Jazz, soul and original songs sung by:
Mariko Passion and her Whorrific Band!
Starring Angelina A. as “The Girl from Ipanema”
excerpt from Cheryl Dunye‘s new film
Mommy is Coming (filmmaker in person)
music and dance by:
NiteNDae – hip hop songstress and burlesque dancer
Excerpts from Mariko Passion’s solo theatre show
Modern Day Asian Sex Slavery: the musical
Tarot Reader Jonathan Menendez Benevides,
director of GayLatinoLA hooking you with his future cards!
performance painting by Satine Phoenix
Mariko Passion, Educated Whore and Urban Geisha is a performance artist | activist | educator | whore revolutionary. She sings and rhymes her experiences and reality over beats, and produces auto-documentary videos. She educates the community and fights for social justice issues related to sex workers rights in LA, across the U.S and the world. Her songs “Decriminalize Me” personifies prostitution in an electronic influenced song that speaks of the common threads that she has with everyone else. “Keep On” speaks on the intense drive and passion of certain born to be hustlers living in a sexist world. An urban geisha takes the skillset, beauty and charm of a traditional geisha and places her with an urban working class LA Weekly reading graveyard shift clientele. Mariko Passion is an “upper working class”, urban geisha [of color] in the sprawling police city state known as Los Angeles.
Nina Hartley, adult film director/actor. Born and raised in Berkeley, CA. Adult actress, nurse, educator, swinger, kinky person, entertainer, polyamorous, bisexual, queer, nature lover, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, great-aunt. 700+ movies to date. One book, “Nina Hartleys’ Guide to Total Sex,” 2006, Avery Press. Best selling educational video series, the “Nina Hartley Guides,” from Adam&Eve Pictures. Was a feature dancer from 1987-2002. Check out nina.com!
Nite n Dae, is a bi-femme intergalactic, God- blessed, Goddess of goodness….Los Angeles breeds an amalgam of genres when it comes to music and NiteNdae is no exception. This singer/mc/poet from Huntington Park, has had her ear to the streets from the time she was a young child growing up in her mother’s dance studio. With influences such as Prince, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Led Zepplin, Primus, De La Soul and JJ Fad to name a few, it is expected that her sound is ecclectic to say the least. Blending NiteNdae’s psychedelic vocals and free-spirited rhymes with producer Mascaria’s experimental, galactic beats, these two have divinely created her latest release, “Om Gun,” which hits stores this summer 2010 and is available now on iTunes. At the rate her skills evolve Nite will traverse many borders and create new genre’s of her own but well within the galaxy of futuristic hip hop soul. She will also be doing a dance performance tonite!
Cheryl Dunye, a native of Liberia, holds an MFA from Rutgers University. Her fourth feature film, THE OWLS is presently making the rounds and national and international film festivals this year. Her third feature film, Miramax’s MY BABY’S DADDY, was a box office success. Her second feature, HBO Films STRANGER INSIDE, garnered her an Independent Spirit award nomination for best director. Dunye’s debut film, THE WATERMELON WOMAN, was awarded the Teddy Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Danny Wylde is a pornographer, writer, musician, and filmmaker living in Los Angeles, California. He updates his personal blog at http://trvewestcoastfiction.blogspot.com/
Oriana Small is a writer and visual artist from Southern California. As Ashley Blue, she appeared in over 300 adult films- including the infamous Girlvert series- directed seventeen adult features, co-hosted Playboy TV’s Night Calls Hotline, and has won numerous adult film industry awards, including AVN’s Female Performer of the Year in 2004 and Best Supporting Actress in 2005. She lives and works with her husband, photographer, Dave Naz, and her cat and dog in the Hollywood Hills.
Dylan Ryan, a self-proclaimed Porn Superhero and gender-bending superstar, is “making the world a better place, one porn at a time.” Ryan has worked with a multitude of pornographers, from mainstream mega-company Hustler to BDSM aficionados Kink.com to San Francisco queer porn favorites Crash Pad Series, NoFauxxx, and Queer Porn TV.
Madison Young is an international award-winning feminist porn star, director, gallerist, artist, and new mom. She has been directing and performing in erotic films for nearly a decade and has won great acclaim for her video line, Madison Young Productions, and her network of erotic web sites, the Feminist Porn Network. She has been awarded multiple feminist porn awards including “Indie Porn Pioneer” of the year and has received numerous AVN nominations for her films. Her films have screened at film festivals throughout the States, Europe, and Australia. Young, who has been called a “sex-positive Tasmanian devil”, values sexual education in her work and has taught workshops, lectures, and acted as a panelist on the topics of sexuality, feminism and pornography, and kink across the around the world including at Yale University and UC Berkeley. Her professional trajectory spans past performing in over a hundred adult films and directing 26 films for her own production company to include her contributions to the art world. Under the name Madison Young, she has handled the artistic curation of over a hundred art exhibitions over the past decade, not only for Femina Potens Art Gallery but also for The National Queer Arts Festival, SOMARTS, The SF LGBT Center, and the Traveling Erotic Art Show.