I am alive. I am alone. I am one. I am many. I am freedom. I am powerful. I am awkward. I am self-conscious. I am androgynous. I am art. I am sexy. I am naked.
Being an introspective actor, I have battled with the concept of how best to get exposure. What is my image? My brand? What is marketable? I am an androgynous, shorthaired, pants wearing, low-voiced lesbian. For years I was in denial and dated men, grew my hair out, raised my voice, and tried to become more feminine in an attempt to be what “they” wanted. As a result, I wasted lots of time getting in and out of the closet and getting in and out of acting. It took me a while to figure out that I would never be successful without first embracing who I am. My agent has finally figured out that I get called in to audition when the post reads: androgynous, butch, lesbian, or cop; and I love it. I did a small role recently on the ABC Family show, 10 Things I Hate About You and created quite an uproar on Facebook when I posted, “nothing like having “butch lesbian” taped to your trailer.” The angry, pitchfork carrying, Facebook throng thought someone had scrawled the obscenity across my door like a Nazi swastika. “Butch Lesbian” was the name of the character and I was proud to be identified as such. Maybe being all that you can be isn’t about being everything but about being who you are.
I’ve just been cast in a new competition reality show. Kind of an America’s Next Top Model but for actors. The idea is to launch the career of an actor in Hollywood while highlighting the realities and problems with methods traditionally used by the powers that be of Hollywood entertainment.
Just go to the website (link no longer available) and register on the right hand side to vote. Put in my #220 in the form provided. It’s easy and you can always remove yourself from the email list if you don’t want to receive email updates. Thanks. This is a new website so much more blogs, pictures, and videos to come…