I have some exciting news - I'm currently writing my first book! The introduction is officially written, I'm currently researching, watching a ton of films, contacting exploitation actresses, etc. I'm half way through my first chapter. The book is called GRINDHOUSE GIRLS: Cinema's Hardest Working Women© . I'm very excited about this! My goal is to profile, celebrate and tell the story of – what I believe, are some of – cinema’s hardest working women. I don’t think these women get enough credit in the film industry – and I believe they are the backbone of the films. The women are what drew crowds into the theatres. Without these women, there were no films. Books on actresses like Audrey Hepburn are aplenty - I’m more interested in the women who took major risks to get ahead in their career. Who stripped naked, were covered in blood, they took a chance on director’s who didn’t have much money or means to make their films. My goal is to create a space wherein these women are celebrated and profiled together, in one source.
So, that being said, most of what will be posted on my blog from now until the book is done is articles I write for Fangoria after they've been web-published. All of my free writing-time is dedicated to the book.
Another exciting bit of news is that my FIRST magazine article will appear in issue #299 of FANGORIA, which should be out later this week (December). Here is a look at the fabulous new cover -
Please be sure to pick it up asap! My article is on Grindhouse Releasing, featuring an interview with founder/owner Sage Stallone!
I will leave you with a music video that I love - and it's dedicated to a new friend of mine who calls me while at the gym so I can distract him from doing weight-sets. He also really enjoys emo-ish songs, so this one is fitting. ;)