Rob and Anna's
The Importance of Being Earnest
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Cecily's boots and bloomers

We are making an erotic, illustrated version of Oscar Wilde's famous play, The Importance of Being Earnest. Our goal is to produce a photo-illustrated graphic novel utilizing the full text of the play. This project is a continuation of our on-going interests in good porn, photography, period costume, romance, feminism, bisexuality, polyamory, erotic literature, and Oscar Wilde.


June 23, 2007: Finished book is available for purchase!

February 4, 2007: Photoshopping of Act III finished.

January 6, 2007: Photoshopping of Act II finished.

October 14, 2006: Photoshopping of Act I finished.

September 14, 2006: More images added to this page! (scroll down)

July 9, 2006: Draft layout of Act III finished.

February 11, 2006: Draft layout of Act II finished.

November 26, 2005: Draft layout of Act I finished.

August 1, 2005: The photoshoot is finished. 8,000+ photos. Woohoo!

October 26, 2004: Casting Announcement

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[Gwendolen examining Cecily carefully through a lorgnette] 
Gwendolen: Mamma, whose views on education are remarkably strict, 
has brought me up to be extremely short-sighted; it is part of her system; 
so do you mind my looking at you through my glasses? 
Cecily: Oh! not at all, Gwendolen.  I am very fond of being looked at.
[Jack, about to eat a muffin]
Algernon:  But you have just said it was perfectly heartless to eat muffins.
Jack: I said it was perfectly heartless of you, under the circumstances.  That is a very different thing.
[Jack and Algernon about to kiss]
Jack:  For heaven's sake, don't try to be cynical.  It's perfectly easy to be cynical.
Algernon:  My dear fellow, it isn't easy to be anything nowadays.  There's such a lot of beastly competition about.