Identity Theory articles: "While
You Were Out" | "A
Family Portrait" | "Come
See Allycin" | "Sex
Breslin was born and raised in Berkeley, California, which, of course,
explains it all. A faculty-brat of the highest order, Breslin grew up
riding horses, reading of Tove Jansson's Moomins, and avoiding both hippies
and feminists. After dropping out of high-school at the last minute, she
ended up later earning a B.A. in Literature at U.C. Berkeley. Several
of her years were subsequently spent toiling away in the constipated bowels
of the University of Illinois at Chicago's Program for Writers, bonding
with ex-communist-turned-premiere-novelist Lily James (http://www.lilylit.com).
Breslin then returned to Northern California and started up The Postfeminist
Playground webzine with James; postfeminism has since been disseminated,
and the domain has since been overtaken by a porno site.
In 1998, Susannah began writing tawdry tales about various topics, among
sex 'n' porn, for magazines and went tete-a-tete in a Postfeminist vs
Feminist Battle of the Boobs with the decidedly unfriendly Erica Jong
"Politically Incorrect." Having also somehow been invited to
visit the set of
a porn movie, and been duly impressed, her fate was sealed and Breslin
promptly moved to live the high life in Los Angeles.
In recent years, she has squandered her time and money studying the world
of Porn Valley and other subjects related and not-related in non-fiction
and fiction formats for venues such as Salon, Harper's Bazaar, Details,
Detour, LA Weekly, San Francisco Examiner Magazine, Oneworld, Playboy.com,
Vancouver Sun, Nerve, Arena, and Glue among other publications.
She has also appeared on CNN during Blowgate insightfully inquiring, "What
girl wouldn't want to nail the President?"; defined teledildonics
for a suspiciously overtly confused Candice Bergen; and condoned obscenity
of all kinds and types on "The E! True Hollywood Story: Larry Flynt."
Most recently, she made the cover of The SF Examiner (http://www.examiner.com/news/default.jsp?story=n.femporn.0311w),
is shooting arty behind-the-scenes photos in the adult industry, and has
made a bukkake comix for the fine pages of the forthcoming Dirty Stories
III from super-cool Fantagraphics.
Daily, Susannah drinks coffee at her home in Los Feliz, chats with her
cat Kurtis, and brings terror into the life of her stoic boyfriend, robot
artist Christian Ristow (http://www.ChristianRistow.com).
She is working away on a short story collection, If Only These Hands
Could Talk, as well as a novel, Reverse Cowgirl, and various
other projects involving photography, comix, and vigorously dismembered