Diane Torr @ Stanford University, Palo Alto California
“25 Years of Sex and Drag”
May 9th, 7:00 p.m., LGBT Center
Film Screening Venus Boyz and Dinner
May 10th, 4:15 p.m., SERRA House
Book Talk, “25 Years of Sex and Drag”
NEW BOOK, Sex, Drag, and Male Roles: Investigating Gender as Performance, AVAILABLE FOR SALE ONSITE!!!
Performance artist Diane Torr has been experimenting with the performance of gender for thirty years—exploring everything from feminist go-go dancing to masculine power play. One of the key pioneers of “drag king” performance, Torr has been celebrated internationally for her gender transformation workshops, in which she has taught hundreds of ordinary women how to pass as men on city streets around the world. This cultural subterfuge appeals to participants for many different reasons: personal confidence-building, sexual frisson, gender subversion, trans-curiosity, or simply the appeal of disguise and role play.
Sponsored by Stanford’s Program in Feminist Studies, The Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Queer Awareness Days (QuAD), and LGBT-CRC