Tag Archives: identity

Supercontext: Jen Kirkman, “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)”

Jen Kirkman is a prolific comedian, known for her acerbic, dry wit. We look at her 2015 Netflix special and wonder what it says about mainstream lifestyles, feminist courage and life after forty.

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Supecontext: The Filth

Grant Morrison says this 2002 comic book with Christ Weston, Gary Erskine and Matt Hollingsworth is an inoculation against the nasty horror of the world through depravity, pornography and depression. We interrogate whether that theme works in the end product and if the sexual violence within is problematic.

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Supercontext: Laura Jane Grace, Tranny

With a provocative book title, Laura Jane Grace is reclaiming a slur and repurposing it for her story of struggling with gender dysphoria and self-destructive behavior. Guest Alyson McManus helps us unpack this experience into something universal, with which we can all identify.

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Supercontext: Enigma

Why is Peter Milligan and Duncan Fegredo’s ENIGMA the “lost classic” of Vertigo Comics? We talk about how this unique story asks readers to confront from their own identities.

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