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Main Title: Caught in the act : a memoir / Shane Jenek aka Courtney Act. Book Cover
Author: Jenek, Shane, author.
Imprint: Neutral Bay, NSW : Pantera, 2021.
Collation: 341 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits, paeprback ; 24 cm.
Subject: Act, Courtney.
Jenek, Shane.
Singing and singers
ABIA nominations
Drag queens
LGBTQIA+ people
Genderfluid people
ISBN: 9780648795131 (paperback)
An intensely personal account of Jenek's experience growing into a proud, passionate, politically active, genderfluid, queer Australian icon all while the world watches on. Boy, girl, artist, advocate. Courtney is more than the sum of her parts. Meet Shane Jenek. Raised in the Brisbane suburbs by loving parents, Shane realises from a young age that he's not like all the other boys. He finds his tribe at a performing arts agency, where he discovers his passion for song, dance and performance. Shane makes a promise to himself- to find a bigger stage. Meet Courtney Act. Born in Sydney around the turn of the millennium, Courtney makes her name in the gay bars of Oxford Street and then on Australian Idol. Over ten years later, she makes star turns on RuPaul's Drag Race and Celebrity Big Brother UK, bringing her unique take on drag and gender to the world. Behind this rise to national and global fame is a story of searching for and finding oneself. Told with Courtney's trademark candour and wit, Caught in the Act is about our journey towards understanding gender, sexuality and identity. It's an often hilarious and at times heartbreaking memoir from a beloved drag and entertainment icon. Most of all, it's a bloody good time.

Includes bibliographical references.
ABIA longlist 2022
ABIA shortlist 2022
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 792.1 ACT Available