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Becoming LESLIE explores the unapologetic life of Leslie Cochran, the thong-clad homeless man turned cultural icon in the heart of Texas.
Becoming LESLIE explores the unapologetic life of Leslie Cochran, the thong-clad homeless man turned cultural icon in the heart of Texas.
376 backers pledged $41,000 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    Thank you! And, oh by the way... you are now an honorary member of our Thong & Tiara Club!

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    Pledge US$ 15 or more About US$ 15

    Our immeasurable gratitude for helping us to tell Leslie's story on the big (and little) screens. We'll give you proper shout-outs via Facebook and Twitter!

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    Pledge US$ 30 or more About US$ 30

    Receive Special Thanks in our film credits section of the documentary. PLUS get a digital download of the film upon the time of distribution.

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    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    Wear it on your backside.... of your car, that is! Receive a limited edition "Vote For Leslie" bumper sticker and social media shout outs for your generosity! PLUS get a digital download of the film upon the time of distribution.

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    Pledge US$ 75 or more About US$ 75

    Tops and Tails offers you a nod to the rear with a bumper sticker and a full frontal poster of Leslie - silk screened on heavy paper (wait, it's not THAT kind of full frontal!). And of course, words of gratitude on the FB. PLUS get a digital download of the film upon the time of distribution.

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    Leslie's Animal MAGNET-ism! Receive one set of highly collectable, no-longer-in-print set of Leslie magnets. You also get a poster AND the bumper sticker

    And don't forget the warm fuzzies of publicized thanks! PLUS get a digital download of the film upon the time of distribution.

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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    Choose between photographers Andrew Shapter and Tim Pipe's iconic images of Leslie, signed by the artist. Each of these images embody the thriving spirit of Leslie Cochran. PLUS get a digital download of the film upon the time of distribution.

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    Receive both photographers Andrew Shapter and Tim Pipe's iconic images of Leslie, each signed by the artist. Whether you are a native Austinite or a transplant like Leslie, these pieces are worthy of any humble abode. PLUS get a digital download of the film upon the time of distribution.

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    Pledge US$ 300 or more About US$ 300

    Get your hair did with Co-Director and artistic maven Ruby Martin. Share the same chair where this whole project began for a cut and color to bring out YOUR own inner Queen of Austin. (fishnets optional) PLUS get a digital download of the film upon the time of distribution.

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    Pledge US$ 400 or more About US$ 400

    Break bread with the Co-Directors Ruby Martin and Tracy Frazier. Enjoy a prepared meal with spirits and swap your favorite Leslie stories. PLUS get a digital download of the film upon the time of distribution.

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    You and one guest will attend a Private Screening of the finished film, followed by a reception with filmmakers and crew. PLUS get a digital download of the film upon the time of distribution.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    Contribute at this level and receive film credit as The Thong Master, as well as a custom made glitter-embellished thong for your own personal wear....maybe at the premiere? PLUS get a digital download of the film upon the time of distribution.

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    Backers at this level will receive Co-Producer film credit, as well as two VIP reserved seats at the Austin premiere of the film. You just might get some popcorn with it, too. PLUS get a digital download of the film upon the time of distribution.

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    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    Backers at this level will receive Executive Producer film credit, as well as four VIP seats at the Austin premiere of the film. (Yeah, you're kind of a big deal.) PLUS get a digital download of the film upon the time of distribution.

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