BREEDLOVE in Slightly Real: Confessions of a Poser
Breedlove’s solo show, “Confessions of a Poser” is part of Lynnee Breedlove’s One Freak Show by Lynn Breedlove, based on his comedy solo shows touring the last five years in six languages on two continents. The book is out on Manic D Press, September 1. This is his book tour.
“Breedlove has talent coming out of his ears.”
“Uninhibited humor lends tender insight and perspective to a gender politics debate that often takes place in a fiercely contentious atmosphere.”—SF Bay Times
Through the unusual vehicle of gender-bending comedy, Lynn Breedlove asks, “Who truly owns and defines the body: self, family, or community?” Based on his critically acclaimed comedy performances, this amazing collection of thought-provoking writing celebrates a lifelong defiance of categorization.
Lynnee Breedlove’s all new solo show, Confessions of a Poser is a 50-minute comic look at the mystery of the purple dick, how to use legacies of cultures not your own, and how to kill things, eat them and still be a Buddhist. He's been told, "Too many props for standup,” and “Too many punchlines for theater." Buckets, knives, and body parts are still integral to the show. Although dickless himself, weirdly, his biggest fans are straight bio boys, DWD, Dudes With Dicks, probably due to his constant appropriation of straight non-trans male culture.
BREEDLOVE made his novel Godspeed, on St. Martin’s Press, into a short film, featuring himself and Adroc of the Beastie Boys. His writing can be found in Good Advice for Trendy Young People; Word Warriors and Lips, Tits, Hips, Power. He is currently writing a political memoir with his mother, How I Became an American Anarchist: from Hitler and Obama in 70 Years.
Lynnee is an improv comic. Silas makes 50-Cent videos. Lynnee is funny and ugly. Silas is poignant and handsome. Always disarming, alarming, and keeping you on your rocker boot toes, both use multimedia performance to trace the queer history that made them the men they are today.
Opening for Lynnee is SILAS HOWARD’s 25-minute one-man show, Thank you for Being Urgent, tale of a transman in the queer punk world of San Francisco, spilling into the crappy exalted glitter of Hollywood, searching for true tales of fierce outsiders, re-imagining the mainstream, traversing serendipitous heights and punishing ironies, Thank you for Being Urgent chronicles burlesque dancers with dementia, tranny jazzmen and film executives, using archival photos, film clips, and monologue.
SILAS HOWARD, (writer, director, and musician), co-directed his first feature, By Hook Or By Crook, with Harry Dodge, a 2002 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL premiere and five-time Best Feature winner, continuing to air on the Sundance Channel. Howard's screenplay, Exactly Like You is a finalist for the 2005 Sundance Filmmaker's lab. His first short documentary, What I Love About Dying, premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Howard's music videos have aired on MTV and LOGO, as did his first short musical, How do I Say This? (2008). Howard's writing is featured in "Without a Net: Growing Up Working Class" and "Live Through This” and "LTTR". He received an MFA in directing at UCLA, the Kovler Family Fellowship in Film & Television, the Wasserman Film Production award and the Motion Picture Association of America award. He teaches in the literature and visual arts department at UCSD.
BREEDLOVE AND HOWARD’S notorious punk band Tribe 8 toured nationally and internationally from ’91 to 2005, releasing four full-length recordings on Alternative Tentacles, and their independent farewell CD, Thanks For the Mammaries. Rise Above: the Tribe 8 Documentary chronicles the lives of the band, whose members won the 2005 SFLGBT Pride Committee’s Heritage Award for Creativity. They are featured in books such as The Encyclopedia of Punk, Cinderella’s Big Score, Rolling Stone’s Women in Rock, Research Magazine’s Angry Women in Rock, and Gimme Something Better, a punk oral history of the East Bay punk scene out October 1.
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Trailer of previous solo show for an idea of how crazy it can get:
Lynnee's book Lynnee Breedlove’s One Freak