If you live near Los Angeles, you’re in for a night you’ll never forget! On April 26th — Lesbian Visibility Day — join us for a live comedy reading of some of the most relatable, lovable, and erotic diary entries of Anne Lister, the first modern lesbian, by Autostraddle faves Jasika Nicole, Cameron Esposito, Gaby Dunn, Rhea Butcher, Brittany Ashley and Brittani Nichols! Gentleman Jack-themed cocktails, beer and wine will be served for free (yes, free!) from 8:30-10:30 p.m.
In the early 1800s, Anne Lister started what would become a four million-word, 26-volume collection of diaries, a significant portion of which were written in a cryptograph of her own devising because they were full of personal ponderings like: “I love and only love the fairer sex and thus, beloved by them in turn, my heart revolts from any other love than theirs. And: “Then, after kissing with my tongue in her mouth, got the middle finger of my right hand up her & grubbled her longer & better than ever.”
While Jane Austen was writing about long, chaperoned walks in the woods and stolen, furtive glances at the pianoforte, Anne Lister was writing about about finger-banging, scissoring, masturbation, pubic hair, dildos, lap-sitting, buttplay, cheating, crying, cheating, crying, cheating, and pining (with and about other women).
Join us to learn the art of Victorian seduction, a whole new vocabulary of lesbian slang, and all the ways 19th century lesbianism is exactly the same as the same as modern day lesbianism (before Instagram deep-scrolling, for example, all you needed was a good telescope).
This is a 21+ event.
Not a slut but Yes, I’m in LA; yes I’m nerdy. 2 out of 3 ain’t bad so I got my tickets
HI I’M EXCITED
Can we sneak Coral and Friday in? I feel like our lesbian dogs would appreciate this reading.
Oh what a great idea ! We can dress them up in top hats
Omg I am more jealous than a hysterical heiress whose “romantic friend” just got married off to a dude.
Same. Considering leaving London for a new life in LA just for this.
This is very unfair (because I don’t live in LA).
Oh my god I will actually be in LA on this date! … but for my best friend’s birthday, and of course we’re having a fancy dinner during the exact same time as this dope af event. </3
This sounds so awesome ! I hope someone records it for posterity…
Yes, please! I will pay to watch it from afar! Live streaming! DO IT, DO IT, DO IT!
it will be!!
Is it up anywhere? Or still in progress?
This sounds so fun. I’ll try to make it.
Dang it if I didn’t have dinner obligations I would very much be at this!
!! Do we need a ticket to attend? The eventbrite says it’s sold out. ;(
Came here to ask the same thing :(
Hello. Have the nice people at HBO heard of the concept of a “touring show”? Because if not, someone should definitely suggest it to them.
Are there standby tickets for this? Any way we can still get tickets?
I would gladly pay monies to watch a recording of this! 💖💸