My use of trivia creates questions of legality. I prefer an alternate reality approach, but the name changes of a Roman à clef may be safer. In an alternate reality, my fictional cult exists and sexuality is more permissive and Paris Hilton would have needed to hum two guys, at the same time, to rise above the ho-hum of the normal new cycle.
Dujana Barnes’ wrote the classic Roman à clef, Nightwood. Barnes uses an alias for Natalie Barney, in Nightwood. The novel is an early classic in lesbian literature and one of my lines about Naiad Press purred this post. I’m into Florida trivia, but I often steer clear of political correctness. Naiad Press publishes correspondences with Dorothy Allison who founded the Lesbian Sex Mafia, so I’m not sure how out of line my line really is.
Les Ruches, the school which Natalie Barney attended plays a role in my novel, and I make use of coincidences to form a conspiracy led by my cult. Are there elements of truth–Yes, but the conspiracy and the cult is fictional.
One poll I studied shows one out three of lesbians dabbles with BDSM, in my hypersexual version, the ratio would become two out of three. If the Maenads of ancient Greece endured until contemporary times, hypersexuality would be the norm.