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Playing Housewife: Beyoncé in “Why Don’t You Love Me?”

Beyoncé’s new video for her track, “Why Don’t You Love Me?” has been a hot topic of debate recently on a bunch of blogs we read. The clip features Beyoncé as “BB Homemaker,” a character that pokes fun at stereotypical depictions of both the pin-up model and the seemingly-happy-but-secretly-unhappy 1950s/1960s housewife. “Why Don’t You Love… Continue Reading →

Help us announce our Oprah magazine mention!

We at About-Face have a very special reason to be sending out our next mailing: About-Face was in O magazine! (You may have already heard.) So we want to tell EVERYONE on our mailing list, which means… envelope stuffing! Snacks and/or dinner will be provided, you’ll get to meet and talk with other cool people… Continue Reading →

Get down, stay down with Thao

The other night I was on an endless bus ride to San Francisco’s Richmond District (all journeys to the Richmond seem sort of endless, don’t they?) and the song “Bag of Hammers” by Thao with her band Get Down Stay Down (video below!) came on my shuffle. “Man,” I thought to myself, “Thao is so… Continue Reading →

An Afternoon with Dov Charney: now with video!

So we know we’ve been talking about this action a LOT. Like, a lot a lot. But we’re just so proud! And we’ve really just been building up to this post. So here it is, the moment you’ve been waiting for: An Afternoon with Dov Charney, live on video! Enjoy, and leave your thoughts in… Continue Reading →

Empowerment…Lolita style?

Recently at the Women in Film Vancouver Film Festival, Icaught a short documentary called “LoliGirls: The Story Behind the Frills and Bows”. LoliGirls is a precursor to an upcoming feature film and it follows three girls who “wear Lolita”. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, Lolita fashion came out of Japan in… Continue Reading →

An Afternoon with Dov Charney: recap and updates!

Hey, About-Facers! Remember that action we were planning against American Apparel’s sexist advertising campaigns? Well we did it, and it was awesome. We assembled and performed our street theater on loop outside of the Haight St. American Apparel location for about an hour on Saturday. The police eventually came to ask us to leave (it’s… Continue Reading →