I’ve never plugged a Kickstarter project on this Tumblr but, you know, first time for whatever and all that.
Ashley Altadonna is a transsexual filmmaker based out of Milwaukee, WI. She is also someone I would count among my friends in that city. Currently, she is trying to raise money for both her gender confirmation surgery and the documentary - Making the Cut - that she has been working on since 2008. The film captures her own journey, and explores the many and varied notions of gender generally.
Along the way, she happened to interview Ekko Galaxie and the Rings of Saturn - the glam rock tribute band that I co-fronted/was involved with while living in Milwaukee. The above video contains a bit of that interview, and also includes a performance by us for her Making the Cut Drag Spektacular benefit show. In the video, you’ll find
me Ekko explaining the intergalactic origins of the band, as well as the band’s own mashup-within-a-mashup, as we snuck Girl Talk’s Lil’ Mama/Metallica mashup into the middle of our take on Peaches “Boys Wanna Be Her.”
Anyway, here is the Kickstarter page she’s been running to support the documentary. I’m posting it because 1) it is a great project, and I want to see Ashley supported and 2) a selfish desire to see the eternal and sexually ambiguous soul of Ekko & Co. potentially live on in film! If you’re into this sort of thing, check it out and offer your support.