“Yet what matters is that each society boasts a wealth of codes, both social and criminal, and that there is fun to be had, as well as a rustle of danger, in crossing from one stratum to the next.” Sex, inevitably, is at the center of all this code-switching—and yet sex proves liberating only for the women in the plot, not for the men.And of the many ways in which “The Handmaiden” alters “Fingersmith,” the most important is Park’s decision to cede power to the women at a point when Waters unrolled another series of swaps and reveals. There is absolutely no registration or sign up required and you do not need to have a webcam or audio speakers to participate.International uses are welcome but we ask you speak in English. Connect online with thousands of other users today.
Lucky After Dark, the Pittsburgh Queer History Project’s inaugural exhibit, featured a cross-section of ephemera from our growing archives.
This rebranding of Pittsburgh was necessary to scrape away the literal grime which had attached itself the city’s reputation .
The Pittsburgh that was once a powerful industrial metropolis, was transforming through the slow collapse of the American steel industry, further eroding the city’s public image.
“It made one feel like a piece of wax being cradled in a soft, warm palm.” Waters’s plots often rely on gambits of concealment and reinvention; these aren’t always directly related to female sexuality, but they reinforce the subject’s thematic centrality.
It’s lovely, then, to have a man be so faithful to the deepest motivations of Waters’s novel “Fingersmith” in a film adaptation.