It never occurred to me that anybody could find anything about that perverse. It was a total surprise to me, which is obviously evidence of my having been pretty profoundly naive about the American context. I had to pretend to be something that, quite frankly, I'm probably not, which is a lily white, absolutely artistically pure human being.
It's just all part of the same circle. In our society there's so much shame attached to sexuality in a lot of social milieus that sexual abusers here on the average have had something like 70 or victims before they're finally caught. It's no small irony that the government inevitably and invariably ends up promoting precisely that which they would most like to repress.
How do you do that? Now I don't want to grab that and use it for adult sexual purposes, but I don't want to deny that this is often what that age is about. Now I don't want to grab that and use it for adult sexual purposes, but I don't want to deny that this is often what that age is about.