Playing femme and not playing it straight: Passing, performance, and queering time and place

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Abstract

This article ties together femme history, theory, and culture to foreground a femme spectrum and an ever-expanding femme archive. The original reading of performers Bird la Bird and Rosie Lugosi considers the significance of visibility and the voice for the femme subject who may or may not “pass” as straight, while arguing that the femme can both problematise and mobilise queer theory, namely performativity and temporality, giving rise to a queer femme temporality that does not focus on traditional family structures and the future and can instead empower women and femininities across the spectrum.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-101
JournalFeral Feminisms
Volume2018
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2018

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