Grace Lavery

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I am a writer and academic living in Berkeley, California. I'm trans af and I enjoy fancy smells. 


Cover Photo: a still of three "femmebots" from the movie Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Theses on ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’

The decline from mascbot into mere mascot is that which transmasculinity resists. And it is the challenge that “the Austin Powers type” encounters, too.

Oct 17, 2019
Cover Photo: Scene from 'Clueless'/Paramount Pictures
The Menacing, Exuberant Cluelessness of ‘Clueless’

I am not the first viewer of this movie to see it as essentially apocalyptic.

Jul 10, 2019
Cover Photo: Scene from 'Mars Attacks!'/Tim Burton Productions, Warner Bros.
Women Are from Mars Attacks!

The world of this movie is a world in which transness is not the exception but the rule.

Jun 11, 2019
Cover Photo: Scene from ‘Notting Hill’/PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films
Watching ‘Notting Hill’ and Wanting to Be Julia

I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to overlook certain aspects of her appearance.

May 07, 2019