‘Tis Pity She’s NOT a Whore?

Breakfast 80x62So, in a piece published in the Telegraph, the writer is all chuffed that a stage adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s running in the West End — which is not the musical!  Which long ago was the floppiest of flops! — is not going to present Holly Golightly as ambiguously whorey enough.  So Macy Halford is all, “what makes you so sure she was a pro in the first place?” and digs up an old Playboy interview with Truman Capote, who says this:  “Holly Golightly was not precisely a callgirl. She had no job, but accompanied expense-account men to the best restaurants and night clubs, with the understanding that her escort was obligated to give her some sort of gift, perhaps jewelry or a check … if she felt like it, she might take her escort home for the night. So these girls are the authentic American geishas…”

Or basically like a lot of those ladies under a certain age that moved to New York after imprinting “Sex and the City” onto their frontal lobes?  Because seriously, there is an American geisha glut all up in the Meatpacking District.

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2 Responses to ‘Tis Pity She’s NOT a Whore?

  1. I never thought Hepburn was whorey enough. But that tends to be an unpopular opinion to voice.

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