American Realness

madison moore

unapologetic femme

Co-Commissioned by American Realness and Yale’s Theater magazine
Presented by Gibney

Wednesday, January 9, 4:00pm

50 minutes

Studio X
280 Broadway (Entrance at 53A Chambers Street)


This lecture articulates the stakes, pleasures and lessons of being unapologetically femme, and even downright faggoty, in a world / gay marketplace of desire where femmes are constantly undervalued, desexualized, seen as entertainment — and worse: blocked. Holding an unapologetically femme space is risky. Through fashion and glitter as protest it highlights a conscious decision to clock out of the systems, norms and algorithms that privilege the fascism of white gay masculinity and desire politics.

Photo courtesy of madison moore