Princess and Frog, Italian-Style

Princess and Frog, Italian-Style

The fairytale story of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (72) enters a new chapter as his wife’s divorce case provides charming details of his affection for young women. Very young women (under age 18).

The wealthy Berlusconi controls the Italian media, so it is no surprise that he was able to surpress publication of photographs of topless female guests at his New Year’s Eve party (known locally as la Sagra Della Rana).

Read about it here, in la Repubblica, or on the tabloid front page of your choice.

 

Sì, sì, the age of consent in Italy is 16 (14 on Saturday night) but this guy is 72 years old.

Der Froschkönig (the Frog Prince, AT Type 440) is best-known through the work of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm; images trademarked by Disney Studios , used here under satire provisions of the Fair Use Doctrine (speaking of provisions, see Rane in Guazzetto). Berlusconi caricature courtesy of Interventi di Chirurgia Estetica Soci.

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5 Responses to “Princess and Frog, Italian-Style”

  1. Davis Says:

    14 on Saturday night? Scary and funny

  2. Mike Licht Says:

    Davis wrote: 14 on Saturday night? Scary and funny

    The latter was the intention.

    Seriously (if you insist), 18 is the general legal age of adulthood in Italy, but courts can issue permits for 16- and 17-year-olds to wed. Apparently 14-, 15-, 16-, and 17-year-olds are considered old enough to consent to sexual acts according to the law, if not by their relatives.

    And remember: Giulietta Capuletti may have been 13 or 14 at the time of her romantic liaison, but Romeo Montecchi was unmarried and definitely younger than 72.

  3. mikeb302000 Says:

    I live in Rome. What started happening about ten days ago was an incredible barrage of TV and newspaper reports by Berlusconi’s grown children about what a swell dad he is. It was comical in its transparency.. But, I guess it’s no different here than other places when it comes to the masses buying into that stuff.

  4. Mike Licht Says:

    mikeb302000 wrote: reports by Berlusconi’s grown children about what a swell dad he is. It was comical in its transparency.

    Berlusconi appointed his offspring to well-paid positions on the boards of his corporations, some of them while they were still teenagers.

  5. Berlusconi is Going Down. Here’s Why. « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] court and will go to trial in April. His case has attracted a bit of attention since: 1) the 74-year-old is accused of relations with an exotic teenage prostitute, and 2) Mr. Berlusconi is Italy’s […]

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