Starting Over is on my long list of favorite B.Steady songs. She’s been growing exceptionally as a filmmaker as of late, and I’m so glad she’s done a video for this song. Also, how hot is this? So hot.
“Irwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet and one of the leading figures of the Beat Generation in the 1950s. He vigorously opposed militarism, materialism and sexual repression. Ginsberg is best known for his epic poem “Howl”, in which he celebrated his fellow “angel-headed hipsters” and harshly denounced what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism and conformity in the United States.” -Wikipedia
Also, if you’re into Ginsberg, poetry, art, or James Franco, check out the movie Howl (starting Franco as Ginsberg).
This 2009 documentary tells the story of New Zealand’s sweethearts, The Topp Twins, and is available on Netflix instant. The Topp Twins are a singing sister duo from New Zealand who have become an unlikely sensation since the 1980s. Over the years, their musical career has evolved to incorporate comedy routines and character performances. They’ve been open Lesbians throughout their careers, and they’re known for their outspoken activism for LGBT equality, animal rights, labor rights, and pacifism. They’ve always sung about their Queerness, and they’ve been extremely influencial in changing their culture’s image of what it means to be a Lesbian. The Topp Twins are totally unique, and undeniably artists. They are, in fact, some of the most beloved cultural figures in their country.
The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, released in April 2009, has taken nearly $2 million at the NZ Box Office making it the Top Documentary Film ever released in New Zealand ! It had its North American Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the Cadillac People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary, beating Michael Moore!
The film also won the Audience Award for Documentary at the Melbourne International Film Festival, the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Gothenburg Film Festival, the Audience Award for Documentary at the Portland International Film Festival and won Best Feature Film (under 1 million dollar budget) as well as Best Original Music at the Qantas New Zealand Film and TV Awards 2009. Now screening in the United States!
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