Posted by Lil Miss Hot Mess on August 25, 2011
No, my dream is not to become a major movie star. It’s not really even to play Michelle Tea in a short film version of Valencia — as my roommate asked, “isn’t that every young-queer-who-lives-in-the-Mission’s dream?” The answer, as we all know, is YES. Which is why it doesn’t count as my dream.
My real dream has been to have a KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN! Seriously, everyone is doing it and I want in on the action. It’s like free money right? And finally I have a reason! So please take a look at our campaign, chip in a few bucks (every dollar counts, NOTAFLOF, blah blah blah), etc. I’m always keeping score.
Click above to watch our short promo video and to contribute (and get really great rewards)! Michelle Tea’s classic DIY dyke drama Valencia gets taken over by an all drag queen cast! V-Day, heartbreak + eggs on the wall!
Cast: Lil Miss Hot Mess, Haute Gloo, Jerry Lee Manhattan, Aurora Switchblade, Rotimi Agbabiaka, Lynee Breedlove, Hamisi Nunes. Crew: Jerry Lee Manhattan, Jenn Kolmel, Fjord Vox, Ed Varga.
Posted by Lil Miss Hot Mess on July 21, 2011
One of my latest performances (at least the ones I remember to record) from Some Thing’s Pride show on June 24 at the Stud. It’s to Karen O’s “All Is Love” from Where The Wild Things Are (which I loved, don’t hate). I really wanted to do something sweet and about queer love and connection and family and you know. Enjoy:
Thanks to my chorus of kids: Marc, Maziar, Alex, Jerry Lee, Devon, Jesse, Ivan, Bobby, Matt, Ryan, David, Oscar (and am I forgetting anyone, sorry!). And thanks to Michael for taping! Also, I messed up at one point, but you totally can’t even tell.
Posted by Lil Miss Hot Mess on May 28, 2011
Those who know me well and know that I very rarely get excited about electoral politics. It’s not that I think it’s not important, but I just have trouble compromising and I tend to prioritize other work. BUT, I’m getting really really excited about John Avalos for Mayor! With him, I guess I feel like I don’t have to compromise and I am excited by the thought of having a truly progressive and community-oriented mayor in City Hall.
I was tipped off to Avalos’s campaign by a friend of mine who is a queer woman of color and organizer in the Arab-American community, whose politics I trust and work I admire deeply. There are links to articles at the bottom of this post that speak more to his experience and platform, but here’s what she said about John:
Prior to and during his time as Supervisor, he has been the most humble, passionate, tireless, and generous advocate on behalf of poor and working communities, particularly our communities of color that are being pushed out of SF.
I’ve decided to help out with the campaign, and am one of the “hosts” of a Queers for Avalos Happy Hour on Friday, June 10 at Dolores Park Cafe. Please consider joining me, even if you don’t identify as queer, someone who lives in SF, or someone who cares about local politics. We need support from everyone who wants a more sustainable and livable city!
Here’s some easy ways you can get involved:
But can he win? YES! Although he may not be a front-runner (yet), it’s always useful to have someone who can raise the important issues (watch the doc on Shirley Chisholm if you don’t know what I’m talking about) AND especially with this being the first Ranked-Choice mayoral election there’s a lot of opportunity (look at Jean Quan in Oakland)!
Posted by Lil Miss Hot Mess on May 19, 2011
Yesterday was my last day working for Frameline, which left me with a heavy heart. It’s a job I’ve loved over the past three years, but it’s time for new challenges and a change of scenery!
I once was given an award by a staff member for “Best use of the Frameline brand to promote herself,” so I had to live up to that one last time, and created this video to so “so long” (never “goodbye”) to my family there:
But trust: I’ll still be kicking it around the festival!
PS: Apologies that the video is a little squished — I can’t figure out the right compression specs for this mother!
Update: my video got reposted on Queerty (thanks!) and the video has reached more than 2000 views, which equals more than my little brother’s rap video so I am happy.
Posted by Lil Miss Hot Mess on May 12, 2011
But as you all know, I am 100% REAL.
More coming, but just wanted a minute to vent about the fact that Facebook disabled my LMHM account because it wasn’t a “real” name. They restored it, but with my boy name, which is homo/transphobic and a violation of my privacy.
I am still trying to reason with them, but frankly this is ridiculous. It makes me realize how much of our stuff they “own” and just how much our virtual identities matter.