With support from the Anchorage ACLU, the Anchorage Public Library and University of Alaska are celebrating “Banned Books Week” by showing a film adaptation of a “very controversial book.”
The book and film are so controversial that the social media event posted by the sponsors cannot bring itself to mention the name of the book or film on their social media event posting.
The promoters just say it’s about a middle-age man who becomes sexually involved with a young girl.
OK, we get that it’s Lolita, so why not just come clean? In the book, she’s 12. In the film, the producers attempt to make it marginally more pallatable by making her 14. In either, she’s not of the age of consent.
Perhaps the Anchorage Public Library is keeping it on the down low because even with today’s increasingly permissive standards, pedophilia is still very unlawful.
Spoiler alert: In Kubrick’s adaptation of the book Lolita, Dolores Haze (Lolita) is a prepubescent sexualized femme fatale, which makes it seem quite OK that Humbert Humbert finds her irresistible.
By any other name, this is rape of a child. And a bit of incest, since the man is her stepfather.
Anchorage Public Libraries, a space to bring books to enlighten the public, is evidently all-in on this salacious, soft porn film.
Related: Pedophilia is being made normal.