Hello folks! My partner Jessica Salgado and I are starting a queer film project, and we need your help!
A little about us:
Jess is a young, queer, woman of color filmmaker who creates films that center around social justice and community. She is a senior in Digital Media and Film Production at the Art Institute of California – San Francisco and “Queering Boundaries” will be her senior project. I (Ashley) am a senior at Mills College in the Creative Writing program, with a double minor in Spanish and Queer Studies.
“Queering Boundaries” is a short documentary on “Queer”—how the term functions as an identity and politics. Our primary intended audience is the LGBT community, especially those who are not familiar with “queer” as an identity term. Our goal is to open up an inter-generational dialogue in the queer community and also support those who embrace this term and its multiplicity of possibilities. We will present a brief history of the term and its uses (gender, sexuality, politics, slurs versus empowerment), then show three to five queer-identified individuals and their lived experience.
How you can be involved:
We are looking for queer-identifying individuals (however you define it) to be involved with and support the project in different ways, whether that is agreeing to be interviewed, assisting with the actual filming, donating time and equipment, recommending reading, introducing us to people who would be interested in the project, or helping us bounce ideas around.
We want to listen to your experience and knowledge of queer history, theory, and community, and lived political experience. Interviewees will be given a list of the interview questions prior to the interview, and do not have to answer all of the questions if they make the individual uncomfortable. We may ask to follow some of the interviewees for a day to show a rounder picture of the individual and how being queer does or doesn’t affect other aspects of their lives.
And to fellow queer filmmakers: if this sounds like a project you’d like to be a part of creating, please drop us a line!
You can contact us via email at: QueeringBoundaries@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter (@QueerThis) and Facebook (facebook.com/QueeringBoundaries) to keep updated on the project. We are just now setting up our social media platform, so there isn’t much yet, but there will be soon!
Ashley Redfield & Jessica Salgado
P.S. Please share this around!
Hey folks, Jess and I are jumpstarting her senior project! Please get involved however you can, even if it means just following “Queer Boundaries” on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook!
Thanks, we really appreciate your support :)
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But even with the small amount of freedom we have, it’s worth noting that a 30-year-old woman who admitted obliquely to having had non-procreative sex in Congress created a month long, nationwide scandal. Until that kind of pressure disappears completely, we can’t even begin to measure what the “natural”, unadulterated female sexuality would look like, and how it would compare to the celebrated and constantly titillated male sexuality.
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