Autostraddle Calendar Girls: Jennifer is Miss January

Welcome to our very first month of Autostraddle Calendar Girls! 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?

So, if you’re a gay lady who wants to be an Autostraddle Calendar Girl and you live in the New York City area, email Robin at robin [at] autostraddle dot com. Send three photos of yourself and tell us why you’d be a kickass Calendar Girl.

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 January

Jennifer is an up-and-coming New York City entertainer you may recall from the all-lady comedy troupe Candy Slice. In addition to writing, directing and starring in a lot of shorts, she’s appeared in many indie films as well as primetime network shows like CSI and Law & Order.

Robin says: Jennifer is probably the girl I’ve photographed the most over the past few years. She’s one of my little muses. Whenever I have a project where I need a model, I think of her right away. The thing I like about Jennifer’s look is that you can’t really categorize her into one “type” and her features are both dramatic and naturally beautiful. Because she’s an actress, she’s totally comfortable being in front of the lens.  Plus, she’s a sweetheart and so easy to work with.

You can find Jennifer at the WOW performing “empowering raw art pieces” and dreaming of one day starring in a Pedro Almodavar film.

Here’s the Playmate Data Sheet on Jennifer:

When she’s not taking long walks on the beach and thinking about world peace, Jennifer is visiting local art & photography exhibits, watching foreign films, collaborating on indie art projects and making new friends. She hopes to one day create an art revolution that could benefit the world. Oh yeah, she’s also totally single. That’s right, ladies, eat your heart out.




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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.


    • Thanks Brooke!! So excited about this one. Hopefully we can bring more depth and REALNESS to the whole “calendar girl” thing while still providing fun eye candy for our readers!

        • We plan too!!! We need submissions though so we aren’t just choosing from the people we know or have heard about!

          • Yay! I am so happy that everyone is excitant about our idea!

            And yes, we defo want to represent diversity as much as we can, so submit, ladies!

          • Also: I will totes buy this calendar

            Also Also: Robin, you are an amazing photographer!! If I lived in New York, I would have you photograph me for my girlfriend, or, at the rate I’m going, for my cats.

  1. This idea is amazing. Also HELLO JENNIFER. You have ruined my idea that girls named Jen can never be hot. I hope you’re proud of yourself.

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  3. because this feature is such a good idea, i think that autostraddle’s 2010 should have at least 13 months, possibly more. think of the hot women we could include for smarch and febtober!

  4. 1) This made me want to listen to that Stars song, Calendar Girl, which I had forgotten I loved, so yay.
    2) The photos are gorgeous.
    3) This is a great feature! I am amped about the 11 ladies to come.

      • Can that be the official theme song of this feature? Features have theme songs, right?

        Fine, I’ll just sing it to myself for every new month’s pictures.

  5. This not only makes me happy because it means more of Robin’s photography and more beautiful women, but it makes me indescribably happy to have planned my calendar purchase a YEAR IN ADVANCE.

    Gorgeous photos. And totally agree/hope for the same changes in the world.

  6. Amazing photography and a gorgeous woman, sign me up for buying the calendar will be much better than the one of cats I bought for this year. Great feature as always Autostraddle.

        • My parents mailed me a pocket-sized puppy calendar with a CARABINER CLIP for Christmas. Just in case I need to attach it to my belt loop so I never forget what day it is. Yes, I love it. And no, it will never leave my apartment.

          • Hmm, I must have an enlightened father. He gives me a black-and-white calendar of naked women rock climbing every year, no kidding. Tasteful, hot, and a little strange, gotta admit. But dammit, his heart is in the right place!

  7. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The photography is great, Jennifer is amazingly beautiful, and I’m totally amped for the months to come.

  8. I’m a newby in the girl on girl scene & consequently a new Autostraddle reader. The first article that I read was the candy slice one & I thought to myself “Wow, Jennifer IS sexy.” Thank you Autosraddle for bringing her back. I’m mesmerized by her eyes, lips, perfect smile, and want to change the world with her.TMI.I think that I’m obsessed with her. I’m buying that calendar & framing her pic.

  9. This is a great idea! Awesome way to showcase Robin’s always amazing work.

    And I guess I don’t mind looking at it so much either.

  10. OMG! Just when you think Autostraddle can’t get any better…BAM! They go and pull something like this out of their bag of tricks. Well done ladies!

  11. a. This is a great idea. I love it!
    b. I’m pretty sure this woman is my soulmate. Hot. Neruda. Avocado. <3

  12. WOW. Jennifer, you have gorgeous eyes & and luscious lips. Robin, thanks for capturing this beauty with your lens.

    • i liked it the first way. because now i am trying to come up with different ways to pronounce preorder that make it sound like you are asking to do something other than pre-order, and coming up with definitions based on the pronunciation that are inappropriate and should not be repeated. i am doing this out loud alone in my apartment.

    • Good question Leah — this is a 2011 calendar in the making, so it’ll be a little later on this year that we’ll be putting it together to be produced and taking orders for it.

  13. omg, i can’t believe that this is the same girl who plays rose. is this the same girl!? i mean, she looks hot as rose (that’s why i followed the link…lol) BUT she’s even hotter as jennifer. good actress.

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