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Nora Louise Kuzma, Sydney Leathers: Commodities in a Sexual Marketplace

Posted on | July 25, 2013 | 68 Comments

Traci Lords (a.k.a., Nora Louise Kuzma) at age 17 in 1985

“Traci Lords, who had been hailed as ‘the Meryl Streep of the porn industry,’ was in fact 17-year-old Nora Louise Kuzma. She was first molested at age 10 and later promoted as an ‘adult’ movie actress by her mother’s ex-boyfriend, a California cocaine dealer. Beginning her pornographic career as a 15-year-old high-school dropout, Lords appeared in dozens of X-rated flicks in a year and a half before it was discovered in 1986 that she was a minor.”
Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

“I thought I loved him. Pretty pathetic.”
Sydney Leathers

As politics, the Anthony Weiner scandal seems like a silly distraction. As a glimpse into sexual culture in the 21st century, however, it’s fascinating — and by “fascinating,” of course, I mean absolutely horrifying.

Every decent and normal person reading the messages between 22-year-old Sydney Leathers and Anthony Weiner is revolted to think that a young woman would feel compelled to degrade herself in this manner, merely to attract and maintain the “romantic” interest of a married (and, by then, completely disgraced) 47-year-old politician.

Who does these things? Where do people develop such appetites, such expectations, such habits? Why would an attractive young girl engage in this kind of “sexting” with a creepy old pervert?

Just to look at Sydney Leathers — and Evil Blogger Lady has a selection of photos, if you’d care to inspect the merchandise, as it were — most people would presume that this shapely brunette with a brilliant smile would have no shortage of handsome young suitors.

Alas, most young men today are cretinous slobs or neurasthenic wimps, lacking either masculine vigor or chivalrous impulses or both. Even if the most gallant, virile specimen of old-fashioned manhood could be reincarnated, however, one suspects there would be a mutual disinterest between him and the Sydney Leathers type of girl.

“Going into it, I think we both had weird intentions.”
Sydney Leathers

Lacking any sense of decorum, propriety or personal dignity — indeed, accustomed by early habit to the most disgraceful behaviors and coarse modes of expression — the Sydney Leathers type of girl would be bored to death by a steady, decent and responsible man. And of course, such a man would never desire her companionship.

Utterly corrupted, Sydney Leathers had a very accurate (that is to say, quite low) estimation of her self-worth: No good man could possibly want her, so she sought out a notoriously bad man, and felt herself compelled to perform for this vile pervert:

The woman who told her story to Richie said, “I was 22 and in a bad place. … I really admired him. … I thought he was misunderstood. Until I got to know him. … I was young and dumb.”

Yes, “young and dumb” — a Democrat — “22 and in a bad place.”

Could someone ask Sydney why, at age 22, she was “in a bad place”?

That is to say, could this progressive activist provide a sort of itinerary of the behaviors that led her to that place? Because it seems that far too many young women are in the same place, and America’s parents might like to know how to keep their daughters from going there.

If many of America’s daughters are in that place, why? How did we get to the point where this kind of behavior — really, you should read the sordid details of the Weiner-Leathers “romance” — is not really that surprising? The intersection of culture and politics:

What we know of Weiner’s latest shame is that, in the wake of his 2011 scandal, the married Democrat began an online correspondence with an Indiana girl, identified by BuzzFeed as Sydney Leathers, who says she worked on President Obama’s re-election campaign. To give you an idea of Ms. Leather’s partisan and ideological commitments, after a maniac’s shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona, she created an online petition that blamed this deadly crime on Sarah Palin, whom Ms. Leathers condemned for “inciting violence.” (In fact, the Tucson gunman was a schizophrenic inspired by a leftwing conspiracy “documentary.”) Only a liberal girl could admire a creep like Weiner. And in one of his creepy sex messages to Ms. Leathers, the 48-year-old Weiner employed a vulgar term for the female genitalia to ask whether she was “smooth” down there.
Let us digress to provide a historical perspective. . . .

Please read the whole thing at The American Spectator.




68 Responses to “Nora Louise Kuzma, Sydney Leathers: Commodities in a Sexual Marketplace”

  1. Becca Lower
    July 25th, 2013 @ 5:01 pm

    I can’t be the only one who laughed, c’mon! 🙂

  2. sheryl
    July 25th, 2013 @ 5:20 pm

    I don’t care what Weiner does. I do care that his wife stands right there next to him and assumes the doormat position. She has, apparently, learned all of this from Hillary. Hillary has chosen to live with an habitual cheater, and a liar. I do care that these women are in charge. I care that they do not represent me, but yet they believe they do. Seriously, could you ever picture Sarah Palin allowing anyone to treat her like that? and yet she is the stupid one. I loathe these women like Huma.

  3. rebekahsb
    July 25th, 2013 @ 5:24 pm

    They’d suck snake poison out of a monkey’s ass if it benefited them personally. Nothing is too degrading for them. In their own way they are whores as much as the streetwalker or porn star. They are not relying on themselves: only their connection to their meal ticket and the “good life”…anything to continue to lick at the trough of public monies.

  4. Dr_Venture
    July 25th, 2013 @ 5:50 pm

    Why are you allowed to comment here?

    Is this website endorsing your lies ?

  5. thatMrGguy
    July 25th, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

    Nora Louise Kuzma, Sydney Leathers: Commodities in a Sexual Marketplace

  6. basicsofliving
    July 25th, 2013 @ 6:54 pm

    RT @thatMrGguy: Nora Louise Kuzma, Sydney Leathers: Commodities in a Sexual Marketplace

  7. NoFixedAddress
    July 25th, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

    Excellent post and Spectator article Mr. McCain.

  8. Richard McEnroe
    July 25th, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    Are you saying you can’t spot a skank? You must be a hoot at closing time.

  9. Bob Belvedere
    July 25th, 2013 @ 9:18 pm

    When it comes to the Left, anything, as we’ve learned, is possible.

  10. Bob Belvedere
    July 25th, 2013 @ 9:19 pm

    And if not him, that neurotic Christine Quinn.

  11. Bob Belvedere
    July 25th, 2013 @ 9:20 pm

    Does the time matter at gay leather bars?

  12. Bob Belvedere
    July 25th, 2013 @ 9:23 pm


  13. David R. Graham
    July 25th, 2013 @ 10:33 pm


  14. LibertyImages
    July 26th, 2013 @ 8:25 am

    @Wintery_Knight The paragraphs around the photo of the gal in question are going to sound familiar to you.

  15. basicsofliving
    July 26th, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    RT @LibertyImages: @Wintery_Knight The paragraphs around the photo of the gal in question are going to sound familiar to you.…

  16. avdhuman
    July 26th, 2013 @ 8:57 am

    RT @LibertyImages: @Wintery_Knight The paragraphs around the photo of the gal in question are going to sound familiar to you.…

  17. ikoihil
    July 29th, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

    “Where was this girl’s father…?”

    She lived with him. Did you even read other material about the scandal before you wrote this?

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