It's here! We've printed our calendars and they are here, ready to be pre-ordered and shipped to you in time to give to ALL your friends as gifts! We're so excited! Have a look:
We're super happy with our product this year. It's a 12-page spiral-bound hardcover 8.5"x11"-sized book. Hang it on your wall with the built-in wire hook or use it as a decoration for your coffee table simply by turning the wire hook in. It's super versatile. It's high-quality. And we're proud of it.
The 12 double-sided pages (24 total) include regular month pages as well as additional photo collages in between, so it's like a timeless fancy photo book that also doubles as a 2012 calendar.
Like what you hear? We promise it's a great way to spend $16* (plus shipping):
*Preorder period is until November 21st - after this date,
the price per calendar will be $18. Get 'em while they're hot.
We will ship these orders out the week of November 21st.
Your purchase goes towards helping Autostraddle exist for all of 2012!
And, as always, thanks for supporting us and the things we make for you!
If you missed any previous amazing Calendar videos, now's the time to catch up and meet the girls:
+Kelli & Ashley are January/February
+Luna & Michelle are March
+Julie/Brandy and Stacee are April and May
+The Real L Word's Francine is June
+ Kali from Cali is July
+Maya & Brandi frolicked in the pool together for August
+ and Lily & Jessica were a double September/October month video!
This is Round Three of Autostraddle's Lesbian Calendar Girls: talented, smart, charismatic, geeky and really-really-good-looking lesbianisty ladies. We make this calendar for you because you all really need to cut it out with your crushes on straight girls, this shit is out of hand, the last thing you need is 12 months of whatever Maxim & FHM come up with. REAL LIVE LESBIANS!
This year we're going to give you a video every month and just a few teases of what the actual photos will look like, so the Calendar will be chock-full of surprises. Are you excited? WE'RE EXCITED.
Our November ladies are Steffanie and Courtney:
Steffanie, who is a total geek for comics and science fiction actually runs the show at a natural rock business. Who would've thought!
Courtney is an Alabama native and half American Indian! She's proud of her heritage and proud to be a Los Angeles resident for 5 years now. She oversees production (aka is the Boss Lady) at a platinum jewelry company and she holds a Public Relations degree from the University of Birmingham. She's the sweetest southern thing you'll ever meet pretty much and we're happy to have her on our team.
Here's Robin & Sara to explain a bit more about this year's theme:
The 2012 Autostraddle Calendar is our interpretation of the idea of a “lesbian image” without the traditional presentational definers of gender and sexual identity – when we (literally) strip away clothing, what do our naked selves communicate about who we are?
The 2011 calendar was about solo portraits of women who are brilliant, beautiful and courageous on and off camera; 2012 is about the amazing and vibrant community of queer women.
We sought to do something different this year by creating dramatic scenes and having the models interact with each other. We loved the idea of playing with identity in the form of masks, and the power that comes from choosing what to reveal and what to keep hidden.
Be prepared to see lots of skin this year in the 2012 calendar – but remember that it’s what we choose not to show that sometimes gives the most away.
We photographed a group of beautiful and diverse queer women both poolside and on various studio sets in Los Angeles. We’re excited for the monthly Behind the Scenes videos, where Autostraddlers can meet our sexy and inspiring calendar girls. (This being possible thanks to Videographer/Video Editor Kelli Griggs and Music Supervisor Stacee Coleman).
We hope you enjoy meeting the girls as much as we did!
Thanks to all of the amazing stylists, the production team members, and of course our brave and beautiful models.
We hope you love the results and look forward to purchasing your own 2012 calendar later this year in support of the project and of Autostraddle.com.
Your devoted producers,
Robin & Sara
(Photographer & Stylist)