Women under suspicion is a study on dissident forms of sexuality under Francoism, which places particular emphasis on the relationships between women from a gender perspective. The lack of examples of female sexuality during this period makes a linear A to Z history difficult to trace, compounded by the veil of silence imposed both by the reality at the time as well as by the women themselves. Many were repressed but were also rebellious subjects who experienced with forms of sexuality which undermined the single heterosexual model of the time, refusing to accept a destiny of passiveness.
A project was organised in collaboration with Intermediae Matadero-Madrid where Toxic Lesbian Open Dialogues were held in November 2012 to present Women under suspicion, with the participation of the project coordinator Raquel Osborne in dialogue with writer Raquel (Lucas) Platero, researchers María Rosón Villena and Fefa Vila, and professors Jordi M. Monferrer Tomás and Kira Mahamud. Special guest Carlota Leret O´Neill, the daughter of republican writer and prisoner of Franco, Carlota O´Neill, was present, as well as the attending public.
Open Dialogues in Intermediae, Matadero, Madrid (2012). With the participation of Raquel Osborne, Jordi M. Monferrer, Raquel (Lucas) Platero, Enrique González Duro, Fefa Vila and Carlota Leret O’Neill and presentation of the video by Cecilia Montagut PART 1, PART 2, PART 3