Gayle Madwin (queerbychoice) wrote,
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Sex with Fictional Characters

lilerthkwake tagged me for this one, and it's way too hard. :p

List ten fictional characters that you would like to have sex with. Then tag five friends to do the same. (I refuse to tag anyone to do anything this hard!)

1. Teddy Ottinger, the bisexual female aviatrix/journalist/third-to-last survivor of the human race, who was entirely unwittingly tricked into bringing about the human race's extinction, in Gore Vidal's novel Kalki.

2. Jeanette, the semi-fictionalized autobiographical narrator of Jeanette Winterson's novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, who's a lesbian being raised by scary Christian fundies, and who opposes the notion of a biological basis for sexual preference, too! (However, I would most likely not have sex with the real Jeanette Winterson, if only because it might make me feel guilty about the fact that I haven't really been that fond of any of her more recent books.)

3 & 4. Both the autobiographical narrator and her girlfriend Yan, who struggle to carry on a covert relationship in a totalitarian work camp in Maoist China, in Anchee Min's novel-like autobiography Red Azalea. (Technically they aren't fictional characters, but the book has some mildly surreal elements that lead me to think of them in the same way I'd think of fictional characters; also, I might have the same problem here in that I haven't liked any of Anchee Min's later books nearly as well as this first one - but I've liked all of Anchee Min's books better than a lot of Jeanette Winterson's, so the problem would be milder here.)

5. Christopher Ferris, queer domestic-violence victim in Maria McCann's novel As Meat Loves Salt.

6. George, the aging gay professor whose lover has recently died, in Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man (although I might need to somehow get him to mistake me for a man in order for him to be interested).

7. Janet Evason, the woman from a future Earth in which a disease has made men extinct but women have made medical advances enabling them to reproduce without men, in Joanna Russ's novel The Female Man.

8 & 9. Tracy Johnson and Sara Polatkin, the lesbian couple who have an extremely unpleasant dinner with Sara's parents in Sherman Alexie's short story "Indian Country."

10. Mr. Pierre, the lavender-haired gay hairdresser in Rita Mae Brown's novel Bingo. (Again, I'd probably have to somehow miraculously get mistaken for a male by him to have any chance; but really, he was far more my type than any of the queer female characters in this book.)
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