I also enjoyed that it addressed what it was like to be in the movement. I think it's nice to know what folks did but it's great to hear the dirt. There was a lot of personal impetus to be part of the movement--everyone's friends were dying. And also, I liked that folks were honest about how they didn't go cruising in bars, they joined this activist movement so they could cruise and also do something important with their time. I don't know, it was an important thread of realness that definitely made this documentary feel like a homegrown history rather than a documentary from an outsiders' perspective.
As I figure out this whole WordPress business (continued big love to Sinclair for all the help) I will put a link up on the header to my calendar. For now, check out my upcoming gigs. And I strongly encourage all of y’all to consider coming to Atlanta for the Femme Mafia Masquerade. It is a fun, cheap getaway (flights are under $200 right now) and the show is great, the ball is so fun, the debauchery guaranteed AND Atlanta has amazingly good bbq and brunch, 2 of my favorite things of all time. Muse is my date to the Masquerade and her dress alone is going to be worth the trip. Not to mention the antics Rachael and I will be up to.
Upcoming performances featuring Bevin Branlandingham!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 * Brooklyn, NY
8pm-11pm, Pay what you will
Sugarland: 221 N. 9th Street, Williamsburg
Bevin Femmecees show with
Athens Boys Choir
Featuring Videos by Ali Cotterill and U People
Saturday, January 24, 2009 * Philadelphia, PA POSTPONED!!
Mr. Philadelphia Drag King Contest
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
$5 in drag / $10 not
William Way LGBT Community Center: 1315 Spruce Street
Bevin Femmecees biggest Dyke March fundraiser of the year (for the 6th time)!
Saturday, January 31, 2009 * Atlanta, GA
Femme Mafia Masquerade
8pm, $20 tickets available at www.femmemafia.com
Bevin Branlandingham Femmecee
Tristan Skye Emcee
Amy Bielawski Fire Breather
Daddy Jane Comedian
Devin Licquor Drag King
Owen McCord Male Illusionist
Ms. Stewart Burlesque Dancer
Vagina Jenkins Burlesque Queen
Nicole Chisholm Cigar Girl
Dress is Formal with a Queer Twist!
Bevin Femmecees the biggest Femme Social event of the year for the third time! It is completely worth the bargain flight to Atlanta for some hot, magical femme love and sensational BBQ and Brunch (not included in the ticket price but I’ll let you know where to eat).
P.S. If you are a Queer Fat Femme and intend to attend the masquerade, please get in touch with Bevin about her new photo project!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 * Brooklyn, NY
Re/Dress NYC Grand Opening Gala!
6pm reception followed by show
Re/Dress: 109 Boerum Place www.redressnyc.com
Bevin Femmecees the opening of the most unique plus size shopping experience in the country!
The World Famous *BOB*
…and surprise guests!!
Saturday, February 28, 2009 * Brooklyn, NY
Gayety! A Queer Comedy Cabaret!
Re/Dress: 109 Boerum Place
Bevin Femmecees & Performs w/
Zaedryn Meade a/k/a Sinclair Sexsmith
And other Gayety Guests
February’s theme: Halfway to Michfest! Love it or hate it, Fest is part of dyke culture and we’ve all got something to say about it!
Gayety Queer Comedy Cabaret has its triumphant return the last Saturday of each month. Accessible, interesting, and compelling comedy is just what the doctor ordered!
…stay tuned at http://queerfatfemme.com/calendar for more!