You are all very patient – I wish I was better at making regular updates!
Things are still moving along and are starting to speed up now that I have found an editor to work with 🙂 Its really great to find a creative queer positive editor with lots of ideas who can assist my techno-failure self with putting the pieces together! So important. So there should hopefully be a trailer or rough cut of some sort appearing soon!
I produced a small fat positive cabaret in Berlin recently, and it was really well recieved which made me feel great!! I am once again fully convinced of the power of performance when it comes to activism, particularly activism that is focused on the body. I performed my ‘Public Stretchmark Announcement’ piece, which I also talk about in my chapter in Virgie Tovar’s new fat positive anthology, ‘Hot and Heavy’, which is coming out in Novemeber. Many, many of the inspiring women who wrote for this anthology are also in the film or are performers. Great stuff. Here is a link to find out more: http://www.virgietovar.com/hotheavy.html
Something else that you can do is ‘like’ our facebook page, if you have a facebook account! I can’t figure out how to do the ‘button’ thing (what did I say about being a techno failure?) but here is a link which might work: Go Big or Go Home Facebook Page
or search for ‘Go Big or Go Home’ film 🙂
More news coming soon!
Since this film is a self-funded project (so far), I have been very lucky to do the amount of travelling that I have! However, there is currently no money left for further trips across the Atlantic, so I’ve been exploring other options. I met a lot of amazing performers at NoLose 2010 and Flabulous 2 & the 2010 Femme Conference (all in San Francisco/Oakland) and I was lucky enough to meet and interview Glenn Marla this summer in NYC. But there are still so many others I have yet to meet and who are on my interview wishlist, including but not limited to: Hana Malia, Cherry Tart, Ginger Snapz, Juicy D. Light, Pigeon Von Tramp, Dottie Lux and many others! Fortunately now that news of the film is starting to spread, fat identified performers emerging from all over! Still hoping for more from europe too…..come on lovelies, don’t be shy!
This week I have already interviewed the fabulous Virgie Tovar, whose bio and info will be up soon (along with others) and I also have interview dates planned with Cherry Tart and Natalie Rose. Even though not all of the interviews will appear in the film (it wouldn’t be possible, since the film wouldn’t be long enough) nothing will be wasted. I really value everyone’s time and energy investments and what doesn’t appear in the film will be uploaded as part of the fat performer online archive I plan to create. If I get a wriggle on with the editing process, some should appear on the blog soon also!