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    Victoria Shelton

    Victoria Shelton is a writer living in Philadelphia. She graduated in 2015 from Temple University with a B.A. in English. She can be found on Tumblr (avanelle.tumblr.com) where she writes incessantly on cats, Caligula, and why she hopes to run into Camille Paglia in Center City one day.

    Betrayed by the Cleanse

    Raise your hand if you‘ve been fooled by a detox. My esthetician taught me how to fix my skin, and juice had nothing to do with it.

    Leaving a Home of Abuse

    Growing up, Victoria Shelton’s grandfather was violent and abusive. But he was also her household’s main provider, making it a difficult decision to leave.

    Nunsploitation and the Figure of the Naughty Nun

    What's up with visual culture’s obsession with naughty nuns?
    Victoria Shelton takes a deeper look at the nunsploitation film genre, popular and provocative for its unapologetic use of blood and sex, lurid depictions of female sexuality, the strength of female communities, and the sadistic abuse of power common to oppressive systems of authority.

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