“In The Piano Teacher, their sex act is deprived of its fantasmatic support, and thus turns into a disgusting experience which leaves her completely cold, pushing her towards suicide.” – It would be totally misleading to interpret her display of fantasy as a defenceformation against the sexual act proper, as an expression of her inability to let herself go and enjoy the act: on the contrary, the displayed fantasy forms the core of her being, that which is ‘in her more than hjrself’, and it is the sexual act which is, in effect, a defence-formation against the threat embodied in the fantasy. SLAVOJ ZIZEK – Welcome to the Desert of the Real http://ift.tt/1MJZJ9h


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