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Revisiting Adrienne Rich’s “Twenty-One Love Poems” — PUSSY MAGIC

Adrienne Rich

Cassidy Scanlon delves into the world of Adrienne Rich in comparison to other poets like Pablo Neruda and the contractions between heterosexual and queer relationships in literature and the freedom Adrienne allows women.

In her essay “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power,” Audre Lorde states:

“The erotic has often been misnamed by men and used against women. It has been made into the confused, the trivial, the psychotic, the plasticized sensation. For this reason, we have often turned away from the exploration and consideration of the erotic as a source of power and information, confusing it with its opposite, the pornographic. But pornography is a direct denial of the power of the erotic, for it represents the suppression of true feeling. Pornography emphasizes sensation without feeling.”

Source: Revisiting Adrienne Rich’s “Twenty-One Love Poems” — PUSSY MAGIC

Portrait of a Lady on Fire, a Queer Homage to the Labor of Women Artists

From Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019), dir. Céline Sciamma (all images courtesy of Pyramide Films)

More than being one of the greatest lesbian romances, Céline Sciamma’s latest is a beautiful film about artistic labor and the social contexts that uplift some artists above others.

Source: Portrait of a Lady on Fire, a Queer Homage to the Labor of Women Artists

Karen Brodine | Woman Sitting at the Machine, Thinking – BLACKOUT ((poetry & politics))

Karen Brodine: Feminist Poet and Revolutionary KAREN BRODINE was barely 40 years old when she died of cancer on October 18, 1987. Her death was a shock, a misery, an abrupt and unwarranted end to an exceptionally dynamic and productive life.

Source: Karen Brodine | Woman Sitting at the Machine, Thinking – BLACKOUT ((poetry & politics))

Audre Lorde’s Berlin – The New York Times

CreditAndreas Meichsner for The New York Times

A Trailblazing Lesbian Artist Gets Her Due 

Harmony Hammond, “Kong” (1981), cloth, wood, foam rubber, acrylic, gesso, glitter, Dorland’s Wax Medium, charcoal powder, 41 x 74 x 26 inches, Everson Museum of Art, gift of Judith Daner

Made of foam rubber, gesso, glitter, wax and charcoal powder, these wrapped wooden armatures, which have a fantastical quality to them, were conjured up by a line in Monique Wittig’s 1973 novel Le Corps Lesbien (The Lesbian Body), in which she writes, “Cloth covered with latex suggests muscle and tissue.” These “wrapped sculptures” convey a muscular grace, as if Minimalism itself got a camp makeover par elegance.

Source: A Trailblazing Lesbian Artist Gets Her Due

First trailer of Ruby Rose’s lesbian ‘Batwoman’ released

“The trailer looks to give Kate Kane her own narrative of romance and revenge,” Trish Bendix, a critic who frequently covers LGBTQ issues, said.

Source: First trailer of Ruby Rose’s lesbian ‘Batwoman’ released

Spotlighting Lesbian Artists as Central Players in California’s Queer History

The Lesbian Tide, May 1972 (image courtesy ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries)

Lesbian contributions to gay life and liberation have long been overshadowed, including in the art world.

Source: Spotlighting Lesbian Artists as Central Players in California’s Queer History