Autofocus! Robin Shoots & Riese Explains the NewNowNext Awards – The Full Set

That Bitch is Wearing Amazing Hot Pink Pants

That Bitch is Wearing Amazing Hot Pink Pants

Hi kids! It’s me, Riese, CEO of Ideas here at Autostraddle “We Make Lesbians Cool” Dot Com. Last night I drunkenly uploaded superstar photoblogger Robin’s first-rate photos from the NewNowNext Awards and drunkenly wrote captions for said photos, thinking half-consciously that I’d fix the captions in the morning. But then I decided it would take less time to not change a thing. Except for the caption that said “who the hell is this guy.” I fixed that one. I know who he is now.
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I’m (sober now) gonna tell you a little bit about this illustrious ceremony and the people who attended it. Next week you’ll get to see an incredible video chock-full of interviews with many famous people, starring Riese & Alex, professional interviewers extraordinaire. (Preview video: here. Orrrrrr Alexi’s video on AfterEllen: Riese interview at the end). We like to roll things out slowly and kindly, like your first fisting [should be, if she really loves you].

Let’s begin! Logo’s Second Annual NewNowNext Awards, which includes honors such as “The OMFG Internet Award” and the “Because You’re Hot Award” (it’s like a gay yearbook!) were filmed May 20th (here’s who won) and the ceremony will air on Logo on June 13th. I’m gonna tell you all about these homos so you don’t have to do any fingerwork on your own. Save your fingers for finger-blasting.

2009 Logo NewNowNext Awards: Words & Pictures

1. This is Wendy Williams: she won “Most Guiltiest Pleasure” for her radio show, The Wendy Williams Experience. Losers include Burn Notice, RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Real Housewives … and The Room. I haven’t seen any of those things, because I’m innocent and there is no pleasure in my life. For some reason Intervention was not nominated.

hug it out wendy williams hug it out

Hug it out Wendy Williams hug it out yeah you do it

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2. These are the Paradiso Girls, a quintet constructed by Robin Antin, who also invented the Pussycat Dolls. Their first single is a triumphant experiment in product placement called “Patron Tequila,” featuring Lil Jon.

The Paradiso Girls Will Have Alex Throwing Up Before the Night is Done

The Paradiso Girls Will Have Alex Throwing Up Before the Night is Done

They were all super sweet to us so I was going to play along in the write-up (these five ladies from all around the world came together organically to share a love of music, fashion, ginger and babies!) but then I read the lyrics of Patron Tequila and my head exploded that there are women willing to stand on a stage and sing those words to an audience of other human beings. That being said, a job is a job these days, so props to them for employment.

The Paradiso Girls Not Afraid to Show Midriff, Riese Not Afraid to Show MuppetFace

The Paradiso Girls Not Afraid to Show Midriff, Riese Not Afraid to Show MuppetFace

Here’s the lyrics: “Hey girl / I got bud we can all get fucked up tonight (get fucked up tonight) / By the end of the night / Imma have you drunk and throwing up (hey! ) / By the end of the night / They said what you drinkin’? (what you drinkin’?) / Let me buy you a couple of rounds …” and so on. In our interview they said the song was about going out and having fun with your friends. LIARS!

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3. Anyone wanna take me to see Avenue Q? It looks cute!

Avenue Q Says "Muppets Are Better Than People!" and We Agree!

Avenue Q Says "Muppets Are Better Than People!" and we agree

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4. Cheyenne Jackson is a beautiful human being. In addition to being a stage-star in shows including Damn Yankees, Xanadu, Altar Boyz, Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie and in shows/movies including Ugly Betty and United 93, he’s a serious gay activist.

Cheyenne Jackson: Grand Master of All Gay Events in New York City

Cheyenne Jackson: Grand Master of All Gay Events in New York City

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5. Christian Siriano was on Project Rungay, and much to the chagrin of transgender activists everywhere, cultivated the term “hot tranny mess.” Now he has his own collection, which I’ll never be able to afford.

Christian Siriano is a Tiny Man, Big Personality

Christian Siriano is a Tiny Man, Big Personality

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6. Gimme Sugar was a groundbreaking television program that signaled a new era for lesbians by boldly declaring that we too deserved a semi-staged docu-drama about hot people making out, fighting, getting dressed, getting undressed, drinking, making out, and fighting! This girl Davonee has “gone platinum with her player status,” according to the website. She also kinda looks like my ex, except with the opposite personality, which is weird.

Gimme Gimme Gimme Gimme Sugar

Gimme Gimme Gimme Gimme Sugar

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7. Everyone knows who Eve is, right? Right.

Eve was the most famous person at the NewNowNext Awards

Eve was the most famous person at the NewNowNext Awards

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8. Hiiiiii! Lisa! That is a lovely flower in your hair!

Queen of Mean Lisa Lampinelli Looking Very Nice

Queen of Mean Lisa Lampinelli Looking Very Nice flower

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9. Hellooooo nurse. I would like to stick my finger in your elongated ear.

Livvi Frank is Going to be the Next Rihanna Says the Internet

Livvi Franc is Going to be the Next Rihanna Says the Internet

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10. Jessica Clark & Lacey Stone are hot. How hot? Well, Jessica Clark snagged the BECAUSE YOU’RE HOT AWARD. You’ll hear more from them in our video!

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Robin specializes in entertainment, lifestyle and portrait photography. She's also a Creative Producer, Director of Photography and co-owner of Scheme Machine Studios LLC, her production company based in Los Angeles. Robin loves shooting for TV and film and has worked with media companies like Legendary Pictures and Viacom. She shot and directed the Pride campaign for Google called #ThisIsFamily. Robin has had the pleasure of working on national campaigns for companies like Dove and Levis, and had the unique opportunity to shoot for non-profits and initiatives such as The Black List, Save the Children, Move to End Violence, Have a Hart Day, and The Clinton Global Initiative. She is most proud of the work she has done with organizations such as The Ad Council and RAINN working on national impact campaigns. Her celebrity roster includes Cyndi Lauper, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, The B-52s, Keri Hilson, JB Smoove, Tegan and Sara, Margaret Cho, The B-52’s, Andreja Pejic, and many more. She was there for Autostraddle’s birth and proudly served as A-Camp co-director for many years.

Robin has written 84 articles for us.

15 Comments

  1. We like to roll things out slowly and kindly, like your first fisting [should be, if she really loves you].

    I love drunk Riese or sober Riese or whichever Riese wrote that.

  2. Hey Guys!!! I want to see the video- I can’t wait. So yea, that dude with the girl crew in helmuts (very Lady Gaga-esk, don’t you think?) Well, his name is Storm Lee. http://www.myspace.com/stormlee

    Rant: I’d like to say that taking pictures on the red carpet is my least favorite thing. Why you ask? Because they give you a spot buried in this sea of sweaty photographers who spend the entire time YELLING at whoever happens to be standing in front of them. Everyone is also fighting over space. “ARE YOU NUMBER 11? THIS SAYS I’M NUMBER 11. YOU’RE IN MY SPOT! GET OUT OF MY SPOT!” I’m always afraid for my life when I shoot red carpets, which is like never, cause I hate it. 😉

  3. I looked at this right before i feel asleep last night & that davonee chick was in my dream. I do not thank you for that. BUTTT…pretty pretty pictures!

    • i dreamt i was hanging out with a female adam lambert and everyone was being a bitch to her and i was like “she WON! this is the girl that WON American Idol” so like, I dunno. What’s worse.

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