Unkempt. Unshaven. Reeking of fags and booze. Ugly. French. Those all applied to Serge, yet still he managed to shag some excruciatingly gorgeous women throughout his short life:
The question is: HOW?
I suppose it was something to do with his artistic capabilities as a singer, songwriter, pianist, film composer, poet, painter, screenwriter, writer, actor and director. Is that all?
Serge was renowned for his often provocative and scandalous releases, including Je t'aime moi non plus replicating having sex with Birkin, complete with faked(?) sounds of Birkin's orgasm. Then there was a hit record with French teen songstress France Gall, Les Sucettes ("Lollipops") causing a scandal in France. Serge had written the song with double meanings and innuendos, which the teenager didn't understand when she recorded it. Gall thought that the song was about a girl enjoying lollipops but Serge intended it to refer to oral sex.
A frazzled looking and probably drunk Serge infamously told a TV interviewer live on air with a young Whitney Houston that "I want to fuck 'er" (Well who wouldn't have at that time?) eliciting shocked gasps from the then possibly drug-free nymphet. He probably didn't get his wish, but it's the thought that counts.
Serge was a role model for all ageing lotharios, meaning we can live in hope. I'm off to get drunk, sleep in my clothes for a week and take up smoking...