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Naked Girls Reading: The Pride Edition!

We’re here, we’re queer, we’re naked! Get ready to f**k the cis-tem, the patriarchy and the heteronormative power structures that be, one piece of literature at a time. Gird your loins – it’s Naked Girls Reading: The Pride Edition!

The show is exactly what is sounds like – completely naked women reading literature aloud. It’s a sexy book club, a sapphic slumber party, a sumptuous and scandalous event sure to arouse, educate and entertain all at once. Come along to experience the ancient and beautiful art of storytelling – and also, you know, boobs.

This month we have an all-star cast of superstar queerdos and weirdos joining us from across the country!

– Medulla Oblongata (Auckland) – drag performer, responsible for the gag reflex.
– Pollyanne Peña (Christchurch) – 5ft, bi-furious and pregnant.
– Clarissa Chandrahasen (Wellington) – gay by day, dyke by night.

And hosted by the adorable Hugo Grrrl.

These unclad, clever ladies have picked their favourite bits of iconic queer literature to recite for you. Expect excerpts of everything LGBTQIA – from Harvey Milk to queer fanfiction, coming out stories to Brokeback Mountain, raunchy lesbian smut to some handy anal sex tips. We’ll be sauntering through the literary landscape of all things camp in an evening. It’s a night not to be missed.

And be sure to check out our cocktail special on the night – “Proud As” Punch!

The main event will be followed by cocktails and conversation – so be sure to stick around, chat to the cast and perhaps do some reading of your own.

And remember, you can’t spell ‘literature’ without ‘t’ and ‘a’!

Poster design by Caleb McNabb.
Photography by Arc Images.
Poster girl: Twyla DeVille
Produced by Hugo & Co.