By Sky Gilbert
The 12 months is 2050 and opposite to renowned trust, Judy Garland didn't die in 1969, yet fairly, after a number of liver transplants, she has lived to the grand outdated age of 138. Re-embracing her genuine identify, Frances Gumm, she turns into a feminist pupil engaged on her PhD and writing her thesis on a little-known homosexual Canadian playwright sprint King, whose occupation led to medicines and promiscuous intercourse. Frances is captivated with King's antiquated suggestion of homosexual politics, and his tragic tale triggers her personal meditations on what it capacity to be an addict. this is often the serious conversation among Frances and her PhD consultant in a dystopian destiny that holds quite a lot of surprises. incorporated in those electronic missives are musings on every little thing from the advantages of post-structuralism, the way forward for queer conception, and a passionate monologue in regards to the previous and the longer term by way of one of many most desirable divas of our time.
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It’s so simple as that. Now, why could that be? you recognize, there are a few girls who simply don’t like different ladies. No, it’s real, they don’t. And those women-haters aren't unavoidably femmes fatale. Jesus, I’m the femmest fucking fatale there's, and that i love girls — in particular if they’re clever and feature a fucking facet. I used to like Marlene. I couldn’t stand June Allyson. however the distinction is really easy to work out. you set the 2 of them jointly and it’s obvious. yet, you recognize — one of many purposes could have been Marlene’s clit. June Allyson didn’t also have one; I doubt if she even had a ship, by no means brain the little guy in it. yet Marlene had a huge one; it used to be like a small dick, I swear. She confirmed it to me. (Noël Coward was once very inspired with it, incidentally. He provided to head down on her, yet Marlene acknowledged it'd be incest. ) Marlene sought after me to head down on her. yet in spite of this, Marlene sought after every body to head down on her. I’m rather no longer into that. I suggest, i love girls, yet . . . and she or he completely understood. i believe she used to be simply pulling my leg. She rather loved to surprise humans. yet, boy, did that vast like blow jobs. i feel that’s all intercourse was once to her — simply getting a great blow task. She used to inform me tales approximately Mammy taking place on her. you recognize, Mammy from long gone with the Wind — Hattie McDaniel. They met at the set of Blonde Venus. the entire motion picture was once approximately intercourse, intercourse, intercourse — and debasement. So, certain adequate, Hattie begins winking at Marlene. She stated that Hattie knew correct from the 1st second she observed her that every one Marlene sought after from lifestyles used to be a great blow. Hattie acknowledged that a few girls, simply from the best way they wave their cunts round, may possibly to boot be donning an indication announcing, Gimme a blow activity now! good, besides, Hattie quite received off on Marlene’s outsized gear. i have to say, this tale made me love Marlene. I didn’t hate June Allyson simply because she used to be a girl. I hated her simply because she was once uninteresting. I didn’t love Marlene simply because she had an important clit and was once, accordingly, a guy. Don’t pass all essentialist queer thought on me. besides, Marlene wasn’t a guy. She was once all lady and entire of the company. and he or she used to be so shrewdpermanent and so nasty — yet in a great way. She can make mincemeat of lousy humans as she wouldn't say one advantage of them. She enjoyed tearing them to shreds. She did it with that Nazi drawl of hers and made it sound like she used to be sending them to a focus camp. yet there’s a type of lady — frequently the pinched June Allyson variety, and the sort like my fucking mom — who congenitally hate different girls. Who is familiar with why? It’s most likely innate, a few loopy genetic factor. i do know my sister Virginia used to be now not too keen on girls both, so perhaps she received it from my mom. good, this type of girl is often jealous, continuously aggressive — like a guy, really — round different girls. ok, so now think a lady like this with 3 fucking daughters. What good fortune, eh? good, after all she’s going to torture them. I used to suppose so sorry for my father simply because he knew she hated us; yet there has been not anything he may possibly do approximately it.