These “male” machines usually have a romantic devotion to their masters, and are portrayed in swishy, gender ambiguous ways. Think C3PO, KITT, Johnny 5 and even the ladybot in Metropolis and queer. Why are robots so gay?
Joining us today is Chicago genderqueer performance artist AJ Durand who mesmerizes audiences with his androgymous, robotic character named Trandroid. Not satisfied with run of the mill gender queer expressions he thought he’d add the unexpected element of mechanics to become a trans-bionic beauty.Listen as we take a look at Hal from 2001 and Fred, the Apple computer voice, on a blind date and two computerized voices discussing the virtues of the gay neighborhoods in Chicago.
A Northwestern Professor comes under fire for demonstrating a mechanical sex toy.
A new 3D computer program perfects the art of makeup. Put your settings on whore.
Female insects that appear male to avoid unwanted suitors.
and California won’t let gay Santa get married.