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How Lesbian Vampires Were Resurrected: Carmilla, Lesbian Porn, and Male Impotence

Written by Nicole Pezza ‘Tis the season of the witch; and of the vampire, but especially of the even scarier, lesbian… Carmilla functioned as Dracula’s prophetic mommy, and it did for gothic novels what Harry Potter did for fantasy:  it introduced the (kind of) new, extremely prolific and highly fan-fictionable trope of the vampire.  Although …

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How to be a Better Ally: For pride month, let your girlfriend get a girlfriend.

It is pride month, and it is more important than ever to be inclusive, encouraging and accepting of those around us, especially the ones we are closest to. It is your responsibility as an ally/member of the LGBTQIA+ community, to encourage your girlfriend to be her true self. So let’s dive into why, as an …

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Fleabag, TikTok and the revival of cultural feminism

The 21-st century feminist has most likely seen Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag. Perhaps they have praised it for its unfiltered and incisive examination of the modern-day trials of womanhood. The character of Fleabag – like the rest of us – has a complicated relationship with feminism. Although, in my adoration of the show, I cannot claim …

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Carolee Schneemann’s body politics: sexuality, the female body and the symbol of woman

“Can I be both an image and an image maker?” Rooted in this question, Carolee Schneemann’s ‘Body Politics’ is affronting, feverish and unapologetically erotic. Spanning six decades, the exhibition is both exhaustive and exhausting as viewers are propelled through twelve zones and two stories in the Barbican’s vast gallery space. As its title suggests, ‘Body …

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Indigo De Souza loves her mum… so she made an album about it

Indigo De Souza doesn’t need anyone to love her as she loves her mom more than any of you fools; this is declared in track 8, ‘ghost,’ part of the 2018 album “I love My Mom.” The cover of the album displays a skeletal maternal-figure reaching out towards her infant amidst a psychedelic forest, with …

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