January 26th, 2004

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"Butch Mystique" to Air on Showtime

"Butch Mystique" is scheduled to air on Wednesday, February 4th, 2004 At 8:00pm on Showtime. Check out the Showtime web site for EST showings.

BUTCH Mystique
Director: Debra A. Wilson

Butch Mystique exposes the rules, thoughts, passions, and concerns of African American butch-stud, identified lesbians. Women from varying backgrounds-as mothers, activists, and artists--share raw, powerful and intimate thoughts on being outside the norm, being powerful butch identified women and being themselves.

Wilson is an award-winning filmmaker whose most recent work, Butch Mystique, opened to critical acclaim at the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.

In 2001, she received honorable mention from the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame for producing her first short documentary NIA: A Gathering of Our Sisterhood, which made the festival rounds in New York, Atlanta and San Francisco.

In 2002, Wilson was granted completion funds in 2002 from Horizons/Frameline Foundation for Butch Mystique, beating out 85 other applicants, and in 2003 won Best Short/Audience Award from over 194 films in the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.

A native of California, she has worked in the film industry for 15 years in variety of roles, including talent coordinator for news and entertainment where she recruited sports, weather and on-air personalities for CBS NEWS, FOX News and Disney as well as network affiliates. She also worked as casting assistant at Reuben Cannon & Associates in Los Angeles; where she worked on such projects as Mama Flora's Family, and countless other Movies of the Week and television specials.

At Tam Communications as Associate Producer she produced several corporate training videos, sales and marketing videos, tv commercials, and direct-to-video projects.

Wilson earned a B.A. degree in Television Film Production at Cal-State University Northridge. She is president of Moyo Entertainment Inc., a production and distribution company based in Oakland, CA, and was director of programming for the 2003 Oakland International Black Gay & Lesbian Film Festival held in August.

(x-posted to my journal, thesexualsocial, and postqueer).

Sex party etiquette?

Hello all,

I'll soon be writing an article for a web-mag I design about etiquette at a sex party. The idea came to me on New Years eve when the diatic integrity of a sexual situation in which I was involved was compromised [two became more-than-two]. I was not so okay with the uninvited guests, but was unsure of how to tell them that they were unwelcome. It wasn't like my trick and I were behind a locked door, and I knew I was in the midst of a particularly slutty crowd [my crowd, just to clarify for those who think I'm being judgemental].

I realize that if there's ever a time not to be a pushover, it's while having uncomfortable and not-so-okay sex, so my article will be a mixture of apropriately sarcastic narative and tips/etiquette/etc.

I have been to my share of sex parties before, but never got in on the action [for whatever reasons] and never bothered to learn the etiquette. So I put it to you: Simple rules of sex parties? Anything steadfast and universal? Anything that works particularly well for you? Amusing anecdotes?

Any help y'all can give would be greatly appreciated. Please include a name [Doesn't have to be yours] I can use if I quote you [or specify if it's not okay to do that].

The address for the magazine is www.JUNK-MAG.com

So, Sexperts, have at it.


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This is the text of Section 1 of the proposed Federal Marriage Act:

"Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution or the constitution of any State, nor state or federal law, shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups."

I knew of the amendment before, of course, but I've just come across the actual text for [part of] it...the thing that makes me angry about this is that not only will the passing of this legislation ban gay marriage altogether, it has a clause there at the end which seems to also prevent the passage of domestic partner-type laws...we've got them here in Cali, and it's looking as if this amendment will prevent such laws from going into effect in other states, and may threaten states with them already in place.  Thoughts?

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