First Publication Out Now

First Publication Out Now

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Personnel Updates

The Butch Monologues.

Writer: Laura Bridgeman

Producer: hotpencil press.

Director: Julie Mcnamara from Vital Exposure.

Photographer: Oskar Marchock,

Company: The Drakes.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

The Butch Monologues

                              *** News Hot Off  The Press ***
         hotpencil press in association with The Drakes presents

   The Butch Monologues

Hot on the heels of There Is No Word For It – The (Trans) Mangina Monologues, hotpencil press presents a brand new collection of stories recording the female masculine experience. The Butch Monologues uses verbatim interviews with Butch Identified women living in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and the Caribbean. The Butch Monologues re-positions the negative, socially threatening concept of female masculinity into a place of pride. Following the footsteps of Judith (Jack) Halberstam (Female Masculinity) and Leslie Feinberg (Stone Butch Blues), hotpencil shake off old terminology and reposition Butch. In punchy sections to be read out loud, The Butch Monologues explores butch identity, sex and sexuality with a no-holes bared approach. Using urgency and humour, this unique collection offers fresh language and intonation on butch beginnings, butch desire and desirability, butch bravado and vulnerability, butch on femme sex, butch on butch sex, switches, stones, violence, heroes and clothing.

Readings will feature the Drakes: the UK’s first butch members group.

“It’s a love letter. It’s a manifesto. It’s a way of life.”
The Butch Monologues

Review for hotpencil press’s There Is No Word For It

“It is poignant, bawdy, lyrical and sometimes terrifying.”

Roz Kaveney, Times Literary Supplement.

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Details to follow. 

Private View,The Bell. Liverpool Street, 6th March, 2014. 
World Premiere, WOW festival, The Southbank. 8th March, 2014.