Top 25 Hot Femmes
We’ve long lauded the country’s Top Hot Butches here at SheWired, but in honor of International Femme Appreciation Day this week (officially it was July 3, but true femmes move at our own pace) I decided to give our lovely femme fillies a bit of attention. Don’t know what a femme is?
We’ve long lauded the country’s Top Hot Butches here at SheWired, but in honor of International Femme Appreciation Day this week (officially it was July 3, but true femmes move at our own pace) I decided to give our lovely femme fillies a bit of attention. Don’t know what a femme is? Try reading anything by some of the original femmes: Joan Nestle, Jewell Gomez, and Dorothy Allison, the latter two of whom have spoken recently at the annual Femme Conference, or head to this year’s Femme Conference (“Pulling the Pieces Together”), which will take place in Baltimore on August 17-19. Here’s my list of 25 hot lesbian, bisexual, or queer femmes you should know.
1. Nicky Click
Maybe it’s because I can’t stop listening to her new album, Metaphorically…of Course, or the fact that I can still imagine her in her striped unitard, bopping around on stage while singing the feel good retro new wave hit, “I Wanna Exercise.” Whatever it is, I adore Nicky Click, the electro femme pop cabaret queer performance artist who does her own shows in various personas like Cactus Rose and Petunia Pie. Under the wigs and makeup lies a quiet New England queer femme, and some of that twangy introspection shows up on the new album (along with her wonderfully eclectic dance classics). Check out YouTube to fully understand Nicky Click’s magnetism.
2. Dalia Ali Rajah
The actress, dancer, and writer was intriguing enough before she even started producing the popular lesbian web series, Cherry Bomb. Even cooler? She’s the sixth generation female graduate from Spelman College in her family. Now that’s hot. Rumor has it she’s behind the camera again, at work on an upcoming film.
3. Chave Alexander (aka Alotta Boutte)
The caberat vaudeville star (and co-founder of Harlem Shake Burlesque) has been everywhere from Seussical: The Musical to Margaret Cho’s Sensuous Woman. Now she’s on stage with the world’s longest running musical review, San Francisco’s legendary Beach Blanket Babylon.
4. Stefanie Liang
By day she’s the art director of Curve, the national lesbian magazine, but at night, she turns into a human beatbox, performing with a much beloved rock group aimed at kids called the Alphabet Rockers.
(Stefanie is on the left)
5. Kirsten Vangsness
As the quirky, sexy, hot Penelope Garcia on Criminal Minds, this retro rad femme manages to stand out even when standing next to her super hot co-stars, A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster. Bonus: Her girlfriend, Melanie Goldstein, is worthy of a placement on this list herself, albeit with a less funky DIY style.
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