Archive for January, 2011

More festivals, and a hilarious translation

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Leading Ladies is going to a couple more festivals soon.

Out at the Movies
Northern New York
Friday March 25, 7pm

Festival Gay & Lesbian de Belgique
Saturday February 12, 9pm

When I used my Google translate option on this page here is what it said:

“Campari’s is a family of women. Sheri, mom, former champion of balls, place all its hopes on his youngest daughter, Tasi. It reveals an authoritarian and abusive mother, living by proxy through Tasi.
Toni, the eldest daughter must support the others, the support and be patient. The only man in this world of women is Cedric’s partner dance Tasi and best friend Toni. All seems well oiled in this mechanism until the day when Toni fell madly in love with Mona.”

Write up about LL in Desert Sun

Monday, January 24th, 2011

We got a little write up in the Lifestyle pages of The Desert Sun.

I guess the first comment left was something offensive because it was deleted by the webmaster and referred to by the other comment. Sigh… There will always be people like that out there, I guess. Hopefully less and less every generation.

Palm Springs interview

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Here’s an interview with E & D on KMIR NBC 6 in Palm Springs. Can you believe Erika had a broken jaw? I mean, it’s mostly healed by now, but still. Can’t slow her down.

It’s alway nice to be reminded that the movie has gone to over 20 festivals! Wooo!

Cheerbleeders, still at it – Dedfest

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Cheerbleeders, the delightful short film I was in a few years ago, is playing in Canada with the 1985 film Demons, presented by Dedfest

Thursday, January 27th @ 9PM
Metro Cinema
9828-101A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada

OMG It’s RAVEN! Gay!la after party

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

The after party was at Toucan’s Tiki Lounge. Surprise! They make a delicious Mai Thai. Not having eaten much before hand, I got plenty drunk on 2 drinks that night. They were handing out either disco ball necklaces or mini feather boas at the door so i went with the boa. (makes a keen cat toy later.)

There was a Drag Queen named Tommi Rose (had to look it up) who performed and then acted as hostess.

There was another named Bella (I think) at the door.

Shortly after the first number, the hostess announced the next performer was none other than Raven, the runner up (who should have won) from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 2!

I wanted to get my picture with her, but I couldn’t find her afterward. Oh well. Still rad.

I met a bunch of people who loved the movie. I met the Swedes who made Simple Simon. I danced a lot.

It was a blast! There are some more pics on the Leading Ladies Facebook page.

We had to go back to LA the next day, but apparently Friday morning completely sold out and the audience was also super awesome and loved it! Yay!

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Wednesday was the big Gala day. We arrived at the Renaissance Hotel to get our passes around 2:30. The program was like a giant catalog sized book. (We got a whole page spread for just our movie!) We grabbed a complimentary soda and then picked up some tickets I’d ordered for the couple we were staying with. Our friends’ parents live out there so we crashed at their place.

We met up with E & D at a restaurant and had a drink. Then we went to their hotel to change and get ready.

The festival had a social hour at the hotel so we went over there to chat with folks.

We met some people who work at the festival or other festivals around the country. We met a distribution guy who’d worked on a bunch of stuff I knew. I bet we knew some of the same people, or at least one degree of separation, because he’d working on various horror films in the past and I have friends who are pretty involved in that scene.

Nikki got there with a couple of friends, but since they were not passholders they couldn’t come in. we decided to head over to the theater at the museum anyway so they could set up the merchandise table and we could talk to the crowd. It was at least a half hour before the movie and the line was already up around the stairs and to the parking lot. As it got closer the line went down the street.

I walked down the line with Erika talking to the people and handing out tattoos. Everyone was really friendly and excited for the film.
The line started moving and Nikki wasn’t there yet (she’d gone to grab some food), so we left her tix at the box office. It was too cold to wait outside. Jeff was running the merch table, but it was close to start time so we went in and found seats. Nikki got there right after that.

Erika and Dan said a bit before the movie and then it started.

What an audience! Seriously, they were the best I’ve seen it with so far. Wonderfully boisterous. So much laughter and applause during the film. They got every joke. They cried in the sad scenes. It was so great to see such a response in such a big crowd. I’m not sure it officially sold out Wednesday, but it was really close if not. Afterward we did a Q&A over the credits since they are fairly long and we didn’t want people to leave before we got up there. I heard 2 stories I hadn’t heard before. unfortunately I forgot Jeff was at the march table so I didn’t get any footage from after the movie.

Heading out of the theater a few people had us sign their tickets. I still have a terrible signature. Oh well. Makes it unique.

Gala Event Tonight!

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

We’re getting ready to drive out to Palm Springs right now for the big Leading Ladies Gala tonight! If you’re near Palm Springs tonight, get your tickets now because they are selling fast. You can also get tix to the after party at that link too. Gonna be a fun time! I’m very excited. Yay!