Comedian Kristen Becker is on the road with her Dykes of Hazard Comedy tour, talking to lesbians from the East Coast to the Bible Belt.
Dykotomy is a film 12 years in the making. What started as an idea to document a tour with the Dykes of Hazard Comedy tour and the relationship history of comedian Kristen Becker has evolved into a full-fledged discussion of sexuality. You see, while Becker is an out gay woman, all of her exes are now involved or married to men. ALL. OF. THEM. This got her to thinking that there might be a story there. Many exes have agreed to be interviewed on film. There are some perks to this.
1.Onscreen chemistry? Check! These are all former girlfriends that Becker is still friends with!
2. Traveling from one geographic location to another (Massachusetts to Louisiana) allows us to get a wide range of perspectives from a very diverse group of lesbians. Do couples in states where marriage equality is legal act differently? Why do people choose to live in states where there isn’t marriage equality? Things of that nature.
3. COMEDY! Let’s not forget that the core of this is a stand-up tour. Expect fun clips from shows and post hangouts in “Uncle Jessie” (the 1986 conversion van that is a character in itself).
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Anytime you intend to drive across country, there are many challenges. Fortunately, the Dykes of Hazard crew has thousands of miles logged and can handle almost anything. Having done similar tours in the past makes us confident this is in our wheelhouse. Our funding goal allows for a little bit of emergency van funds for the trip. Other than that, we are a self-contained project with few obstacles. It’s our story; we are the writers, producers, performers and filmmakers. Once we are funded, we finish filling in tour dates, get the van to the mechanic to fine tune everything, and be on our way. Added bonus: As we tour, we will be generating revenue through merchandise sales and shows; this will also help us on our journey!
YES, OF COURSE! We for some reason forgot to mention that ALL backers get a download code to view DYKOTOMY when it's complete! It won't exist without all of you; THANK YOU again!!!