It seems impossible to be a comedy fan and to have not heard of Sandra Valls, Diana Yanez and Maria Russell but if you count yourself among the minority, The Latina Christmas Special is here for you. Combined Artform & Atomictuna Productions have brought these three hilarious women together to share touching and surprisingly personal Christmas stories of holidays past told in one-woman show format. Promising to become a holiday tradition for Los Angelinos, Valls, a Mexican America from Laredo, Texas – Yanez, a Cuban American from Miami–and Russell, the daughter of an over-dedicated Mexican mother and compliant Lithuanian father, share their sassy tales of the season as first generation Americans.
With widely recognized talent, seen on Margaret Cho’s Sensuous Woman Show (Yanez), The Latin Divas of Comedy (Valls) and Howie Mandel’s: Deal with It (Russell), these woman have adapted their funny to this theatrical format and are thrilled to present it to audiences for four shows only before the 2013 Holiday Season. Yanez, a stand-up comic hailing from the “other” Cuba (,Miami Beach, Florida), took time out of her holiday preparations and birthday weekend to give me a little background on her start in comedy and what brought these three powerhouses together.
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"ELLE" takes on late-in-life lesbianism -
This month’s issue of Elle has Lea Michele on the cover, promising insight into “Life after Cory.” Glee fans will enjoy the interview but they will also find that the writer, Lizzy Goodman, has another piece in the issue called “Leaving it All Or Having it All? A Closer Look at Once Straight Women Who Are Leaving Their Husbands for Other Women.”
Lizzy, a self-professed straight girl who writes she had a “same-sex dalliance in college,” interviews women that she knows whose view of their own sexuality has shifted in their lives. Most of them were previously exclusive with men and have now moved on to long-term relationships with women. Interestingly it seems like they all tried to think of think practically about their feelings, one woman even planning to “stay married until I was in my sixties, and one day I’d meet some woman and she and I would adopt old dogs and, like, live on a ranch.” Luckily that woman had a friend/psychotherapist say to her, “Well, Nicole, that’s a really long time.”