Girlfag: A Life Told in Sex and Musicals
AUTHOR: Janet W. Hardy
PUBLISHER: Beyond Binary Books
AWARDS: Bisexual Book Awards Nominee for Non Fiction (2012)
Girlfags – women who love, are attracted to, and identify with gay men – are a growing community with a growing voice. Girlfags are not fag hags – fag hags enjoy gay men as company; girlfags enjoy them as bedmates and peers. Girlfags are everywhere.
Janet notes, “I get much the same reaction when I mention ‘girlfags’ as I used to when I talked about ‘ethical sluts’ – a sudden lighting up of the eyes, a giggle, and a startled ‘Hey, that’s *me*!”‘ And Facebook groups, Yahoo groups, a Wikipedia entry, a LiveJournal blog, and a television series called Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys offer signs that The Age of the Girlfag is at hand.
Janet’s book is a memoir and much more. It visits girlfags past and present (from Pharaoh Hatshepsut through Mary Renault), it meanders through the shifting meanings of gender and orientation, and it spends a whole lot of time at the theater (Janet is not just a girlfag, she’s also a showtune queen).
Author Janet W. Hardy identifies as bisexual.
Paperback. Purchased used by the library with founder’s funds.