Quote of the Day: Feydeau

“Bring me the victor!” – Feydeau

French dramatist, George Feydeau, during the Belle Epoque

French dramatist, George Feydeau, during the Belle Epoque

Georges Feydeau, French writer of farces, ordered lobster at Maxim’s, one of the most famous Parisian Belle Epoque restaurants and center of French Cyprianism during that period (also, the current home of the Art Nouveau Museum which is in La Belle Otero’s apartments upstairs). When the dish was served, the playwright noticed that the lobster had only one claw. The waiter was summoned and explained that lobsters were very combative and often got into fights in the tank.

“Take this one away,” Feydeau told the waiter, “and bring me the victor!”

This anecdote is a fun example of the Liberty of Privilege:

“Embraced by Beauty
Released of gentle decency
Permitted by Privilege to Liberty
And by Liberty to Privilege
I consent to Life pursued
Unimpeded by what is acceptable” – The Seed

About FV Everleigh

FV Everleigh is a queer preacher’s kid in Los Angeles. After years as an award winning Christian rock star, FV toured the globe producing acclaimed burlesque shows with a world famous stripper. They eventually moved into John Wayne’s favorite New Orleans brothel and adopted the name Everleigh in tribute to sisters who ran an opulent Chicago bordello in 1900. In addition to training at UCLA, FV has a Television Writing Certificate from Writing Pad LA and is a Roadmap Writers TOP TIER writer. His scripts have placed in the ScreenCraft, Roadmap and Inroads Fellowship competitions. He has a collection of short stories and a novel both being published in 2022 and is a guest contributor to DirtySexyHistory.com. Twenty years surrounded by sex-positive women, outré artists and circus misfits has informed FV’s sexually subversive, morally murky, visually yummy stories where marginalized protagonists win...eventually.
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