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Vol. 6 No. 2 (2020): Religion and Popular Music

Interlude. "But are as the angels which are in heaven" (Mark 12:25): Reimagining a Gender-Ambiguous Heaven in Dorian Electra’s ADAM & STEVE

June 11, 2020


The American singer and songwriter Dorian Electra is a queer phenomenon. Their dandy appearance – the latest album is called Flamboyant (2017) – goes hand in hand with the criticism of toxic masculinity and gender binarism. One of their latest tracks, called "Adam and Steve", is a gay retelling of the Genesis story. It turns on the derogative phrase: It‘s Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve that is used to imply an irreconcilable disparity between Christianity and gay love, i.e. queerness in general ...