Meet Boyfriend: The Sex-Positive English Nerd Who Defies Every Rap Stereotype Imaginable.
Despite the fact that, as she puts it, Boyfriend is relatively “underground,” she’s already experienced a bit of criticism for “joining in on the dance party on hip-hop’s grave.” But she’d contest that hip-hop isn’t dead yet, and if she’s dancing on anything it’s gender norms. This teacher-by-day and self-proclaimed “raunchy” rapper-by-night thinks there’s “room for everyone.”..
HuffPost Entertainment talked with the New Orleans artist and former English major about sex positivity, stripping and the hardest parts of switching out of teacher mode.
So, you refuse to reveal your real name. What’s the story there? Teaching ages 5 to 12 must be quite a jarring daytime reality. How do you deal with the transition? So, is that sex positivity part of the message you’d like to communicate with your work? And is there anything from your past that inspired you to take that approach? Speaking of strippers, you mentioned you strip during shows. Tell me what a typical Boyfriend performance is like. And how has the New Orleans art scene shaped or inspired that? Much of that is communicated through literary references, do you ever worry about being seen as a parody or novelty act?
Get the answers to these questions and more at The Huffington Post. It’s an awesome interview…