For many of us, society’s norm for sexuality and body is perceived as narrow, perhaps unattainable. It takes courage to stand up for yourself and be who you are when you really feel like hiding. Frida Marida is a brave, spectacular and oriental drag queen who bridges the gap between homophobia and homosexuality, body shaming and self love, and different parts of the Norwegian and Lebanese society.
In this event you will experience Frida Marida’s spellbinding performance, interviews and acts with some of her friends. The list will be updated!
Cassie Brødskive/Jens Martin Hartvedt Arvesen is an experienced and inspired drag artist, that this year initiated the first drag queen class on an Norwegian folk high school.
Frida Marida is Hani Assaf’s alter ego. Hani grew up in Lebanon. Even with a reputation as one of the region’s most socially liberal countries, strong religious and traditional mores make their mark on the expression of and attitude towards sexuality. As gay, Hani soon experienced that the gender divided society was hard to manouvre in, and there was not enough space for his real needs for intimacy and sex. Coming to Norway, a whole new world opened up. Hani wanted to experience sex free from the inheritance of his background – but his background and internalized homophobia still stuck.