‘American Psycho’ Musical Sets U.K. Debut
Based on the novel by Breat Easton Ellis and featuring music and lyrics by Spring Awakening’s Duncan Sheik, American Psycho is slated for a world premiere production. Though the details have yet to be announced, British touring company Headlong will head the production and Rupert Gold will serve as the show’s director. [Variety]
‘I Broke Filmmaking Rules to Capture Anarchist Poet’: Melanie LaRosa, director of the film The Poetry Deal: A Film With Diane di Prima, was recently published in the online publication, Women’s eNews. In this short piece, LaRosa provides details about her film and di Prima, a famed female Beat writer. [WomenseNews]
Jessie J Denies Claims She is ’100 per cent’ Lesbian: Singer Jessie J, who says she dates men and women, is fighting back against an author’s claim that she is a lesbian. In an unauthorized biography titled Jessie J: Who’s Laughing Now, Chloe Govan claimed that Jessie was “openly lesbian” but was encouraged to hide her sexuality to establish her career. [Yahoo]
Zach Wahls Slated to Participate in The Iowa City Book Festival: Zach Wahls, who rose to fame after his eloquent YouTube video of a January 2011 speech in front of the Iowa House Judiciary Committee went viral, will participate in the Iowa City Book Festival this July. Wahls is also the author of My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family, which will be released this spring. For more information about the festival, click here.
Deborah Miranda Co-Edits Book of Fiction by ‘Two-Spirit’ Native Americans: Sovereign Erotics: An Anthology of Two-Spirit Literature was co-edited by Washington and Lee University professor Deborah Miranda. It focuses on the writings of “two spirit” Native Americans and is a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Miranda said that two-spirit people are considered “gender variable.” She told Washington and Lee University:
“I’m incredibly proud to be a part of this. This is really a landmark collection and is only the second collection of gay native writing since a creative anthology was published in 1988.” [WLU]