We reached 10% !!
Awesome Backers, thank you for all of your support! With your commitment to LICENSE TO PIMP, we reached 10% of our goal.
Those of you supporting us include current & former sex workers & their allies, artists & other creative people, community organizers, + even a rabbi. It's an amazing spectrum of the audience we know the stories of the women in this documentary will appeal to.
So we ask you to do only 2 things:
1.) Please help spread the word about this project to all of your friends, co-workers, & anyone else you think this film will resonate with. Here's a short blurb you can send them to let them know about the project:
What would you do if the strip club where you worked at became a brothel? Would you adapt to it, fight it, or quit? LICENSE TO PIMP chronicles 3 strippers facing this dilemma. Lola competes with club prostitutes to keep her job & support her family. Daisy tries to get the city to enforce the laws & is up against strip club management & the strippers themselves who want to maintain the status quo. Mariko quits working in the strip clubs & works independently of the club circuit so she can retain her earnings. Ex-stripper & filmmaker Hima B. goes behind the scenes to reveal current workplace realities & show how the clubs operate by violating workers' rights.
Please support LICENSE TO PIMP: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/himab/license-to-pimp-documentary
"Like" us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LicenseToPimpMovie
Mailing List: www.bit.ly/K6W4rl
2.) Tune in tonite to a radio interview on
Flip The Script with riKu Matsuda
Monday June 25, 2012
8 to 8:30pm PST
KPFK 90.7 FM (Los Angeles)
98.7 FM (Santa Barbara)
Live Stream: www.kpfk.org
In case you’re not able to tune in, we’ll post the link to the archives.
Filmmaker Hima B. (me) will talk about her upcoming documentary LICENSE TO PIMP & how labor conditions in strip clubs impact the strippers working in them.
Thank you for taking this journey with us & being part of getting Sex Workers' stories heard & seen!
pledged of $30,000 goal
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Jun 18, 2012 - Jul 18, 2012
Pledge $15 or more
(1) Thanks for helping to get our rough cut done! You have our eternal gratitude for helping to make this Film possible. We'll give a shout out to you on Twitter + Facebook. (2) You’ll receive a newsletter updates on our journey to complete LICENSE TO PIMP.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
All the above PLUS (1) Digital WallPaper from LICENSE TO PIMP. Make it your computer or cellphone’s wallpaper; post it to Facebook; print it out and tack it to the wall. (2) Animatic from Lola’s story in LICENSE TO PIMPEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $25 or more
In Addition to the initial $25 pledge, you will also get the entire unedited 8 minute interview clip with Skylar as she talks about not being a prostitute, legal brothels in Nevada, Proposition K (a 2008 San Francisco ballot measure that tried to decriminalize prostitution) & why she'd never work for a pimp.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $50 or more
All the above PLUS (1) Thanks credited on the film’s website (2) Digital download of the filmmaker’s short documentary HOW DO YOU TELL SOMEBODY THAT YOU’RE HIV+?Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $50 or more
2 backers All gone!
Everyone who backs this film at $50 or more before the weekend ends (midnight Monday July 9, 2012) will be automatically invited to a private NYC screening after the film is completed. (this includes anyone who's already backed the film to date). After this weekend, invitations will be closed.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $100 or more
All the above PLUS (1) Thanks credited in the Film (2) A naughty holographic photo of Mariko Passion that was art directed by her (this is limited the first 200 backers who pledge $100 or more) (3) Digital download of the filmmaker’s short fictional ENT-HOMO-PHILIA (not appropriate for minors—there’s some sexual content & nudity)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $250 or more
All the above PLUS (1) Signed Limited Edition Movie Poster of LICENSE TO PIMP (2) Digital download of Lola’s story in LICENSE TO PIMP as a comic book (aka porno-novella aka historietta) (3) Digital download of the filmmaker’s short fictional film JIHAD FOR DEMOCRACYEstimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $500 or more
3 backers Limited (1 of 4 left)
NEW REWARD: Chriselda Pacheco has graciously donated 4 stunning photos from her photo series “Sex and Judgment” Limited Edition: $500 each (signed by the artist, unframed, black/white, 18” x 24’) See Update # 10 to see the photos + learn about the photographer who is a former stripper.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $500 or more
All the above PLUS (1) Signed Limited Edition printed Comic Book of Lola’s story in LICENSE TO PIMP (aka porno-novella aka historietta) (2) Limited Edition pre-Release DVD or BlueRay of LICENSE TO PIMP (3) Digital download of the filmmaker’s first documentary about lesbian and bisexual female sex workers of STRAIGHT FOR THE MONEY (59 minutes; 1994) which was in the 1995 Whitney BiennialEstimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
All the above PLUS (1) Super Special Thanks credit in the Film (2) Ever wonder what you’d look like in an animation? Here’s your chance. Get your likeness inserted into Lola’s animation! It might be as a customer, a stripper, managers, her family or friends. It’ll be a surprise! You will need to provide us with some hi-resolution mugshots of yourself. (3) Skype with the FilmmakerEstimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $2,500 or more
All the above PLUS Two tickets (for you and a guest) to attend the San Francisco, Los Angeles or NYC premiere screening of LICENSE TO PIMP plus an invite to the before & after party. Lodging & transportation are not included.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
All the above PLUS (1) Associate Producer credit on the Film (2) Invite for you & a guest to the private Sneak Preview screening of LICENSE TO PIMP. (3) Party! Two tickets (for you and your guest) to attend the World Premiere screening plus an invite to the before & after parties. Lodging & transportation are not included.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $10,000 or more
All the above PLUS (1) Executive Producer credit on the Film and in all promotional and educational outreach material. (2) Sit in on a day’s editing session. Lodging & transportation are not included. (3) Invite to the Fine Cut screening NYC. Lodging & transportation are not included. (4) Dinner with the Filmmaker & crew in NYC. Lodging & transportation are not included. (5) PARTY! Two tickets (for you and your guest) to attend the World Premiere screening of LICENSE TO PIMP plus an invite to the before & after parties. Lodging & transportation are not included.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013