"touched" Interview with Eva Stuart

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Title: "touched" Interview with Eva Stuart
Interviewer: Ann Johnson
Interviewee: Eva Stuart
Date(s): 1985
Medium: print
Fandom(s): Star Trek TOS, slash
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Contents

The "touched" Interview with Eva Stuart was published in 1985 in "touched" #6.

In it, there is discussion regarding:

1. What came first, her interest in K/S or male/male relationships?
2. Why are the vast majority of K/S writers female?
3. Do you feel that K/S is detrimental to gay population?
4. What do you think of the tendency of K/S writers to maintain that Kirk and Spock are NOT gay, they just love each other?
5. Whatever happened to feminism in the majority of K/S stories?
6. Lesbians have been [almost] totally ignored by "mainstream K/S writers," even by those who are lesbians. Why?
7. Discussion about Winterstorm, a story in The Voice #3, which focuses on some characters that portray traditional gay stereotypes and how much Kirk appears to dislike them.
8. Are there any gay, male K/S writers?

An Excerpt

A.J. "Why, do you feel, are the vast majority of K/S writers female?" E.S. "You've picked on a Trek mystery! The vast majority of all Trek writers are women, but attenders at cons are divided roughly equally between the sexes. A brief look at the few male writers' work seems to show that, for most, the gadgetry and what I would call sci-fi elements interest them far more than personal relationships. Perhaps" the female concept of Trek is different. As far as K/S is concerned, I suppose the least attractive answer might be (since the majority are straight as well as female) that m/m sex is a turn-on. I don't think this is entirely true and neither does pro sci-fi writer, Joanna Russ who recently published an article on the subject in Nome #8. Women, she says, are attracted by the equality of the relationship and its openness. I think the total communion, mental and physical,is attractive, what Masters and Johnson (Homosexuality In Perspective) call 'gender empathy'. That's part of it and also, for me, the complexity of the relationship, the intellect required to sustain it, and the fact that they do sustain it. (Established relationships can be just as 'romantic' as a 'firsttime's.)