feb 25

Mary Louise Parker Can't Give Up Sex

Esquire asks Mary Louise Parker to give up sex for a month. She accepts. Then declines. Then writes about it. Sort of. Seems a bit staged but anything she does or doesn't do is completely forgivable.

See also: giving up the news ("I read novels during my daily commute. I straight-up ignored Chris Matthews. Bliss. Then things got weird") and drinking by Editor in Chief David Granger ("The other hardest thing about not drinking is eleven o'clock"). Smells like the first Esquire feature-turned-book I might even buy--giving up on things as a trend seems like a natural, compelling next step in our excessive "try everything" culture. --FD


Catholics have been doing this for centuries - it's called Lent!

posted by thomas goetz at 12:25 PM on February 25, 2010

yeah, but do they write about it?

posted by fern at 1:16 PM on February 25, 2010

God -- or the life force, whatever -- created Mary Louise Parker so she could HAVE sex...and lots of it. Any beautiful woman who does not have a man do everything he can to make her sexually happy is a woman who is NOT, you know, sane.

posted by Karl K at 10:02 AM on February 28, 2010

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