Saturday, February 12, 2022

On the Subject of Acrimony and Valentino

I can not pin point exactly when the acrimony in the Valentino world began, because when I ran head first into it, it was already a full blown reality. Lines had been drawn and the drama was high. And this was in 2003. And let me say I am not the first person to have to face the direct acrimonious firing line but I sure do hope I will be the last.

I have spoken about this before but I believe the acrimony is sustained by and was generated 100% by a few very insecure people who have positioned themselves in some envisioned forefront of Valentino knowledge and made this their entire identity. Add to this the fact that these few people are really total asses. They are not nice people at all so they have no problem morally with being horrible.

What an acrimonious stink they put up over poor Rudy Valentino. They are just in a huff every second. Well when I came along so excited to share my discoveries, there needed to be no acrimony. We could have all shared and been fascinated. A discussion could have been had. But what I met was pure acrimony, in the form of Tracy Terhune. I am sure that is hardly breaking news to anyone. 

Everything that has been slung my way this past week, was imo generated by him. What a run he has had since that first outing against me back in 2003. And when Affairs Valentino came out in 2011, he had to work overtime and then some to get me. He had to be extra bad.

That level of hate is very contagious and only a saint could not react in kind. But I try my best...and do well because I have an incredible, magical life full of love and fascinating people. I am surrounded by my gorgeous husband Renato, my family and I feel comfortable and secure. I resist the hateful acrimony and choose to overcome their evil with my art.

On that subject, I can say just wow I can not wait until my next book is out. Very excited. That is the best response to their Terhune inspired acrimony. I pity them or anyone who lives such a hateful life. Please do not mistake my responses and self-defense here as acrimony. I have no choice but to respond. 

And I will not be posting comments which are just provocations and insults. Why would I? And I think they both know who I am talking about. Oh, the acrimony!


  1. I will never understand how these miserable keyboard trolls get pleasure out of pounding out their vicious bile day after day. Jealously fuels most of the rancor against Ms. Zumaya. The crop of lonely jackasses who have nothing else to do but unsuccessfully try to provoke Ms. Zumaya and Mr. Floris are pretty recognizable to most sensible and intelligent Valentino fans, despite the phony monikers and pious pretentiousness.

  2. Lonely jealous desperate people who are screaming for the world to notice them to the point of provocation. Many people are believing the Floris with their top quality books and podcasts.

  3. I am looking forward to the new book. The volume of work produced by Evelyn and Renato is amazing!

    1. When is the new book coming out and what is it about?

    2. The new book will be announced in a few weeks if all goes well. I think you can well understand why I have to keep the topic a secret and not give the "Valentino Studies Community" time to trash, defame and bully it before it has one day of life. That is what they do with exciting new material.

    3. I am curious myself.

    4. Soon come. What a wonderful luxury it would be to be able to promote projects openly but if I did that the "Valentino Studies Community" would be lighting their torches.

  4. Bret has posted that it's to be a full length investigation of the uniquely held Valentino "love child" theory.