Oakland Local

By Monica Anderson, a.k.a. Kin Folkz

In 2011, the very first Dyke Central episode premiered to a sold-out audience at the Grand Lake Theater. Now, finally, we present the eagerly-awaited follow-up screening of episodes two and three, plus the world premiere of the locally-produced series Throw Like a Girl. What’s more, we’ve brought together filmmaker Florencia Manovil of Dyke Central, filmmaker Cathy Sitzes of Throw Like a Girl and cast members from both shows for a conversation moderated by Kin Folkz, the founder of Spectrum Queer Media.

Spectrum Queer Media has put together a celebratory evening filled with a delightfully uproarious, indie queer viewing. Opening musical performances will be followed by the film screenings and a question-and-answer session, after which the audience is invited to continue the premiere night celebrations by joining the cast and crew at the complimentary after-party hosted by Good Times, with Olga T. at the Fox Theater’s Den.

More about Dyke Central

Dyke Central, an Oakland-based “dramedy” about a pair of thirty-something butch roommates, Alex and Gin, living in a Lake Merritt apartment. It makes The L Word seem like an oversimplified, hyper-femme version of queer life. The first season sees Alex attempting to sustain her dysfunctional relationship with girlfriend Jackie, in the face of new life options and the resurfacing of an old flame. Gin, on the other hand, is a chameleon whose identity changes with every new interest and tends to lose herself in others. Surrounded by a diverse group of friends who guide, challenge and support them, Alex and Gin struggle to adapt to change and create balance in their lives without losing themselves.

About Throw Like A Girl

Throw Like A Girl is a comedy web series, shot “mockumentary” style. It’s centered around a group of employees who work at We Can Play!, a call center selling sports bras online and over the phone. Viewers will be watching through the lens of the unseen documentary film crew who will be following the employees around and capturing their daily interactions.

If you’re a fan of uncomfortable comedies such as The Office, Parks & Recreation, Reno 911 and even a little AbFab, then you’ll love Throw Like a Girl! We’ve got:

  • Romance
  • Inappropriate behavior
  • Misunderstandings
  • Ego clashes galore!
  • Sparkly vampires!
  • Zombies and a dystopian world
  • Dragons!
  • Lesbians! Queers! Straight folks! OH MY!

Wednesday, February 5 at 7 p.m.
At the historic Grand Lake Theater in Oakland

General tickets: $15
Priority tickets: (Includes advance VIP entry, VIP seating, and a meet and greet photo opportunity with the cast members) $40

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