News for French penises

Passed on by friends on Facebook, a French dildo / vibrator in the shape of La Tour Eiffel:

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Yes, you can pleasure yourself (vaginally or anally) with a replica of this world-famous landmark. While enjoying its punning name (La Tour Est Folle lit. ‘The Tower is Crazy’, but see below — with the pun pairing Eiffel – est folle).

On the dildo. Product descriptions from the maker:

Velvet feeling – 7 functions vibrating module – 100% silicone (free of phtalates) – The Frenchiest sextoy in the world

A monument of eroticism The most phallic of monuments has at long last been moulded into an ergonomic and hypoallergenic wonder. La Tour est Folle is a sex toy like no other! A one-of-a-kind object that combines eroticism, a souvenir of Paris and design. La Tour est Folle is 100% made in France, right down to its box. It is the crazy invention of artist, Sébastien Lecca, the sensual projection of a playful and provocative vision of a universally famous icon that never fails to stir the imagination.

Available in pink, purple, black, and gold.

Basic information from Wikipedia on the monument:

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The Eiffel Tower [La Tour Eiffel] is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
Constructed from 1887–89 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, it was initially criticized by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015.

La Tour Est Folle takes us by association to the play, film, and musical La Cage aux Folles (and their offspring the film The Birdcage). Highlights:

The 1973 play and 1978 film, from Wikipedia:

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La Cage aux Folles is a 1978 Franco-Italian comedy film and the first film adaptation of Jean Poiret’s 1973 play of the same name. It is co-written and directed by Édouard Molinaro and stars Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Serrault.

Like the play, the film tells the story of a gay couple – Renato Baldi (Ugo Tognazzi), the manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub [La Cage aux Folles] featuring drag entertainment, and Albin Mougeotte (Michel Serrault), his star attraction – and the madness that ensues when Renato’s son, Laurent (Rémi Laurent), brings home his fiancée, Andrea (Luisa Maneri), and her ultra-conservative parents (Carmen Scarpitta and Michel Galabru) to meet them.

The 1983 musical, from Wikipedia  (with a digression on folles):

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La Cage aux Folles is a musical [original Broadway producton in 1983] with a book by Harvey Fierstein and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman. Based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret, it focuses on a gay couple: Georges, the manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub featuring drag entertainment, and Albin, his romantic partner and star attraction, and the farcical adventures that ensue when Georges’s son, Jean-Michel, brings home his fiancée’s ultra-conservative parents to meet them. La cage aux folles literally means “the cage of mad women” [masc. fou, fem. folle ‘crazy; crazy person’]. However, folles is also a slang term for effeminate homosexuals (queens). [There was a West End production and a number of Broadway revivals.]

And the 1996 film. Again, from Wikipedia:

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The Birdcage is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, written by Elaine May, and starring Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, and Dianne Wiest. Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria, and Christine Baranski appear in supporting roles. It is a remake of the 1978 Franco-Italian film La Cage aux Folles
… Armand Goldman is the openly gay owner of a drag club in South Beach called The Birdcage; his partner Albert, an effeminate and flamboyant man, plays “Starina”, the star attraction of the club…

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