Autostraddle Calendar Girls: Jaime is Miss November

Can you believe it’s November already?! You know, that depressing cold month of pre-holiday joy? It’s almost the end of the year which means 2011 is right around the corner and that means that we’re getting ready to print our calendars and you can pre-order one! Did you know that? Now you know!

[Sidenote: thanks for everyone who has placed an order so far – it’s super helpful to us so we can gauge how many calendars we should print.]

Pre-Order Your 2011 Calendar Here For Only $20

Now a little refresher of our 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!

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This month’s Autostraddle Calendar Girl is:

Jaime

Miss November

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From Photographer Robin Roemer:

“Jaime hit it off with Christina and I right away. She’s funny, she lived in Amsterdam and learned Dutch, she started an organization to help mentor gay teens, how much cooler can you get? Jaime also shares our obsession with Nicki Minaj’s verse in “Monster.” Thanks to Jaime for being so much fun and to Sara Medd for styling all the way from the west coast and Christina Natale for amazing make-up.”

 

 

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The Official Calendar Girl Data Sheet on Jaime:


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Jaime is not only smokin’ hot but also is a community leader! She’s currently working to establish a nonprofit called The Something Awesome Project, which is a movement to provide a safe, fun and enriching space for GLBTQ teens and adults in Connecticut, with plans for national expansion.

She says: “Our goal is to connect GLBTQ youth with their peers, provide them with positive mentors, empower them to lead happy and healthy lives and award scholarships for those pursuing higher education. Further, we will host events to connect the adult GLBTQ community. We also have an online community where everyone can create profiles and interact with gays galore!”

Something Awesome is currently seeking to secure funding so you need to keep your finger on the pulse of the website/bookmark it. Also, you should give them your money and support!

Pretty awesome, yeah?

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See all the calendar girls so far this year.

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

+ 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!

+ The entire 2012 calendar will be shot in Los Angeles. If you are an LA-based gal and have been dying to apply, now is your chance!

+ Last but not least: place your calendar order now or forever hold your peace/pay more after pre-ordering time is over.

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.

39 Comments

  1. in addition to loving these photos and Something Awesome, I have something else to say which is that last week I was accused of being the only gay girl with their bellybutton pierced and I couldn’t think of anyone we knew to contradict that but now I have you. AND IT LOOKS HOT

  2. I hate to do this. I really do. I know its a calendar and I know we all like to look at hot people and I know your models are diverse racially and in their personal style and I know you are doing your best but..

    Please, please, please can I see just one lesbian who isn’t superbly flat stomached and toned?

    I mean, yes, slimmer is probably prettier and better and I get it, I do, that I am the one who needs to shape up but I hate my body so much, and it might be nice if this one corner of the internet where I feel at home also offered some encouragement that said ‘No, you are not the only slightly overweight lesbian in the world and in fact, maybe, we think people with your body shape are sexy too.’

    I mean, I sure as hell am not sexy, but maybe you could find someone? Oh god. Sorry.

    • Lucille, I don’t blame you for wanting that–I’d love to see it too and I’m sure we’re not alone. Slimmer is not prettier and better for everyone! Being photographed in your naughties is an intimate and elective thing, so I just think that those girls need to step forward and tell Autostraddle that they want to be in the calendar so that their beautiful bods can be represented, too!

      • I was going to post about this as well :)
        Maybe it should be advertised more that the calendar can include all people of all shapes? Or go “look for them” more than said average size women, as most of the time plus size women don’t assume they are of interest for a calendar :) For this to happen maybe an extra push is needed :) I also would love too see a plus size woman in this, there are plenty of gorgeous curvy and super curvy girl out there, I’m hoping some of them will come forward!

        • Man, and here I was thinking we have photographed curvy girls for the calendar. One of the great things about wonderful styling (thank you Sara) and flattering photography is that maybe most of our calendar girls look toned and model thin, but that’s not the case.

          1. I’m basing my decisions on who is in the calendar on the two or more pics people send in (sometimes not even of their bodies/just faces) and of course all the interesting info they wish to share. There is no formula! :)

          2. The most important thing to me is to find hotties who are super interesting to other queer women, but also interesting to look at. Maybe they have beautiful eyes, or really cool hair, or yes, maybe they have a six-pack.

          3. At end of the day, if I wanted to stare at 12 random lesbians, I’d just take a point and shoot to Dinah Shore. So am I choosing women who are in DIFFERENT WAYS idealistic (beautiful face OR toned body OR sexy eyes OR great hair)? Hell yes I am. I’m a photographer. Beauty is subjective and in this case, its my subjectivity.

          4. LA is open to anyone with a HEALTHY bod whether that be a size 0 or size 14, an interesting bio, and a crap load of confidence cause we’ll probably be shooting on the beach in January.

          5. If you’d like to help recruit people for the calendar, by ALL means pass my contact around!! robin@autostraddle.com

          6. Don’t hate your body. If you are unhealthy, change your habits. If you are healthy, change your attitude.

          • Argh I can see you took that wrong, I’m so sorry, maybe I should also have acknowledged the fact that I find the calendar girls to be very hot and sexy and real, more than in any other calendar, I’ve said it before and will say it again!
            I’m actually ordering a copy when the fuckin studio I worked at will finally pay me (oh joy!)
            I just jumped on the conversation to comment on this very topic, and my point was not a critic against the current one but more like a flamme of hope for maybe the future ones! I know how difficult it is to find plus size women who feel healthy and confident enough to bring something to a photoshoot, even more lesbian ones, and I’m just hoping some will come forward! I wish I could help you with advertising it but I’m in the UK, that’s a bit too far from the LA shoot!
            And also, I understand your point of view, it’s also your decision as an artist to feature a certain kind of women and it’s fine by me, what I’m saying above is merely a suggestion if by any chance some big women want to go for it.
            Don’t hate me? hug? You do know that I fuckin love what you do on the website so please don’t believe I was any kind of mean with this, it was completely genuine from a healthy fattie with style, who is looking for fattie beauties heroes, sometimes… :D
            Thanks for replying as well :)

          • I’m just wondering – what do you mean by capitalizing “HEALTHY”?? Are you implying that women over size 14 (which actually isn’t that large, it’s pretty average) are unhealthy, and therefore undesirable?
            I’d appreciate a clarification.

          • Sure, just explaining how I choose the ladies. “Whether that be a size 0 or a size 14” is an example of 2 different sized women and in no way did I say women over size 14 are undesirable or anything like that. I’m merely defending our choices and our project that we’ve worked so hard to create.

            Another tricky thing for plus-sized models is when styling to a lingerie calendar, most of the brands and designers and stores we are using design for sizes 0 to around a size 16 so if we are going out of that range, either under or over, it actually does become a bit harder for our underpaid (read: not paid) stylist who shops monthly for our models. If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them. Anyone know of any kick ass plus-sized lingerie/swimsuit designers? That’d be fun to include in 2012!

  3. everything about this is awesome, including Robin’s Bill Nye reference.

    generally I keep paper calendars turned to the month with the prettiest picture for the entire year, but this calendar will solve that problem in the best way possible!

  4. Thank you to all those in support of this project and these beautiful women. Jaime, you are so wonderful and I can’t wait to see what happens with The Something Awesome Project!!!

  5. yo she is adorable! i wish the jamaican chicks where i live looked as fine as she does and were down with the glbtqxyz community.

    her smile just made me smile. yeah i’m a sucker.

    and hey everyone has that fine ass super thick homegirl that gets more play than anyone else…so let’s round’em up ladies.

    i’ll start the hunt on my end….you know…research and all for the good of the website etc etc etc

  6. I WANT THAT BLACK LACE PIECE RIGHT NOW.

    Also this gives me extra motivation to show up to San Francisco in end July so I can nudge myself into the calendar. Need monies tho.

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