Take a Lesbian for a Drink: On 50 Years of Rita Mae Brown’s “Rubyfruit Jungle”
Trish Bendix shows how Rita Mae Brown’s 1973 novel “Rubyfruit Jungle” has inspired five decades of lesbian pop culture....
GENDER & SEXUALITY
Trish Bendix is a writer in Los Angeles. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times. Her work has been published in WSJ. Magazine, Time, Variety, Vulture, The Cut, The Daily Beast, Condé Nast’s THEM, Cosmopolitan, Vogue.com, ELLE.com, OprahMag.com, HarpersBazaar.com, The Hollywood Reporter, Nylon.com, LAmag.com, NBC Out, Slate, and Buzzfeed, among many others. Bendix has essays in the anthology Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write About Leaving Men for Women (Seal Press, 2010) and its sequel, Greetings from Janeland: Women Write More About Leaving Men for Women (Cleis Press, 2017), and in Untangling the Knot: Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships & Identity (Ooligan Press, 2015), and she penned the introduction for Laura Leigh Abby’s 2Brides 2Be: A Same-Sex Guide for the Modern Bride (Archer, 2017). Bendix previously served as editor-in-chief of AfterEllen.com and managing editor of the GLAAD and NLGJA award-winning digital magazine INTO. She is the winner of the 2015 Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for LGBT Journalist of the Year from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and was nominated for Outstanding Digital Journalism Article at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards. She is a former board member of the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a current member of the Television Critics Association as well as the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.