Autostraddle Calendar Girls: Laura is Miss August

Hey-o it’s August! Can you believe the summer went by so fast and it’s already time to see another girl in her skivvies for the Best Calendar of All Time? I hope you’re wearing a cute rash guard!

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 August

Autostraddle Calendar Girls Miss August Robin Roemer

From Photographer Robin Roemer:

“Laura has a great androgynous and unique look. We loved her hair and her tattoos. She’s also just a cool chick who knows how to work it for the camera! Thanks again to Sara Medd [stylist] and Christina Natale [make-up] for all their genius and help!”

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Laura’s a Cali girl who loves skateboarding, rock climbing, nature exploring and “any good challenge.” This massage therapist, yoga instructor, personal trainer and nutritional consultant is “very spiritual” and believes that peace begins from within, just like strength. “I love involving myself with creative people and making art,” says Laura. Art! We love art too!


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As always; if you’d like to be gawked at by thousands of lesbians and get photographed by celebrity world-famous photog Robin Roemer, email Robin at robin[at]autostraddle[dot]com with two photos of yourself and tell her a little something about why you’re so special. You must live in the NYC area or be able to get there and be 21+.



See all the calendar girls so far this year.


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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. when i saw “laura” i hoped it’d be intern hot laura but my hopes didn’t come to fruition. Am I sad/disappointed about this? hell no! non-intern hot laura is hot!

  2. Would you be in any way offended if I said that you seem to me to be in every way the visible personification of absolute perfection?

    • Would you be offended if I said you were the visible personification of absolute perfection for quoting The Importance of Being Earnest in an autostraddle comment? Because I think that’s pretty damn perfect.

      • This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill
        Fifteen percent concentrated power of will
        Five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain
        And a hundred percent reason to remember the name

    • Noooo. haha. Miss April was Sarah Croce, actress, model, and all-around awesome girl who doesn’t have sex on reality TV. ;)

      • OMG ROFLMAO!!! Wows. Miss April’s dreads are so much hotter than that west coast chic’s. ;)

  3. WHICH ONE OF YOU WAS IN CHARGE OF SAYING “oh you know what? take off the bra and hold this skateboard.” LOTS OF PLATONIC LOVE FOR YOU TODAY.

    • Uhhh yes AGREED. Favorite Calendar Girl photo ever. It’s like Autostraddle remembered my birthday! which frankly is better than even my parents or real-life friends tend to do.

  4. Miss August was definitely a great choice. That skateboard shot is amazing beyond words. Also, the lingerie in this shoot is all too gorgeously sexy. Where do I get some of those? Damn.

    Also, (not to steal your thunder, Laura) I’d love to see Bevin Branlandingham as a calendar girl in the future. I have four months to dream, don’t I?

  5. Great “photos”. Miss August seems like an incredible woman. Tiny surveys can only reveal so much about a person, but I feel like I’d be down to chill with this lady any day.

  6. hi i’m having a lot of feelings about Laura’s abs and particularly that photo where she’s wearing like the combat boots? can someone talk me down right now? or like hold me maybe?

    • she’s part scorpio, I don’t know if they believe in smiling, though I know some who do…anyhow, I think she’s smiling in the first picture, a smirky little scorpio smile… I have to get out of here, I’m pisces, I’m not save around scorpios.

  7. uhm wow. probably my favorite one so far
    does that say “Faint” on one of the background posters because Yes, I think I might have

  8. i have been waiting to comment ’tili think of something smarter to say then ‘omg, she’s so hot good job robin great photos!’ or ‘i like girls with boards’ but um, OMG HOT!

  9. First off, hot damn Laura is hot! Second, I propose that for December we get Team Autostraddle to be our calendar girls. Does anyone second that?

    • Anyone who wants to hire me, can hire me! :) Unfortunately we’ve filled up our spots for this year’s calendar, but if we do a future calendar or other shoots, I love to have names of interested parties on file! I know we’ve emailed, Tiara, but for anyone else, I encourage you to send in your info and whenever I get a chance to do another project for Auto, I will!!!! xoxo

  10. “Laura has a great androgynous and unique look. We loved her hair and her tattoos.”

    Ummm… Where are the tattoos?!?


    Just innocent an quandary.

    • … damn dyslexia.

      Just AN innocent quandary. (I was compelled to correct that by unseen geeky forces.)

      • The visible tattoo in these selected shots is the on her upper back on the photo of Laura sitting on the skateboard.

  11. whoa hottest yet. and can anyone tell me where the black bra she’s wearing when standing on the chair is from? seriously coveting.

  12. that skateboard. i’m takin it from Lupe…So we Kick, Push Kick, Push Kick, Push Kick, Push Coast
    So come and skate with me, just a rebel looking for a place to be

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