Girl on Girl

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What do you get when you mix a drag performer,
a sex artist, a film-maker and a few broken taboos?
A sex documentary like you've never seen before.

Girl on Girl: a documentary
17 minute docu-porn
Canada 2004

Created, directed and edited by the Miss Nomer Collective, consisting of Dawn, Smith, and video artist lisa g, Girl on Girl also features an original score (“a blessing, a marrying of the sexes”) by Toronto trans composer/performer Dana Baitz.

In his alter ego as Miss Cookie LaWhore, Canadian novelist Michael V. Smith gives up his hetero-virginity to performance artist & sex worker Amber Dawn in Girl on Girl: a documentary.  A Canadian first, this 17-minute documentary porn video won the Zed People’s Choice Short Film Award at its world premier at the Out On Screen Film & Video Festival, 2004.  

Shot on mini-DV, Girl on Girl is a candid documentary that humanizes sex as it battles the social stigma of being sexual.  Touching on hot buttons such as the exploitation of women in the mainstream porn industry, shame and body image, sex phobia, and gender ambiguity, Girl on Girl lays bare our shared fear of being sexual and being seen.
 
Exploring the intersection between sex, gender and identity, Girl on Girl invites us to ask: What determines gender identity?  Is it the clothes we wear, the gender we ascribe to ourselves or what others name us?  Does sexual behaviour dictate sexuality?   Is identity situated in the body, and if not, where?

Don’t miss Girl on Girl, a thoughtful, camp, outrageous, insightful and tender new project
that asks us to rethink not just who we do, but who we are.

Contact:  girlongirl@michaelvsmith.com
Distributed by : videoout@telus.net

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Michael V. Smith’s novel, Cumberland (Cormorant Books), was nominated for the 2003 Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award. In 2004, he won the Western Magazine Award for Fiction and was nominated for Canada’s prestigious Journey Prize. Also in 2004, Vancouver Magazine named Smith one of the 25 most influential gay citizens of Vancouver.  Smith’s work in Vancouver’s arts community garnered him the Community Heroes Award in 2003. A filmmaker, comedian, writer and performance artist, Smith has an MFA in screenwriting from UBC’s much-lauded Creative Writing program.

Amber Dawn is a writer, performance artist, and activist based in Vancouver, Canada. Since 1996, she has produced political sex shows including the File This Cabaret– featuring an all genderqueer and sex worker performance troup– and SKANK: a literary smut cabaret. In 2004, she toured with the Sex Workers Art Show, travelling to over twenty-four US cities. She currently hosts the reading series Femmes Read Porn and is co-editing an upcoming anthology titled With A Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn, which will be published with Arsenal Pulp Press Fall 2005. She is a founding member of SWAN, Sex Workers Action Network, which outreaches to migrant, Asian and other women who are the most vulnerable in Vancouver's sex industry. Presently, she is an MFA graduate student in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.

lisa g has made 19 movies-- in just 4 years-- which have shown in festivals around the world. Blue Tuesday, a stop motion heartbreaker, won Audience Choice at IMMAGINARIA in Bologna Italy 2003 and the UO Queer Film Festival in Oregon Washington in 2004. A Media Producer at Vancouver Film School and published author, she also performs as her Rock n Roll alter ego, Pam, inspired by her 5 years as a drummer in the cuddle core band cub. She is convinced a sexy queer vibe can transform the world.

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Three Ps in Porn, Please:  
PLEASURE PERMISSION PLURALITY
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a proposed screening & workshop
by the Miss Nomer Collective

In a Q&A after screening Girl on Girl, the film-makers work with the audience, providing exercises to answer these and other questions:  What determines gender identity?  Is it the clothes we wear, the gender we ascribe to ourselves or what others name us?  Does sexual behaviour dictate sexuality?
Is identity situated in the body, and if not, where?

Girl on Girl won the Zed People’s Choice Short Award at Vancouver’s Out On Screen Queer Film & Video Festival in 2004. Screened to acclaim at the Mix Brasil festival, Girl on Girl is now on the syllabus in Thomas Waugh’s Sexual Representation/Cinema course at Concordia University, Montreal.

Three Ps in Porn, Please is a 1.5-hour presentation, with a possible alternative length of 1-hour, if necessary.

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The "Girl on Girl: a documentary" press pack is available in pdf format for easy printing and emailing:

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(graphic design ideas stolen from lisa g without any remorse or apologies)