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The Museum of Sex opens sexy cartoon exhibit

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Starting this week The Museum of Sex in New York City is featuring Comics Stripped, an exhibit that will showcase everything from an erect Dick Tracy to costumed cleavage — all designed to make wannabe superheroes' tights tighter, and to teach us about American history.  

The exhibit focuses on eroticism in both mainstream comics and animation as well as titillating artwork from the obscure and fringe sectors of the medium. For instance, a stroll through the exhibit will draw you to both a copy of Playboy with a very sultry Marge Simpson on the cover (ay caramba!) as well as copies of "Tijuana Bibles," a comic series that began in the 1930s featuring beloved characters like Mickey Mouse, Dick Tracy, and Flash Gordon all showing how flexible they can be and how wide their mouths can open. 

Through the context of comic-book eroticism, the exhibit offers a kind of shadow history of twentieth-century America, showcasing dirty drawings from the Depression and the Cold War era.  In 1954, the height of McCarthyism, the American government banned explicit sexuality in comics, forcing artists to turn to underground publications to distribute their cartoon smut and thereby leading to the creation of such sexy classics as Fritz the Cat

The exhibit should see patrons who are excited to get off on animated depravity. Or those who want to witness their childhood memories burn in flames.