Behind the Scenes VIDEO #3: 10 Great Ideas & 1 AWESOME Idea

Picture 3In our last Behind the Scenes Video we asked What is Autostraddle? Two weeks ago we talked about TRACK STOP, Alex tried to “set the scene,” Tinkerbell was mauled by a viscous beast, and Riese found a little Buddha.

This week, we have a lot of really, really, really good ideas, like about getting Brooke a lap dance, people taking their shirts off, and hanging out with other lesbians in a pack. Starring Riese, Alex, Brooke, Tess, Haviland, and our friends Rocco & Rachel from Wingspan Pictures who are in fact responsible for all this gratuitous filming nonsense. Are we running out of funny footage? Perhaps. But after this one, there’s actually at least two more pretty effin’ funny segments to follow!

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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    • 1. Agreed.

      2. The very first clip when Riese looks at the camera and then it goes back to A;ex reminds me of The Office. Is that just me?

      3. I enjoy A;ex’s DARE shirt!

      4. Lists FTW!

  1. I feel like there was words and shit in that video but all the counting and numbers distracted me. Dislike.

  2. I find things in list format very comforting. Like a lot. Like maybe too much. Combining a list of items, LADY FUCKING GAGA, and your wonderful faces makes me extremely happy.

  3. I really like that the name “Audiostraddle” wasn’t thought of, it just happened. Lots of great things start out that way. Like Post-it notes and the kind of rubber that goes on shoes.

  4. i wish i could hear this because i bet it’s amazing but my computer speakers are SO LOW and i am SO SAD.

  5. I’m sure this would be the most amazing thing I ever spent 144s on if I could hear a word of what you were saying. I wish there was a “closed captions”-version of this. Or you could all start speaking in sign language.

    • wait i am so confused! we’re always crazy about that and think we can’t hear anything, but we defo felt like the sound was really loud this time. maybe there’s some technical error of life we missed. we are going to look into this.

      • I totally heard everything, except the very first part when Alex was saying something and the music/number was happening at the same time.

  6. That still is cute.
    Someone needs to record riese dancing,unknowingly, so that we can properly analyze, diagnose and treat the situation. Everyone should be able to shake what their momma/dad gave them..

  7. Headphones people. Plug them into your laptop, speakers, directly into your tower, etc. and it’s a volume-too-low cure-all. You can always hear everything through a handy set of headphones. I promise.

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