Like meteor showers and shooting stars, this octet of brightly burning performers are, in their aloneness, also suffused with a patina of ambisexuality
, ultimately begging the question: Where can Lock go from here?
All the better, since what is germane to my argument is the way in which gender destabilization is put in play as a result of projecting the orient in a particular way: namely, a boundless space empowering the European woman to act out the fantasy of ambisexuality
. To echo Marjorie Garber's pun, Sackville-West's 1920s literary production is suffused with the "chic of Araby" (321).
These separated breasts in the diegetic space, argues Kaite, are a construction of the pornographic ambisexuality
of the female model.