Genie and I are so excited to be included in this month's episode of "Transmission," an SF-based show that celebrates Bay Area artists and thinkers! If you want to see 2BTru rock the stage at SOMArts, skip to 33:25, it shows our full sketch. However, it's worth watching the whole episode to see contributions from organizations like Sunset Youth Services and 826 Valencia, and also Emory Douglas (former Minister of Culture for the Black Panthers!). It's really an honor to be featured alongside such other badass locals!
The News is a monthly cabaret that features fresh, queer performance. Based on our simultaneous love and criticism of boy bands, my sister and performance partner Genie and I have been developing the world of 2BTru, a once great boy band that has fallen on hard times. Now, 2BTru is relying on shameless corporate promotion in order to be able to keep singing, keep making music and most importantly, keep dancing. In this sketch we explore the various ways products are packaged and sold to young girls, but also the commodification and mainstreaming of gay culture un recent times. But mostly, we dance and lip sync, embodying the type of men we once loved.
A gift for my good friend Katie Holmes (amazing artist! Check out her website here: http://katieholmesart.com ), this is the first in a series of dinosaur-inspired jewelry. I find that often, children's toys can be extremely aesthetically compelling and serve the same role in a piece as a jewel, a piece of glass or any other pretty trinket.