Alien/ating lesbianism: Ugly sex and postpunk feminist dystopia in Liquid Sky

  title={Alien/ating lesbianism: Ugly sex and postpunk feminist dystopia in Liquid Sky},
  author={Yetta Howard},
  journal={Women \& Performance: a journal of feminist theory},
  pages={41 - 61}
  • Y. Howard
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • Art
  • Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory
This article uses Liquid Sky to consider the possibilities of feminist reorientations outside of formal and political orthodoxies and suggests that such disengagements from the dominant are alienated from the utopian rather than re-imagined as transgressive modes of utopian resistance. These disengagements are theorized as a postpunk feminist dystopia: that is, a de-emancipatory system of gendered and aesthetic practices that spatio-sonically shapes queer female sexuality as extrinsic to social… 
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