"The Reality Shows" by Karen Finley

Cassidy Hollinger (MA '14)

Finley explores the rich internal lives of various contemporary female cultural figures through an insightful and understanding lens, and you can hear the performance through the text. My work also explores internal lives of women (readers of lesbian pulp novels specifically) in a distinct cultural moment, and the performance of their identities, both individual and collective.

"I want to get close to Terri. I want to get into Terri's way of thinking. I need to get into Terri's thoughts. I need to get into Terri's head." - Karen Finley