Saturday, May 3, 2008

Millett stories Inspired by the TIDE COVER

It's Ang talking here: Okay so I thought the retro GIANT glasses of today came out of nowhere! Who knew Kate Millett started the trend. She was a trend setter in many more important ways, almost too many to count. One thing you might not know about her is that she was one of the first women to make a film using an all women crew. She did it back in 1971 (Three Lives). But a more personal story sticks in my mind whenever I hear her name.
I was a 16 year old lesbian convinced I was "the only one" on earth. I went to the Anaheim, CA public library every day after school and scoured the shelves for anything resembling me. Nothing in all the thousands of books... until one day, I found Sita by Kate Millett. Kate wrote about her affair with an older woman. I couldn't get enough. How many any other personal Kate Millett stories are out there?
I'd love to hear them.