“Fantasies always involve an act that deprives us of the object before we obtain it, and it is in this deprivation that we enjoy in the fantasy. We fantasize the object at a distance in order that we can properly enjoy the object. Once we recognize this, everything changes. Even the most ideological Hollywood fantasies require this distance from the object to function effectively. Our ability to enjoy these fantasies depends not on their ideological function of enabling us to imagine ourselves obtaining the impossible object. We enjoy these fantasies because they make the object impossible. Obtaining the object is a small pleasure that arrives at the end, never the source of the fantasmatic enjoyment. Of course, there are ideological fantasies, but fantasy as such, if we understand it correctly, is not ideological.” – Todd McGowan http://ift.tt/1QE0zdl

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