The Lesbian Talk Show

Episode 20d: Falling in Love with Cross-Dressing Girls

March 24, 2018

Falling in Love with Cross-Dressing Girls

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 20d

An exploration of the concept of the “portal fantasy” and how it applies to historic literature involving cross-dressing as a context for same-sex desire.

In this episode we talk about

  • The context of women cross-dressing in history and literature
  • The literary genre of “portal fantasies” and the devices they use to connect author, reader, and story into a unified whole
  • Cross-dressing plots as a type of romantic portal fantasy
  • A catalog of story structures in which cross-dressing provides a context for same-sex desire

Further information about the texts and topics can be found at the following links

For general discussions of female cross-dressing in literature and real life see the following:

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