Author: Jasmine Lowe

Liz Baxter’s Short Film “Female Connection” Explores Vulnerability in Love

Liz Baxter’s Short Film “Female Connection” Explores Vulnerability in Love

By Jasmine Lowe
Female Connection is a short film directed by Adrienne Levy and written by Liz Baxter, the first openly lesbian contestant on Love Connection. The short, which was inspired by personal experiences, creatively explores the beauty of falling in love, allowing oneself to be vulnerable, and being able to put yourself out there.

How America Has Changed Since September 11th

How America Has Changed Since September 11th

In April 2001, my family and I took a trip from Hanford, California to New Jersey where my dad was born and raised. It would be the first time that I got to see, take a picture in front of, and go inside the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, and it would also be my last.

Susan Surftone, The FBI Agent Turned Surf Rock Guitarist

Susan Surftone, The FBI Agent Turned Surf Rock Guitarist

Susan Surftone, who’s real name is Susan Yasinski, was one of the few female surf rock guitarists in the music industry during what many considered the “third wave” of surf-revivalist bands in the 90’s. She led a band called Susan and the Surftones that toured all over the world and received airplay on radio in the U.S. and abroad before going solo as a singer-songwriter and guitarist.

About Mary Lambert

About Mary Lambert

Industry(ies): MusicYears active: 2001 – presentHometown Seattle, WashingtonWhat they do/their genre She is a singer, songwriter, spoken word artist, LGBTQ activist, and poet. What they’re most known for Best known as an associated act with Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and Michelle Chamuel. Her breakthrough to fame came with the song, “Same Love,” and “500 Tips for…

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Review: Game Girls

Review: Game Girls

By Jasmine Lowe Game Girls is the second documentary by Polish director, Alina Skrzeszewska. The story starts out by chronicling the lives of a Black lesbian couple living in Downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood. We are introduced to Teri Rogers, who is seen managing her mental illness by attending a women’s group, and Tiahna…

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“With a Kiss I Die”: Romeo and Juliet as a Queer Vampire Love Story

“With a Kiss I Die”: Romeo and Juliet as a Queer Vampire Love Story

By Jasmine Lowe We imagine the deaths of the two young star-crossed lovers of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, as a cautionary tale for their two feuding families to choose love over hatred. It’s the couple’s love that reconciles the ongoing dispute and stands as one of the greatest romance stories of all time.…

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About Sarah Paulson

About Sarah Paulson

By Jasmine Lowe Industry(ies): Film Years active: 1994–present Hometown: Tampa, Florida What they do/their genre: Actress What they’re most known for: The Post, Ocean’s 8 (2018), American Horror Story, and American Crime Story. Their biggest *splash* (biggest news/controversy): In 2016, she won the Primetime Emmy Award, Critics’ Choice Television Award, TCA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award for…

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About Awkwafina

About Awkwafina

Lum has expressed support for Time’s Up, a movement started by Hollywood celebrities against sexual harassment. She has also advocated for the need for more female directors and against the stereotyping of Asians in media. She has rejected roles that require accents.

About Amandla Stenberg

About Amandla Stenberg

By Jasmine Lowe Industry(ies): Film Years active: 2011–present Hometown: Los Angeles, California What they do/their genre: Actress and singer What they’re most known for: They portrayed Rue in The Hunger Games and Madeline Whittier in Everything, Everything. Their biggest *splash* (biggest news/controversy): Stenberg identifies as non-binary, and previously came out as bisexual; however, in an interview for Elle’s September 2016 issue…

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