Unformatted text preview: attention and quickly allowed me to make the distinction myself because of callous usage off words such as “butch”. I feel as if she is talking directly to someone close to my age and “understanding” of the world. I am not sure of her orientation, but regardless of it, she gives herself permission and the right to use these words freely as if she were one herself and is able to see passed the “meaning” of words and interpret them as she does. Each of her allusions to Hollywood movies describes something that took the movie an hour and a half to two hours to tell with the mere mention of their title and the characters. Even if one hasn’t seen some of these flicks (there are only a few that I have not) their stories are entangled with pop culture to the point where it is even necessary to actually have seen them empowering her messages and speaking subliminally to younger audiences....
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- Spring '08
- Brandon Teena, Halberstam, Billy Tipton, Daily Journal Halberstam