Have you ever heard of Laura Perego? Me either. As far as I knew before this morning, she could have been a Jersey housewife with a good recipe for spaghetti sauce – my uncle says everyone has one – or your 9-year-old niece’s soccer coach. She is, in fact, a nobody.
Well, she was yesterday. It turns out she’s an Italian pornstar – and we use the term “pornstar” in its least strict sense, since her catalog is, shall we say, sparse – who protested Italian stock market misprision by climbing up on a table at the Milan stock exchange and taking off her clothes to reveal some panties, some titties and an Italian flag painted on her boobs.
“Italy is down to its underpants!” she cried (presumably in Italian), before being hauled away, in a scene that one hopes was reminiscent of angry demonstrators getting dragged off to jail at Viet Nam protests, which is to say screaming, foaming at the mouth and struggling.
The last pornstar who made huge headlines in Italy politically was Cicciolina, who managed to get elected to Parliament, which reminds me of a joke the same uncle used to tell but which i will not reproduce here. Elected to Parliament!
With any luck, Laura Perego will keep taking her clothes off in public and either be signed to a big porn contract or elected to help run Italy. Good luck, Laura!