King Kong Theory Virginie Despentes
‘I’m writing as an ugly chick and for the ugly chicks, the frigid, the unfucked and the unfuckables, for all those girls who who are excluded from the marketplace of hot girls, and for all those guys who don’t want to be protectors, for those who would like to be but don’t know how, for those who are not ambitious, competitive, or well-endowed. Because this ideal of the seductive white woman that gets waved about in front us – well, I’m pretty sure it doesn’t exist.’
Powerful, provocative and personal, King Kong Theory is a candid account of how the author of Baise-Moi came to be Virginie Despentes. Drawing from personal experience, Despentes shatters received ideas about rape and prostitution, and explodes common attitudes about sex and gender. King Kong Theory is a manifesto for a new punk feminism, reissued here in a brilliant new translation by Frank Wynne.
Published 13 August 2020