BTL COVID-19 Resource Guide

As the world continues to learn more about coronavirus and its spread, it's vital to stay up-to-date on the latest developments. However, it's also important to make sure that the information being distributed is from credible sources. To that end, Between The Lines has compiled, [...]

Erotic festival celebrates 20 years

By | 2007-02-01T09:00:00-05:00 February 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|

Stephanie Loveless wasn’t pleased with her performance at last year’s Erotic Poetry & Music Festival. At 8 p.m. Feb. 3 at Northern Lights Lounge she’ll have another chance to shine.
The trans rocker will perform “You’re Such A Pussy,” “Three Little Words” and “Treat Me Like A Lady” – all tracing the traumas of sex for transsexuals.
“The show is a whole lot of fun,” Loveless said. “You can expect a lot of giggles. It’s a little bit naughty and a whole lot nice.”
Loveless will be one of numerous performers at the 20th anniversary of the festival, which features poetry, art, music and dance performances. Sue Static, the festival’s promoter, invited Loveless back again because her unique style. Another highlight, Static noted, will be Lauren Chiasson, the barefoot poet known for her erotic cabaret performances.
“It is a very unique night of entertainment that is open to everyone who is looking to have a good time,” Static said. “… Leave your inhibitions at home!”
From PG-rated love poems to risque poetry, the festival features a varied palette of artistic pizzazz.
“There is enough variety of talent throughout the night (to) keep you entertained,” said Static, who has been involved with the festival for 10 years.
Since the festival began, it’s showcased several LGBT poets and performers, including local singer-songwriter and poetry slam champ Blair.
The festival began as an art show but it has grown to include eclectic musical performances. For the past five years the proceeds have benefited Paws With A Cause, a Michigan-based group that trains leader dogs for the disabled.
“(The festival) has lasted throughout the years by a group of poets, artists and myself that wanted to keep the event going,” Static said.

Erotic Poetry & Music Festival
8 p.m. Feb. 3
Northern Lights Lounge
660 W. Baltimore, Detroit
(313) 873-1739

About the Author:

Chris Azzopardi
As editor of Q Syndicate, the international LGBTQ wire service, Chris Azzopardi has interviewed a multitude of superstars, including Cher, Meryl Streep, Mariah Carey and Beyoncé. His work has also appeared in GQ, Vanity Fair and Billboard. Reach him via Twitter @chrisazzopardi.