Autostraddle Calendar Girls 2012: Lily & Jessica Are Super Hot for September & October

Our calendar posts skipped a month, but don’t worry, we have played catch-up and are prepared to make up for it with a double-month video and post. As usual, the calendar girls are talented, charismatic sexy mofos and we know you’ll enjoy meeting them.

This is all in preparation for and leading up to the finale of this project: an actual 2012 Calendar that we are currently producing and will be selling soon in time for the Christmas season and the new year! We’re super excited for this. Stay tuned!

If you missed any previous amazing Calendar videos, now’s the time to catch up and meet the girls:

+Kelli & Ashley are January/February
+Luna & Michelle are March
+Julie/Brandy and Stacee are April and May
+The Real L Word‘s Francine is June
+ Kali from Cali is July
+Maya & Brandi frolicked in the pool together for August

Some background:

This is Round Three of Autostraddle’s Lesbian Calendar Girls: talented, smart, charismatic, geeky and really-really-good-looking lesbianisty ladies. We make this calendar for you because you all really need to cut it out with your crushes on straight girls, this shit is out of hand, the last thing you need is 12 months of whatever Maxim & FHM come up with. REAL LIVE LESBIANS!

This year we’re going to give you a video every month and just a few teases of what the actual photos will look like, so the Calendar will be chock-full of surprises. Are you excited? WE’RE EXCITED.

Our September lady is Lily
and October is Jessica:

Autostraddle Calendar Girls for September October Robin Roemer
Lily, a San Francisco resident who lives in the super gay/cool Mission District, is a college student majoring in zoology and minoring in photography. We’re a big fan of her photoblog, The Meow Meow because there’s totally an animated gif of kittens in the layout but mostly because Lily takes really good pictures. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career abroad in conservation ecology.

Jessica is a Virginia native who is now a Los Angeles resident of five years. Jess enjoys acting as a hobby and is often involved in random projects like our soon-to-come Real L Word Season 2 parody (we did the Season 1 parody last year). A lover of literature and poetry, she’s currently a college student studying English Literature with hopes of one day being that college professor you may or may not have seen posing shirtless in a lesbian calendar photo shoot on the internet. Hot.


Photographer Robin Roemer & Stylist Sara Medd

Photographer Robin Roemer & Stylist Sara Medd

Here’s Robin & Sara to explain a bit more about this year’s theme:

The 2012 Autostraddle Calendar is our interpretation of the idea of a “lesbian image” without the traditional presentational definers of gender and sexual identity – when we (literally) strip away clothing, what do our naked selves communicate about who we are?

The 2011 calendar was about solo portraits of women who are brilliant, beautiful and courageous on and off camera; 2012 is about the amazing and vibrant community of queer women.

We sought to do something different this year by creating dramatic scenes and having the models interact with each other. We loved the idea of playing with identity in the form of masks, and the power that comes from choosing what to reveal and what to keep hidden.

Be prepared to see lots of skin this year in the 2012 calendar – but remember that it’s what we choose not to show that sometimes gives the most away.

We photographed a group of beautiful and diverse queer women both poolside and on various studio sets in Los Angeles. We’re excited for the monthly Behind the Scenes videos, where Autostraddlers can meet our sexy and inspiring calendar girls. (This being possible thanks to Videographer/Video Editor Kelli Griggs and Music Supervisor Stacee Coleman).

We hope you enjoy meeting the girls as much as we did!

Thanks to all of the amazing stylists, the production team members, and of course our brave and beautiful models.

We hope you love the results and look forward to purchasing your own 2012 calendar later this year in support of the project and of

Your devoted producers,
Robin & Sara
(Photographer & Stylist)

Autostraddle Lesbian Calendar Shoot September October Robin Roemer

So here it is!

We present the Autostraddle Calendar Girl Behind-the-Scenes video for September/October:

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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. So this is what LA ladies look like?
    I’m gonna pack now and take the first flight.

    You guys look awesome!!

  2. Lily is 21 now, lol.

    So proud of my girls Brandi and Lily! Do I have gorgeous friends or what?

  3. the kitten gif on that tumblr makes me feel like she just broke into Professor Umbridge’s office and is starting a queer photo revolution from the inside. i love it.

  4. OMmyGod…i spot a brunette who was in bed with “Vick” in the first scene of episode 1 of UNICORN PLAN-IT… oh hi miss jess!

  5. OMG…Jessica is by far the HOTTEST calendar girl this year. She also happens to be one of my bestest friends. LOVE you so much sweet baby Jess. Can’t wait to hang your nudies year-round!

  6. Jessica is so beautiful. She is amazing and also one of my best friends. Great video! ” Hi BOOOOOOOOGER!”

  7. logging in properly is nearly impossible on this mac/site but JESS you are SMOKINNNNNNN.

    Lily, I thought I was the youngest AS calendar girl, so good to know that I wasn’t the only illegal running around set :D

    Y’all look soooo hoooooot!

  8. really guys reeeally you have to keep doing this, like seriously i need more asap hahaha absolutely gorgeous and hot of course ;) good job

  9. I like the design of Autostraddle Calendar Girls. The pictures and month description look fantastic. As one China book printing plant, we think it is a very good display.

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