Vaginal Davis

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'''Bruce LaBruce''' is a Toronto, Canada based film-maker, writer, and photographer. He co-edited the queer [[punk]] [[zine]] [[J.D.s]] in the mid-eighties with  [[G.B. Jones]], which helped launch the "Homocore" or "Queercore" movement. After the demise of J.D.s he launched the zine [[Dumb Bitch Deserves To Die]] with Candy Parker.
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[[Image:Vaginal davis.jpg|frame|Vaginal Davis]]
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'''Vaginal Davis''' is an avant-garde performance artist, film director, musician and zine editor.
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LaBruce went on to be a photographer and columnist for magazines like ''Honcho'', ''Inches'', ''Eye Magazine'', ''Exclaim'', and ''Index'', to which he was recently named a contributing editor. LaBruce has also contributed to the ''National Post'', ''UK Guardian'', [[Vice]], ''Dutch'', ''Butt'', ''Strut'', ''Dazed and Confused'', ''Loyal'', ''Doingbird'', ''The Breeder'', ''Bon'', and ''K48''.  
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Her first zine was titled [[Fertile LaToyah Jackson]], named after the drag queen of the same name. Her next zine, appearing in the early 1990s, was called [[Shrimp]], named for the slang word for a sexual act involving feet. Her third zine was entitled [[Yes, Ms. Davis]], which was released in the mid 1990's.She has also contributed to a number of seminal zines and is a writer for a number of publications.
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==Films==
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She has performed with such artists as Margaret Cho, Beck and [[Lisa Carver]] and collaborated with performance artist Ron Athey and photographer Rick Castro. She has also made a number of films.
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LaBruce released his first feature length film in 1991 entitled ''No Skin Off My Ass'', which starred G.B. Jones. In 1994 his follow-up movie was ''Super 8 1/2.'' In 1996 he co-released ''Hustler White'' with Rick Castro, starring Tony Ward and [[Vaginal Davis]]. LaBruce both directed and starred in his earlier films. In 1998 he directed the art/porn film ''Skin Flick''.
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==Books==
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Vaginal Davis has had a noteworthy musical career. One of her first bands was Pedro, Muriel and Esther, or PME, whose most recent CD, ''The White To be Angry'', was produced by Steve Albini. She was a founding member of Cholita! with Alice Bag (of the seminal 1970's punk band The Bags). More recently she formed a band in Berlin named Ruth Fischer.
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*''The Reluctant Pornographer'', Gutter Press
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*''Ride, Queer, Ride'', Plug-In Books
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==External links==
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Davis' name is an homage to the radical black feminist Angela Davis.
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==Zines==
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*[[Fertile LaToyah Jackson]]
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*[[Shrimp]]
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*[[Sucker]]
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*[[Yes, Ms. Davis]]
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==As Contributor==
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*[[Rollerderby]]
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*[[J.D.s]]
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*[[Double Bill]]
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*[[Glue]]
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*[[Ben Is Dead]]
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==Films==
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*''The Lollipop Generation'', directed by [[G.B. Jones]] (2008)
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*''The White To be Angry'', directed by Vaginal Davis (1999)
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*''Can I Be Your Bratwurst, Please'', directed by Rosa von Praunheim (1999)
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*''Hustler White'', directed by Rick Castro and Bruce LaBruce (1998)
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*''Designy living'', directed by Vaginal Davis (1994)
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*''Super 81/2'', directed by [[Bruce LaBruce]] (1994)
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*''Three Faces of Woman'', directed by Vaginal Davis (1994)
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*[http://brucelabruce.com Official website]
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.vaginaldavis.com/  Vaginal Davis Website]
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[[Category:Zinester|LaBruce]]
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[[Category:Zinester|Davis]]

Revision as of 18:51, 30 November 2011

Vaginal Davis
Vaginal Davis

Vaginal Davis is an avant-garde performance artist, film director, musician and zine editor.

Her first zine was titled Fertile LaToyah Jackson, named after the drag queen of the same name. Her next zine, appearing in the early 1990s, was called Shrimp, named for the slang word for a sexual act involving feet. Her third zine was entitled Yes, Ms. Davis, which was released in the mid 1990's.She has also contributed to a number of seminal zines and is a writer for a number of publications.

She has performed with such artists as Margaret Cho, Beck and Lisa Carver and collaborated with performance artist Ron Athey and photographer Rick Castro. She has also made a number of films.

Vaginal Davis has had a noteworthy musical career. One of her first bands was Pedro, Muriel and Esther, or PME, whose most recent CD, The White To be Angry, was produced by Steve Albini. She was a founding member of Cholita! with Alice Bag (of the seminal 1970's punk band The Bags). More recently she formed a band in Berlin named Ruth Fischer.

Davis' name is an homage to the radical black feminist Angela Davis.

Contents

Zines

As Contributor

Films

  • The Lollipop Generation, directed by G.B. Jones (2008)
  • The White To be Angry, directed by Vaginal Davis (1999)
  • Can I Be Your Bratwurst, Please, directed by Rosa von Praunheim (1999)
  • Hustler White, directed by Rick Castro and Bruce LaBruce (1998)
  • Designy living, directed by Vaginal Davis (1994)
  • Super 81/2, directed by Bruce LaBruce (1994)
  • Three Faces of Woman, directed by Vaginal Davis (1994)

External Links

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