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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Tee Corinne Dying of Cancer

Posted by on March 29 at 18:05 PM

I got a tip earlier today from Teresa and wanted to pass it along. I haven’t closely followed the work of Tee Corinne (author of the famous 1970s Cunt Coloring Book, lesbian erotica author, and early photographer of lesbian lovemaking), but according to the heartrending, trying-to-keep-on-a-good-face blog by her friends about her recently diagnosed illness, she has a rare type of liver cancer.

Teresa writes:

Since you’ve been writing about C. Opie I figure you at least must be aware of Tee Corinne’s work, even though she’s considered so vanilla by many people. I first learned of her about 17 years ago when I first came out, and believe me, it was, even so few years ago, much harder to get ahold of any lesbian-oriented photoerotica done by lesbians. I have read some of her fiction too, which is entertaining. And who in the dyke community hasn’t at least run across her Dreams of the Woman who Loved Sex? Well, I found out a couple weeks ago that Tee has cancer, and is apparently dying of it. … She’s not so well known as say, Sarah Waters has become, but I think Tee’s work—most especially her photography—has been important and that should be recognized.

In that spirit, here are a couple of her images: