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After some cajoling, Summer agreed to record a demo of the song—in a blackened studio, on the floor, without any crew members to embarrass her as she pretended to give herself over to orgasmic ecstasy. Summer saw herself as a theatrical singer, and she later revealed that she had gotten through the experience of recording the song by acting a role: she imagined that she was Marilyn Monroe in the throes of passion…’Love to Love You Baby’ was sensational in the larger culture as well, with Time magazine reporting that it contained twenty-two orgasms. (The BBC counted twenty-three.)
Alice Echols, from Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture.
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