June 6th, 2005

Another interesting New Fest offering--TONIGHT, in NYC

Reposted from a friend--I can't go but looks interesting.--s_s

Jules Rosskam's movie "transparent" is premiering (as in the WORLD premiere) this coming Monday, June 6th at 5:30 pm at the Lowes 34th street theater. Please come out and support the film. To buy tickets ahead of time go to: www.newfest.org and to find out more about the movie go to: www.transparentthemovie.com or the director's site www.mamsir.com


Pink or blue. Male or Female. Mommy or Daddy. Categories that we all take for granted are blown wide open in "transparent", a new documentary film about 19 female-to-male transsexuals living in the United States who have given birth and, in all but a few stories, gone on to raise their biological children.

"transparent" focuses on its subjects' lives as parents revealing the diverse ways in which each person reconciles this part
of their history - giving birth and being biological mothers - now that they identify as male and are perceived by the world, but only
sometimes by their children, as men. The first-person stories in "transparent" explain how changing genders is dealt with and impacts
the relationships, if at all, within these families.

This film has a shocking facade - as a story about transsexual parents - but viewers will be struck by its universality. The subjects resonate powerfully as "normal" parents and human beings dealing with issues like single parenthood, teen pregnancy and their children's emotional and physical development. But through these extraordinary men, the film challenges, like never before the ways that we relate to one another, particularly within our immediate families, based on gender.
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Apollo and Midnighter - part 3

Not much to say today, but I will share a response I got in reference to what I said in part 2...

"Funny you think this escapes the great screaming queendom. Doris Day references are about as old school sissy as you can get."

Good point...

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Award-winning queer/trans performer on tour - want in?

Theater artist, writer, pornographer and gender-f*cker S. Bear Bergman is on tour through the Eastern US this summer, with hir solo show Clearly Marked and also hir erotic stories and slam poetry. Bergman took "Best Socio-Political Play" and "Best of the Festival" at the 2004 National LGBT Theater Festival with Clearly Marked (a one-hour, low tech solo performance about being queer, trans, Jewish, fat, a writer, and elsewise just plain complicated).

Ze is also available to read erotica (aka smut) - Bear was published in Best Lesbian Erotica '05, Best of the Best Lesbian Erotica 2, Ultimate Lesbian Erotica '05 (writing as Jess Davis), Hot Lesbian Erotica, and several more. Or, to host (and/or feature) a queer poetry slam.

Get more information about performances and the Bear hirself at www.sbearbergman.com.

Bear will be traveling south from Boston to Alabama and back, from 15 July to 15 August. Please email if you are interested in having this amazing performer in your venue! Houseparties are also completely possible (and how popular would you be, hosting a queer smut night in your living room...?)

What people are saying about S. Bear Bergman:

"Smart, heart-filled...and hot." (Kate Bornstein) "A great success!" (The Advocate) "...universal, completely paradigm-abusing, and *&^%$#! funny as hell!" (Randy Arndt) "Soul searching and funny" (Bay Windows)" "Delicious, funny funny funny, and boy does it make you think!" (Carol Queen) "Pitch-perfect, hilarious, beautifully written...very, very smart." (The Ontarion) "unconventional, totally authentic...sincere, straightforward style, crisp storytelling and perfect comic timing." (Metroline)

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