TOO MUCH ROCK FOR ONE HAND
The upcoming documentary Girls Rock! captures the awesomeness of the worldwide Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls. The film focuses on four girls, ages 7–17, and features out musicians Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney) and Beth Ditto (The Gossip).
Here’s the trailer:
The film demonstrates that “the act of picking up a guitar and making noise becomes a truly revolutionary act.” Where was this camp when I was 14? I had to go to regular old band camp instead. Not that it wasn’t revolutionary — Mussorgsky is an uprising of the best kind. And now I conjure small revolutions in my own living room when I shred the crap out of “Crazy on You” on Guitar Hero. Mosh!
Girls Rock! opens March 7.
LESBIAN QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“I thought she was reading too much.” — Ellen Kameya, who had “never heard of Asian gay people” until her daughter Valerie came out to her; their stories are told in the documentary Anyone and Everyone
STRIKE A SUPERSPY POSE
The WGA strike is old news (and the news of it is getting old), but NY1, my local cable channel, offers updates daily. And the coverage cracks me up, because the station’s stock footage of the strike includes a glimpse of out director Angela Robinson. There she is on my TV every night, smiling and picketing:
See what happens when writers strike? It’s not pretty when I’m forced to make my own entertainment!