Wendy Delorme

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Wendy Delorme
French Writer Wendy Delorme photographed by artist Daria Ivanova, 2018.jpg
Delorme photographed by Daria Ivanova, 2018
Born (1979-07-28) 28 July 1979 (age 41)
Pen nameWendy Babybitch, Klaus Engel
Occupationwriter, translator, actor, performance artist
Literary movement sex-positive

Wendy Delorme (born 28 July 1979) [1] is a writer, performance artist, [2] actress, and LGBT activist. [3]


As a writer, Delorme published 4 novels in French, "Quatrième Génération" (Grasset, 2007), "Insurrections! en territoire sexuel" (Ed. Au Diable Vauvert 2009), "La Mère, la sainte et la putain" (ed. Au Diable Vauvert, 2012), and "Le Corps est une chimère" (Ed. au Diable Vauvert, 2018)

As a performance artist, she goes by the stage names Wendy Babybitch and Klaus Engel, as part of the neo-burlesque theater groups The Kisses Cause Trouble, The Drag King Fem Show, the Cabaret des Filles de Joie and the Queer X Show. [4]

Going under the rubrique of performeuse in her one-woman shows near the racy Pigalle section of Paris, Delorme performs a hyper-exaggerated form of "femininity" as a male drag performer might, which harkens back to theoretical constructs such as "doing gender" or "gender performance" of Judith Butler. [5]

About her performances, Delorme said, "In the morning or in the evening, in my bathroom, I reinvent myself, I become a woman, and that is not biological, it is more a question of belief. [6]




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Notes and references

  1. Notice d'autorité personne : Wendy Delorme, BnF, accessed 2012-06-15 (in French)
  2. Julie Girard, «  Wendy Delorme : "C'est mes tripes et je tricote avec" », poptronics.fr, 3 August 2009 (in French)
  3. Marie-Claude Martin, «  Tant de femmes en elle », Le Temps , 23 October 2010 (in French).
  4. Delorme, Wendy (8 August 2011). "La pudeur se situe parfois dans des zones inattendues" [Modesty Sometimes Is Found In Unexpected Places]. NouvelObs.com (Interview). Féministes en tous genres (in French). Interviewed by Sylvie Duverger.
  5. Berger, Anne Emmanuelle (1 December 2013). "2 Queens and Queers: The Theater of Gender in "America"". The Queer Turn in Feminism: Identities, Sexualities, and the Theater of Gender. Fordham University Press. p. 12. ISBN   978-0-8232-5385-2 . Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  6. Delorme, Wendy (31 October 2007). Quatrième génération [Fourth Generation]. Grasset. ISBN   978-2-246-73159-7.
  7. Anne Delabre, «  Wendy Delorme sur tous les fronts », Têtu , 20 March 2009 (in French).
  8. Nicolas G., «  "Insurrection !"

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