The Femme Politics of Legally Blonde: An Interview with Dr. Rhea Ashley Hoskin

This summer marks the 20th anniversary of Legally Blonde, the quintessential femme cult classic – or at least the closest we’ve got so far. I’ve already used this blog to parse out what Legally Blonde can teach us about femme theory, but for the 20th anniversary I wanted to hear from other femmes: surely itContinue reading “The Femme Politics of Legally Blonde: An Interview with Dr. Rhea Ashley Hoskin”

What We Can Learn About Femme Theory from Legally Blonde

We may never agree on what femme means, except to agree that femme’s meaning is boundless. Indeed, much of femme writing so far has bounded beyond our previous understandings, has written into the space around femme. This writing has been important interjections, slicing in to the word and carving out a space to insert ourselves.Continue reading “What We Can Learn About Femme Theory from Legally Blonde”

The Future is Soft: On Soft Femme, Hard Femme, and Femme Theory

Sometimes when I talk about softness, emotions, earnestness, and vulnerability I’m talking about them as a reaction to what I see as the privileging of hardness, irony, and lack of emotion. Softness is part of femme for me, so sometimes I talk about soft femme in relation to hard femme. I have been asked ifContinue reading “The Future is Soft: On Soft Femme, Hard Femme, and Femme Theory”