Readers can make a perfectly reasonable case that I have been neglectful the past few months. And although we try to present things as professionally as possible, I should reiterate that this is a volunteer enterprise and work can only be done as time permits. I have been promised some articles from a few of our readers, but only Moko has followed through so far.
Young Environmental Activists: We mentioned the work of Greta Thunberg and Ralyn Satidtanasarn who captured the public imagination as among of the youngest activists. In a sense, age is not a requirement to be effective protester. In fact, it could be these girls’ innocence that might finally move us grown-ups to affect some meaningful change. We can now add Licypriya Kangujam from India to the list (Instagram account). I only hope the novelty of these youngsters does not wear off before real progress is made.
The Trouble with Controversies: The release of controversial materials is not just a legal/ethical matter. But because there tends to be some kind of public outcry, it becomes almost impossible to the judge the merits of the piece objectively and discuss whether the nudity or sexual content is just sensationalism or an essential part of the work. A case in point is the 2020 film Cuties (French, Mignonnes), a coming-of-age story of a young dancer (trailer here). In typical corporate fashion, Netflix has apologized in response to protests, really satisfying no one (sorry but not sorry). You can find some of the discussion here, here, here and here. I would be interested in what Pigtails readers think.
Our Artist Fans: It is always a delight when a living artist sees our site and is pleased with it. This happened recently with Dolphine (Andrei Sharapov, aka d’Elf) who requested a dedicated post. Pip discovered this artist long ago and there are numerous lovely submissions, but given the extensive coverage already given here (and my limited time), we have to decline. However, I am happy to share key links to his gallery and Instagram.
Defunct Websites: We aren’t the only ones operating on a as-time-permits basis. That is why some sites have disappeared, most notably Novel Activist. It was my intent to reissue some of the more important pieces right here (with the author’s permission). Fortunately, our internet host has taken it upon himself to reconstruct the site in full and make it available. The project is basically complete but cannot be published until some sense is made of the connecting links. Also, some of the images are missing or of poor quality so some assistance will be needed by our readers when the reissue is released.
Last Chance for the Movie Guide: I remind readers of an excellent resource recently released for movies featuring young girls, Quilty’s Guide to Nymphets in the Movies. It is not simply a list of films but bona fide reviews with the author’s opinion of the merit (or lack thereof) of each one. I am told that the book will be removed soon from Blurb and will be sold for a higher price on the secondary market so if you intended to get this one, do so soon.
Postcard Archives: Although we gripe about the amount of censorship of legitimate artistic nudity, sometimes it’s just a matter of knowing where to look. A reader found a collection with a couple of adolescent nudes and I simply share them with you (here and here).