Monthly Archives: November 2009

Tranny Fest

Posted on November 2, 2009

Transgender Film Festival

Tranny Fest transgender film festival returns this November with two evenings of short films and videos and a one-night-only performance event. Co-presented with Fresh Meat Productions, Tranny Fest proves it’s not always about size: all films this year are 10 minutes or less. Tickets are only available at the door and seating is limited – make sure to arrive early. Info at:

Tranny Fest was founded in 1997 and was the nation’s first transgender/genderqueer film festival. In the 12 years since, Tranny Fest has exhibited groundbreaking, provocative, outrageous, courageous, moving and innovative works that show the complexity of lives lived on the transgender/genderqueer spectrum. Tranny Fest Director: Shawna Virago.


Date: Thursday November 5, 2009
Time: 8pm
Location: Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory
1519 Mission at 11th Street, San Francisco [map]
Tickets: $12 at the door

Award-winning modern dance, maverick performance artists, steamy burlesque and kink chasing rock n’ roll adventurers collide in this one-night-only performance event. Featuring Sean Dorsey Dance, King TuffNStuff, Chan Dynasty, StormMiguel Florez, Shawna Virago and The Rice Kings. Emceed by the legendary Fairy Butch. Seating is limited for this one-night-only event – come early!


Date: Friday November 6, 2009
Time: 8pm
Location: Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory
1519 Mission at 11th Street, San Francisco [map]
Tickets: $12 at the door

R is for Revolution is a collection of short films that obliterate the two-party gender system. Includes a look at queer farmers, animated trannies, stereotypes that tickle our funnybone, the Sent(a)mental Project, 1960s female impersonation glamour, music videos, the horror of Hollywood, the glory of beards, surveillance and racism in our cities and borders, and a joyous DIY-anthem against street harassment. Featuring:

  • Dorian: A Picture (Directed by Joe E. Jeffreys)
  • The Perfect Fit (Directed by Martin Rawlings-Fein)
  • Out Here: A Queer Farmer Film Project (Directed by Jonah Mossberg)
  • Kaden Later (Directed by Harriet Storm)
  • A Guy Named Joe (Directed by Joshua Klipp)
  • Equal+Opposite (Directed by Rahne Alexander)
  • Color Watch (Directed by Jillian Soto)
  • FMB (Directed by Maple Rabbit)
  • Sent(A)Mental Project: A Memorial to GLBTIQA Suicides (Directed by Dylan Scholinski)
  • Lexie Cannes: Transition Resistion (Directed by Tom Bertling)
  • Big Deal (Directed by Hilary Goldberg)


Date: Saturday November 7, 2009
Time: 8pm
Location: Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory
1519 Mission at 11th Street, San Francisco [map]
Tickets: $12 at the door

G is for Glitter is a shorts program exploring sex, love and rock n’ roll (this program is 18+). Includes the Antony and the Johnsons music video censored in North America – directed by The Wachowski Brothers and choreographed by Fresh Meat Artistic Director Sean Dorsey, the Trannywood boys back with more hot trannyfag action, naughty cooking lessons, music videos, (very) public performance art, lesbian hookups, and dancing defiance. Featuring:

  • Evil Auntie’s Exotic Erotic Wedding Cupcakes (Directed by Leslie Streit)
  • T4-2 (Directed by Allegra Hirschman & Shellie Citron)
  • JEmAncipatioN (Directed by Jean Franco)
  • Misadventures of Pussy Boy: Sick (Directed by Alec Butler)
  • !smileyfaceheart (Directed by Jai Arun Ravine)
  • 3 Hour Man (Directed by TuffNStuff)
  • Line of Sight (Directed by Charles Lofton and Elizabeth Steinbock)
  • Hustle (Directed by Shawna Virago)
  • Epilepsy is Dancing (Directed by the Wachowski Brothers)
  • Couch Surfers 2: Trans Men In Action (Directed by Ken Rowe)
  • Lexie Cannes: Transitional Love (Directed by Tom Bertling)
  • Shameless (Directed by Ask Holmen)

ACCESS NOTE: Mama Calizo’s has wheelchair access via a rear entrance elevator. Ushers will be available to accompany audience members who use wheelchairs or who need elevator access into the venue – come to the front door for info/usher assistance. Email freshmeatinfo(at) with any questions or for more info.