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The Talented Ms. Highsmith

The Talented Ms. Highsmith

This week the long awaited film adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s lesbian classic, ‘Carol’ AKA ‘The Price of Salt’ will be released in movie theaters across the US. Starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara the film is already receiving wonderful accolades from critics. This is not the first Highsmith novel to be adapted to the big screen. In fact Highsmith’s first novel ‘Strangers on a Train’ would go on to become a classic Hitchcock...

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Brazilian Singer Daniela Mercury is Our Mini Bollera Bio # 12

Brazilian Singer Daniela Mercury is Our Mini Bollera Bio # 12

Daniela Mercuri de Almeida was born on July 28, 1965 in Salvador Bahia, Brazil; one of four siblings born to a Portuguese immigrant father and a mother of Italian descent. She is known professionally as Daniela Mercury. Singer, songwriter and producer of axé, samba-reggae and other popular Brazilian music, Daniela is considered by many Brazilians to be the queen of axé. As a child she took dance lessons (classical ballet, jazz and African...

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Michelle Rodriguez is our MBB #11

Michelle Rodriguez is our MBB #11

Born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez in San Antonio, Texas on July 12, 1978 to a Puerto Rican father and a Dominican mother, Michelle Rodriguez grew up in the continental US, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.She is an actress, screenwriter and since 2009 a disc jockey performing internationally in nightclubs and film premiere after-parties. Her film debut was in 2000 as a tomboyish and tough fighter in the independent film ‘Girlfight’. Michelle...

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American Photographer Berenice Abbott is Our Lesbian Mini Bio #10

American Photographer Berenice Abbott is Our Lesbian Mini Bio #10

One of the most important American photographers of the 20th century, Berenice Abbott was born in Springfield, Ohio on July 17, 1898. She was actually named Bernice but while in Europe she changed it to the French spelling of Berenice. Reared by her divorced mother, Berenice would attend the University of Ohio before dropping out and moving to New York City in 1918. She stayed in Greenwich Village with friends and would there meet other...

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Fashion Model Amanda Moore is Today’s Lesbian Mini Bio

Fashion Model Amanda Moore is Today’s Lesbian Mini Bio

Out lesbian fashion model Amanda Moore entered the modeling world by accident when, as a teenager, she accompanied a friend to a local scouting event in Florida. Before long she was signed with NEXT Model Management and then with IMG Models. Born in Idaho on September 10, 1979. Amanda grew up in a military family travelling around the world for much of her childhood. She attended high school in DeFuniak Springs, Florida where she played...

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Author Fannie Flagg is our MBB # 8

Author Fannie Flagg is our MBB # 8

Born in Birmingham, Alabama on September 21, 1944 (some sources say 1941) Patricia Neal would later change her professional name to Fannie Flagg as there was already an Oscar-winning actress named Patricia Neal. In the 1960’s, after a brief stint co-hosting a locally produced “Morning Show” in Alabama, she was hired as a staff writer for Allen Funt’s ‘Candid Camera’. She would later become Funt’s co-host during the 1970’s. Also...

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