Grace, Laura Jane. Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout. New York: Hachette, 2016. 320 pp. ISBN: 9780316387958. £13.99. Print.

  • Gina Maya


In her autobiography Tranny (2016), punk singer/songwriter Laura Jane Grace explores the excesses of two forms of subversion, against the music industry, and heteronormativity as a transgender woman. In the following review, Gina Maya analyses the implications of her experiences as a counter-cultural icon.

Author Information

Gina Maya

Gina Maya is a second year English PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests are transgender narratives in pop culture in the twenty-first century. Her published works include a review of Transgender and Intersex: Theoretical, Practical, and Artistic Perspectives (MacMillan, 2016) in Routledge’s Norma: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, and her first novel, Utopia in Danzig (2016). In her free time, Gina keeps a weekly blog on her website, where she writes about cinema as well as her experience of transitioning in Edinburgh. 

How to Cite
Maya, Gina. 2018. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, no. 26 (June). Accessed July 20, 2018.