Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ana Matronic is a QueerSpawn

Ana Matronic, born Ana Lynch is the female lead singer for the Scissor Sisters. Her stage name is said to be down to a deep and abiding love of robots. Known for her ferocious presence and cutting onstage banter, her talent and style helped propel the group from a little-known East Village nightclub act to the highest-selling rock act in the UK in 2004.

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Ana moved to San Francisco in 1996, where she gained notoriety as one of the only female performers at legendary drag club Trannyshack, subject of the new documentary recently included in the San Francisco and the London Gay & Lesbian Film Festivals.

Ana moved to New York City in 1999, where, inspired by the East Village of the late 70s and early 80s, she set up the Knock-Off Collective with four local artists and performers (including the one and only Christy Love). Knock-Off became a regular night at the Lower East Side club The Slipper Room, and was the site of the first performance of Scissor Sisters, who would later recruit Ana into their ranks.

In 2004, she revealed to British magazine "Glamour" that her parents' marriage broke up when she was a toddler due to her father's homosexuality, and that her father died of an AIDS related illness when she was 15. She also stated in this interview that her immersion in gay culture is probably an attempt to feel closer to him, and understand who her father was as a person. She is in a long term relationship with Seth Kirby. Check Ana out at www.myspace.com/msanamatronic.

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