Irvine Welsh’s Misogynistic Woman in The Sex Lives Of Siamese Twins

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins, Irvine Welsh

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins by Irvine Welsh examines society’s obsession with celebrity, fitness, art, and the way those things are used to inflict abuse. The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins is about the relationship of a fitness instructor who is filmed by an overweight suicidal artist saving two men from gunpoint. The two women become linked as Lena, the artist, attempts to get into shape with the fitness instructor, Lucy’s guidance. Lucy’s detestable actions seem to stem from her hatred of women. She uses them merely as figures to compare body types and for sex.  Continue reading →