From disco to techno, queer folk have always had an affinity for thumping bass beats. Exploring the reasons for that would be an entirely different essay, but as electronic dance music has become the musical lingua franca worldwide, what is happening to the dance music that was originally defined by certain marginalized communities, like…
It happened! Recently the Motion Picture and Television Fund received an official inquiry from a legit publisher interested in buying the rights to Elsa Lanchester Herself, the incredible out-of-print memoir of the Oscar-nominated character actress Elsa Lanchester (“The Bride of Frankenstein”).
We are still waiting for a response.
If ever there was a time to reach out to the MPTF and urge them to reprint, THIS. IS. THAT. TIME.
I’ve made a coloring page that you can print out, decorate, and mail to them. Feel free to jot down a note to the MPTF asking them to accept the offer. Send multiples! Get your friends to help! Let us bury them in Frankensteinian refrigerator art. If you send me a copy of your handiwork, I’ll repost it here.
That mailing address is:
Motion Picture & Television Fund
The Wasserman Campus
23388 Mulholland Drive
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
You may also email them at:
Or even call them at:
Feel free to ask for Sharon Siefert’s office. She’s the VP of Legal Affairs, she’s the one who received the publisher request. Let her assistant know why you’re calling and ask whether they intend to reprint. (No need for rudeness, we want them to see it our way.)
Thank you for following along over the last year. We are so agonizingly close to getting Elsa’s story back on bookshelves. Let’s give it one more push!
Between 8/19 and 8/25, any tweet @MPTF urging them to #ReprintElsa (must use hashtag) will automatically be entered into a drawing to win one of three fabulous prizes:
1. Three rapturous perfume oil blends from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! 5ml each of Burial, Cathode, and Lightning.
2. A free (gently used, as it’s currently out of print) copy of Elsa Lanchester, Herself.
3. ??????? (MYSTERY PRIZE)
One repeat entry per day per account allowed. Please remember this is all for the very good cause of inspiring the Motion Picture and Television Fund to reprint her book, so please keep it positive!
a lil comic based on something actually said two nights ago by miss Ariel Italic, a brooklyn-local drag performer. “Explicit” is gonna be a show/screening/party/exhibition put on by Morgan Avenue Underground in Bushwick, Brooklyn, featuring a bunch of art-porn films by various artists and a bunch of porn-themed art in their basement gallery. i’m gonna have some pieces there too! so if you live in Brooklyn, and you like porn and art, you should come!
it’ll be DJed by Accident Report and the Warm Leatherettes as always and should be pretty awesome! COME ON DOWNNN
(august 23rd and 24th)
On Thursday night, our final show for the 92nd Street Y kicked off with a video supercut of movie actresses tumbling down staircases. This was a program that included a “Choose Your Own Adventure” style burlesque act in which, at the audience’s whim, the performer was stripped of her wig…
It seems like on metafilter, as on tumblr and a million other places on the internet, there is no ability on the part of critics to discern between something pernicious and something that is a (meta-)cultural critique, as if it were impossible to both celebrate and critically examine a trope, motif, or theme simultaneously. As if ambiguity weren’t an inherent part of media production and consumption?
Not every depiction of violence against women is misogynistic. In fact many of these depictions are criticisms of misogyny and the very ways that a variety of media handles violence.
there’s no such thing as too many bloody nurses.
ANYONE WANT A CAT? SERIOUSLY, COME GET HER, SHE LIVES IN BROOKLYN.
e-mail me at email@example.com if you can shelter/adopt this little blizzard survivor.
HEY GUYZ I MADE A POKEMON COMIC
Poster I designed for ComedyCazi, a peformity-type-show going on at Somerville’s Comicazi on Saturday, August 18th, at 8:00PM!
IT’S GONNA BE FUN Y’ALL AND YOU SHOULD GO
Where: Comicazi @ 407 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA
When: Saturday August 18, 8:00 PM
Admission is $5, cash only!
rebloggin’ because i want the word to get out
This. I’m so tired of being forced to resent my own gender for the shit other men say and do.
i don’t understand why i wasn’t following this guy a thousand years ago
A great video which also shows from a guy’s perspective on the issue
And there it is.
This is so amazing. He gets it.
This guy… should be the Internet’s Dad. He should be the Dad of the Internet and he should yell at us all the time super eloquently and teach us actual grown-up real world things
Another in the series of Princesses.
She’s beautiful where she comes from but LOVES human boys not Dragon Boys.