You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to celebrate PRIDE at Steppenwolf as part of their LookOut Series this year!. AND ... we're delighted to welcome Jackie Mantey to YBR to share a story with us and help us celebrate ... learn a little about Jackie here and get your tickets!
Jackie Mantey is a freelance writer, multimedia artist, podcast co-host, and aspiring cat herder. An exhibition of her embroidery artwork and writing was on view at Chicago’s Slate Arts + Performance Gallery in 2018. Follow her on Instagram @jackiemantey!
Who is your favorite queer icon?
Marlene Dietrich always tops my list. I love her fearlessness. She was so courageous in her androgyny, her bisexuality, her political opinions, her mouthiness, her performances, and her wartime heroics. (She used her salary from a 1937 movie to help refugees escape Germany.) Plus, to this day, no one can pull off a tux, top hat, lipstick, and cigarette quite like my girl Marlene.