Guinevere Turner & Sarah Schulman "Oh My!"

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Guinevere Turner & Sarah Schulman "Oh My!"

Anna Margarita Albelo is probably one of the most insightful, provocative and hilarious filmmakers of our day... not to mention a friend of Velvetpark. Her latest endeavor Hooters has been premiering in LGBT film festivals on the West Coast.

We met Albelo in 2006 at Dinah Shore, to say the least she made the whole experience bearable. Albelo was there doing a documentary for Canal+, the French Cable version of Showtime. She made sloppy drunk lesbians, well, glamors and compelling — no small feat.

Hooters is a docu-comedy-drama about the making of seminal lesbian filmmaker, Cheryl Dunye's (Watermellon Woman) lastest film The Owls.

The women who appear in Hooters are some of the most influential lesbians in film and literature. Pioneers and icons who have crafted our contemporary culture; Sarah Schulman, Cheryl Dunye, Guinivere Turner, Lisa Gornick, Skyler Cooper. Watch clips below.

Albelo's film premiered at Frameline in San Fransisco and you can catch it at OUTFEST, the LGBT film fest in Los Angeles; "ALL GIRL FRIDAY" 7:15 pm at the DGA, July 16, 2010. The 2nd program: 5pm at the REDCAT, July 18th 2010.

In Albelo's own words: "French filmmaker, Jean-Luc Godard said all you need to make a movie was a girl and a gun. For these lesbian filmmakers, all you need is an idea and some friends. Shot in a little over 6 days, 45 Lesbian and Queer Culture makers featuring: Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Sarah Schulman, Alexandra Juhaz, Lisa Gornick, Deak Evangenikos and Skyler Cooper, formed, The Parliament Collective who, on created through debates on race, gender, sexuality, and age, a film about murder without killing each other. They contributed to Dunye's signature style of narrative-documentary filmmaking where personal truth is as important as public fiction."

And P.S. check out the lesbians that were interviewed in LA (on the East Side) for this doc. They, um, don't resemble those WeHo lesbos on TRLW. that's all, thank you.

Comments [9]

chelilektra's picture

Oh My Goodness

This is where it all went oh so very wrong. I saw it in NY and the screening was less than stellar. Put your $ to Le Tigre: On Tour. It's far better.


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KJ's picture


Jack Halberstam I love you.

This film looks fantastic. It's interesting to see inside the way queer community is cut up by its various labels and generations. Sarah Schulman, for example, seems to express such bitterness over labor that has been unrewarded and unrecognized. Her book Ties That Bind was similar--viciously critical, and a little sad. I sympathize with the full measure of her critique, but I also just want to hug her, tell her some of us know Audre Lorde and Susan Sontag and Sarah Schulman, a little, and we can be mad at those of us who don't, but at the end of the day we're all queer family. Among many other fruits of difficult political labor, apolitical gs and bs and ls and ts have the choice to be apolitical, to live openly or closeted or as best they can. To be angry with their wasted power I understand, but to nurture anger into bitterness seems to me like only one more kind of waste.

I am so fired up by young queers: not even queers my own age, in their early 20s, but teenagers who fighting in their schools and families and certainly with themselves to explore and expand and claim a little territory of queerness for their own. All our histories, lives of both fame and obscurity, have much to teach us and our youth, and those histories give us stories to understand ourselves as a part of. I don't know that we can demand young people learn our histories unless we protect them, elaborate them, tell them as the inheritance that belongs to our people. And in my opinion, the bigger the fold, the better.

Rockets's picture

I find that first clip frightening...

Mainly because, I'm seriously uneducated. I'll admit it. I know little to nothing about the LGBTQ movement from the early 70ies, (aside from what I've been able to glean from popular cinema) and although I'm probably a little bit older then the demographic Sarah Schullman had a big boner hate on for... I could feel her contempt. (I'm relatively new tho so... ) I'm not "out" at work, I'm not "out" to most of my family... my bags are chocked full of all kinds of crap ~ religious, political, familial ~ but I can see her point.

I need a book list, I want to be a better queer.

I know for a fact I've offend people on FB my naivete which comes off as insensitivity or just plain stupidity when I've read something and taken it at face value and posted it as "interesting!" because frankly, I don't have experience, I don't have battle scars up and down my honor and I don't know or understand the history.

... and, I'm sorry.

Shit, I only watched the clip... imagine what people will feel like after watching the whole movie. I hope I get the opportunity to see it here, where I live. Because right now - all I got on my horizon is those damn The Real L Word ladies... and I can't relate.

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Not2Taem's picture

Great! But gone?

I viewed 2 clips and noticed that there was a new on in the second box: The Killing of Youth. Tried to watch it and got: Too Late! The video has been removed by the user. Now none of them are playing.  Sad

Still, what I saw was great. Real conversations with real women, what a concept.

Robin Rigby's picture

I've seen Kate Clinton &

I've seen Kate Clinton & Suzanne Westenhoefer live & they are funny women but I think it's unfair to compare them & their career choices to Ellen & her choices.  It's not like Ellen knew she would become a big star & then be able to come out and make a big splash.  She came out when she was ready, just like the rest of us.  

Personally, I think that sometimes coming out after people know you is more powerful because they are forced to confront their preconceived notions about gay people. 

Also, who says that Ellen is more successful than those other comediennes? She's more well-known & has more money but who says those things are the only measure of success?

Keeli M's picture

Sarah Schulman - SWOON!

The Philly Queer Film Festival starts this week and I am offically depressed that it won't be showing here.  Such great discussions by some amazing people.  I'm still dying over trans-woman+trans-queer=straight? Ahahahaha! These are people we need representing! 

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SMBrown's picture

Oh my indeed!!  Could not

Oh my indeed!!  Could not think of two more different women to put in a room together, much less ask to collaborate!!  God help 'em!

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Tex's picture


Would love to attend this year....or any year! OUTFEST is now officially on my Bucket List!

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