LOS ANGELES, CA – Journalist Lynsey G., author of Watching Porn, has launched a campaign on Kickstarter.com to fund the first of seven issues of “Tracy Queen,” her proposed graphic novel featuring a cam girl who fights for women’s empowerment and against sexual repression. With a goal of raising $9,500, the campaign runs through November 22.
“I felt this was the right time to launch ‘Tracy Queen’ and bring this message of female empowerment home through this unlikely and uniquely American character, Tracy Queen,” Lynsey G said.
“She is a champion of women and women’s rights and isn’t afraid to take on those who shame women for being sexual. She’s a feminist. She’s a warrior. She’s sex-positive. She’s great with a sword – truly a new kind of hero for the #MeToo generation!” G. added.
“Tracy Queen” tells the story of a twenty-something Tracy Queen, whose boyfriend just discovered that she’s part of her grandfather’s organized crime syndicate and dumped her. At the end of a very bad day, Queen befriends a talking raccoon who inspires her to get away from her grandfather’s stifling control. Our hero soon realizes she can make money by web camming and dives in, feeling empowered and self-sufficient — but that’s when she realizes how truly repressed women are for being sexual or doing sex work.
Soon, she is fighting for her life and those of other women facing predatory men bent on victimizing them.
Although the character Tracy Queen works in the adult industry, the graphic novel is not pornographic or sexual in nature. It does, however, feature issues facing adult industry performers and sex workers.
“There is some nudity illustrated, and of course sexual situations, but this is a story about a person who owns her sexuality. It’s not a story about sex itself,” G. explained.
The Kickstarter campaign will fund the production and printing of Volume 1, the first of 7 issues that will eventually make up the whole graphic novel. Volume 1 will contain 36 pages of Queen’s story, along with as many pages of guest art as possible by fans of “Tracy Queen.”
Among the Kickstarter perks are a cameo appearance in an upcoming issue of “Tracy Queen,” a digital download of “Tracy Queen Vol. 1,” a signed, printed copy of “Tracy Queen Vol. 1,” a signed original sketch by “Tracy Queen” artist Jayel Draco, along with a variety of other items such as original Tracy Queen t-shirts, tote bags and more.
For more information, visit TracyQueen.com.