Strangeways’s machine II — golden girls

Strangeways's machine I
In the lion's den

That Strangeways’s elaborate, will-subverting sex machine involves the temporary growing of a golden “second skin” on its occupants is a fantasy that has a pretty obvious origin, one that I and probably millions of others encountered on television as an adolescent.

Yep, Goldfinger (1964).   Probably no one could have gotten away with showing that much of Shirley Eaton in a mainstream movie (or in 1970s-80s television) had she not been wearing all that gold paint.   But as it was, they could, and she because the stuff that erotic dreams would be made of, for decades.

And perhaps even today.  There’s at least one guy out there who’s seems to have been far more influenced by this scene than I.  (Possibly Drake at Medusariffic was also more swayed by it, although Drake’s A.S.F.R. thing involves the whole woman turning to gold, rather than just being coated with it.)  This is a German artist who’s taken for himself the name of Goldfinger and made an entire fetish of the gold body paint thing, with spectacular results.  Like this…

And this…

And (oh my) this…

I was directed to Goldfinger’s fetish work by this post by Michael Blowhard, which links to all sorts of other good stuff, including the only example of erotic Ukrainian-language hip hop that uses an accordian.  Really.