Where Did You Go for Your Bra, Mrs. Robinson? – NYTimes.com

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Mrs. Robinson: Would you like me to seduce you?


Still, the boyfriend shopping invitation got me thinking that maybe I should get something special for the next time he visits — that stuff you see in Victoria’s Secret ads on the women with masses of hair and partly open mouths whose expressions suggest they exist in a parallel universe where all they do is get ready for sex.

“Hey, Victoria, want to go to a movie?”

“I can’t, I’m getting ready for sex. Whaddya think, should I pose in the door with my mouth partly open or crawl into the room on my hands and knees with my mouth partly open? I don’t want to seem too obvious.”

“You could get into bed in something silky and pretend to be absorbed in a book.”

“What’s a book?”

via Where Did You Go for Your Bra, Mrs. Robinson? – NYTimes.com.

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  1. George Kaplan
    June 22, 2013

    Mrs Robinson… Oops! I mean *Ms Lester* (;)) that passage is *hilarious* (as is the rest of Ms Wedler’s accurate – I’d imagine – article). “Should I…crawl into the room on my hands and knees with my mouth partly open? I don’t want to seem too obvious.” and, of course, “What’s a book?” Bwahahaha! Fantastic discovery, Vickie. 🙂

    • June 22, 2013

      I laughed so hard when I read that piece that I cried, and you nailed it, esp. “What’s a book?” 😉

  2. June 22, 2013

    What I find oddly hilarious about the whole stigma of the Mrs Robinson persona, and lore is that, in The Graduate, Anne Bancroft was only 6 years older than Dustin Hoffman.

  3. June 22, 2013

    Dearest V
    For professional reasons i had to venture into Victoria’s Secret recently.
    Least said soonest mended.
    Ms Bancroft, pure class.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • June 23, 2013

      I have just one thing to add, what weird fibers they use!

      • June 23, 2013

        Indeed, one would not wish to be too close to a naked flame in any of their garments I would advise.
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

      • June 23, 2013

        I think they should label them, “flammable – and not in a good way” 😉

  4. beautycalyptique
    June 24, 2013

    speak out the most horrible truth, miss vickie! the thing is, those poses are very, very, very difficult. it’s almost yoga.

    • June 24, 2013

      That’s an excellent point, to strike those contortionist’s poses, often in staggeringly high heels – you’d need yoga centering to keep your balance!

  5. May 27, 2014

    *giggling* “What’s a book?”

    Also: It seems to me this is a very under-served lingerie market just waiting to be grabbed in one fell swoop. If lingerie designers & manufacturers think Boomers—to say NOTHING of Gen X, Y, and whatever this one is—are going to give up sex and being/feeling sexy, they’re dumber than Victoria wondering what a book is (imagine her confusion upon being taken to a library, poor dear).

    Of course, most American women are wearing the wrong size. My bra size is, apparently, so unusual I’m forced to buy (expensive) bras from overseas! If the Ms. Wadler’s size were available, perhaps she’d be better served?

    Okay, okay, off the soapbox! I could talk lingerie all day. No joke.

    • May 27, 2014

      In the nineties a friend of mine wanted to host a radio show called “Bra Talk”… I’ll tell you what I told her, I’m listening 😉 !

      • May 28, 2014

        These days she could host a web show! It’s so much more fun to SEE the lingerie being spoken of. One doesn’t even need a model!

  6. June 3, 2014

    I’ll only say this: a good friend of mine has a nickname for me, and it’s ‘Mrs. Robinson’.

  7. June 3, 2014

    To which I’ll reply: I’d take that as quite a compliment 😉 !

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