Betty “Blue Eyes” Howard
No, thank YOU!
Last week I had the absolute pleasure of having coffee with a personal burlesque idol of mine, Veronica Varlow, who told me about everything that’s going on in her life including the Revolver Kickstarter, her Burlesque career, her recent tour with Emilie Autumn, as well as any future plans. (This interview will be in two parts over the weekend).
Today the Revolver Kickstarter launched (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/veronicavarlow/revolver-a-road-trip-romance-in-exile-feature-film) and on the very first day (and it’s only about 7:00pm, so the day isn’t even over) they have already made $22,000 of their $99,000 goal with another 28 days to go and I really couldn’t be happier for Veronica and Burke. Some of the prizes that are included in the Kickstarter are tarot readings, postcards from across the country, limited edition totes and T-shirts, costume pieces from the movie, as well as private lessons, songs, and artwork from artists and performers such as Molly Crabapple, Captain Maggots, and Jo “Boobs” Weldon.
“Revolver is a story about a cowboy who finds himself a thousand miles away from home in New York City and ends up picking up a showgirl who has hitched a ride and he promises her that he will get her to Vegas. And while they are on the road, her past comes up and puts them on the run and the whole entire premise is ‘how far would you go to keep your word?’”-Veronica Varlow
http://vimeo.com/17485967 (Check out the trailer here!)
The plan is to get this baby into theaters, film festivals, you name it. This has been a project years in the making and fans everywhere are showing their support through Team Revolver, the movie’s official street team.
“I am terrified, I am excited, I have no idea what’s going to happen and I’m hurling my body into the unknown and I’m just going for it because I have no other choice. This is my biggest dream in the world and I have to try.”-Veronica Varlow
Shooting will take place beginning of summer 2014 and the expenses will help bring a small crew cross country and other production costs. They will begin shooting in the west coast and make their way to the east to correspond with Emilie Autumn tour dates. Also to all of you Emilie Autumn fans, it’s been confirmed that Emilie Autumn WILL be in the movie as Veronica Varlow’s best friend.
Head over to Kickstarter and support Revolver!
At Centrepointe Theatre for Capital City Cabaret: Théâtre Carnaval.
Credits: Benjamin Ripley