When Jo Hague was 17, they experienced an episode of severe mental illness, during which they shaved their head. They wanted to be visibly queer, masculine and tough as hell. A week after Jo did this, Britney Spears did the same thing. Instead of a punk act of defiance, their shaved head was suddenly connected to dumb, blonde, girly Britney, and Jo was furious. Ten years and at least two genders later, they revisit that time and consider what it means to be not-a-woman without being an angry misogynist terrified of their own softness.
Join Jo days before Britney takes the stage for Brighton Pride, in this loud and messy riot grrrl Britney tribute act; a love letter to that stubborn teenage queerdo.
Supported by Arts Council England
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