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Love it or hate it no one can deny that a lady with a pitstache gets a double-take. Why is that? Why do women have to shave their pits? Read more

Durham, NC Documentary
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Love it or hate it no one can deny that a lady with a pitstache gets a double-take. Why is that? Why do women have to shave their pits?

Durham, NC Documentary
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Travel expenses. Video equipment. Lighting. Interview fees. Paying editors. Eating now and then.

Making a movie takes vision, love, creativity, commitment … and money. Become a part of The Best Documentary Ever Made (about armpit hair)! Here’s how:

We’re “selling” frames of the film. You can sponsor a frame of the finished film for just $5. You can sponsor as many or as few as you feel comfortable, but please, oh please sponsor something! We’ll put your name and picture on the site as a thank you (unless of course you don’t want it there).

SO, WHAT IS PITSTACHE?

First of all, a “pitstache” is a patch of hair under ones arm.  Like “moustache” only in a different location.

Pitstache the film is a documentary about armpit hair that we’re in the process of filming and making right now as you read this!  Yes, RIGHT NOW! (And now).

Love it or hate it no one can deny that a lady with a pitstache gets a double-take.   Why is that? Why is it that men are not expected to shave, but women are?  Why is it that men who do shave must either be swimmers or gay (or gay swimmers)?   Why do women stop shaving and how does the world react to them?

While it may seem silly, making this film is also very important work: Society's demands for how women "have to look" changes over time, and affects millions of women, girls, and men! Is there a connection between obsession with hair removal and self-esteem or eating disorders? Does society's norms affect women's health and opportunities, both for those who follow those norms and those who ignore them?

That's what we're here to find out, and that's why amazing people like author and filmmaker Jean Kilbourne, Lafayette College Professor Susan Basow, and many others have agreed to be interviewed for the film. (See their testimonials here: http://pitstache.com/testimonials

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  • You selected
    $5 reward

    8 backers

    Five bucks gets you 1 FRAME of the film dedicated to you! You'll get a certificate in the mail with your name and number of frames you've supported. You'll also get a mention on the sponsorship pages of the site http://pitstache.com/sponsors

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    $10 reward

    11 backers

    2 FRAMES, one for each pit! ... all the above, plus we'll send you a Pitstache High Five 1.25 inch button/badge and a mention on the sponsorship pages of the site http://pitstache.com/sponsors

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  • You selected
    $15 reward

    3 backers

    4 FRAMES ... all the above, plus a Pitstache full color 8.5 x 11 poster of Director Deb Aronin (just like the logo image)

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  • You selected
    $25 reward

    30 backers

    6 FRAMES ... all the above, plus a DVD of the film when it comes out!

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  • You selected
    $50 reward

    4 backers

    10 FRAMES ... all the above, plus the poster is signed by Deb, Andy, and Ian, AND a copy of the Pitstache soundtrack with songs written just for the movie!

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    $100 reward

    5 backers

    20 FRAMES ... all the above plus a Pitstache tank top shirt -- the better to show off your pits! CD is signed, PLUS you'll be mentioned in the "20+ Frames" section of the film's end credits

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    $250 reward

    0 backers

    50 FRAMES ... all the above, plus your name on the bottom of the homepage of the site AND a pre-release signed DVD when the film is complete. Your name in bold will appear in the "50+ Frames" section of the end credits. PLUS, you'll get occasional mailings of super-secret production photos from time to time that we take at random.

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    $500 reward

    0 backers

    100 FRAMES ... all the above, plus your name / business / company logo on the bottom of the homepage, and your name in bold in the "100+ Frames" section of the end credits. Also, we'll send you some of our armpit hair. You know, if you want.

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    $1,000 reward

    1 backer

    200 FRAMES ... all the above, plus your name AND PHOTO in the "200+ Frames" section of the end credits. CD is signed by all artists. Also, we'll style your armpits when we're in the same place as you.

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    $2,500 reward

    0 backers

    500 FRAMES... all the above, a personal showing of the movie for you and your friends, plus your own page on the site, a larger logo/photo in the film credits in the 500 Frames section, and dinner with Deb, Andy, &/or Ian in lovely Durham, NC.

    (Or elsewhere at sponsor’s gracious additional funding for airfare and lodging, and to be arranged.)

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    $5,000 reward

    0 backers

    1000 FRAMES ... all the above, plus your name/logo at the beginning of the film in the Producers section, and a personal presentation by the director at an event of your choice

    (All travel must be within the Continental U.S. or at sponsor’s gracious additional funding for airfare and lodging, and to be arranged.)

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  • You selected
    $10,000 reward

    0 backers

    ... all the above, plus your name/logo at the beginning of the film in the Producers section, and a personal presentation by all three primaries at an event of your choice

    (All travel must be within the Continental U.S. or at sponsor’s gracious additional funding for airfare and lodging, and to be arranged.)

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