Wow, where do I start?
Outfest was fantastic. I remember last year when I went to the Girls Shorts event on All-Girl Friday I was like, whoa! Here they all are!! OMG!! This year was basically the same, times ten, because this year I was actually a part of it all, albeit in a small way.
Over the course of 11 days my gf and I went to maybe 20 different events – before and after parties, screenings, panels, the whole gamut. I have much more to write about it, but let’s just leave it at how grateful I am that the universe provides. Because it is SO difficult to trust that, and to believe that just asking for what you want is enough, and then listening for the answer. But it happens.
And of course, Outfest reminds me that no, I am actually not the only butch in LA, even though I am one of the only butch actors. (But for now I will keep my catchy tagline. )
Highlights included, of course, performing in Erin Greenwell’s new screenplay Somewhere Along The Way with director Guinevere Turner, and the talented Jo Armeniox, Naserin Bogado, and the inimitable Patricia Villetto. I’ll mention here that I also had the pleasure of meeting Christa Faust, of Butch Fatale fame, Campbell X, the fantastic director of Stud Life, and I connected with a friend from my past, the reigning drag king of S.F., otherwise known as Delicio Del Toro.
I was pleasantly surprised that some folks I met knew me from my writing here. So – hello! Thank you! It was fantastic to meet you! It is a bit overwhelming to talk in person with those who have read my every insecurity on this screen, but I remain committed to write my warts and all here – because being visible isn’t also about being airbrushed, if you know what I mean.