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Their Vagina Isn’t Their Resume: The Women of ‘American Mary’

It’s well known that Austin’s Fantastic Fest is as much a nerd party as it is a film festival. And that’s why American’s best genre fest was the perfect place for the U.S. premiere of American Mary, Jen and Sylvia Soska’s extraordinary new film starring Katharine Isabelle.

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Incredibly Resilient — A Chat with Tara Cardinal

Tara Cardinal is a Renaissance woman in every sense of the word. Actress, model, writer, director, producer, stunt person, wrestler — she’s done a bit of everything. And her latest film, The Legend of the Red Reaper, allows her to prove it. In Red Reaper, Cardinal plays the title character, a warrior witch who’s deadly [...]

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Halloween Memories: Tristan Risk

In American Mary, the new film from Jen and Sylvia Soska, Tristan Risk proves herself to be a breakout star with her portrayal of Beatress, the bubbly voiced stripper surgically modified to look like Betty Boop. Working beneath layers of facial prosthetics, Risk uses only her soulful eyes and dancer’s body to convey a world [...]

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Brooke Lemke Talks ‘Safe Word’

Almost exactly one year ago, I wrote a piece about an upcoming web series by Brooke Lemke and Rachel Grubb titled Safe Word. The multi-episode series was being described with provocative words such as “fetish” and “taboo-laden,” so of course I was intrigued. Then, as so often happens, the project seemed to drop off the [...]

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