Autostraddle Behind the Scenes VIDEO #1

Hi! Welcome to Saturday! We are going to start sharing some groundbreaking intriguing videos of “Autostraddle Behind the Scenes” with you! Aren’t you lucky?

See, our friends Rocco and Rachel own a production company and thought it would be neat to film us while we were in Los Angeles. Riese and Tess both objected vehemently to the idea of being on video ever/all the time, so as much as “Autostraddle Behind the Scenes” is about what happens “behind the scenes” of Autostraddle, it’s also about what happens when you keep filming people who hate being filmed [Riese sidenote: if this confuses you b/c of the R&H Vlogs, she'll be happy to explain to you why that's different, and also how that ended up happening in the first place]. It’s like the opposite of Gimme Sugar!

Speaking of Gimme Sugar, in this week’s clip you’ll see Rocco coaching Alex (Design Director) to “set the scene” regarding upcoming plans for Riese’s birthday. Chaos ensues, and Tinkerbell is, at one point, harmed.

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Riese is the 32-year-old CEO, CFO and Editor-in-Chief of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York City, and now lives in The Bay Area. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are!

Riese has written 1744 articles for us.

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    Dear Buddha, when I first saw the tweet that this was something about Truck Stop… I thought OMG ALL CAPS there were no video cameras there that night were there?!
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    Brooke would succeed out of those three children.

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    “you already told me that out in the hall”. I wish reality shows would do that. I lost my retainer a lot to so they glued some to the backs of my teeth. I’m told this is very routine but I think it’s a conspiracy. The government is probably listening to me type right now. They probably know I’m a lesbian and like to visit autostraddle dot com. Robert Gates, if you can read this, please tell me if I have any cavities.

    Riese, You should be proud that you rid yourself of that thing. Say no to teeth conformity! Screw the man! or woman or dentist person!

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    “‘you already told me that out in the hall’. I wish reality shows would do that.”
    I agree, which is why I lost it when Riese said that.
    I thought “she’s right. I totally just did.” Silly cameras!

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    I think this calls for the foundation of the Society for Lady Lovin’ Ladies with Retainers Cemented To Their Teeth. It’s time to raise some awareness. We could be counted as like a minority within a minority and get tax breaks and stuff? ijs.

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      I WANT ONE OF THOSE

      until Autostraddle becomes massively popular, I cannot afford to have straight teeth again. Maybe I should see if Emily choo will let me borrow her built-in retainer. Sometimes I just push on my teeth really hard.

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    Wow I haven’t been here in too long! I’m actually helpless with laughter…tinkerbell saved from the jaws of death.

    Please can there be more video? I know you guys are busy, but I miss the vlog days! This stuff makes my college workload so much more bearable!

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