A compendium of Miranda July activity. I warmly welcome submissions.
By: Miranda July
I want to take a moment to point out the manner in which Lena asked me the vagina question: She asked it seriously, her two adorably big front teeth momentarily hidden by the earnest line of her lips. I felt like my answer was going to be the most important thing anyone had ever said. This, in case you don’t know, isn’t particular to Lena—this is how girls talk to one another when they really like each other, endlessly pushing deeper with growing boldness. This is why women have to talk to each other so much and for so long; it is simply more satisfying than other things—exactly in the way that Girls is more satisfying than a lot of other shows. No other show makes us (and by “us” I mean us girls and the show’s considerable male viewership—56 percent of the audience that watched the series premiere last April were men) feel so buzzed and almost uncomfortable with excitement. “What is this new feeling?” we ask ourselves. “It’s like I’m high on a drug I never knew existed.” It turns out that this is how it feels when concerns that have historically been considered too intimate/silly/gross—too female—are publicly treated with serious attention by a very skilled artist. The huge skills, along with her totally unedgy good will, are why Lena can be so radical and so mainstream at the same time.@4 months ago with 37 notes
todays-explosions asked: I just found your blog and I am so happy to find a blog dedicated to Miranda July because she is amazing and brilliant inspiring. And if you know of any other Miranda themed blogs, I would love to follow them as well.
HI! Thank you so much. She inspired me when I was much younger & I started this when no tumblr’s devoted to July existed. I have also written about her academically. The only other tumblr I know devoted to Miranda July is this beautifully curated http://miranda-july.tumblr.com/
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