Posts Tagged ‘ lesbian ’

Sarah F. Pearlman Talks New Lesbian Novella & More (AUDIO)

The author, Sarah Pearlman, who is interviewed at the Outtake link provided here, has written an extraordinary novella about what happened to many neolithic garden culture female warriors who resisted traveling male marauders who would rape, pillage, steal, and enslave the female populations they conquered. It’s a story for the ages — one I have waited almost an entire lifetime to read. I studied two semesters worth on tragedy and comedy genres with Professor Michael Evica, who taught these demanding, comprehensive courses with primary texts on rituals, myth, and so forth using syllabi that averaged over 25pp per genre. Daunting and totally inspiring for the likes of me. So, that’s where I am coming from when I say that Dr. Pearlman’s novella is in a class by itself. (She is also a a terrific interview subject.) Donna Fleischer at word pond

Source: Sarah F. Pearlman Talks New Lesbian Novella & More (AUDIO)

Tommy on CBS: Edie Falco will always tell you exactly what she thinks – Vox

 

 

Edie Falco appears at the 2020 Television Critics Association winter press tour to discuss Tommy.Francis Specker/CBS via Getty Images

Edie Falco’s surprisingly ambitious new CBS show got her thinking about cops, queer identities, and LA.

Source: Tommy on CBS: Edie Falco will always tell you exactly what she thinks – Vox

The Closeting of Carson McCullers

CARSON MCCULLERS, 1959. PHOTO: CARL VAN VECHTEN. PUBLIC DOMAIN, VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS.

Through her relationships with other women, one can trace the evidence of McCullers’s becoming, as a woman, as a lesbian, and as a writer.

Source: The Closeting of Carson McCullers

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

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