We’re very excited to bring you this Special Report!
Most of you surely already know the wonderful Kayla Lords of erotic blogging and podcast fame, a.k.a. The Smutlancer. If you don’t, check her out. She has done amazing work and she continues to do something that all of us need to do more — build kink community!
She has teamed up with Gabi Levi — an artist and writer and, if you ask me, probably a great shag — to create a retro themed, art infused corner of the internet for erotic stories and images called Shag Story.
Gabi reached out to us to get our impression of the new site and we LOVED it! I (Lola) started chatting with her and soon enough, we just put together an interview. So, without further introduction, my interview with Gabi Levi:
What is your background in art?
I went to the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU and essentially developed my own major titled Art and Ethics. It was based on an amazing course I took that took a look at the ethical implications of art that maybe was a little bit risqué in a number of ways. It questions its value to society and I always took the stance that provocative art was incredibly valuable, so I started to make some of it.
Who has influenced you?
So many artists, but Magritte is a big one along with various pop artists, comic book creators, and pulp artists. I also love Playboy.
What attracts you about erotica or erotic art in particular?
I appreciate the beauty of sex, the human form, and pop culture. As someone who is both an artist and a writer, combining the art with erotica felt natural to me.
Tell us about this new venture, Shag Story (or shagstory.com), that you and Kayla Lords have started. How did you two come up with the idea? Who is your ideal audience? What sorts of stories do you hope to publish and why?
I wanted to start an erotica site that felt fun and incorporated art. I loved the 70s Playboy aesthetic, so decided to call it Shag Story as a way to allow for some retro art. In terms of audience, it’s anyone who enjoys erotica. Shag Story is a fun place to hang out, embrace eroticism, and enjoy erotic art and writing. I wanted to create a feel-good space.
Why the 70’s theme?
The ’60s-’70s were a time of sexual liberation and revolution. It feels fun, exciting, and like a party.
Who is writing for Shag Story?
Various writers! We always have an open call for submissions that are published upon Kayla’s review.
What is your role at Shag Story?
Along with being one of the founders, I am in charge of the art direction.
What are some of your favorite books and why?
I love Lolita and anything by Elizabeth Wurtzel. Lolita is another great example of a piece of art that is ‘morally corrupt’ but so beautifully written and flawlessly executed. It stirs up mixed emotions, which I think makes something great.
What are some of your favorite movies and why?
I love Natural Born Killers from an aesthetic and artistic perspective. It’s so jarring, interesting, and beautiful in a sense that isn’t traditional. The acting is also incredible. Watching it is a cathartic experience for me.
If you could meet one person, past or present, who would it be and why?
This answer might be silly, but I’ve always said Eminem. He’s such a genius, so uninhibited, and so talented.
Tell us your most recent or most frequent sexual fap fantasy.
It depends on the day, but most recently it was a fantasy/memory of a time with an ex in the back of his car during summer. Very hot and sticky ;).
I’m allowed one vanity question. One thing that attracts you about mysexlifewithlola.com?
It’s smart, candid, and sexy!! Who wouldn’t love it?