Fiction. "PINK STEAM is not kitschy, it is a culturally astute document of the real written by a master at the height of her powers"--Jennifer Moxley. The intimate secrets of Dodie Bellamy's life--sex, shoplifting, voyeurism, and writing are illuminated in Bellamy's incredibly tailored latest work where true confession bleeds into high theory into trash cinema. PINK STEAMFiction. "PINK STEAM is not kitschy, it is a culturally astute document of the real written by a master at the height of her powers"--Jennifer Moxley. The intimate secrets of Dodie Bellamy's life--sex, shoplifting, voyeurism, and writing are illuminated in Bellamy's incredibly tailored latest work where true confession bleeds into high theory into trash cinema. PINK STEAM barges beyond the cliches of gendered experience; unafraid of the personal, unabashed by politics and sex, Bellamy makes confusion her OK Corral. Dodie Bellamy is the author of CUNT-UPS and FEMININE HIJINX, both available at SPD....
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Pink Steam Reviews
I was at The Sex Worker art show recently and this woman Kris Kraus was on stage reading from her book "I love Dick" and earlier in the night I think I saw her talking with Dodie Bellamy and Eileen Miles was there so it was kind of a who's who. That night I also got to see Kirk Read perform and my friend Truong said "He's like the Bizzaro Maya Angelou." Which makes a lot of sense when you think about it because Kirk Read is kind of this nurturing figure in a way. But when Kris was reading she had a line in one piece that said something like, "So, I was talking to Dodie Bellamy the other day ..." and I thought, how do you get to the point in your writing, your life, your writing life, where you were talking to Dodie Bellamy the other day? Dodie Bellamy is kind of inspiring because she once used the term social misfit as a positive. I like that. I like this book. I once saw Dodie read from it and for some reason I went to talk to her afterwards and I was intimidated by her but I talked to her about the Suspect Thoughts E-Zine and how they published Steve Abee and she told me that she actually edited that issue with Steve Abee in it. I once owned both of Steve Abee's books and I still have his spoken word CD. Steve Abee was really inspirational to me when I was eighteen. It was that kind of ecstatic mania of his that I liked. I wouldn't say that Dodie Bellamy's writing is ecstatic. It's more like something else. An other? Maybe it's clean and surgical while being throbbing, grotesque, abject, and campy. Maybe it's not campy. Maybe it's a flood of words and narrative falling onto a platter of evisceration. Or maybe it's not that. But, what happens when you get to that point where you are writing sentences that say ..."So, I was talking with Dodie Bellamy the other day about life and death and the fact that the ends of my sentences were throbbing and some old man wanted me to sit on a tarp naked in his living room while he sat across the room just staring at me and I said okay with the full knowledge that it wouldn't really hurt me in the long run. Dodie just nodded her head when I told her this. And so that's really what it's like to be me, to get in my head, to get in on the action, to really be a writer you know, like, a real artist in this world, to know people, to talk to Dodie Bellamy the other day."
What is up with the queer/reptilian metaphors?? This is third book I’ve read that features queers that are maybe secretly crocodiles. Someone please explain.
Dear Dodie Bellamy,It's not you, it's me. I just haven't had the time to give you the full attention you deserve. I think you'd be better off with someone who can really give you what you need.Beth
This was a must-read for me because I was once a roommate of of Dodie's. It was interesting to read her account of that period....partially true maybe from her vantage point.
A I loved this. Funny, all over the place, cute little stories, interesting, Dodie's great sense of humour, "Fire Hose," stories of love and sex and shoplifting...
I reviewed this here: http://lesbrary.com/2011/04/19/lesbra....
I have no idea why I read this book.