Piracy 101 or Hey Ladies! Here’s How To Shoot Yourself in the Foot! By Anna Romer. 08.02.08 Pics courtesy of POWERUP
If aliens were to land on this planet, they would gather from our films that women lose all value after the age of 25, and their sole purpose in life is to be fuckable. They do not get angry unless there is something chemically imbalanced in what little brain they have.
They are not unpleasant. They don’t wreak their blowouts. They are hairless from their lower eyelids down. And most importantly they do not ever, EVER choose a woman over a man unless it’s an experiment. Then it’s more than okay. And of course the lesbian the lead once experimented with either kills herself, or goes off with someone less attractive.
After ten too many of these films, you and your best friend are this close to going underground, living off the grid, growing your own veggies, rolling your own tampons. But before going there, the two of you spend whatever free time between your collective jobs writing, filming and editing your own film. You call upon your friends who jump in, donating all their creative skills because this is their chance to say something that just isn’t being said. Tempers may flare, the day may grow long, the scene may not work out exactly as you plan but you forge ahead because, dammit, women everywhere need to see that these films CAN be made and DO matter. And what’s more, they can be very, very good.
And then, right before it’s done, some cretin puts a rough, unfinished copy on the internet. Let the downloads begin.
This is what happened with Itty Bitty Titty Committee.
You’ll recall our article about this little gem. The divine humans that made this film possible are all part of POWER UP
(Professional Organization of Women in Entertainment Reaching Up) a nonprofit organization geared towards challenging perception through film. POWER UP's mission is to promote the visibility and integration of gay women
in entertainment, the arts and all forms of media.
Any self-respecting dyke, hell, any self-respecting woman should join this organization because everything they do, they do for you. If this seems lofty of me to say, then think of all the major studios with their hefty accounts who do NOT do films for you. Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Bros Studios, released a statement saying there would be no more films with female leads as they don’t bring in the numbers. Whether he’s