Lifestyle | My Dad Wrote A Porno.

YEP. You read the title correctly and for those of you not in the Porno Club – MY Dad hasn’t written a porno. Anyway as usual I am digressing, remember every Tuesday I used to share with you what podcasts I am listening to at the moment? Yeah, well me neither I haven’t done it since March! I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. But to stay topical this is the one I am sharing with you today.

This has been top of the iTunes Podcast charts for flippin weeks, and anyone who has been talking to me recently knows I can only talk about this when it comes to what are you listening to at the moment? I have tried to inflict this upon everyone. Let me just explain what it is first …

So 3 long time friends Jamie Morton, James Cooper and Radio 1’s Alice Levine have gotten together most weeks to create this hilarious podcast, all thanks to Jamie! His dad penned Belinda Blinked under the pseudonym Rocky Flintstone (bear with me!), and naturally My Dad Wrote A Porno was born.

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The story follows business woman Belinda Blumenthal (I am going to use the term ‘business woman’ loosely, if you listen you will know why!) The story just goes from one extreme to the other, each week another chapter is revealed, the lovely Jamie reads whilst James and Alice erupt with laughter, and as they do, I do! I’ve had some amusing tube journeys recently. The novel is quite racy at times, but also simply hilarious – Rocky is a 60 year old builder come Porn writer (yup, terrible terrible pun) you get an odd insight into the mind of this 60 year old and the pots and pans industry. Also his biology is completely off, the amount of cervix grabbing going on is unheard of unless your in a maternity ward or at the gynecologist. A couple of my favourite quotes, just to give you a taste:

“Her tits hung freely, like pomegranates” – I mean what?! Also who wants their ‘tits’ hanging, and secondly I HATE the word tits, what is wrong with breasts!? I haven’t been able to look at pomegranates the same way since…

Image taken from Buzzfeed.

“Her nipples hardened with her feeling and they were now as large as the three inch rivets which had held the hull of the fateful Titanic together” – This is absolutely hilarious. What an analogy, so unsexy, and who even puts that and that together?!?!?!!

Imagine being on the tube and that is playing through your ears – yeah you try and keep a straight face. It literally goes from the sublime to the ridiculous. But that is what makes Belinda Blinked so brilliant, there is also Belinda Blinked 2 much of the same hilarious nonsense as the first book.

This podcast took me about 2 weeks to get through, I just couldn’t get enough. The brilliant team also have odd episodes which are ‘Footnotes’ but with A list celebs like Elijah Wood and Michael Sheen – a personal favourite, his chat was just, perfect and summed everything I was thinking up. The podcast has now gone from my ears to my hands, Alice, Jamie and James have published the book and their notes, at the end of each chapter there are book club questions. I am DYING to start a book club dedicated to this book – anyone interested PLEASE get in touch. Please? I promise wine, and lots of it to get through this.

I highly recommend this podcast (GET DOWNLOADING) and I genuinely can’t wait for Belinda Blinked 3.

Agnes D.

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  1. November 1, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    A beautiful and forthright review Agnes, thank you for being a Belinker!

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