Tom Lenk on queer icons, axe murder and whether his Buffy character was gay
Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Tom Lenk is one of the many performers making waves at the Edinburgh Fringe – but his show isn’t what you might expect.
Lenk’s latest show Lottie Plachett took a Hatchet has been billed as a “high-camp” retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. For those not in the know, Borden became famous when she was tried and acquitted for the axe murders of her father and stepmother in 1892.
It might not sound like fertile ground for a camp extravaganza, but Lizzie Borden’s story is a unique one. In the near century since her death, she’s become a feminist icon in her own right, while others have imagined her as a queer legend.
Ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe, PinkNews caught up with Tom Lenk to talk about what makes Lizzie