12 highly-charged erotic stories exploring freedom of expression in sex, written by the frontwoman of Savages.
‘Because a life lived in fear is equal to no life at all’
This is the uncompromising vision of Jehnny Beth. Fearless and highly erotic, these stories delight in ideas of sexual transgression and liberation, offering a window onto a world where anything is permitted and everything is safe. As each of her characters break from the bonds of acceptability and enter a darkness of desire, submission and sex, they discover their own humanity, a place where they can truly be free.
A manifesto in the form of erotic monologues and dialogues, set to arouse and enlighten, C.A.L.M collapses the barriers between sex and art and examines the universal values of human existence and consciousness through uninhibited desire. The stories were originally punctuated by a series of photographs taken by Jehnny’s partner Johnny Hostile. Intimate and sensual they are the seeds from which her stories grew. The full set of images are collected in a limited edition art book of C.A.L.M. Both books look set to establish Jehnny Beth and Johnny Hostile as two of the bravest and most provocative voices in fiction and erotic art today.
C.A.L.M. presents the uncompromising vision of Jehnny Beth: writer, performer, actress, musician and provocateur. Graphic photography rubs up against erotic fiction to create a space of transgression where anything is permitted and everything is safe. This is a book about how opening ourselves up to uninhibited desire and lust can be an exercise in consciousness and self-empowerment. It is unsparing, highly erotic, sometimes disturbing but dignified and brave. This book, with its combination of image and text, will create some controversy and conversation about the nature of sex and desire.