USC Organizes Lesbian-Feminist Haunted House

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives has organized “KillJoy’s Kastle,” a “Lesbian Feminist haunted house.” ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives is a part of the University of Southern California’s Libraries.

“Lesbian Rule. Forget the dead this Halloween. Feel the pulsing throb of something larger than life in KillJoy’s Kastle,” reads USC’s website.
Lesbian Rule
KillJoy’s Kastle will be a “sex positive, trans inclusive, queer lesbian-feminist-fear-fighting celebration,” put together by Toronto based-artists Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell and organized by “ONE Archives in West Hollywood.”

“This haunted house of freaky feminist skill sharing and paranormal consciousness-raising reanimates the archive of lesbian herstory with all its wonders and thorny complications,” they explain. “Expect horror.”

“Dare to be scared by gender-queer apparitions,” it continues, “ball-busting butches, and never-married, happy-as-hell spinsters. Get down on riot ghouls and radical vampiric grannies while channeling your inner consciousness hell-raiser. Each evening of nightmarishly non-assimilated lesbian mayhem will include multiple live performances from a spirited group of international and local weirdos.”

According to the ONE Archives, “This ground-up, maximalist, not-to-be-missed haunted house—nailed, knit, and glued by a coven of dedicated feminists—provides a rare glimpse into this dystopic/utopic craftivist world-view.”

Support for this exhibit, according to USC’s website, comes from “the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission. Additional support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the ONE Archives Foundation.”

21 Comments on USC Organizes Lesbian-Feminist Haunted House

  1. There used to be a Halloween haunted house at the local high school. The seniors would take kids through, and it was really scary. The starriest thing I remember was putting my hand into a bucket of cold spaghetti, my guide said it was a bucket of maggots. Good times. Wholesome fun in fly over country.

  2. The scariest part of the place (scariest to the deviants) is the corner where the image of Ronald Reagan jumps out at them from the gloom and tells them

    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream.

  3. “Dare to be scared by gender-queer apparitions,”

    Wait a minute, I’m a bit confused here. Are they saying/admitting they SHOULD be considered scary? Isn’t that the opposite of what they claim – it’s all normal?

    Reminds me of the time a 20-something beta male boyfriend of my ex-gf’s daughter sat down with me and his potential BiL – a very clear headed conservative and friend of mine. “Look at this, a liberal sitting down at the same table between two conservatives, Aint that something odd?”

    We looked at each other, grinned, shook our heads and shrugged at his over blown self-importance and said: ‘No. Happens every day.’

    That was a great swig of beer we had while the air was whooshing out of his ego.

    Libs always project their psychoses into the mix and expect everyone else thinks the same way.

  4. “Additional support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the ONE Archives Foundation.”

    Wasn’t Andy Warhol shot by a feminist icon? You should consider an exhibit of him rolling in his grave.

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