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Published on August 15th, 2012 | by Mercy Less


Vagine Regime Could Use A Boost For A Great Cause!

Roller derby’s queer mavens, the Vagine Regime, could have an exciting new project in the works, with your help! Recently, amid RollerCon festivities, the VR launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a documentary film by Angel City Derby Girl and filmmaker Go-Go Gidget. Far more than a shoe-gazing vanity project by us, for us, this film promises to be a beacon to queer athletes, the queer community at large, and anyone who had ever longed for a place to belong and feel safe in chaos.

“Filmmaker and former roller derby coach Erica Tremblay (AKA Go-Go Gidget) has partnered with fellow skater and activist Tori Talavera (AKA Injure Rogers) on VAGINE REGIME: a feature-length documentary about gay, transgender, and queer athletes in the roller derby community.

VAGINE REGIME is not just the title of their documentary, it is also the name of a global collective of queer derby skaters. The Vagine Regime originated online in 2005, and it has since evolved into a real-world community with an express mission to celebrate and promote acceptance of queer athletes in the derby world.

VAGINE REGIME is currently in pre-production, and it has an estimated budget of $35,000. The producers are raising funds via the Kickstarter social media site, and contributions can be made at the following link.

This documentary is the second project produced by Homespun Pictures, the production company founded by Los Angeles-based Producer/Director(s) Bernard Parham and Erica Tremblay in 2011.
Their previous project, the feature-length documentary HEARTLAND, profiled survivors of last year’s tragic tornado strike in Joplin, MO. HEARTLAND was screened in Joplin last May and received rave reviews; it is currently on the festival circuit.”

The Vagine Regime documentary Kickstarter closes on September 15, 2012, and the ladies are almost at that critical 1/3 funded turning point. There are quite a few exciting premium items for donors at every price point, including some high dollar packages with special admission to VR events, and more. Check it out, spare what you can – you’re not only helping our queer derby sisters, you’re helping others outside our community feel the love!

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