked, and this time staked out spread-eagled in the frozen wilderness to be
> devoured by hungry wolves.
> In Flicker of Doom, Penelope is stripped naked, tied to chair for the
> purpose of being cut into pieces, starting with her breasts. Later she is
> tied spread-eagle to a rack for the purposes of being raped.
> In the Ecstasy Connection she is strapped naked into a mind control device
> and forced to orgasm against her will.
> In Death Is a Ruby Light, the Baroness is strapped naked to a tilting
> table and has her nipples tortured with electricity. Later she is tied
> naked, but for her bra, to a laser super-weapon with its business-end aimed
> directly at her vagina.
> And in Sonic Slave her vagina is threatened with an even more horrifying
> prospect as she is secured again naked and spread-eagled and has a death
> beam slowly slice its way up the table towards her crotch ala Goldfinger.
> And in Hard-Core Murder, Penelope is staked out naked and spread-eagled by
> evil snuff-film makers who intend to draw and quarter her with trained
> Clearly all the bad guys in the series share a common agenda.
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