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Circus burlesque innovators, Trixie and Monkey seek to balance love and life while pursuing new creative heights.
302 backers pledged $25,375 to help bring this project to life.

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Almost THERE! THANK YOU to our 268 + growing strong BACKERS! We are 97% FUNDED!! Could not do this without you!! Thank you from our HEARTS:)  6 hours remain. $627.00 dollars to go! It's SHOW time!XXOO 

~Kirsten

Us, Naked: Trixie and Monkey is a documentary feature premiering at DOC NYC 2014 on November 17th! This film was made with love, on a self-financed shoestring budget, and unprecedented generosity. We are grateful to Trixie and Monkey, to everyone who appears in the film, contributed music, crewed, created graphics -- the list goes on. Our storyline is complete but we need your help for the FINAL PUSH to the WORLD PREMIERE! Respectively we need help to finance final color-correction, sound design and the digital cinema package for film projection at IFC Center in New York City. Additional funds raised would be gratefully applied toward promoting the Premiere, creating a community event around the Premiere, and getting the film out to other cities. 

Trixie speaks with 21st Century Burlesque Magazine about the making of Us, Naked! http://21stcenturyburlesque.com/trixie-little-evil-hate-monkey-us-naked-trixie-and-monkey-documentary/

DOC NYC TRAILER! -- See Trixie & Monkey's clip from New England Center For Circus Arts! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH1X3dHSCXw&sns=em

MANY THANKS to EVERYONE who has already contributed to our WORLD PREMIERE campaign! INTERNATIONAL BACKERS we have added REWARD categories to make it easier for you to PLEDGE. With LOVE and THANKS!

SPREAD THE WORD: Word of mouth is how we can build our audience for this campaign:) Email, Facebook, Tweet, text -- make some calls!  Please remember to include the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/914210308/us-naked-trixie-and-monkey-world-premiere

Trixie and Monkey driving home to Baltimore after a southern tour, 2009, film still KDH
Trixie and Monkey driving home to Baltimore after a southern tour, 2009, film still KDH

DOC NYC's recent festival announcement credits this documentary with exploring the sacrifices made for one's passion, the meaning of success and the strength that comes from partnership. 
http://www.docnyc.net/film/us-naked-trixie-monkey/#.VER3XV4jm55

Trixie and Monkey preparing to shoot the movie poster, 2012, photo by Mike Lee
Trixie and Monkey preparing to shoot the movie poster, 2012, photo by Mike Lee
OFFICIAL Us, Naked Movie Poster! Photography by Mike Lee and Design by KBell
OFFICIAL Us, Naked Movie Poster! Photography by Mike Lee and Design by KBell

No contribution is too small. Check out our exciting and fun rewards such as our official poster! Give what you can and pass on the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/914210308/us-naked-trixie-and-monkey-world-premiere

Trixie and Monkey’s story of discovering uncompromising trust in their art unfolded before my eyes during a time that I too needed to believe in creativity – regardless of outer validation and apart from what the odds of success might be. This was the reason we could keep filming for almost seven years. Though uncertainty of financial resources loomed -- we knew we would keep filming till Trixie and Monkey's story completely unfolded. I'm grateful to my husband Scot who helped produce the film and stayed with me every step. Additionally, we have been supported by MANY who have followed the project since its inception! If you are new to the project, WELCOME!  We are so glad to have you with us! 

Kirsten filming a Trixie and Monkey show at the Ottobar, Baltimore, MD, 2012, photo by Adam Wilder
Kirsten filming a Trixie and Monkey show at the Ottobar, Baltimore, MD, 2012, photo by Adam Wilder

Since the DOC NYC premiere was announced we have been receiving requests for screenings in other cities. Premiering in NYC with postproduction on our color, sound and with a digital cinema package will make the greatest impact possible. FIRST NYC AND THEN THE WORLD! Also, know that by supporting our film you are also making a statement about the type of independent film you would like to see created, completed and seen! It takes a village:)

Trixie and Monkey at Brighton Beach, England, 2008, film still by Lotfy Nathan
Trixie and Monkey at Brighton Beach, England, 2008, film still by Lotfy Nathan

Trixie opens the documentary by saying, be careful not to make your dream too small – because then you’re really screwed if you actually get it and it wasn’t enough. This film is not only the story of making sure the dream is big enough – but lived to the fullest degree along the way. Join us and become a creator on our documentary! THANK YOU:)

Trixie and Monkey open Off Broadway, Ars Nova,  NYC, 2011, Photo by Allen Lee
Trixie and Monkey open Off Broadway, Ars Nova, NYC, 2011, Photo by Allen Lee
Trixie performing Off Broadway, Ars Nova,  NYC, 2011, Film Still KDH
Trixie performing Off Broadway, Ars Nova, NYC, 2011, Film Still KDH
Monkey performing Lower East Side, Slipper Room, NYC, 2013, Film Still KDH
Monkey performing Lower East Side, Slipper Room, NYC, 2013, Film Still KDH
Trixie's Infamous Viking Costume, photo by Mike Lee
Trixie's Infamous Viking Costume, photo by Mike Lee
Monkey's Prima Primate Costume, photo by Mike Lee
Monkey's Prima Primate Costume, photo by Mike Lee

MANY THANKS AND PLEASE REMEMBER TO SPREAD THE WORD: Email, Facebook, Tweet, text!  Please remember to include the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/914210308/us-naked-trixie-and-monkey-world-premiere

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE PREMIERE!

~Kirsten D'Andrea Hollander

Risks and challenges

Our final post-production teams are already at work because they believe in this film and our Kickstarter campaign. We must reach our goal of $24,200 or more to receive the pledges. Your credit card will not be charged for the amount you specify until midnight -- Thursday night 11/13. If you have problems with the payment system please email us at info@rawhoneyfilms.com -- HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE PREMIERE!

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    Pledge $50 or more to DOWNLOAD THE FILM and RECEIVE the “Us, NAKED” digital download! Why wait for our soon-to-be-award-winning film to travel to a city near you? You can make popcorn the way you like it and watch “Us, Naked” over and over again in the privacy of your own home! (As soon as it is available upon official digital release) Plus you get the poster and thanks. Shipping free within US only. Please add $20.00 for international shipping.

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    Pledge $100 or more for TITTY TWIRLING BANANAS and RECEIVE a potassium contact high when you have Trixie’s hand-made banana-tassel pasties twirling around on your ta-tas! They make great gifts too! Plus you get the digital download of the film, signed poster and thanks. Shipping free within US only. Please add $20.00 for international shipping.

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    Pledge $150 or more for PHOTO MEMORIES THAT LAST A LIFETIME and RECEIVE a picture is worth a thousand words with this pack of four amazing 8"x10” photos of Trixie and Monkey in various compromising positions, shot by their long-time photographer Mike Lee. Plus you get download of film, pasties, poster and thanks! Shipping free within the US only.

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    Pledge $250 or more for OLD SKOOL PERKS and RECEIVE a hand-made mix CD of DJ Momo Taro’s favorite monkey-themed rock/funk songs AND Trixie will embroider your name onto a tea towel in bubble letters. Plus you’ll get a really BIG 18"x 24" official movie poster SIGNED by the gang! Plus the four 8 x10’s, film download, pasties, poster and thanks! Shipping free within the US only. Please add $25.00 for international shipping.

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    Pledge $500 or more for MUSIC MADNESS and
    Monkey will play ukulele and sing “Cry Me A River” to you over the phone. AND you RECEIVE music from ALL of the musicians on the soundtrack: a downloadable Corn Mo CD, a Gato Loco CD and DJ Momo Taro’s monkey-mix CD! Plus the film download, pasties, BIG poster, 8 x10” photo and thanks!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more for DINNER & A SHOW IN NYC and sit down to a candlelit dinner with Trixie and Monkey at their favorite Lower East Side restaurant! You can gaze into Monkey’s eyes over meatballs while Trixie tops off your glass! Afterwards, you will all attend a burlesque show at the legendary burlesque club, The Slipper Room! Plus the CDs listed above, film download, pasties, BIG 18"x 24” poster, 8 x10” photos and thanks!

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    Pledge $2,000 or more for ASPIRING FILMMAKER PACKAGE and RECEIVE - ARE YOU LOOKING TO LAUNCH AN INDEPENDENT FILM OF YOUR OWN?! Partake in a series of six consultations with Kirsten (60-minutes each) in-person in Baltimore City or via Skype. Consultations include: assessment of project storyline; strategies to launch pre-production, production and/or post-production; content editing consultation; and models of rollout plans for when your film is complete. Plus film download, pasties, 18"x 24” poster, 8x10” photos and thanks!

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    Pledge $2,500 or more for ORIGINAL CORN MO SONG and Accordion rock god, Corn Mo, will compose an original song JUST FOR YOU. His voice is as epic as his long, golden hair….and everyone will want to friend you on Facebook when they find out YOU are the muse in Corn Mo’s latest hit! ONLY ONE AVAILABLE!
    And you get a HUGE Limited Edition 27"x 40" official Movie House Size Poster SIGNED by the gang, AND 2 tickets to Trixie's "Holiday Specatac-u-thon" in Baltimore Dec 18-20th.
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    Pledge $3,000 or more for a GATO LOCO HOUSE CONCERT and make your party one for the ages when Psychadelic-Latin-Funk band, Gato Loco, plays two sets at your house party in the New York- Metropolitan area! You will be dancing your ass off and having the time of your life as you host a mind-blowing LIVE CONCERT for all of your friends! LIMIT OF TWO. Plus you’ll get the HUGE poster, Xmas tix, all of the CDs, pasties, 8 x10’s and thanks!

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    Pledge $5,000 or more for a TRIXIE, MONKEY & GATO LOCO HOUSE PARTY and RECEIVE
    the party of the century just got pretty AND primitive! Get the ass-shakingest best music from Psychedelic-Latin-Funk band, Gato Loco, accompanied by the flipping and stripping antics of international superstars, Trixie and Monkey! The band performs two sets, Trixie and Monkey perform 3 of their sexiest numbers. Must take place in the NY-Metro area. Limit of TWO. ALSO!! Your name will be listed in the ending/rolling credits as ASSOCIATE PRODUCER on digital download and on IMDB! Plus the Xmas tix, CDs listed above, film download, pasties, HUGE poster, 8 x10” photos and thanks!

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