Sunday, 19 August 2012

Lynn Lavner

"There are 6 admonishments in the Bible concerning homosexual activity and our enemies are always throwing them up to us usually in a vicious way and very much out of context. What they don't want us to remember is that there are 362 admonishments in the Bible concerning heterosexual activity. I don't mean to imply by this that God doesn't love straight people, only that they seem to require a great deal more supervision." 
-from Butch Fatale

In a world where "going mainstream" has become the end of the rainbow for many performers, Lynn Lavner happily remains a minority of one. "My songs and humor are drawn", she says, "from my own experience as a short, left-handed, Jewish, lesbian from New York". The quick-witted Lavner, clad in black leather and who stands five feet tall, plays the piano, sings and tells hilarious comic monologues.

Billed as "America's most politically - incorrect entertainer", she has taken her original brand of music and comedy to 41 states and 7 foreign countries, bowling over audiences and critics alike. While her act is gay in content, her appearance is aimed at playful parody of stereotypes with a universal appeal to anyone with a sense of humor.

Truly a crossover act, Lavner has performed at events as diverse as the 25th Anniversary GALA for the National Organization for Women to pride celebrations and college campuses nationwide. She has retired from Brooklyn to Florida where she lives with her lover of many years Ardis Sperber.

  • Ladies! Don't Spit and Holler!, 1981 (available on vinyl only)
  • Something Different, 1983 (available on vinyl and cassette)
  • I'd Rather Be Cute, 1986 (available on vinyl and cassette)
  • You Are What You Wear, 1988 (available on CD, vinyl, and cassette)
  • Butch Fatale, 1992 (available on CD and cassette)

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