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Remember this amazing individual? The one who refereed the Creamed Corn Wrestling Match of 2010 on Showtime’s The Real L Word dressed in costume as a lifesize vagina, totally baffling Rosie O’Donnell? Well! Turns out she’s got some other items on her resume and is actually a Cuban-American filmmaker named Anna Margarita Albelo (aka Anna LaChocha) looking to raise funds to produce her first feature fiction project, Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf, set to shoot later this year.
Inspired by her lifelong passion for the classic, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Albelo’s semi-autobiographical film centers on the day after a filmmaker’s (Albelo, playing herself) 40th birthday, realizing she’s sacrificed her love life for her film career, decides to embark on an all-female adaptation of the classic.
What’s in it for you:
The film was written by Michael Urban, screenwriter of the modern classic Saved! and stars a slew of celesbians you likely know and love, including: Tammy Lynn Michaels, Whitney Mixter,Bridget McManus, and Guinevere Turner.
Albelo is hoping to raise $25,000 by Saturday, July 23 (as of today she’s at $8,000). SO! If you’d like to see the film making the rounds at the LGBT film festivals this time next year, be a giver and donate a few bucks to make the vagina lady’s dream come true.
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“Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?”
In an all female parody of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” Anna will get the girl and make the film if it kills her!
Extremely personal, but equally universal, ‘Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?’ explores a Cuban-American, lesbian’s struggle to balance career, love, mother-daughter issues and her own internalized lesbophobia. In an indie film made by and about women of color, Anna Albelo unpacks what it means to be a lesbian Latina in the world fighting to make your story visible. The film enjoys a unique position in the marketplace of because it comes with a variety of built-in audiences: LGBT, Latina, and female moviegoers.
Director: Anna Margarita Albelo (“Hooters,” “A Lez in Wonderland”)
Writer: Michael Urban (“Saved!”)
Producers: Steakhaus Productions (“Weather Girl,” “6 Month Rule”)
Director of Photography: Allison Kinney
About the Production:
“Ever since I heard the expression, ‘Glass Ceiling’ I’ve found it a paradox. It’s not a concrete ceiling or a steel ceiling or a marble one even. It’s just glass.
We hear this expression so often to describe the reasons women and girls don’t advance in this world but I know things can be different if we each take action.
Action makes change. Action launches a scene. Action makes a film.”—Anna Margarita Albelo
The film is currently in pre-production and will begin shooting in the fall.
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