Mistress Recalls Mailer Sex Roles

Casting couch among Pulitzer-winner's role-play favorites, Carole Mallory says
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted May 5, 2008 11:58 AM CDT
In this iconic photo, Norman Mailer is led out of jail after assaulting wife, Adele, in 1960.    (AP Photo/File)
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(Newser) – Norman Mailer’s fanciful sex life is giving his best-selling books a run for their money as his legacy, the New York Post reports. Mailer's longtime lover Carole Mallory—who recently hawked her X-rated writings about Mailer's sexual experimentation to Harvard—says the Pulitzer Prize-winner "liked me to dress up in erotic outfits, and we'd role play." His favorites revolved around Hollywood.

Mallory would play a struggling actress willing to do anything for a movie role. "He particularly liked to play the role of producer. The scene would be the casting couch," Mallory says. "Norman was turned on by hearing about my sexual encounters with movie stars … hearing about my sexcapades gave him great pleasure."