Gagging On The Endless Cycle Of Violence With Nancy Spero in ‘Maypole: Take No Prisoners’
Art

Gagging On The Endless Cycle Of Violence With Nancy Spero in ‘Maypole: Take No Prisoners’

In The Art of Cruelty, Maggie Nelson cites a letter by an “aggrieved” Brigham Young student responding to Brian Evenson’s uber-violent Altmann’s Tongue. The student dramatically exclaimed, “I feel like someone who has eaten something poisonous and is desperate to get rid of it” (94). As Nelson reflects on the unnamed student’s letter: “The imbibing … Continue reading

The Queerest Of The Queer: Tangling With ‘Queer Art’ In Ariel Goldberg’s ‘The Estrangement Principle’
Books

The Queerest Of The Queer: Tangling With ‘Queer Art’ In Ariel Goldberg’s ‘The Estrangement Principle’

Ariel Goldberg’s The Estrangement Principle–a roving, multi-year investigation into the labels “queer art” and, to a lesser extent, “queer literature”–could not come at a better time. I don’t know about you, dearest Filthy Dreams readers, but have you noticed that it’s become a little queerer recently? At least to me, it seems like the term … Continue reading

What Is With The New Queer Storylines In Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’?
TV

What Is With The New Queer Storylines In Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’?

I’m assuming that with the buzz surrounding the show many of you, dearest Filthy Dreams readers, have already popped over to Hulu to peep The Handmaid’s Tale. If you haven’t, turn around here! SPOILER ALERT! And if you have, I’m sorry, we’ll get through this trauma together. Now as you probably know, faithful Filthy Dreams readers, … Continue reading

Gnarly! Radical! Totally Tubular Dude!: James Unsworth’s ‘N.S.F.L.’
Art

Gnarly! Radical! Totally Tubular Dude!: James Unsworth’s ‘N.S.F.L.’

In an interview with Amelia Abraham in VICE on his amusingly upsetting zine Ninja Turtle Sex Museum, London-based artist James Unsworth explained, “The grotesque usually combines horror and humor that don’t necessarily go together, and so you don’t really know how to process it. I’m interested in those kinds of psychological spaces that are outside … Continue reading