In Focus: The Sticky Fingers of Time

Click here to find ‘The Sticky Fingers of Time’ in the GSA Library Catalogue

The Sticky Fingers of Time explores lesbian sex and time travel as figures for one another and for the erotics of apprehending history. In this small masterpiece, the slightly butch Drew (Nicole Zaray) eventually travels from her own 1990s to the 1950s and falls in love with a midcentury high femme, Tucker (Terumi Matthews). Tucker, in turn, is involved with both Isaac (James Urbaniak), an androgenous male from her own era, and Ofelia (Belinda Becker), a very feminine female from an unspecified future. The time-travelling journey begins with Drew attempting to rescue Tucker from her impending death by murder but, in the spirit of Woolf’s Orlando, becomes a romantic chase as well… [Elizabeth Freeman, Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories, Durham: Duke University Press, 2010. Click here to link to this text in the GSA Library catalogue!

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