There are few lesbians in Hollywood that I trust and Anna Margarita Albelo is one of them.
There are few lesbians in Hollywood that I trust and Anna Margarita Albelo is one of them. Fresh off her astoundingly hilarious “Hooters”, which premiered at last years OutFest Albelo is back with another tongue-in-cheek flick, “Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?”
This Cuban-American (by way of gay Paris) is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist mover and shaker. She has been an Honoree of the Tribeca Film Festival, the Miami International Film Festival, IFP, and called a filmmaker “to watch” by IndieWire.com.
And not only can you watch but you can participate. As all Indies go Albelo is raising finishing funds on IndiGoGo. But listen there are incentives to donate, besides supporting queer filmmaking. You could with Guinevere Turner, Whitney Mixter (don’t worry you won’t end up a causality on TRLW, and if you do its your own damn fault!) or Tammy Lynn Michaels! Well you so can with the $1000 funding package!
So what is “Vagina Wolf” all about, here’s Albelo to tell us all about it.
Ever since I heard the expression, “Glass Ceiling” I found it a paradox. It’s not a concrete ceiling or a steel ceiling or a marble one even. It’s just glass. We hear this expression so often to describe the reasons women and girls don’t advance in this world but I know things can be different if we each take action.
Action makes change. Action launches a scene. Action makes a film.
“Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?” is based on my original, autobiographical story and unites many of the themes that concern me and my work for the past 20 years: the anti-hero’s quest, unrequited love, unconditional love, facing demons, and creating change through our own hands.
At 40 years old, for some reason, we have a particular analysis of our lives. “Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?” literally starts on that day and launches an honest, sometimes hilarious but often touching journey for, Anna a filmmaker who’s dedicated her life to her films yet still perceives she’s on the bottom of the pile and worse, love-less.
Inspired by the mid-life crisis films of two of my cinematographic heroes: Fellini’s “8 1/2” and Woody Allen’s “Stardust Memories”, I unite the different story-telling techniques I’ve perfected over the years combining fantasy, documentary, comedy, and drama.
Using Edward Albee’s, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” as my beacon, I hone the traits of people who believe their lives have been a long line of wasted opportunities and failure. Dissatisfaction, dishonesty, despair… Feelings that anyone from the most successful being to the humblest of souls can identify with.
Edward Albee asks the question, “Truth or illusion?” I need them both.