After a particularly crappy Thursday being abused by actors, had a wonderful Friday with my producing partner Heidi and friend/fellow director Leslie Lello checking out a buddy's
comedy show. Troy Conrad does an amazing job ripping his religous upbringing to shreds, and commenting on current political issues, all while wearing a robe and ridiculous wig. I highly recommend checking out his Comedy Jesus Show, either live on tour, in this month's Hustler magazine, or get a glimpse of the comedy through short movies on his website.
Troy played the protagonist in my Diva's Inc. reading last December. We're looking forward to casting him in our upcoming movies so that you can see the supermagic he's already broughten.
So after the comedy show (which included free alcohol!), Heidi and Leslie and I ended up next door at Tokyo Delves (putting the Ho in Noho!). Still one of my favorite places on Earth, even if the 20-something crowd doesn't seem to know they're supposed to dance on the tables (it's okay...I did it for them, and had a hot waiter worshipping my ass for my troubles). Tokyo Delves has been the site of many a b-day party of mine. Perhaps someday I'll post a Delves retrospective, but for now look at the header above...the pic of the Fies family frolicking is from our favorite sushi bar cum Club Med.
Saturday brought my best friend Valencia and her sweet boyfriend Mike into town. After having way too much fun giggling with Valencia and running around my newish apartment showing her my pretty things, we went to the Grove/Farmers Market to get some more pretty things. Ah, there's nothing like hanging with a friend from high school. So effortless and fulfilling. Then we went to Manhattan Beach for a great party with great new people, that we frequently exited to go girl talk in the guest bedroom.
Sunday morning was the Pistoleras girls' graduation from Impact Safety Training, which was so moving and inspiring. Great to be in the audience and to hear the crowd's laughter and support of seeing women actually fight for their lives. Can't wait to get these techniques into the mainstream through movies. I was a proud Mama Bear.
Then it was back to the Farmer's Market for brunch with new friends from the party. And the evening ended perfectly: The Cinespia screening at Hollywood Forever Cemetary with Leslie, Troy, and his awesome wife Liz (who got her MA today...congrats!). We saw Holy Mountain, which is just now back in print. It's amazing; rent it through Netflix!