Honeysuckle Hype is curating a queer film night this evening at 6pm in the Amigo Room at Ace Hotel Palm Springs, as part of West Coast Love Train, day three.
She is a traveling, feminist, queer, sexually-explicit performance artist. How’s that for a job title? Here are some questions we had for her about her work and the film night tonight, followed by the lineup.
» And stay tuned for pictures from this afternoon’s poolside performances with Jer Ber Jones, Honey Sound System, Susan in Accounting, Barbie Q, Lady Bear, Phyllis Navidad, Tammie Brown and many more, with shot girl Wendy on skates

If you had to pick a favorite film from tonight’s lineup, what is it and why? 
I’d have to choose Put This on the {Map}, because this Palm Springs Pride season the very life-or-death challenges of being a queer young person in this country are so present.  {Map} is a documentary-style piece made up of fierce young queer voices.  It’s challenging and inspiring in a way that only young people speaking for themselves can be. I especially love that this film and the connected education and action project predate the cluster of 5+ queer youth suicides this Fall, which some have aptly called a “national call to action.”  
Do you make all your costumes? We’re particularly interested in the thong with a flowing chiffon train.Tulle suggesting butt hair is a favorite genre of mine. That thong, and much of the costume was created by Miss Indigo Blue, a burlesque performer, friend, and bizarrely gifted crafter in Seattle. Jamie Von Stratton made the jacket for the costume.Tell us more about “Eat Your Heart Out” and how travelling with the show changed or effected your approach to it.Goodness—I think I am still processing it all.  Eat Your Heart Out is an ongoing multi-modal show where I work through my personal queer engagement with abstractions like food, feminism and the body and concrete things like beef jerky.  How did the experience of traveling with the show change the material?You’ll have to come to Queer Film Night tonight to see some excerpts!You raised money to fund your tour through Kickstarter. Did anyone win the custom pasties or burlesque performance?Nobody did win custom pasties or a custom burlesque performance, but I would consider bids for either!
West Coast Love Train Queer Film Night6 to 8pm // Amigo Room
Tijuana rooftops, queer youth voices, and the things we do to keep ourselves sane…Join us in the Amigo Room for queer film night, a series of short films in honor ofPRIDE.
+ Candide (2005) 10 min Dir. Patricia Montoya
+ 25 Random Things I Did During My Big Fat Lesbian Depression (2009) 10 min Dir. Chris Russo
+ Put This on the {Map} (2009) 34 min Dir. Megan Kennedy and Sid Peterson
+ “You’re a Homo” (Alejandro Parody) (2010) 5 min Sherry Vine
+ “Make Me Moan” (Telephone Parody) (2010) 8 min Sherry Vine
+ Plus selections from Ms. Honeysuckle Hype’s 2010 Show “Eat Your Heart Out”

Honeysuckle Hype is curating a queer film night this evening at 6pm in the Amigo Room at Ace Hotel Palm Springs, as part of West Coast Love Train, day three.

She is a traveling, feminist, queer, sexually-explicit performance artist. How’s that for a job title? Here are some questions we had for her about her work and the film night tonight, followed by the lineup.

» And stay tuned for pictures from this afternoon’s poolside performances with Jer Ber Jones, Honey Sound System, Susan in Accounting, Barbie Q, Lady Bear, Phyllis Navidad, Tammie Brown and many more, with shot girl Wendy on skates

If you had to pick a favorite film from tonight’s lineup, what is it and why? 

I’d have to choose Put This on the {Map}, because this Palm Springs Pride season the very life-or-death challenges of being a queer young person in this country are so present.  {Map} is a documentary-style piece made up of fierce young queer voices.  It’s challenging and inspiring in a way that only young people speaking for themselves can be. I especially love that this film and the connected education and action project predate the cluster of 5+ queer youth suicides this Fall, which some have aptly called a “national call to action.”  

Do you make all your costumes? We’re particularly interested in the thong with a flowing chiffon train.

Tulle suggesting butt hair is a favorite genre of mine. That thong, and much of the costume was created by Miss Indigo Blue, a burlesque performer, friend, and bizarrely gifted crafter in Seattle. Jamie Von Stratton made the jacket for the costume.

Tell us more about “Eat Your Heart Out” and how travelling with the show changed or effected your approach to it.

Goodness—I think I am still processing it all.  Eat Your Heart Out is an ongoing multi-modal show where I work through my personal queer engagement with abstractions like food, feminism and the body and concrete things like beef jerky.  

How did the experience of traveling with the show change the material?

You’ll have to come to Queer Film Night tonight to see some excerpts!

You raised money to fund your tour through Kickstarter. Did anyone win the custom pasties or burlesque performance?

Nobody did win custom pasties or a custom burlesque performance, but I would consider bids for either!

West Coast Love Train Queer Film Night
6 to 8pm // Amigo Room

Tijuana rooftops, queer youth voices, and the things we do to keep ourselves sane…
Join us in the Amigo Room for queer film night, a series of short films in honor of
PRIDE.

Candide (2005) 10 min Dir. Patricia Montoya

+ 25 Random Things I Did During My Big Fat Lesbian Depression (2009) 10 min Dir. Chris Russo

+ Put This on the {Map} (2009) 34 min Dir. Megan Kennedy and Sid Peterson

+ “You’re a Homo” (Alejandro Parody) (2010) 5 min Sherry Vine

+ “Make Me Moan” (Telephone Parody) (2010) 8 min Sherry Vine

+ Plus selections from Ms. Honeysuckle Hype’s 2010 Show “Eat Your Heart Out”


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