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Shazzie's Steamy Durian Video

Just a little bit of Friday Fun...

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laura

I love shazzie and her work.... and this video kinda creeped me out. Waaaay too sexual. I mean, i love durians too but I don't make pornos with 'em. Ah, to each her own :) eat on shazzie, eat on.

mv

I agree. It creeped me out too, especially the stuffing her face with durian moments, and smearing it everywhere. And I'm definitely not squemish (sp?) normally.

oots

I'll have what she's having.

Dhrumil

casual friday

Dhrumil

clothes optional.

tina

haha WOW raw food fetish or what? That's something new

Jason

wow, at first i was like, "wha-?", and then i was like, how bold and daring that shazzie put something like this together. yep, eating some fruits are like that...a few times already when i was nude sunbathing outside on my apt. deck eating a mango or young coconut, i suddenly got the urge to rub the flesh of the fruit all over my skin...it was very healing and sensuous at the same time. i guess the fruit was taking place of a surrogate lover for me or something and it felt great- ha! and yeah, i can attest first hand that there's something very intoxicating and sensuous about eating durians. i had my first fresh one a few years ago at a raw food festival and i felt so embarassed that i was totally tongue-kissing the inner seed i had to run to the car and finish eating it (in private) so i could enjoy it without turning red. i didn't even really like the taste that much but something in it made me want to keep eating. strange. if you haven't tried one, you gotta get one. rock on shazzie, keep enjoying what makes you happy!!!

Trixie

Seems like another campaign of Shazzie's to make raw food mainstream. Marketing genius. Did you see the poem she wrote about it on her website? She's funny.

Zoe

That's a really funny video, I reckon she meant it to be tongue in cheek-not taken seriously. But I can't help thinking durian stinks, she must have smelled really bad after smearing it all over herself! I can't get close enough to durian to take a bite oz it smells so bad!

jessica

mmmmmmmm, i liked it and sometimes not. okay to get creative, but to that level? i don't want to judge but is this what it takes to get ratings and business?....sometimes yes, i guess.

Rawrocket

On the one hand, you can admire the daring cheekiness of this clip...but I can't help thinking...was this really necessary? Isn't it more of an ego-based 'look-at-me' shock tactic? Smearing fruit on the body is beautifully sensual but I feel some things are best done in private.

Have a Rawkin weekend everyone,
Rocket

David

Sex sales, but I prefer a lady with class.
This video makes her look like a slutty.
It doesn't make me want to buy anything from her store, it just makes me cringe that she would go this far to get business.

David

slutty = slut. Ahem.

Jason

each and everyone expresses their sexuality in their own way. some are more open about it, some more reserved. i have friends that can't even remotely talk about anything having to do with going to the "potty" and i've known them for years; and then i have other friends who can tell me every minute detail of their bowel movements. i love them all and the same. i wouldn't necessarily call shazzie a "slut." she just seems to be exploring and expressing herself more openly than maybe most of the status quo. it's her level of comfort and there's no reason to judge. besides, she's not hurting no one from what i see, except maybe the durian, but i think the durian is liking it too! :) (but what she does seem to be doing is maybe challenging others to question their ideologies of sexuality, so in that sense controversy is a great marketing tool too!). could we now respectfully call her a "fruityphile?"

Here's somthing good to ponder:

"Many people are wanting to fan your flames of discomfort, because they believe that 'you're either with us or against us; if you don't stand in the same disgust and horror that we are all standing, then you are not with us.' It's hard for people to understand that you can not agree with them -- and not be against them. That you could be for something without being against something else.

Excerpted from an Abraham-Hicks workshop in Orlando, FL on Saturday, December 15th, 2001

All Is Well
You Are Loved

I don't think it's slutty, I just think it's not hot.

Zoe

But go to her website and look at her before and afters. She is a 37 years old mum, I think it is great that she has the confidence to show herself off. She must be feeling really great about herself, good on her. She is an advert for what being raw can do for you physically and mentally.
And as I said before, I am sure she's just having a laugh, not taking herself too seriously as a porn star or a sex symbol here!

Trixie

More interesting comments. I guess Shazzie must have known she was going to push buttons with this one, it's very different to any of her other work. I doubt she did it to get customers: she appears to keep her business quite distinct from her own website and brand. In under a week, the video has had over 1300 visits. Would she sell as many books in that time? This is why I say she's a marketing genius. I feel her motives are pure: she'll do anything to get the profile of raw foods raised. She knew exactly what she was doing when she made this video: she's a very clever and progressive lady. Shazzie is a very open and unsuppressed person (rare in our culture). Who else wrote a raw blog for 7 years?! Regardless of how anyone interprets this video, no-one can deny that she has had a huge impact on raw foods this century. I applaud her for being true to herself and her art, for pushing people to consider their preconceptions, and for continually thrusting raw food into the limelight. She's a modern day saint under that naked body! I celebrate all that is Shazzie!

giggle

Did you just say "I applaud [Shazzie] for...continually thrusting raw food" Hee Heee. Sorry, I couldn't help it. That was so funny.

Raw Hermit

You never know what people do behind closed doors!(Or in front of a camcorder?)

Penni

I am just sort of amazed that she smears it on her feet and then licks her toes at one point. Not everybody is able to suck their own toe. Come one....she's awesome! LOL!

Claire

Don't knock her,it's not easy having a narcissistic personality disorder.

Here's some examples of symptoms:
•Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
•Believes that he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
•Requires excessive admiration
•Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
•Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
•Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
•Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her

liatteguelf

I would fix other people's lines if they asked me on occasion. The hard part of writing is the architecture of it, getting the story and structuring it. Not the tweaking of lines.

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