I was nervous about interviewing Nina Arsenault about her solo show, Silicone Diaries; I knew I wanted to ask some tough questions—including why such a glamourous transsexual woman decided to keep her penis—and I was worried about offending her.
I needn’t have been. Arsenault is impressively fearless and intellectually honest. We got along like a house on fire. You can read the resulting interview here: http://www.straight.com/article-601516/vancouver/quest-plastic-beauty
And, if you’re reading this before February 25, 2012, you still have a chance to catch Silicone Diaries at the Cultch.