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I just got some incredible news. "Masculinity/Femininity" is Indiewire's "Project of the Day" (http://www.indiewire.com/article/project-of-the-day-from-james-franco-to-barbara-hammer-b-ruby-rich-to-john-greyson-a-look-at-masculinity-femininity).
At the end of the week, Indiewire will hold a public poll to determine its "Project of the Week" (I'll post a link when that happens) and then, at the end of the month, another poll to determine the "Project of the Month." The winner of the "Project of the Week" title receives a consultation with Snag Films and the winner of the "Project of the Month" title receives a consultation with Sundance. This is huge!
I can't thank you enough for your support thus far. Please, if you can, forward along this incredible news to anyone who will listen. The Kickstarter campaign is up for another 45 days and can use all of the support possible (the project still needs to raise $6720 in its time left -- and every contribution, no matter how small, makes a huge difference). Every post, email, tweet, or friend you talk to makes this project possible.
pledged of $7,500 goal
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Mar 28, 2012 - May 27, 2012 (60 days)
Pledge $2 or more
**JUST ADDED** Contribute $2 and get a limited edition postcard of one of the performers (a Super 8mm portrait) mailed from us to you. Your postcard will be of either James Franco, Barbara Hammer, or B. Ruby Rich (your choice). All higher level backers will get one, too!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $5 or more
STICKER: A really nifty "Masc/Fem" sticker, our eternal gratitude, and all of the project updates.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $15 or more
THANK YOU PACKAGE: Your name in the "Thank You" section of the project's website, a "Masc/Fem" sticker, and a hand written thank you note from Russell Sheaffer to you.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
Pledge $30 or more
DOWNLOAD: A digital download of the film when completed (and available) PLUS the THANK YOU package.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
Pledge $50 or more
DVD: A signed DVD copy of the film when it's completed (and available) PLUS the THANK YOU package.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
Pledge $60 or more
PERFORMANCE: Be a part of the project: we want to see your performance! Russell Sheaffer will get in contact with you, give you instructions, and record your performance digitally (online). A segment of the project will be a collection of on-line video performances. PLUS the THANK YOU package.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $75 or more
BOOK: A signed copy of one of your choice: Harry Benshoff's book Monsters in the Closet OR Yvonne Tasker's book Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers OR Amy Villarejo's book Queen Christina OR Juan Suarez's book Pop Modernism OR Women's Experimental Cinema: Critical Frameworks signed by M.M. Serra OR Captured: A Film and Video History of the Lower East Side signed by M.M. Serra OR B. Ruby Rich's book Chick Flicks PLUS the THANK YOU package.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
Pledge $100 or more
MOVIE: A signed copy of Monika Treut's film Gendernauts OR John Greyson's film Lilies (limited quantities of each, first come first served) PLUS the THANK YOU PackageEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $125 or more
CANT STOP: A 16X24 Super 8 portrait of the participant of your choice, signed and numbered by Russell Sheaffer OR a limited edition 16x24 print of "Can't Stop Masturbating" signed and number by Russell Sheaffer (in a Kickstarter edition of 15) PLUS the THANK YOU package.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $150 or more
1 backer Limited (3 of 4 left)
A signed copy of one of your choice: Linda Williams' Hard Core OR Linda Williams' Screening Sex OR Jack Halberstam's The Queer Art of Failure OR Jack Halberstam's Female Masculinity (one of each available). PLUS the THANK YOU package.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $200 or more
1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
PORN STUDIES: A brand new copy of Porn Studies signed by Linda Williams and Tom Waugh PLUS the THANK YOU package.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $295 or more
EDUCATIONAL: A copy of the finished film (when available) with an educational license -- perfect for universities and libraries!Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
Pledge $300 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
NEW QUEER CINEMA: A brand new copy of the New Queer Cinema Reader signed by Michele Aaron, B. Ruby Rich, and Harry Benshoff PLUS the THANK YOU package.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Credit in the closing credits, on IMDB, and two tickets to a screening of the film near you.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $1,500 or more
LECTURE: A screening of the film and Q&A and/or lecture for your group or institution (including universities and academic groups) with the director, Russell Sheaffer (once the project is completed), a copy of the finished film (when available) with an educational license, and your group or institution will be listed under the "produced with the support of" section of the film's end credits. Travel not included.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $3,000 or more
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Credit in the opening credits, on IMDB, and two tickets to a screening of the film near you.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
1 backer All gone!
TREUT: Monika Treut's hand written performance script for the Masculinity/Femininity project, an executive producer credit in the opening credits of the film and on IMDB, and two tickets to a screening of the film near you.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012