Erin Fae is an artist and an activist. She makes books, zines, and prints, and loves talking about art and sex. Erin Fae is a femme, a feminist, and a professional queer. She has devoted her life to making the world a safer place for orgasms. Read Full Profile...

Oct 082013
Artifice and Seduction: the work of Pierre et Gilles

by Erin Fae

Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchad are partners in love and in art. But for these two men, art and love might be the same thing. The duo, who go by the moniker Pierre et Gilles, have been together since the mid-1970s and have created art as a team ever since. Looking at their work is like falling in love…or lust, for the first time.

Femina Potens

 Posted by on September 26, 2013
Sep 262013
Femina Potens

by Erin Fae

You might not think of yourself as an art gallery-going type, but sex-positive porn star Madison Young wants to change that. Then again, her San Francisco community-based space, Femina Potens, is not your typical art gallery.

Interview with Laurenn McCubbin

 Posted by on August 14, 2013
Aug 142013
Interview with Laurenn McCubbin

Erin Fae

Artist Laurenn McCubbin’s work commands your attention. You can’t ignore her bold lines, her combination of text and illustration, or her smart edgy narratives, which challenge institutionalized ideas and old stereotypes. The Las Vegas-based artist has explored sex and sex work in fine art, comics, and illustration.

Dangerously (bitter) Sweet Liaisons

 Posted by on July 10, 2013
Jul 102013
Dangerously (bitter) Sweet Liaisons

I first discovered Bailey because of his paintings of women from the waist down (I couldn’t help but look), but I was ultimately drawn in by combination of birds, beasts, lollipops and ladies. Eric Bailey’s work is sexy. It’s also sweet. These qualities exist above and below the surface. Flip through his portfolio and you’ll […]

Leather Storytelling: Roving Pack, a Novel

 Posted by on September 23, 2012
Sep 232012
Leather Storytelling: Roving Pack, a Novel

Imagine you’ve been kicked out of your home for being queer, and you’ve just run away with your first Daddy. The relationship doesn’t work out, and you decide to go move back to Portland, Oregon…. That is how Sassafras Lowrey’s debut novel, Roving Pack, begins. Roving Pack transports the reader to the gritty underground Portland, […]

Soft Porn – Whitney Lee’s Rugs

 Posted by on August 26, 2012
Aug 262012
Soft Porn - Whitney Lee's Rugs

Do you remember that latch-hook rug hanging on your grandma’s wall? It may have been orange and brown, with a hint of avocado. Maybe you’ve only come across them at thrift stores. You might have gotten a kit as a child and pulled those tiny pieces of yarn through their plastic frames. However you encountered […]

Aug 012012
Queers, Sex Workers and Renegades: A Coloring Book

What we call magic markers in North America, Australians call Textra. Have no doubt, though: Alrene Textaqueen makes magic with felt tipped pens. Textaqueen loves markers and she loves her fierce queer community. She’s spent the past ten years drawing women and genderqueer folk “un-dressed-up” in her series of portraits entitled Textranudes. Textaqueen’s work feels […]

Porcelain Figures with a Twist

 Posted by on July 23, 2012
Jul 232012
Porcelain Figures with a Twist

One thing I vividly remember from my youth is the fervor with which my mother collected Lladró…and I just didn’t get it. I wasn’t the sort that liked dolls and dress-up (though I do now), so I could not understand what it was about these porcelain sculptures that she liked so enjoyed. If my mother […]