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Outfest Helps Fund Indie Film By Featuring Dancing Vaginas

This year marked the the 10th anniversary of Outfest’s Platinum Series which features experimental and avant-garde queer cinema—such as Bruce LaBruce’s LA Zombie and Nao Bustamante’s Silver and Gold. So to celebrate, Outfest held an arty event in the Alexandria Hotel complete with voguing girly-boys, a gender bending strap-on porno exhibition, and an interpretive dance to Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like The Wolf” featuring two ladies dressed as vaginas. Truth be told, they danced partly to help raise funds for Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf? a new film by Filmmaker Anna Margarita Albelo.

So… what do dancing vaginas have to do with it? Let’s let Albelo explain:

[It’s] a semi-autobiographical examination of one woman’s midlife crisis, her nervous break down, and her coming of age… It’s a dark comedy written by award-winning screenwriter, Michael Urban, co-writer of Saved!

The day after her 40th birthday Anna, a filmmaker who’s sacrificed her love life for her film career, realizes she has neither and so decides to embark on filming an all-female parody of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? This last-ditch effort, intended to jumpstart Anna’s career and in the process win the affections of the beguiling actress/artist Katia, becomes a massive undertaking filled with the highs and lows of a bitter-sweet life.

It sounds intriguing, especially if she promises to include dancing vaginas. So if the pink ladies have entranced you with the labial dance, hit up the Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf? fundraising page and feed the kitty.

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Jul 18, 2011
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  • 2 Comments
    • j
      j

      This whole mess sounds pathetic. Whatever happened to real culture? Sure we can communicate ideas instantaneously and globally, but what are we using that for? “a gender bending strap-on porno exhibition, and an interpretive dance to Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like The Wolf” featuring two ladies dressed as vaginas” That’s “arty”? Seriously? What a sad excuse of a “queer culture”. We need to stop focusing on trying to continually shock, it’s trite.

      Jul 19, 2011 at 9:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel Villarreal
      Daniel Villarreal

      @j: Unless you’re making and publicly displaying art yourself or can provide examples of independent queer art that you think has done something significant, I’d say your comment holds little water.

      Jul 19, 2011 at 3:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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