SXSW 2024 - The World According To Allee Willis and Any Other Way: The Jackie Shane Story
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This episode brings you two SXSW Film Festival documentaries that will introduce you to two amazing women that should already be household names. The World According to Allee Willis shares the story of one of the most successful singer/songwriter/artists of our time, Allee Willis, from her strict upbringing to her creative successes (despite struggling to fit in with sexual and gender norms), and eventually, her path to love. We are joined by director Alexis Spraic, producer Nicholas Coles, and EP/participant Prudence Fenton, who share the finding of hidden gems in Allee's archival footage, if there is potential for this to become a series (yes, please!), and how they are continuing Allee's legacy through the Willis Wonderland Foundation. Any Other Way: The Jackie Shane Story, follows the life of one of music's first Black trans performers, and how she made it to the edge of stardom before disappearing. Directors Michael Mabbott and Lucah Rosenberg-Lee describe how they thankfully were able to find Jackie before her sudden death, the importance of the timing of the film's release, and telling the story of a trans woman's life that was filled with joy. Listen to Allee Willis' Child Star album here Follow EP/participant Prudence Fenton on IG Find Jackie Shane's music here Follow Any Other Way on IG Follow director Michael Mabbott on IG Follow director Lucah Rosenberg-Lee on IG Audio engineering by Jeff Hunt from Storied: San Francisco Support the Show. Thanks for listening and for your support! We couldn't have reached 10 years, recorded 700+ episodes, and won Best of the Bay Best Podcast in 2022 and 2023 without your help! -- Be well, stay safe, Black Lives Matter, AAPI Lives Matter, and abortion is normal. -- Subscribe to our channel on YouTube for behind the scenes footage! Rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! Visit our website! Follow us on Instagram & Facebook Listen every Tuesday at 9 - 10 am on BFF.FM
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