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Gina Gold’s Sex Worker Confidential + Cinnamon Maxxine Late Show
May 19, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm$10 - $40
This evening the Opening Night of the 10th Biennial Sex Worker Festival, we present two fantastic shows!
8PM – 10PM Gina Gold’s TMI: Sex Worker Confidential and
10:15 PM Cinnamon Maxxine, Fierce Solid Gold Warrior Diva
Gina Gold’s TMI: Sex Worker Confidential
An incredible evening of drama, comedy and insight as sex workers tell true, personal stories about their experience in the exotic dance, escort, porn industries and more, hosted by former phone sex operator and stripper Gina Gold.
Soul food buffet, Sex Worker Festival Opening Party with full bar, music and more.
More on Gina Gold at Sex Worker Fest Opening Night
The Festival opens with this topical edition of Gina Gold’s storytelling series. Join us for this evocative theme as sex workers educate and seduce you. Learn our skills and tricks as we survive and build community with others who are also targets in these harrowing times. Then stick around for a whole night of fun, humor and further destruction of stereotypes at this Sex Worker Festival opening event, with full bar plus $10 extra for Geoffrey’s Inner Circle Buffet (the best soul food buffet in the bay (greens, fish, chicken, Louisiana ‘tata salad, the works!) followed by a provocative Late Show with Cinnamon Maxxine and much more.
More on Cinnamon Maxxine:
Cinnamon Maxxine, Fierce Solid Gold Warrior Diva
The Sex Worker Festival’s opening night presents peformer and, activist Cinnamon Maxxine, presenting work that spans genres of burlesque and performance art. Heady and sexy, angry and juicy, bold and intimate, Cinnamon, a self-identified “naked brown, fat, curvy, queer, big booty, space perv, fierce solid gold warrior diva” explores expectations and challenges boundaries of politics of gender, size, art and race. Join us for this Sex Worker Festival opening night with full bar, Geoffrey’s Inner Circle Soul Food Buffet and much more. Come early for Gina Gold’s “Sex Worker Confidential” story telling.
“I’m tired of the fact that pale skin, blond hair, and straight bodies (as in size), are seen as the most desirable and therefore worth more and than mine. It’s bullshit,” says Cinnamon.
Maxxine’s performances are always a surprise and always offer a new insights in the intersection of politics and aesthetics–Heady and sexy, angry and juicy, bold and intimate, Cinnamon, a self-identified “naked brown, fat, curvy, queer, big booty, space perv, fierce solid gold warrior diva” explores expectations and challenges boundaries of politics of gender, size, art and race.
Her unabashed courage is one of the backbones of our community. Queer porn fans know her as a super hot diva, an outstanding favorite who you can always count for super intense, hot scenes. Political whores look to her for guidance. Her performance is a meld of raw eroticism, burlesque and performance art.
A dedicated artist Maxine scales the terrain of taboo topics and representations: “Even still in the queer porn, queer sex worker, and queer adult work communities where everyone wants to talk about inclusion. fat people and black people are still less included than white people thin people. They’re less popular. ”
Read more in an interview by Chris Hall “Q&A With Cinnamon Maxxine: A Fat Black Sex Worker Speaks Out” https://the-orbit.net/
Cinnamon will also be part of Wednesday May 24, evening panel on Sex Worker and Mental Health at the Women’s Building, hosted by Laure McElroy.
Sex Worker Fest Opening Night Party with full bar, music and soul food buffet. Party!
Tickets $10-40 (includes both May 19 shows) Sliding Scale/NOTAFLOF/
Gina Gold is a humorist, filmmaker and stage artist. She grew up in a New York neighborhood thinking “oy vey” was something all black people said. Inspired by comedians like Carol Burnett and Lewis CK, Gina boldly pokes fun at her own idiosyncrasies as a Jewish African-American Bay Area native who is really from Queens. At the age of thirteen Gina attended The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts and later wrote her own one woman shows before venturing into filmmaking. She launched her own show on a New York cable access channel. Calling it “The Gina Gold Show,” she filled the airtime with comedic, sometimes surreal, Saturday Night Live-style sketches and short films. After telling a story called Hands Up on NPR’s radio show Snap Judgment, Gina fell in love with storytelling and started her own series called TMI (Too Much Information ) which she currently produces. TMI features a rotating cast of storytellers giving an unadulterated, often hardcore look at life. She is also on tour in a show called You’re Funny But You Don’t Look Jewish, a touring stand up comedy show with some very funny African American, Indian, Italian American and Vietnamese Jewish comedians.Also visit The Gina Gold Show http://
Cinnamon Maxxine is a Bay Area original. Born and raised in Oakland, Cinnamon Maxxine is determined to be an advocate for those who are typically left under-represented. From people of color to people of size to people with invisible disabilities and trauma. Cinnamon Maxxine seeks to give those communities a voice.