Rebecca Goyette: Creating Confrontational Characters and the Art of Lobsta Porn

Cunning and confrontational, bawdy and bold, Rebecca Goyette‘s video art is like nothing else. That may be quite the statement to make about an artist’s entire oeuvre, but how many feminist lobster pornos have you seen in your lifetime? Not enough, would be our answer. Although she works in all mediums, Goyette recently found her […]

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Just Put Your Lips Together, And Blow…

Her husky, honey-dipped vocals and smoldering stare seduced millions, but it was Lauren Bacall’s bold temperament onstage and off that made her a feminist icon. While she didn’t specifically associate herself with the F-word, Bacall’s saucy sexual persona made waves decades before the sexual revolution, and her independent spirit exemplified female empowerment. Since her death there have been dozens […]

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Homemakers: A Dark Punk Comedy

Set in the mundane, middle-class wasteland that is contemporary Pittsburgh, Homemakers is a new dark comedy by Colin Healey driven by the spitfire theatrics and emotional nuance of Rachel McKeon. After inheriting a house following her grandfather’s passing, volatile and vulnerable singer Irene McCabey (McKeon) leaves Austin for Pennsylvania to claim her property. While she […]

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That’s What She Said: The Ultimate Feminist Gag?

Garth: Hey, are you done yet? I’m getting tired of holding it. Wayne: Yeah, that’s what she said. (Wayne’s World, 1992) Thus launched the most recent wave of what may be the greatest oral gag of our time. It’s the little black dress of the joke world; so simple and yet so functional that barely […]

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