Caught in the Act : A Memoir by Courtney Act

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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.

'Glorious, heartfelt, passionate and inspirational - a glamorous frock-filled adventure that explores the full fluidity of Shane's boundless bravery, love and humanity.' Osher Günsberg

'Funny, smart, kind and entirely addictive, this is a glorious insight into an exceptional life. A road map for anyone who feels different and wants to let that side of themself shine.' – Matt Lucas

'Courtney is a true star. I'm so thrilled with this book and its beautiful, powerful storytelling.' – Carlotta

Published / 02 Nov 2021
Format / Paperback
Edition / 1st
Extent / 364
ISBN / 9780648795131
Imprint / Pantera Press
Dimensions / 234 x 153 mm
Publisher / Pantera Press Pty Ltd