Mini MUFF Profile: Hypocrites & Strippers
Mini MUFF Profile: Kim Yaged
Web Series: Hypocrites & Strippers
This month, MUFFxNYC’s screening of But I’m a Cheerleader is extra special. In addition to our usual Mini MUFF program, we’re also showing the pilot episode of Hypocrites & Strippers. Created by Kim Yaged, an award-winning writer from NYC, Hypocrites & Strippers is a new web-series based on her one-woman show of the same name. It’s fresh, it’s fun, and it’s about “strippers, identity politics, thongs, lesbians, feminism, and 8-inch stilettos.” You can’t go wrong with any of that! Get to know the woman behind this wonderful new animated web-series, Kim Yaged!
Let's start this off with the basics, tell us about about yourself.
Kim Yaged: My background includes theater, television and film. I like using humor, dance, animation -- whatever it takes -- to tell original, compelling, challenging stories.
Can you tell us a little bit about the short we are screening?
KY: Hypocrites & Strippers is based on my one-woman show. The play was nominated for a Best Actress Artsie and an excerpt was published in "The Best Women's Monologues for the 21st Century." The pilot screened at festivals in New York, Chicago, Austin, Tampa, and Rio. "Coming Full Circle," the newest short based on the play, was accepted to Provincetown Film Festival, Twin Cities Film Festival, and Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation.
Tell us about why you are a feminist and why it's important to your filmmaking.
KY: To quote from my favorite bumper sticker: Women who say they're not feminists but refuse to be treated like bird poop on the windscreen of life have just got their terminology wrong.
If a movie about your life was cast/created, who would star as you and what genre would it be?
KY: It would be a comedy starring an unknown who would be forever typecast afterward.
Put together your Dream Team (with you in one of the roles, obvs!)
KY: Emily Mortimer, Shawn Rene Graham, Sonja Rohleder, Barbara Fragogna, and Raelle Myrick Hodges. They could all choose their own roles as long as I got to play with them.
The Mini MUFF Society is our short film program. We aim to screen at least one local short film at each of our monthly events. You know, because we have a lot of amazing female talent in NYC and we want to celebrate it! Learn more here!