Saturday, November 21, 2009
By Jenny Furniss
As they envision the future of their recently established publishing company, Bare Bones Press & Productions, Twig Deluje’ and Erin Malus embrace the term “queer” and the gender and sexual fluidity it entails. They want to focus on the stories that don’t easily fit into gay or lesbian categories, the ones that fall along the merging range of sexuality and gender, such as transgender, gender queer and intersex.
“Queer representation on a broader spectrum is so necessary,” says Deluje’.
“We’re interested especially in showing kids that not feeling comfortable in a particular gender, that’s okay, and that you don’t particularly need to be another gender,” says Malus.
Bare Bones’ mission is to “de-marginalize the marginalized” through literature, music, dance, film and theater. That’s a bold vision for a fledgling company. Right now, it’s more of a compass than a reality for Deluje’ and Malus, who discussed the concept of a queer-focused publishing company for years before launching Bare Bones last summer.
“Our specialty is in literature,” says Deluje,’ “but we’re trying to find other folks in film, theatre, dance and music—incorporating a team of people, coming together as a whole company.”....
Posted by De Sube at 11/21/2009 12:45:00 PM