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April 01, 2018


"According to the Nixon campaign, the effort to normalize the porn industry by depicting call girls as "sex workers" and feminist heroines has been jeopardized by Stormy Daniels as opposed to Bree Daniels as played by Jane Fonda in Klute, which is credited for giving a certain prestige to the oldest the time when Richard Nixon was in office."

... What?

I believe the writer meant to contrast Stormy Daniels, the porn star who has accused Donald Trump of bad behavior, with Bree Daniels, the call girl played by Jane Fonda in Klute (1971), who has a shrink and falls in love with Donald Sutherland playing the taciturn detective who solves the case and prevents Bree from coming to a bad end. The cheese industry is said to have grown by 9% as a result of the movie, with Brie and Camembert being the chief beneficiaries. -- DL

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