My brother and I learned early on into our youthful antics that it’s helpful to have a shorthand. When I read DTMM, the acronym for the excellent storytelling series Don’t Tell My Mother!, my thoughts flashed back to my teenage brother holding flaming juggling torches. “DTM,” he instructed me- don’t tell mom- before he literally played with fire. We quickly moved on to DTD- dad- and then the most secretive and confessional, DTA- don’t tell anyone. Decades later we still use these codes. I’m not surprised that writing about Don’t Tell My Mother! has elicited my overly personal introduction. This show creates an atmosphere of oversharing that is positively infectious. Who isn’t hiding something from their parents that they’re just dying to tell?
We got a little e-mail over the weekend from Jon Lau, an illustrator who recently graduated from Art Center. He noted he was a fan of the site and wanted to share his work. We followed his link and were pleasantly surprised to find an incredibly varied, complicated, and exaggerated view of nature, celebrities, and the act of illustrating.
Outfest 2012 is happening in Los Angeles from July 12 through July 22. To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Los Angeles LGBT film festival, we will be sharing interviews with filmmakers and persons involved with movies being screened. See all of our Outfest Interviews here.
Rhys Ernst is no stranger to this site. We’ve share his Secret Men’s Club before and even bumped into him when interviewing Zackary Drucker for our Featured Interview series. Thus, when we noticed that his short film The Thing was included in Outfest, we sent a note hoping to hear his thoughts on the festival and what Angelenos will take from his piece. The film screened this past Saturday as a part of Outfest’s Trans Shorts programming which will be replaying this Wednesday as well.
Heather Taylor is representative of the modern woman. She’s always on the go, she owns a successful business, she runs a successful blog, she’s creative, she’s fashionable–Heather Taylor can do anything. She has a sharp aesthetic and a meticulous attention to detail, which is important as she owns and oversees Culver City’s Taylor De Cordoba. On a warm June afternoon, we sat down with Heather amidst deinstallation of Charlene Liu’s paper and panel work. Heather wore a smart red and blue sailor dress, gold zippers winking at the shoulders. Her lipstick is bright red, maybe even a soft orange. She wears discrete gold earrings: an uppercase H on her right ear and an uppercase T on her left ear.
We didn’t think that much was happening this weekend but, MY GOD, there is a tonnnnnn of things. Like, not a little bit: a tonnnnn of things. Like, too many things. The Biennial, Outfest, art openings–so much! You won’t be bored this weekend. CHECK THE RECAP!!