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Sundance Unveils Female-Powered Lineup Featuring Taylor Swift, Gloria Steinem, Abortion Road Trip Drama

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1:00 PM PST 12/4/2019 by Tatiana Siegel

As Sundance director John Cooper’s 11-year run at the helm of the indie film festival comes to a close, he is going out with a bang. With a nod to what he dubs “youth’s role in activism,” Cooper has packed the 2020 fest lineup with a slew of hot-button films that cover everything from an abortion road-trip drama to high school gun control efforts.

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Whirlybird​ / U.S.A. (Director: Matt Yoka, Producers: Diane Becker, Matt Yoka) ​— ​Soaring above the chaotic spectacle of ‘80s and ‘90s Los Angeles, a young couple revolutionized breaking news with their brazen helicopter reporting. Culled from this news duo’s sprawling video archive is a poignant L.A. story of a family in turbulence hovering over a city unhinged. ​World Premiere

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Sundance Film Festival Lineup Includes Indie Darling Taylor Swift

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By Jordan Crucchiola

The Sundance Film Festival just released its expansive 2020 festival lineup, and amid the very Sundance-y names like Riley Keough and Tessa Thompson is one person you really don’t typically align with Park City: international singing and songwriting sensation Taylor Swift. 

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Whirlybird / U.S.A. (Director: Matt Yoka, Producers: Diane Becker, Matt Yoka) — Soaring above the chaotic spectacle of ‘80s and ‘90s Los Angeles, a young couple revolutionized breaking news with their brazen helicopter reporting. Culled from this news duo’s sprawling video archive is a poignant L.A. story of a family in turbulence hovering over a city unhinged. World Premiere

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https://www.vulture.com/2019/12/sundance-film-festival-2020-lineup.html

Taylor Swift, Viggo Mortensen and Tessa Thompson Lead Diverse 2020 Sundance Lineup

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Beatrice Verhoeven | December 4, 2019

The Sundance Institute announced its full lineup for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on Wednesday, which includes films like “Nine Days,” starring Winston Duke and Zazie Beetz, and “Downhill,” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell, as well as documentaries about Bruce Lee, Taylor Swift and Pepe the Frog.

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Whirlybird / U.S.A. (Director: Matt Yoka, Producers: Diane Becker, Matt Yoka) — Soaring above the chaotic
spectacle of ’80s and ’90s Los Angeles, a young couple revolutionized breaking news with their brazen helicopter
reporting. Culled from this news duo’s sprawling video archive is a poignant L.A. story of a family in turbulence hovering over a city unhinged. World Premiere

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https://www.thewrap.com/2020-sundance-lineup-taylor-swift-viggo-mortensen-tessa-thompson/

What’s in my bag?

What’s in my bag?

September 4 · Issue #14 · 

Each week, one interesting person shares four favorite things in their bag.

Andrea James creates and consults on media focused on sex and gender minorities. As Time magazine noted, she has helped major productions and companies, as well as “worked on countless other projects related to LGBTQ identities.” You can find her on Instagram @jokestress.

What's in my bag

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https://www.getrevue.co/profile/wimb/issues/what-s-in-my-bag-andrea-james-196792

Estradiol Illusions Podcast

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Estradiol Illusions

A Conversation with Andrea James

Aug 29th, 2019 by ITM

We are absolutely delighted to welcome the iconic transgender activist, filmmaker, and writer Andrea James to the show for a wide-ranging conversation about her work. Andrea talks about her upcoming work The Transphobia Project, an interactive chart that tracks anti-transgender bias in the media. Andrea also shares plenty of insight regarding the evolution of trans representation on screen and the ways coverage of trans issues has changed over the years among other topics.

https://ianthomasmalone.podbean.com/e/a-conversation-with-andrea-james

Exclusive: Using data to track transphobia in media

andrea james and the transphobia project
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Ina Fried
June 17, 2019

Rather than react one story at a time to negative media coverage of the transgender community, producer, activist and writer Andrea James wants to map out the bias, in hopes of eventually eliminating it.

What’s new: For the past year, James has been working on a data visualization project tracing connecting threads and shared sources in biased coverage. On Monday, James is going public with the effort, called The Transphobia Project, and launching a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of being able to fully fund the effort.

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World Premiere: The More Things Change

Please join me at the World Premiere of The More Things Change!

Written & Directed by Debra F. Simone

Starring

  • Michelle Hendley
  • Lisa Ann Walter
  • Travis Nicholson
  • Candace Carrizales
  • Sandra Valls
  • Luis Victor Jimenez

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Join me at RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2019

I’m scheduled to attend RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2019 May 24-26. Say hi when you see me! Kids attend free. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rupauls-dragcon-la-2019-tickets-51588132493

I’m also moderating a panel on Sunday at noon.

She’s Got More to Say: Queens Who Left Too Soon

Sunday May 26, 2019 | 12:00 PM | NERVE Room
Los Angeles Convention Center | 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

A hot panel of RuPaul’s Drag Race Queens who were the first to go but certainly not done yet. Join these Queens as they talk about their early elimination and life after the show.

Andrea James – Moderator

Andrea James is a filmmaker and activist who has collaborated with World of Wonder on a number of transgender-themed projects, including dating competition show Transamerican Love Story, reality series Transcendent, and NatGeo’s Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric. She directed the comedy special Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy for Showtime and currently has three upcoming projects: a one-man show starring Scott Turner Schofield, a trans-themed documentary airing in 2020, and a talk show starring drag legend Miss Coco Peru.

Laila McQueen – Panelist

Laila McQueen is the stage name of Tyler Devlin, a drag performer from Gloucester, Massachusetts. She is one of 12 contestants to compete on the eighth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Honey Davenport – Panelist

Honey Davenport is the stage name of James Heath-Clark, an American drag performer, singer and activist best known as a fixture of the New York City nightlife scene and as a contestant on season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Davenport began her career with a four-year stint as a backup dancer for New York City-based drag artist Peppermint. Davenport is releasing singles off her EP Raw and Unfiltered throughout the spring of 2019. She previously fronted a band, ELECTROHONEY, and a dance group, The Hunties. In 2018, Davenport was crowned Miss Paradise in Asbury Park, New Jersey. As of March 2019, she had won a total of 18 pageants.

Tempest DuJour – Panelist

The Delicate Flower of the Desert, Tempest Dujour took Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race by storm with her larger than life persona and campy style. A professor at the University of Arizona by day, Tempest is the oldest and tallest contestant to ever appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Tempest is the hostess of the wildly popular Retro Game Show Night and Honeybaked Glam shows in her home state of Arizona and can be seen internationally performing and hosting in a variety of venues. When not performing she can be found back at Maison DuJour tending her flock of show chickens with her husband and two children.

Cited in paper on “paraphilia”

Thanks to Stephanie Hsu of Pace University for citing my work in a criticism of the DSM-V that appeared in the Journal of Medical Humanities!

“’Autogynephilia’ is a sex-fueled mental illness made up by Ray Blanchard,” trans activist Andrea James has declared (2004), but Blanchard’s own best defense has been that “the study of autogynephilia is, more than anything else, the study of what people say about their experiences (2005).

Hsu, Stephanie (2019). Fanon and the New Paraphilias: Towards a Trans of Color Critique of the DSM-V. Journal of Medical Humanities. March 2019, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp 53–68. DOI: 10.1007/s10912-018-9531-3

Blanchard R (2005). Early History of the Concept of Autogynephilia Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 34, No. 4, August 2005, pp. 439–446  DOI: 10.1007/s10508-005-4343-8

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