Yes, he was funny at times, but I always felt diminished after watching him. I always felt icky. So I stopped after a couple of hours of trying his show and never went back.
Now, after years of unsubstantiated rumors about Louis C.K. masturbating in front of associates, women are coming forward to describe what they experienced. Even amid the current burst of sexual misconduct accusations against powerful men, the stories about Louis C.K. stand out because he has so few equals in comedy. In the years since the incidents the women describe, he has sold out Madison Square Garden eight times, created an Emmy-winning TV series, and accumulated the clout of a tastemaker and auteur, with the help of a manager who represents some of the biggest names in comedy. And Louis C.K. built a reputation as the unlikely conscience of the comedy scene, by making audiences laugh about hypocrisy — especially male hypocrisy.
Any man who is a feminist is off.
* Masturbating in front of unwilling others would seem to fall under the rubric of what used to be called the fetish of exhibitionism. It’s a known kink.
One of the odd things today is how little one hears anymore about sexual fetishes — with the exception, I guess, of S/M.
Of course among the fetishes one used to hear about of course was transvestism. Now one never hears about it, I suppose because it violates the New Rule of Transgenderism.
But it used to be well understood that there were very distinct categories of fetish, which would often lead to criminal behavior, exhibitionists being one among them. The classic case was of a man who would dress up only in a trenchcoat, and expose himself. I can’t say I hear of such cases today.
Yet are there really no more exhibitionists, or ordinary transvestites, for example?
* Winston Mosely, the killer/raper/killer again of Kitty Genovese
“Searching the area, Moseley found Genovese bleeding and crying for help in a vestibule at the back of the building, out of view, and proceeded to stab her several more times, raped her, stole what cash she had on her, and left her in the hallway. Wounds to her hands showed that she tried to defend herself.”
In the memoir of Al Seedman, former NYC police chief, he recounts how Mosely described raping Genovese as she lay bleeding to death in the foyer. He (Mosely) describes having an orgasm, but not an erection. Granted, his taste in perversion is a little more hands-on than what seems to be the standard Hollywood Jewish approach, but I’d stack him up against the likes of Louis CK any day. He’s like the Babe Ruth of molestation, sweeping away the elaborate one run groping strategies of Weinstein et al with sheer brute force.