‘Dyke Central’ is an Oakland-based dramedy that centers around 30-something butch best friends and roommates Alex and Gin. The pilot episode sees Alex and Gin scrambling to find a new roommate to ensure that Jackie, Alex’s girlfriend, doesn’t move into Dyke Central, while Bay Area newcomer Fabiana sets out to discover the real Oakland.
I can sew one of my fingers back on! I like the acting in this, the production values are great, the story line is intriguing, and it’s nice to see a webseries about queer women of color in Oakland- I feel like a lot of people forget about it because of San Francisco.
(A little note before you watch- the ending of this episode is NSFW. They also have an indiegogo campaign going to produce more episodes.)
I really, really like Black people. I like us when we’re making bad decisions. I like us when we’re listening to misogynist music. I like us when we’re paying our bills on time and we’re not. I like us when we get married and have these beautiful ceremonies and jump over brooms. And I also like us when we’re bold and brave enough to raise children on our own. I like the men who write to me from prison and, you know, use all their jailhouse lingo and tell me about the political world. I also like the, you know, little conservative girls who sit in my class and argue with me sort of the Black conservative line. I’m engaged by us. I’m fascinated by us. I’m always trying to figure out what would make life for Black people as equal, as democratic, as real, and as possible for the full capacity of human fulfillment as it is for other people. I think that Black people are the American promise.
Unpacking everything in the new move. The last year has been like walking in a haunted house full of distorted mirrors. Saw lots in myself and others as well. Learned to let things/people, myself included, be as they are without grasping for them to be what they aren’t.
Have you checked out artsy.net yet? It looks to be a great resource.
From the site’s creator:
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feeling for love in everything. trying to be the mosquito in a small room. being responsible for the energy I give in the world. giving to my communities by service and learning. trying to make it all better.