Sunday, January 29, 2012

Molly Parkin at 80: 'Jesus would've slept with everyone in the Sixties'

A sweet but too-short interview with fiancee Molly Parkin in the Independent on Sunday today on the occasion of her imminent 80th birthday (next Friday). 'Jesus would've slept with everyone in the Sixties,' screams the headline, quoting one of Moll's catchy throwaway jokes.

I've never quite understood who reads the Independent papers, but if I were to judge by some of the early readers' comments, I would have to conclude that sexual enlightenment lies before many of them. A furtive, sneery, schoolboy-ish tone is all too apparent: editorial ambition so frequently overshoots the default stagnant point of audience evolution.

Next weekend, Madame Arcati will be running a special report on Molly's birthday do - there'll be no mention of John Mortimer's smacked arse or Bo Didley. Just Moll and friends and life now. Meantime, read the Indy's interview with her - and relish the gorgeous pic. Click here.

22 comments:

The Duchess said...

There's something a bit sneery about your piece too Madame. I wonder what it is.

Elly said...

I liked the line 'I can hurl together an outfit' - it rather encapsulates the fashion industry.

welcome back madame!

Ciaran Rehill said...

Central to Christ is the message of salvation. Yes, even for our gay brethren! As for Indy readers and commenters early days I was one until being banned. Editorially now it is a toilet so I take myself to The Graniad, even though it is run by Feminazis it still has shining moments.

Madame Arcati said...

Ciaran, what did you write that got you banned? Be honest now...

Log said...

Rather boring interview if truth be told. And if she's your "fiancee" why no mention of you, Madame. Is there a media ban?

Madame Arcati said...

Oh and thank you Elly. xxx

Green Goddess said...

So...you / we / I are back then? What will Toby Young think? You know that idiotic Councillor Mackenzie from Basildon, he who said people getting DLA are the great unwashed and should move to N Korea, he might turn into TYoung in 20 years. God outlive us all.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to her party too. How shall I recognise you?

Madame Arcati said...

Green Goddess, how lovely to hear from you. 'Toby Young' is a synonym for perfect irrelevance. In person, polite and nice to old cunts.

Anonymous who will be at Moll's do - I'm sure we'll collide. I tend to wear black.

Exclusive said...

There's no mention of Madame because you're a fag and most hacks are homophobes or closet cases. Face up face facts.

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

Oh Molly, I adore your home..the colors! Happy Birthday Molly. I hope an invite will arriving soon. I will wear white and try not to upstage the Queen(s)
First Italy, than London.

Madame is back! Time for the chickens to roost.

s! x

Madame Arcati said...

Lovely to hear from you Steph. London awaits your arrival - but try to make it before or after the Olympics.

Where are the 'defenders' of KS now - these fly-by-nights? Obsessing on another sleb I guess.

We must have a talk, Steph. A catch up. x

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

Oh yes, the Olympics~must steer clear of those dates.
that's a good question regarding KS. I guess they are hiding in the snow.

Yes, we must catch up...
I see the Green Goddess is back ((:
s! x

Green Goddess said...

I never went anywhere.

Did you see him last night on Newsnight? I must admit it's quite fascinating, like watching soft porn, you know, you know you shouldn't but you kind of can't resist, all that flesh and lunging and faux passion. Toby Yong I mean. Or poking an insect with a stick, till it squelches into a pulp of heaving fetid post insectedness.

Bit worrying he was wheeled out by the Tory Snory Whory party to defend poor Fred Gooders though. Tory Young, MP? I see it in my instant coffee leaves. They're grooming him for Tory politics and a place in the high bedchamber.

I'm still not sure I went anywhere, did I? You did. See that Fanny by Gaslight thing again.azzlimbe

Madame Arcati said...

Toby Lite is rent-a-quote space-filler. Blancmange.

Green Goddess said...

Oh like the token white person? When they can't get a proper person?

Madame Arcati said...

Toby makes his interviewer feel good cos he's dumber.

Green Goddess said...

Yeh. Even Jeremy Paxman and Will Hutton looked like champions amongst men.

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

I didn't mean to imply that you "disappeared" Green Goddess...always happy to see you and Madame together.
You are one of the "good" ones...

s!

Anonymous said...

What happened to Ms Baroque of Hackney? Torn apart in the riots?

Madame Arcati said...

I don't know. I tried to update her new site address but it didn't work for some reason.

Ciaran Rehill said...

Dearest M.A, The occasion of my fist banning was to question why 100+ comments that were anti-police (all clean, all on topic) were deleted from an article on Tomlinson and the Harwood inquest. Second banning was asking about the first banning (!)I cannot even recall how and why "Tarquin St Giles" was banned.