I hope some of the class pops back in here to read this if they didn’t see this on facebook.
This is a beautiful essay, which I’m posting back to re-assert what I was trying to do with our readings back in the fall of 2013, regarding “intersectionality”
I know some of you had trouble understanding what this term means and how it is used. This is a great example.
I also think this brings up again, our short discussion about the youtube series “Got 2B Real” and how there were mixed feelings about race, sexuality, and misogyny.
I recommend checking out Dani Lamorte’s website for any information about their paper on Got 2B Real” which they presented at the recent UPITT Film Symposium. They discuss overlaps of audiences with varying abilities to understand popculture references, and how the specific historic overlap of african-american drag queens (Read “paris is burning”) and mainstream (white) gay male culture (read: Pridefest, Queerty, everything etc.) makes watching this show a provocative and critical experience. Dani also managed to do an interview with the show’s creator, Patti LaHelle, and she has eye-opening answers to how and why this show was created.