The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast

Moll Cutpurse - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 72

September 28, 2020

Moll Cutpurse

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 72

A look at the life, legend, and literary figure of Mary Frith, aka Moll Cutpurse, 17th century English gender outlaw.

In this episode we talk about:

  • A brief biography and its sources
  • Moll’s criminal and theatrical careers
  • Moll’s gender performance and its reception
  • The ambiguous evidence regarding Moll’s sexuality

This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here:

Books mentioned

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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