Category Archives: Tip of the Hat


by Quentin

Over the weekend, I was at queer experimental filmmaker Bryan Jackson’s cocktail party where I met his student Woody Somvichai and¬†Eddie Sotomayor who both just newly graduated from UC Irvine. Woody is a young filmmaker and Eddie, a part-time drag queen, starred in one of Woody’s student projects titled “Bruised,” a poignant little gay short film:

Professor Jackson’s safe-sex viral video “Little Taiko Boy” is doing well on Youtube:

And then don’t miss “Softly,” another Jackson classic queer music video with dolls:


Mr. Hyphen 2010!

by Masashi

I wanted to give a quick shout out to 2010’s Mr. Hyphen, Kyle Chu. Kyle is a former CAAM intern and overall amazing young man. He’s an avant garde musician, talented artist, aspiring filmmaker, employee at a taco shack, kick ass student and most likely a future leader in the LGBTQI community. I bring him up not only to promote his work, but because I saw him earlier today and started to think about my life. I realized that he totally reminds me of myself… when I was his age. I too was once loud and outspoken and quirky and really didn’t care how I was perceived by the world around me (watching Kyle sashay ¬†through the CAAM office is ah-mazing!).

Kyle on the table and Masashi on the left with "sleepy" hands

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