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In Freudian terms, then, we could say that the homoerotic/-sexual, as types of sexual 'irregularity', perpetuate the polymorphously perverse.
Moulthrop proclaims "the promiscuity of hypertext," noting that the word "promiscuity" comes from a root meaning a tendency to seek relations: hypertext is about "promiscuous, pervasive, and polymorphously perverse connection" (p.
The erotic response of infancy is global, undifferentiated and polymorphously perverse.
Building on the insights of feminists writing about carceral and therapeutic modes of discipline in both historical and contemporary contexts, they explore the professional discourses and organizational activities that were marshalled to normalize these polymorphously deviant women.
Responding to these risks need not require melodramatic languages about shattering the self or pursuing polymorphously perverse sensibilities.
In this particular instance, the most "politically correct" of the three films may also be the funniest, most pleasurable, and perhaps even the sexiest in its celebration of the polymorphously perverse: Rhonda's inter-racial bisexual menage a trots, Muriel and Rhonda's erotic attachment to one another, David's narcissism, Muriel and David's night of romantic lovemaking, her hilarious make-out session with Bryce in which furniture is destroyed, Rhonda's post-surgery lustful glances at her somehow always gorgeous cab drivers--all are evidence of the film's celebration of sexuality.
It is in this edenic, polymorphously perverse, yet anxiety-laden desire that we should look for Hemingway's quarrel with what Spilka defines more vaguely as "androgyny.