The extremely stiff men behind some of the biggest entertainment companies in the world might think they know to draw attention to piracy issues, but when compared to the efforts of controversial writer Vanessa de Oliveira this week, they just aren’t a comparable hit with the youth.
Oliveira, the author of several books, was transported to the Plaza de Armas in Lima, Peru, in the back of a truck Thursday. Once in place she did what the gentleman of the **AA’s have dreamt about so often but have never had the courage to do.
She jumped out, stood in front of the government palace, and peeled back a long dark coat revealing a lacy black “dental floss” (blame Google translate for that term) struggling to cover a tiny portion of her lower body.
Words daubed across her chest and back in red ink, presumably to draw attention away from her black pull-up stockings, shouted a firm ‘NO TO PIRACY’.
“I’m doing this for my book so it is not pirated anymore anywhere in the world,” Oliveira explained, attracting the attention of the police.
“A country is made with culture, with books. When people pirate books culture is in danger. [Peru] is the first country where I see this,” she added.
Oliveira spoke about her earlier books including “100 Secrets of a Lady in Waiting” and “If He Cheats On You, It’s Your Problem”, a book filled with tips targeted at women whose partners screw around.
And Oliveira apparently isn’t writing from a position of ignorance either – in fact it appears she’s creating her own market. She admitted that the books had been written from her personal experience working as garota de compañía (a girl of company) in which she had sex with 5,000 men, proving that you can indeed charge for stuff normally available for free.
Eventually though all good things had to come to an end. Oliveira put her clothes back on, got in the truck and drove away, probably wondering how rich she’d be if each of her night-time conquests had purchased just one copy of the book for their wives instead of pirating it.
And for those cynics thinking that this was just some sort of sexually motivated anti-piracy publicity stunt to sell more books, wash your dirty minds.
The fact that Oliveira is appearing today at the Chamber of Commerce in Lima with a presentation titled “Seduce Clients” has absolutely no connection to what happened Thursday.
Moving pics or it didn’t happen? OK, go on then..