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Matias Faldbakken with an Ibsenesque Cold Product

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Post-natal abortion?

The title 'Kaldt produkt' might be translated to 'Cold Product' and is some kind of paraphrase to Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House (published 4. December 1879, first note on the play 19. October 1878, according to Ibsen.net).

Young Faldbakken stages the story of Nora and Torvald in our days. Torvald is running the scateboard magazine nobored* and Nora is leading some kind of a housewife-ish life, with particularities...

During the first act Nora of Today, NoT, in delusion watches a talkshow on TV, encountering the following conversation between (H), a Talkshow Host, and (G), a Guest to the same show:

H: (...) post-natal depression is difficult to define since it covers a wide range of changed and disturbed behaviour, ranging from tears and sadness to suicidal and homicidal feelings.

G: Yeah... mhm...

H: A small percentage of women develop psychotic symptoms, including delusions and hallucinations, and may even threaten to or actually injure their child. With us today we have Angela who suffered from post-natal depression. Could you tell us a bit about your experience?

G: Yeah... well... my pregnancy was without complications. But a few days after the birth I started to feel awful. I was paralysed. I felt like a robot. I was holding Joshua in front of me like I'd been holding babies before, but I felt no joy. No happiness. I tried to act the part of the successful mother but I was scared to death...

The show, of course, comments upon and infringes with the events in the play:

H: (...) but you also had some of these delusions...

G: Yeah... yes. Each time I went near the balcony I would clutch my baby tightly until I was in a room with the door closed. Only then did I know he was safe once more from me dropping him over.

H: Oh, that's terrible... horrible...

G: Yeah... the terrible scenes I would envision scared me to death, I never bathed my baby alone since I was afraid I might drown him... Although I didn't think I would ever really hurt my baby boy, I never trusted myself alone with him. I was terrified I would «snap» and actually carry out one of those scary thoughts...

Anal Slut

Alright, the life of a wife was the focal point of ol'e Enrique, and Faldbakken refers to another TV-program in the following passage, between a lady (D) and a man (M):

L: (Crossly.) It's an impossible deal.

M: Why's that?

L: I'll give you the outline: In the morning I'm the perfect mum...

M: You are...

L: Then I'm the career woman during the day.

M: Mhm...

L: In the afternoon I'm the indispensible support and conversation partner for you and the kids.

M: Yes, you are...

[... ]

L: Then I'm your trophy wife at whatever arrangement in the evening...

M: True, true...

L: And at night I have to hang around our bed as your anal slut on top of that.

M:...

L: Well, now, something's gotta go. You choose.

It's possibly still a man's, man's world...

Anyway, being the son of a renowned contemporary Norwegian writer, his surname was well-known and the debut was under the pseudonym Abo Rasul, as if there of an immigrant from the Muslim hemisphere provoking us white folks.

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