Laneia’s Team Pick:
HELLO TODAY IS JULIE GOLDMAN’S BIRTHDAY.
Little known fact: before interviewing Julie Goldman way back in 2009, when we were all just gnomes, CEO of Ideas Riese Bernard was forced to consume daytime vodka in order to quell her nervous heart and find the courage to speak actual words. Also, last year, in glorious, sunny Palm Springs California, while attending the legendary Dinah Shore Weekend, Julie Goldman, of Julie and Brandy In Your Box Office, opened my beer bottle, twice. Later that very same day, Julie Goldman went on to deliver what would instantly become Autostraddle’s Mission Statement, as captured by this home video (which is, by virtue of it being our mission statement, NSFW):
All of which is mostly unrelated to what I’m about to share with you, but when it’s time to talk about Julie Goldman, you may as well say all the things, you know? F*ckin’ talk about Julie Goldman. Really get in there.
Today’s reminder of Julie Goldman Awesome comes in the form of this piece on dot429, “Funny Lady — With an Edge,” wherein almost every great thing about Julie Goldman is laid out before you like a buffet. A Julie Goldman Awesome Buffet. A Buffet of Awesome.
On funding the movie she co-wrote with Brandy Howard, Nicest Thing:
Goldman believes Hollywood may still be afraid of any story line that’s too gay. “At the end of the day people think that gay stuff won’t make money. We keep saying that with romantic comedies or anything that is truly funny, women are going to go see it, whether they’re gay or not,” she says. “That’s 50% of the population, so I don’t know why we’re holding out for what straight men like.”
On Autostraddle.com, home to In Your Box Office:
Autostraddle is run entirely by volunteers and, while the founders are searching for funding, for now Goldman says “It’s just existing on love.” The site is modern and fresh. “The discourse is great and I love the debate. They’re the most open lesbian community online.”
Gaaah, Julie Goldman! We f*cking love you. Hey, do you have a Julie Goldman Awesome story? I would like to hear it. Then you should go wish Julie Goldman a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY on her book of face!
(The author would like to point out that she also f*cking loves Brandy Howard for several reasons, not the least of which being her brilliant emailing skills and beautiful arms.)