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J Homosex. 2014;61(5):749-65. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2014.870446.

On the affective force of "nasty love".

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a Department of Literature & Art, Center for Gender and Diversity, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences , Maastricht University , Maastricht , the Netherlands.


Tackling the mimetic logic of sex-gender that limits the transsexual subject's sexuality into seeming a poor representation, the author argues that trans pornography and autoethnographic accounts from trans scholars emphasize the affective dimension of trans sex, a material remainder absent from mimetic theories of sexuality. Developing concepts from Alfred North Whitehead's process philosophy, in tandem with Morty Diamond's film Trans Entities: The Nasty Love of PapĂ­ and Wil (2007) and a selection of trans theorists, this article elaborates on the horizon of affective potential opened by transgender, brown, kinky, and pornographic "nastiness." The event of "nasty love" solicits a differential becoming, growing the edge of self.

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