Sometimes She Lets Me: Best Butch/Femme Erotica
Sometimes She Lets Me: Best Butch/Femme Erotica edited by Tristan Taormino
The stories in Sometimes She Lets Me, edited by Tristan Taormino, make good on their promise for hot butch/femme action.
What marks this collection as a must-have is the type of butch visibility in these pages. I think a lot of the time, butches and the queers that love them have to read in-between the lines of smut—and, let’s be honest, media in general—to find images of themselves. He is imagined as she, problematic images of femmes, especially in hetero erotica, are ignored—butch sexuality yearned for but not found. The stories collected here feature butch bodies, butch swagger, and butch realities—subtext has become the text. ... It’s important to have stories in which the reader feels visible, spoken to. Erotica is a way of telling stories about sexual identity and sexual experiences and when its good, which the stories in this collection are, they are more than one-handed reading (though definitely good for that too)—they are important in articulating some truth about butch/femme dynamics and lives.