My mom always said, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. You remember our Russian friend Olga who caught a robber and imprisoned him as a sex slave. She beat the would-be robber, dragged him to the back room, tied him up, fed him Viagra and kept him as a sex slave for three days. God that story was great, wasn't it? When I wrote about it earlier this week, I was all, "Olga's awesome! She's going to Hollywood!"
Now I'm all, "Oh crap. Olga's not awesome and not real? I was duped? SON OF A CRUTCH."
Well turns out, no one really knows for sure what the heck is going on. It hasn't been proven that the story's real ... which is to say that it also hasn't been proven that the story isn't real, if you catch my drift. Ack, I'm confused. Let's start with some "facts."
So the story first made it's round two years ago when some Russian newspapers published it, and the UK paper the Daily Mail picked it up. They had first names, photos, the whole deal. Then earlier this week, the Daily Mail published the story again, this time with first and last names, and a blurred out photos of an attractive woman in a black dress. We bloggers jumped on it, and it's been spreading around the Internet faster than a Bigfoot photo or video of cute kittens falling asleep.
Guess it goes to show that no matter how hard you wish for the woman-keeps-sex-slave story to be true, at the end of the day it might turn out to be fake. Or, rather, it might turn out that it can't proven to be true. Slight difference, but it gives me hope.
Is it wrong to hope that Olga exists and is kicking butt all over Russia? Absolutely. But, sorry, I can't help it. She's sensationalized beyond recognition at this point and has become some sort of mythical legend of evil girl power that has totally captured my interest, and maybe yours, too.
I know, I know, it would be 100% different if it were a man imprisoning a woman (which would be like something out of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and I guess it's kind of sick that we got a kick out of the story, but it's not the first time nor the last time that a story about female role reversal will catch fire on the Internet and make us fools with our wide, bewieving eyes.
I'm kind of hoping stories about Olga, and I don't care if they're tall tales or not, start surfacing all over the place. Olga could be the Dexter of Europe, hunting down bad men and teaching them a lesson using blue pills and handcuffs. Still think Quentin Tarantino could use her in a movie or two.
So. Do you think the story is fake?
Photo via Mark Coggins/Flickr
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