Autostraddle Calendar Girls: Elena is Miss October

Oh hey it’s October! Time for cardigans and pumpkins and a brand new hotsexy half-nude gay girl IN THE RAIN. Did you think it couldn’t get better? Did you think we were kidding around here? Autostraddle does not play, y’all. Lesbians. Underthings. Rain.

Firstly, a little refresh of the Calendar Girl concept for any newbies:

We just think Maxim, COED and Playboy shouldn’t get to corner the market on “monthly devotions to very very good looking women.” We know lots of hot lesbians who also look good casually lounging on bedsheets and hanging out at the pool/on the couch.

Each month our photographer Robin will shoot a Le Cadeau by Robin set (as featured on WeTV) with one beautiful, talented, smart, interesting and sexy lesbian lady. At the end of the year, we’ll have a pretty kickass calendar that you can buy for 2011, which is our last year on earth before the apocalypse. Don’t you want to keep track of that in style?

Missed a month, or need an repeat performance?
We made this page of our 2011 Calendar Girls
for your browsing needs!



This month’s Autostraddle Calendar Girl is:


Miss October

Autostraddle Calendar Girls Miss October

From Photographer Robin Roemer:

“Elena was super adorable and fun to work with. She is also quite brave as we shot with her on a roof during a lightening storm! We loved the really pretty bird tattoos on her stomach. Thanks to stylist Sara Meddand make-up artist Christina Natale for all their work on this shoot!”

Autostraddle Calendar Girls Miss October

Autostraddle Calendar Girls Miss October

Autostraddle Calendar Girls Miss October


The Official Calendar Girl Data Sheet on Elena:


Autostraddle Calendar Girls Miss October
Autostraddle Calendar Girls Miss October
Autostraddle Calendar Girls Miss October
Autostraddle Calendar Girls Miss October


See all the calendar girls so far this year.


Editor’s Note: Hey Autostraddlers! Listen up, we have some announcements for you:

+ We need a new location in New York City to do a special shoot. We are taking suggestions for that right now, so email robin[at] if you’d like to offer one.

+ We have finished selections for the 2011 calendar, so any applications sent in from now on will be considered for the 2012 calendar (those photos will appear monthly online in 2011). Please keep ’em coming!

+ Robin will be doing the Ms. January 2012 shoot in Los Angeles. If you are an LA-based gal and have been dying to apply, now is your chance!

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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 82 articles for us.


  1. She’s so sexy! What really got me?
    “I want to live like a leaf on the river but occasionally set the streets on fire with protest.”
    Uh *swoon*

  2. This is eerily bizarre as my name is elena; I am of Korean descent; and October is my birth month. I also have a large tattoo on my left rib cage. It’s like a personalised birthday gift from autostraddle!

  3. She had me at 4:48 Psychosis… Though the amazing tattoo and being freaking beautiful didn’t hurt either.

  4. You guys are way more intellectual than me. Forget the nice quotes-she had me at meatspheres!

  5. i need to 1) spend another 20 minutes scrolling up and down this post, because Elena is the prettiest thing I have seen all day, and i wanna end sexual assault and homophobia with her and 2) find out where she got that bra, it is something i want in my life.

  6. Goodness. Autostraddle always serving up the hot calendar babes.

    Query: hypothetically, if I applied to be a calendar girl, would AS allow me to be photographed:
    1) completely topless/nude?
    2) striking “action” poses instead of relaxed poses?

  7. generally i don’t like people’s tattoos (unless they’re tegan and sara), but hers look really good

  8. i LOVE these. this whole photo series is brilliant and amazing!! also, i hope autostraddle is getting money/support from calvin klein. miss october and miss july are putting marky-mark at that twilight guy to shame.

  9. love this girl. not only is she beautiful, she’s funny and intelligent as hell. MEATSPHERES lol. i’m going to go build a brick wall and buy lots and lots of paint now :D

  10. Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh my god.

    // i cannot WAIT for this calendarrrrr!

  11. wow, everything about this shoot is lovely. i’m buying that bra and then eating some meatspheres

  12. Thank Jebus, I getting so worried about Asian-Am representation on this calendar that I was ’bout to send in an app.

    I think this result is in everyone’s best interest.

  13. OMG… I think I’m in love. not only is this woman sexy all around she is intelligent, funny, and charming….You are the whole package and in those Calvin Klein briefs mmmm….my thoughts say it all….

  14. she is pretty effin inspiring. i would love to work with her on some non-traditional shakespeare someday. she is both lovely and fierce. happy birthday, miss october. get it.

  15. Such a fierce and beautiful Queer Korean American woman who easily captures hearts and wounds with her gorgeousness & intellect.

  16. I joined this sight just to say that I would soooooooooo love ms october long time… I would be like “Ni hao maaaaaaaa”!

  17. k…first of all, it is spelled “site,” and “ni hao ma” is a mandarin phrase. she is korean. think before you type, lady.

  18. omg…just saw a k-pop (korean pop) music video parody that she was in and she’s HILARIOUS (and HAWT)…she did a video of a popular k-pop song and put a lesbian spin to it. i wasn’t sure if it was her but then I saw the credits and sure enough…elena, miss october :D sooo sooo cute. vote for her video (i already did!!!) the video is called “a different kind of wedding dress”

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