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(The Conversation)   During his lifetime he was found guilty of sodomy, rape, torturing a beggar woman, imprisoning six children in his chateau, and poisoning five prostitutes with "Spanish fly." Other than that, was the Marquis de Sade really such a bad guy?   (theconversation.com) divider line
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2020-09-25 1:08:31 PM  
7 votes:
Still a better love story that Twilight.
 
2020-09-25 12:56:49 PM  
7 votes:
He spent about 32 years in prison, mostly due to a spiteful mother-in-law and a willing monarch, so there wasn't much time for debauchery. Much of his work was penned post-revolution when it was beneficial for him to portray the nobility as bloodthirsty sex fiends. I believe it earned him the right to sit on a citizen's tribunal in judgment of the aforementioned spiteful mother-in-law who he, oddly enough, did not have beheaded or imprisoned. Talk about awkward family gatherings...
 
2020-09-25 10:52:31 AM  
7 votes:
Old school Republican.
 
2020-09-25 12:59:50 PM  
5 votes:

PaulRB: Old school Republican.


Citizen Sade sat on the far left of the Assemblee nationale. He was many, many things, but he wasn't a reactionary.
 
2020-09-25 10:40:23 AM  
5 votes:
If he actually indulged any of the scenarios in _120 Days of Sodom_, yes he was.
 
2020-09-25 11:41:50 AM  
4 votes:

dionysusaur: If he actually indulged any of the scenarios in _120 Days of Sodom_, yes he was.

But they were penned behind bars and are the products of an incarcerated imagination - not accounts of his personal life and crimes.

 
2020-09-25 3:15:59 PM  
2 votes:

turboke: This might be relevant to your interests if you've come into this thread. (Movie is NSFW)

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/HIpC0GbS​uWg]


Great movie!
 
2020-09-25 1:48:28 PM  
2 votes:

PaulRB: MikeyFuccon: PaulRB: Old school Republican.

Citizen Sade sat on the far left of the Assemblee nationale. He was many, many things, but he wasn't a reactionary.

During his lifetime he was found guilty of sodomy, rape, torturing a beggar woman, imprisoning six children in his chateau, and poisoning five prostitutes with "Spanish fly."

I don't know.  Sounds Republican to me.


They were female not male.
 
2020-09-25 1:46:16 PM  
1 vote:

MikeyFuccon: PaulRB: Old school Republican.

Citizen Sade sat on the far left of the Assemblee nationale. He was many, many things, but he wasn't a reactionary.

During his lifetime he was found guilty of sodomy, rape, torturing a beggar woman, imprisoning six children in his chateau, and poisoning five prostitutes with "Spanish fly."


I don't know.  Sounds Republican to me.
 
2020-09-25 1:18:04 PM  
1 vote:

twistedknickers: He spent about 32 years in prison, mostly due to a spiteful mother-in-law and a willing monarch, so there wasn't much time for debauchery. Much of his work was penned post-revolution when it was beneficial for him to portray the nobility as bloodthirsty sex fiends. I believe it earned him the right to sit on a citizen's tribunal in judgment of the aforementioned spiteful mother-in-law who he, oddly enough, did not have beheaded or imprisoned. Talk about awkward family gatherings...


There's a whole genre of French scandalous nobility novels penned in the aftermath of the revolution. Pierre Choderlos de Laclos' Les Liaisons Dangereuse is the epitome of that kind of novel. de Sade's are essentially just the wank mag equivalent.
 
2020-09-25 1:08:21 PM  
1 vote:
Admit it, folks. Halfway through reading the Tagline, you were wondering what red district he represents in the Senate.
 
2020-09-25 11:59:45 AM  
1 vote:
He was an Enigma.

Enigma - Sadeness - Part i (Official Video)
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