Friday, May 1, 2009
Pictorial from On Our Backs of Rock 'n' Roll Ramona.
I never read an issue of On Our Backs. But arguably its effects meant I never imagined that sex with a woman was out of the question, or anti-sexual, or anti-social, or made me a man-hating gym coach. It never came up.
Susie Bright talking about the magazine and Rock 'n' Roll Ramona's crowd:
"These models changed the way that lesbians think about themselves. Pepper and Rock ‘n’ Roll Ramona were the darlings of the first lesbian burlesque- the girls would drown them in flowers and shots. Cassie and Raven ... were the sexist women I ever laid eyes on. They started the first women's escort service and without a doubt could make ANY woman’s dream come true between the two of them."
And just for kicks:
"[In that first issue]...In my first paragraph, I tried to convince dykes to get over their sex toy phobias, especially about penetration. I said, 'penetration is only as heterosexual as kissing is.'"
at 7:03 PM Posted by Ashley MacLean