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Sharing The Void: Boundlessness In Allana Clarke’s ‘Notes On Belonging To Boundaries’
Art

Sharing The Void: Boundlessness In Allana Clarke’s ‘Notes On Belonging To Boundaries’

Our experience of bodies resides along a spectrum of envy and repulsion. René Girard observed that tragedies and comedies alike are driven by mimetic desire, a contagious wanting that drives all social relations. Girard articulated that the repression of envy is the real repression of our time. Desire for a kind of knowing and mastery … Continue reading

Where Does Queer Art Go Without An Ideal Sexualized Body?: ‘newflesh’ At Rubber Factory
Art

Where Does Queer Art Go Without An Ideal Sexualized Body?: ‘newflesh’ At Rubber Factory

In the essay collection After Sex?: On Writing Since Queer Theory, the numerous contributors grapple with queer theory leaving identity and sexuality in the dust. Heather Love’s essay “Queers _____ This” begins with her admitting her own hesitation to giving up her connection with her lesbian identity. Discussing the universalizing impulse in queer theory, Love provides … Continue reading

I Got Holes In Different Area Codes: Donald Moffett’s ‘Any Fallow Field’
Art

I Got Holes In Different Area Codes: Donald Moffett’s ‘Any Fallow Field’

“Too often, the study of sexuality in art is dismissed if it departs from the iconographic depiction of sexual acts or bodies that are deemed to be erotically appealing. It’s one of the ways that those suspicious of or uncomfortable with queer theory, for instance, attempt to domesticate its critique–by claiming that anything other than … Continue reading

5 Videos To Get You All Hot And Bothered This Labor Day (The Burlesque Version)
Burlesque

5 Videos To Get You All Hot And Bothered This Labor Day (The Burlesque Version)

Why hello there, dearest of deary-dear Filthy Dreams readers! What’s that? You don’t know what to do on Labor Day? Us either. I mean, what *World Famous* drink concoction are we supposed to make on Labor Day of all days? Something labor intensive like moonshine? Bathtub gin? We’re so lost! While we are mulling, shaking … Continue reading

Gnarly! Radical! Totally Tubular Dude!: James Unsworth’s ‘N.S.F.L.’
Art

Gnarly! Radical! Totally Tubular Dude!: James Unsworth’s ‘N.S.F.L.’

In an interview with Amelia Abraham in VICE on his amusingly upsetting zine Ninja Turtle Sex Museum, London-based artist James Unsworth explained, “The grotesque usually combines horror and humor that don’t necessarily go together, and so you don’t really know how to process it. I’m interested in those kinds of psychological spaces that are outside … Continue reading

There’s Power In The Bottom: Queer Longing In Tsinder Ash’s ‘The Carbon Of Your Delight’
Music

There’s Power In The Bottom: Queer Longing In Tsinder Ash’s ‘The Carbon Of Your Delight’

Is there something about music that lends itself as a medium to explore tortured and painful yet romantic and erotic queer longing? From Perfume Genius’ melancholic songs like “Hood” to The Communards’ bizarrely manic renditions of torch songs and even, appropriated show tunes from Broadway musicals such as “On My Own” from Les Miz caterwauled … Continue reading