Friday, 17 December 2010

I like to watch!

I think the first time I realised that I like to watch was as a young adolescent. I'd taken the train to the city with some friends to see Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  It was Moomba (people from Melbourne will relate), which is a public holiday with a street parade. Moomba is an indigenous word meaning getting together and having fun. But I digress...

We had to risk life and limb and cross the road during the parade so we could get to The Regent theatre where the movie was being screened.  I'm pretty sure it was the year I was about 12 or 13 years old.  One of those

I was having fun drooling over a young Robert Redford. I mean, seriously, who didn't drool?  That craggy blond hair and mustache...those amazing eyes. *sigh*....then that scene. started..

You know the one...Katherine Ross arrives home to her small cottage and starts getting undressed for a bath.  Robert Redford surprises her and threatens her with a gun, forcing her to take all of her clothes off and untie her chemise.  Slowly.   Very slowly.

Oh. My. God.

My heart pounded so fast and loud I was almost deafened. I was so hot I was sure everyone beside me would be feeling the heat radiating off me. (Okay, I guess this was also when I realised that I liked a but of Dom/Sub action too, but I didn't have a clue what it was at the time;-)).

My life changed in that one scene.   It wasn't just the hormones coming to the fore, it was like a switch turned on. 

So now, many years later I still get off on watching.  Mostly watching from the comfort of my bed reading my favourite erotic novel, or erotic movie scenes....the feeling has never died, and now I find myself writing a voyeuristic story.  I have to say it's making me hot!

BTW...I've seen that movie 12 times :-)  I must get it out again...

So let me you like to watch?  Stand up and be counted!


Annabeth Carew said...

I definitely like to watch, Maggie!

When I saw "Butch Cassidy" I remember being disappointed that scene didn't continue in the same vein for longer! So hot!

The conflict fizzled out too soon for pervey old me!

PS My spam word today is 'webiness'. Cutest one ever.

Maggie Nash said...

Haha...I think the first time I saw it, I was glad it didn't. I was soooo embarrassed! But now, hell yeah it should go further!

Didn't you just love the punch line from Katherine Ross? "What took you so long!"

Love it!

Love the spam word too!

Lisabet Sarai said...

Hello, Maggie,

I definitely saw Butch Cassidy, probably more than once, but I don't remember this scene particularly. Different strokes...

However, I have a similar story about the movie "Cabaret" - adolescent hormones and all. I was probably older than 18 (I'm sure the movie must have been rated R) but still pretty innocent sexually (though I wasn't a virgin).

In the movie, there's this rich, handsome German name Maximilian. He charms both Sally Bowles (Liza Minelli) and her boyfriend Brian (Michael York) and there are scenes of the three of them partying together. Then Brian and Sally have a fight. Sally is comparing him to Maximilian unfavorably. Brian says, "Oh, fuck Maximilian!"

Sally says, smugly: "I do."

Then Brian says quietly: "So do I."

That scene gave me such an intense frisson of arousal - I guess because at the time it seemed so transgressive, a bisexual guy, a secret triangle...

I've seen THAT movie at least half a dozen times!

Maggie Nash said...

Oh thanks Lisabet! I remember that scene! I'd forgotten all about it:-) Thanks for reminding me.

Yes, that one definitely got me thinking...hmmm...another movie to go back and see again. The whole movie had huge erotic overtones. I know at the time it copped a lot of flack because of it, but of course I saw it anyway :-)

LauraRose said...

Hey Mags! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! It's been a long time no, er, 'see'. I do however, see you've got some great reviews. Congrats!

Maggie Nash said...

LAURA! definitely long time no see! How are you? What are you up to?