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But Whips And Chains Excite Me: Black Female Sexuality And BDSM In “Sexual Fragments Absent”
Art

But Whips And Chains Excite Me: Black Female Sexuality And BDSM In “Sexual Fragments Absent”

“Sticks and stones my break my bones, but chains and whips excite me,” purrs Rihanna in her 2010 hit “S&M.” While “S&M” could easily be brushed off as yet another pop star attempting to define her image as “bad,” Rihanna’s evocation of BDSM and the pleasure of whips, chains and the smell of sex goes … Continue reading

Ivanka Trump, Get Your Feet Off The Art!: A Meme Response
Art / Trash

Ivanka Trump, Get Your Feet Off The Art!: A Meme Response

Last night, presidential prodigal daughter Ivanka Trump posted a tweet that shook the art world to its core, forcing arts lovers to see dots and clutch their collective pearls. “Discovering new spots in D.C.,” Ivanka enthusiastically tweeted with a photograph of herself perched like a princess on seminal artist Yayoi Kusama‘s installation Obliteration Room at the Hirshhorn Museum’s insanely … Continue reading

No More Shall We Part: Finding Everyday Utopia With Perfume Genius and Félix González-Torres
Art / Music

No More Shall We Part: Finding Everyday Utopia With Perfume Genius and Félix González-Torres

“It’s almost embarrassing to acknowledge how good things are…There’s something abnormal about it,” reflects Perfume Genius’s Mike Hadreas in an interview with FADER. With the release of his new album this week No Shape, a transcendent ode to romanticism, love and domesticity as redemption, Perfume Genius raises the question: What does utopia sound like? Continue reading

Politics of Hanging Out: ‘Love Action Art Lounge’ At Franklin Street Works
Art

Politics of Hanging Out: ‘Love Action Art Lounge’ At Franklin Street Works

How are communities built? How do people sharing similar ideals and worldview unknowingly or purposefully rejoice? Or furthermore, why do we keep hearing the word community more than ever these days? Within the socio-political climate prevalent in the United States, and around the globe, this word no doubt echoes with solidarity and mutual reliance amongst … Continue reading

What Is With The New Queer Storylines In Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’?
TV

What Is With The New Queer Storylines In Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’?

I’m assuming that with the buzz surrounding the show many of you, dearest Filthy Dreams readers, have already popped over to Hulu to peep The Handmaid’s Tale. If you haven’t, turn around here! SPOILER ALERT! And if you have, I’m sorry, we’ll get through this trauma together. Now as you probably know, faithful Filthy Dreams readers, … Continue reading