I'd like to start with an email I got regarding yesterday's post, with the subject line "OMG":
"Well it is official I am going to hell. I never told you Easter was about the rising of Christ from the dead! Sorry about that. Oh well brunch and chocolate eggs are good too! Love, Mom"
First of all, in order to spare my mom from eternal damnation, I should clarify that I am ACTUALLY aware of what Easter is supposed to be celebrated for. I'm just an incredible smart ass. But I mean really..how do rabbits and candy represent the resurrection of Jesus? I think my confusion should be understandable! Secondly, I aspire to be as cool as my mom someday. Love you Mom!!
Now onto the Q&A section.
"What aspects of TJ's personality will you be showcasing? Will you be looking at just her comedy or will you be looking at the elements of queerness or both? " Jason
This is actually something that TJ and I have discussed at length. TJ is incredibly diverse and has led such an interesting life! If you were making a documentary about me, chances are you'd have to start at birth and go all the way to present day to fill an hour. TJ could have a series of documentaries made about her, and you'd probably never run out of material. It makes her a GREAT subject, but it makes my job as a director a little difficult. We have had to narrow our scope to focus on TJ's pursuit of a comedy career. That being said, TJ is a vibrant personality and her personality will shine through no matter what we're focussing on. Her identity as a queer individual is especially important to her and as a filmmaker I will not let that pass under the radar.
"What song describes this project so far?" Juan
I'm going to go with "Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise" by The Avett Brothers. There is a line in there that says "Decide what to be and go be it."
"What words make you giggle?" Adriana
On a related note.. my favorite word is "archipelago".
"Do you think comics should be at Coachella? Why or why not?" Diamond
I have no objections to there being comedians at Coachella. In fact, I think TJ should be featured next year! Coachella is really a celebration of all things art, not just a concert. Last year I saw the Lucent Dossier Experience, which is like a sadistic circus, and I loved it! There are also art installations scattered throughout the site. Why shouldn't there be some comedy? In fact, last summer Outside Lands in San Francisco had a performance by Gallagher (the comedian who smashes stuff with a giant mallet)!
Thank you to everyone who submitted a question! If you missed out today, there is always tomorrow.