Looking beyond representation in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and towards the contexts that inform it to consider the narrative structures used to build queer storyworlds.
Laura Grafton and Andew Deman examine the intersection of Harley Quinn’s three central relationships, with the Joker, Poison Ivy, and her audience.
Thinking through how personal narratives also become mediated narratives that enable queer world-building through the example of The WB’s Birds of Prey.
Guest contributor, Tiffany Babb, interviews cartoonist Melanie Gillman about their work and the importance of envisioning queer and trans histories.
The dark sound and minimalist instrumentation on “If I Was Your Girlfriend” demonstrates Prince’s willingness to bend and distort expectations with a lyrical and sonic playfulness that challenges the listener to think beyond the obvious gender stereotypes inherent in most popular love songs.
Marvel Comics hasn’t published a Fantastic Four title in over a year, and its absence marks a serious lack of imagination.
The intimacy between Batman and the Joker calls for imagining a different “last Batman story.”
Luchadoras and the elasticity of gender in queered spaces.
The heteronormative values these romance comics reinforce are really friggin’ queer.
Gender identity is over-determined.
The shock of the queer in Oglaf undermines a genre where uber-masculine hyper-hetero adventures are the norm.
The very idea of a traditional family is a delusion.
Subaltern characters must punch their way into the “mainstream.”
The very act of singing what he is singing is the woman’s work he sings about.