Not only did Against Me! perform on the Late Show, Laura Jane Grace sat down with Seth Meyers and discussed her recently released memoir Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout.
In the interview, LJG explains that she’s kept her personal journals from back when she was 16 to present day, and that what she kept in those journals is what fills the content of her memoir. She was then asked what she plans on doing with the journals, to which she replied “I plan on burning them, a nice big bon fire.”
Continuing the interview, Seth Meyers asked Laura about Against Me!’s long history of playing all kinds of venues, which apparently includes a Subway restaurant!
The really compelling part of the interview is when Meyers and Grace discuss the controversial use of the word “tranny” in the title of her memoir. Grace stated,
“I hate that word. I definitely don’t identify with that word. I don’t like hearing it used for other people. It’s almost mentally taxing to look at my book in ways. But it captures a lot of what the book is about. A lot of what the book is about is internalized transphobia and self-hate—and that’s an experience I had, and I went through. It’s an apt title for the book. There’s a certain amount of reclamation with that. There’s a certain amount even with the subtitle—of saying the thing about yourself that you fear the most or that you hate the most before anyone else can say it.”
Watch Against Me! perform “333” on the Late Show below!
Against Me!’s new album Shape Shift With Me was released on Sept. 16 and Laura Jane Grace’s memoir Tranny: Confessions Of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout was released on Nov. 15.