Location: a casting office in Van Nuys.
Look: super cute smaller butch, slicked up black hair and I think some piercings (I’m a sucker for piercings). Black track suit to match the “sporty” character we were asked to play. Great smile. 🙂
This tribespotting almost doesn’t count since it was during an audition I had this week, but guys!!! There was another butch at this audition!!!
That has never ever happened to me before, in three years of acting in LA and 15 years of acting before that. Sure, there were a whole lot of other women there too who might or might not identify as butch, although none read butch to me. And sure, this butch woman didn’t seem to be an actor professionally – but it was SO GREAT to have some solidarity in the waiting room.
The best part was that the role was for an ice hockey player, and wasn’t even specifically “butch”. We are slowly infiltrating.