Butchlalis de Panochtitlan

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At RADAR productions, Alice Bag, founder of The Bags and author of Violence Girl, interviews Raquel Gutierrez, aka Raquefella, founder of queer performance group Butchlalis de Panochtitlan. Gutierrez talks about growing up between cultures, butch haircuts, theatrical influences, and upcoming projects.

“So in order to suit up psychically, we had to have our best buds in our corners and how better than to start an arts performance group and perform these anxieties, failures and triumphs in public. AND YES, that’s what our name means–the Butch Stars of Pussyland–a take at combining English, Spanish, Spanglish, Nahuatl to create a label. Since that self-naming portion of identity is so important, why not have some fun with it and imagine the radical possibilities?”


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →