Donnie goes down (South) and more

Jim Farmer (Executive Director) and Board Chair (also Jim’s hubby) Craig Hardesty

What may be the last film festival (in the US anyway) took Donnie to Atlanta for OUT ON FILM









Two friends who used to live in Richmond (see below) came to share the experience, plus a former RVA couple who moved to Atlanta showed up to share the memories.

Me and my hubby with former Richmonders Allan Webster and Greg Grantham.


“gloriously profane and wonderfully engaging”

While we were there, I got another great review from DAILY FILM FIX (7/10).
Click here to read it.

I also spent almost an hour chatting with Neal Jones for his website INSIDE YOUR HEAD.

Click here to listen.



Meanwhile, Dirtwoman made her first visit to South Africa (unaccompanied by me) at the Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on September 28.

Hot in Palm Springs, literally!

We endured the 100+ degree days to expose Dirtwoman to his first LGBTQ festival:

Cinema Diverse in Palm Springs.

With Festival Director Michael C. Green (wearing a Dirtwoman bottle cap necklace)

Q&A with Charles Drabkin

Friends Will Congdon (former Richmonder), Mark Reed (current Richmonder and my hubby), me, Bill Nicholson (former Richmonder), Lindell Campbell, Tom Guthrie (former Richmonder), Mohammed Samir

While on the West Coast, I recorded this podcast:


Click here to hear my chat with Mike Kaspar



It’s off to Atlanta for OUT ON FILM. If you’ve got friends in Georgia, let ’em know it’s playing 11am, Saturday, 9/28 at Midtown Art Cinema.

A “Threatening” review & a rhino in pumps!

Film Threat was THE magazine for indie films from 1985 to 1996, when it became the go-to website for movie buffs.

Bobby Lepire’s review was just published and he rated it 8/10!

Click here to read it



In festival news, Spider Mites was accepted in the Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in South Africa!

The first international showing for Dirtwoman.

Click here to read about the festival.


I won’t be traveling to Africa, but head out next week to expose Dirtwoman to Palm Springs and Atlanta! (Click on the links to read more about the festivals and share with your friends in these cities)

Dirtwoman’s getting double gay!

In September, we’ll be spreading Spider Mites’ big gay love on both coasts!


First stop is CINEMA DIVERSE, the Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival on Saturday, 9/21. I’ll be in Palm Spring for the screening and a big afterparty! If you have any friends there, let ’em know (or even if they live in LA…it’s not that far).

(Click here for tickets)

The following Saturday, I’ll be exposing Atlanta to a Southern queen that’ll rival any there. The screening is 9/28 at OUT ON FILM. If you got friends in Georgia, this is their chance.

(Click here for tickets)

Meanwhile, in addition to the great coverage the movie got from Richmond press before the April premiere, RVA Magazine just published this extensive, wonderful article about Donnie and the doc.

(Click here to read it)


The festival circuit will come to a close in November (a year after the 1st show in Charlottesville). Then, I plan to play a limited run in Richmond, while ramping up a streaming outlet and DVD options.