aGLIFF’s Filmmaker Series & Not a Tough Guy Productions Present
“All That Gender Will Allow: The Films of Mocha Jean Herrup”
parody… performance… failure…
The evening includes short works by Mocha Jean, followed by an intimate reception at Manuel’s Great Hills. The film series begins at 7:30 p.m., running time is approximately 90 minutes, at the Regal Arbor Cinema. Admission is $10 general; $8 for students, seniors and aGLIFF members; and includes a gift card for chips and queso at Magnolia Café. DVDs of Mocha Jean’s films are available for sale at the screening. May’s Filmmaker Series showcase features a collection of Mocha Jean’s work, including:
series was originally produced for the Austin Movie Show.
Part II. Would anyone care for a “Full Metal Jacket” in Wheatsville Coop?
Part III. “Norma Rae” in a South Austin Café? When did our cafés become unionized?
“The Lancebian” (2003). With screenings throughout North America, “The Lancebian” features Mocha Jean as an
“LesbianFilm” (2002). Members of the lesbianfilm collective set out to make a feature-length project that is sure to sell. The result debunks identity politics and secures mass donations from unsuspecting patrons of the arts.
“Pom” (1997). A whisky-guzzling, chain-smoking dyke tries out for the University of Texas pom-pom squad. Go Longhorns!
“Under the Bed” (1995). One woman’s strange obsession with living under her bed becomes a media sensation. Starring Maile Flanagan, the voice of Jakers! on PBS, and including a cameo by Mary Jo Pehl of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
“Few Good Dykes” (2004). This 8-minute on-air segment for A&E’s SexTV profiles Herrup and her feature-length work, an unconventional documentary about the Dyke Uniform Corps.
Beer Commercial (1999). Produced for Austin-based Celis Brewery, this innovative TV commercial earned Herrup the Austin Ad Federation Award (ADDY®).
“Mocha’s work is sexy, smart, and scandalous! If you’re not crying with laughter, you’re squirming uncomfortably in your seat, and those are the best kinds of films!”
-Leila Hernandez & Jegar Erickson, Austin Movie Show
"Mocha Jean redefines genre-bending gender cinema by approaching her subject with an un-jaded eye and a refreshing honesty."
--Jake Vaughan, Producer,
DEARPILLOW, Director, THE CASSIDY KIDS
“...playful, hilarious, and intellectually stimulating...”
--Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
BIOGRAPHY – MOCHA JEAN HERRUP
Mocha Jean Herrup has nurtured a life-long interest in the relationships between gender, performance and representation. Her early publications in the anthology “To Be Real” and the journal “Women & Performance” examine the performative nature of gender and sexuality in the context of emerging communication technologies.
Mocha Jean Herrup’s award-winning films have screened in festivals around the world, on the Sundance channel, Northwest Airlines and at the
Mocha Jean co-founded the gender-based performance troupe, Kings N Things, in 2002. She is an Associate Professor in the Radio-TV-Film Department at
aGLIFF is the oldest and largest gay and lesbian film festival in the Southwest. Established in 1987, aGLIFF continues its mission to cultivate high-quality gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender filmmaking that enlightens, educates and entertains. For more about aGLIFF, visit www.agliff.org or call