Angela Robinson Falls Out with Power Up Over "Girltrash!"

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Angela Robinson Falls Out with Power Up Over "Girltrash!"

Remember way back in the day the earliest of experiments in lesbian webisodery? Back in the days of The L Word, the first 9 episodes of Girltrash! created by Angela Robinson aired on OurChart in 2007. The series was a comedy-action-pulp fiction set in Los Angeles, with five leading lesbian heros. Yet, despite the interest in this series and an avid fan base only two more episodes were made in 2009 then it all went dark on the project.

Within the last year Girltrash! the movie was being produced in conjunction with the formerly lesbian movie making organization Power UP. But as of last week things seemed to have soured between the partners, enough so that Robinson backed away from the film last week saying "Stacy Codikow and POWER UP has been, without a doubt, the worst experience of my career. Because Stacy has been so horrible I will never again be involved in any project in which Stacy Codikow or POWER UP is involved."

The following is the official statement by Robinson:

“Girltrash!” is a project close to my heart.

I was trying to find a way to make affordable, quality lesbian entertainment and develop a brand that would encompass web series, movies, television, graphic novels and stage musicals.  To this end, after first making a web series and a penning a graphic novel, I produced “Girltrash: All Night Long” with Stacy Codikow.

I love the movie and each and every person that tirelessly worked on this project – the crew and mentees that donated their time and energy for free or for cut rates, the incredible musicians, Lisa Rieffel and Johnny Dunn, who wrote fantastic songs, the awesome actors who worked all night long for months on end, Luke Tierney, the composer and Chris Hill, the editor, and of course, Alex Kondracke, the amazing director. I am extremely proud of the work that was done.

But POWER UP is presenting a version of the film that I have not seen, that is unfinished and that has not been creatively approved by me and as a result, I do not support nor validate any screenings or commercial sales of “Girltrash: All Night Long” at this time.

Working with Stacy Codikow and POWER UP has been, without a doubt, the worst experience of my career. Because Stacy has been so horrible I will never again be involved in any project in which Stacy Codikow or POWER UP is involved.



Comments [1]

Jenny Aisenberg's picture

bummer, dude :(

I was wondering what the f&%k happened to the girltrash movie. this is awfully depressing news. and robinson's statement doesn't really shed any light on how or why power up wrested control of her film away from, presumably during post-production. wtf, power up??? you're supposed to be empowering queer lady filmmakers, as is your motto. I have been following robinson's career ever since the first screening of the 15-minute version of DEBS in the providence queer film festival, so if she says stacy codikow is on the shit list, I'm inclined to believe it. that said, if and when the damn movie actually comes to print, I'm probably gonna see it...it's been too long in the making to ignore! Sad

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