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Kristen BeckerBy Kristen Becker
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Kristen BeckerBy Kristen Becker
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$3,085
pledged of $10,500pledged of $10,500 goal
84
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, September 23 2013 7:07 PM UTC +00:00

About

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).

Risks and challenges

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!

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    Ticket to a show. We know this means we have to end up in your city, but this ticket NEVER expires. How fun will it be if we are SUPER FAMOUS and you cash in your $15 ticket? You’re a forward thinker, that’s what you are.

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    Two tickets to an upcoming show, and we will buy you a non-alcoholic beverage at the show. See above caveat. :)

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    Two tickets to an upcoming show, and we will buy you a non-alcoholic beverage at the show. Official Dykes of Hazard t-shirt. Okay, TWO t-shirts, and a download of Dykotomy!

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    Two tickets to an upcoming show, and we will buy you a non-alcoholic drink at the show. Official Dykes of Hazard t-shirt. Okay, TWO t-shirts, a download of Dykotomy, and a physical copy of Dykotomy!

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    See all of the above; IN ADDITION, at some point in filming, we will talk about you. You know, just driving in the van to the next gig, or drunk after a show, or hungover in the morning. We will need a sentence about you. Pictures also accepted. Give us something to work with!

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    See all of the above; IN ADDITION, Dykes of Hazard will make you dinner. Ideally, you live somewhere near a show. If not, we will come by in the next year, book a show in your neighborhood and make you dinner.

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    See all of the above; IN ADDITION, you are a Producer! Look at you! Just like that, your financial success in life made you super awesome. Way to go, you! We will certainly send you a t-shirt and a copy of the film. Let’s be honest, you have this kind of money to toss around and you probably don’t need our t-shirt. BUT, if you do want it -- you got it. PLUS: VIP tickets to a show, and lots of flattery from us once you get there. Seriously, nose up your bum kind of flattery.

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    Pledge US$ 4,000 or more About US$ 4,000

    T-shirt, copy of film, tix to a show, yadda yadda yadda. But check this: For $4000, Dykes of Hazard will come do a show for YOU (or your favorite not-for-profit organization). On a board? Have an extensive email list that might fill a 500 seat theater to watch a PHENOMENAL gay comedy show? Don’t know what to do with your money? Give it to us! You are also an Executive Producer. Remember, the more funds we get, the more equipment we get, the bigger the production we make. Got some friends? If you each pitch in, you just f’n made a film!

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Funding period

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