Monday, December 24, 2007

Molly Parkin ... and Harold and Maude


In response to recent comments to the news that Molly Parkin is now in "loving email contact" with her once-only lover Laban - thanks to Arcati - Molly has written in ...

Darling MA,

I am immensely flattered that the loyal web-fanbase has picked up the Harold and Maude comparison, relating to myself and Labe (as Laban refers to himself when signing off. Labe ... so Kiwi surfer, eh!).

For others not familiar with the facts, Hal Ashby's 1971 cult movie Harold and Maude, scripted by Colin Higgins, music by Cat Stevens, starred Bud Cort as the 19 year-old Harold, passionately linked with Ruth Gordon's 80 year-old Maude.

Their utterly credible mutual attraction ignited the screen. Their sublime single sexual coupling as kindred spirits, he a virgin, she on the brink of death, fired my imagination and extended my sexual boundaries enough to embrace Labe as my own lover, with the 50-year age gap, 3 decades on.

In fact it was whilst I was describing Harold and Maude to Laban at the Las Vegas bar that he seized my fingers and steered them around a flourishing erection. That's when I surrendered my self-imposed celibacy and said Yes (urged on by Marty, my gay surrogate son - "Moll, if you don't fuck him, I will," he said).

I have never asked you why you chose to become Madame Arcati, as I have now become Maude. Both silver screen characters have influenced my life, certainly sartorially, side-stepping conventions. I celebrate the mantle of our adoptive personas, you and I.

Love Moll xxx

For more on Harold and Maude, click here

10 comments:

Dahlia said...

Merry Christmas to Madame, Maude and Molly.
More power to all of your elbows and may the force be with you in 2008.

Madame Arcati said...

Thank you Dahlia - have a wonderful time.

Anonymous said...

I love you Molly and I wish you and your family a great year ahead.

Anonymous said...

Is it likely that Molly will meet up with Laban for a repeat performance? I think it would be absolutely great - where is he now?

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Anonymous said...

< I took up residence with a 20 year old "man", when I was 40//and we were very happy and in love (and lust)...it lasted for years! *sigh* >

Ooooh good heavens! Are you crazy? Think of what your beloved sister could make of this revelation about your wild private life!

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

..oh, please..!! My lover was at least legal age!!!

Anonymous said...

Was Marty actually there when sexual congress took place between the 73 year old woman and the 23 year old surfer man? This story gets more kinky with each retelling. Encore!

Anonymous said...

What a delightful surprise and discovery to find you here, Molly. What serendipity too to read that Melbourne (where I still reside) has featured in your libidinous renaissance.
Love
Ivor

Madame Arcati said...

Who is Ivor? What are you to Dame Molly?