Saturday, January 3, 2015

40 Year Itch: The Mother of All Babes

   Four years after portraying a Lolita-like character on the cover and in performances of Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson, English actress and singer Jane Birkin cut a disco single called "Lolita Go Home".

The song was written by her partner, Gainsbourg, with whom she shared a tempestuous relationship. In 1975 he directed Birkin in a strange, sexually charged film which shared the name of their biggest hit, " Je T'aime Moi Non Plus".

  In the 1975 disco song, Birkin is the Lolita whom other women are calling a "pute" or whore. There is an amazing video on YouTube of Birkin writhing on a piano as she sings the song on TV, but embedding has been disabled by whoever posted it so you get this.

I've learned from reading other articles about Birkin that offering a lot of pictures of Jane is the best way to satisfy curious visitors to the page.

But this is a music blog.

Not a blog about sex symbols.

So you'll probably be dissatisfied.

In the end.

Jane is the subject of a documentary called "The Mother of All Babes".