DVtv: Tiffany, Debbie Gibson light up 11th annual MetroBall

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Brad Pritchett and Israel Luna took DVtv to S4 on Friday night to talk to 80s pop princesses Debbie Gibson and Tiffany who performed at the 11th annual MetroBall, benefitting the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund.

—  Tammye Nash

VIDEO: Wedding Party & Expo Part II

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And we’re back for Part II of the DVtv video from The Wedding Party & Expo, An LGBT Community Event, held last Sunday afternoon, March 20, at Renaissance Dallas Hotel. The event was presented by Dallas Voice and hosted by Renaissance Dallas Hotel, and Al’s Formal Wear was the title sponsor. Other sponsors were Spectrum Financial Group, Carol Marks Music Agency, Fairfield Place Bed and Breakfast Inn, LGBTWeddings.com and PSAV. The event benefitted LEAP (Leadership, Education and Advocacy Program) and was hosted by celebrity wedding planner Donnie Brown.

(Watch Part I here.)

—  Tammye Nash

VIDEO: Wedding Party & Expo, Part 1

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The Wedding Party & Expo presented Sunday at Renaissance Dallas Hotel, by Dallas Voice, was a big hit. If you were there, here’s your chance to relive the fun. If you weren’t there, here’s a look at what you missed.

This is the first of two videos from the Wedding Party and Expo through which Dallas Voice is relaunching DVtv. We have Israel Luna back to film and edit our segments and Brad Pritchett is back on the mike. Be sure and watch for future segments.

(Watch Part II here.)

—  Tammye Nash

‘Kicking Zombie Ass for Jesus’ to start filming in Texas next month

Israel lunaIt’s official: Filmmaker (and Dallas Voice video contributor) Israel Luna has gotten the financing (and even international distribution) in place for his new film, Kicking Zombie Ass for Jesus. The unofficial second installment in a proposed trilogy of satires that send-up traditional exploitation films but add a gay/transgender element, it concerns drag queens standing up against the zombie apocalypse armed only with their pumps and pump-action shotguns and a badass attitude.

The film will begin shooting on Oct. 7 and continue through most of the month in small towns around the state, including Graham, Eliasville, Olney and Mergerel. Luna describes it as “pro-Christian, pro-spirituality and pro-equality.” It will — as did his transpoitational grindhouse film Ticked-Off Trannies with Knivesfeature a cast of drag divas, including RuPaul’s Drag Racer Willam Belli.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

WATCH: Razzle Dazzle in 90 seconds

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DVtv segment producer Israel Luna recently returned to Dallas after an 18-month stint in San Francisco. Give him a warm welcome home by checking out his piece below from Razzle Dazzle Dallas at Main Street Garden on Saturday. Also, if you haven’t seen Chuck Marcelo’s photo slideshow, you’re totally missing out.

—  John Wright

Luna launches Kickstarter campaign “For Jesus”

I imagine that Israel Luna’s resume lists three skills: (1) make movies; (2) throw parties; (3) stir up controversy. It’s not enough that he pissed off a few members of the trans community with his campy blaxploitation-esque grindhouse Ticked Off Trannies with Knives (even though the movie was all about empowerment); now he’s doing his best to anger the Christian right with his latest. The title? Kicking Zombie Ass for Jesus. (We imagine the zombie libby won’t be too happy, either.)

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Former Dallasite Israel Luna screens new film, ‘The Ouija Experiment,’ tonight at Magnolia

He may be living in San Francisco, but Israel Luna will always be part of Dallas to us. To Luna, too, actually it seems.

Luna — who caused a stir with his revenge fantasy Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives last year and has since made the slasher movie Fright Flick, is proving just how prolific he is, with a cast-and-crew screening of his third film in two years, The Ouija Experiment. This will be the first time most people who worked on the movie will get a chance to see it — and you can do, if you wanna buy a ticket. (It’s at Landmark’s Magnolia Theater tonight at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are available at the box office.

Now, we haven’t seen the movie yet, but even judging by the poster alone (we know, we know, books and their covers and all), it looks like a creepy little scarefest. And of course, we wish Israel the best of luck!

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

WATCH: ‘THE Summer Pool Party’

Last week Rich Lopez told you about “THE Summer Pool Party” on Saturday hosted by Chris and Tom Saymo-Doan and benefiting AIDS Services of Dallas. DVtv’s Israel Luna was there. Watch his report below.

—  John Wright

‘Trannies’ get ticked off on Showtime this month

 

Israel Luna’s controversial revenge comedy Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives has made the festival circuit for the past year, and now it reaches an even wider audience: Via the Showtime cable network.

Beginning Friday on SHO Next at 12:30 a.m. (just after midnight), Showtime will air the Dallas-shot take-off on blaxploitation/grindhouse films on its various premium cable subscription networks. You can watch it 10 times throughout the month, not counting any West Coast feeds. The entire line-up, as currently scheduled:

July 1 @ 12:30 a.m. (SHO Next)

July 2 @ 10:05 p.m. (SHO Beyond)

July 7 @ 9 p.m. (SHO Next)

July 8 @ 9 p.m. (SHO Beyond)

July 13 @ 3:25 a.m. (SHO Next)

July 16 @ 10:10 p.m. (SHO Next)

July 19 @ 9 p.m. (SHO Beyond)

July 24 @ 11:30 p.m. (SHO Next)

July 29 @ 1:20 a.m. (SHO Beyond)

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

DVtv: Easter in the Park 2011

DVtv’s Israel Luna and Brad Pritchett filed this video report from Sunday’s Easter in the Park celebration at Lee Park. To view our slideshow from the event, go here.

—  John Wright