An intimate view of the most famous exotic dancer in the Southeastern U.S., “AKA Blondie” provides a fresh, provocative look at the complex, morally ambiguous world of the 55 year old Atlanta icon.
The only definitive work on the subject, “AKA Blondie” reveals Anita Rae Strange as not only a seasoned performer in one of the country’s most eclectic establishments, but also as a poet, artist and advocate for gay rights. With poignant interviews from those closest to her and illuminating footage of the spirited entertainer, “AKA Blondie” guarantees to move both the subject’s cult following and the general public alike.
This award-winning film has played at festivals around the world to critical acclaim.WATCH AKA BLONDIE NOW!
With nearly five years in the making, here is the official AKA Blondie film. There are so many people to thank, but Brantly and I want to extend our deepest gratitude to our producers, crew, and the fans of course, as well as Blondie herself and the The Clermont Lounge. We could not have done this film without any of them. Please enjoy the film, and yes, help spread the word for us!!!
Huge thanks to Jason Brown and VOD Indie for making our last public screening of the film a truly wonderful experience. Talking with Valdosta State students about Blondie's story was such an honor and a privilege. It makes our job worth every minute.
If you liked AKA Blondie, check out Homespun! Brought to you by the creators of AKA Blondie and the Atlanta Film Festival, Homespun is a series of short character films profiling unique individuals around the metro Atlanta area. Each Homespun Series screening will highlight three short films followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. All proceeds benefit future Homespun screenings.
Come to the first screening, Friday, November 15 - 9:00 pm at the Plaza Theatre! AKA Blondie creators Jon and Brantly Watts will be present to show new work and discuss Homespun. https://www.facebook.com/events/553069274774066/
We are excited and honored to announce that the film will be part of this years Rome International Film Festival. It will be our last festival before "AKA Blondie" is released this fall. On behalf of the entire crew, we love our fans and could not have done this without your love and support. Thank you.
Thanks to all of our fans that came out last night!! Also, big thanks to Bill Kaelin Marketing, Scoutmob, Plaza Theatre, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Burly Bakers, The Righteous Room Atlanta for their help with the event. We are truly honored.
Did you miss our premier at the Atlanta Film Festival? We're coming back to Atlanta! Scoutmob has selected the film as part of their hand-picked series. Enjoy a PBR, talk to Blondie and watch the film.
If you haven't liked our new documentary series, Homespun, do it now! You can look forward to seeing more Atlanta characters like Blondie featured in this collaborative project. We'll be showing the first 3 films in September. Follow us to stay updated!
Truly excited to announce that the film will be showing in London!! We are part of the Grits & Gravy programme for the East End Film Festival. Please help us spread the word so we can get some butts in those seats. Thanks to Brian Gordon and Julie Alexander for helping put this selection together and to show Londoners what the American South is all about. Hopefully, Blondie's story will resonate. I think so.
Miss the film on the big screen yet? Well after a year long festival run, the filmmakers are teaming up once again with the Plaza Theatre, Scoutmob, and the Atlanta Film Festival for an event this summer. More details soon!
Due to the success of AKA Blondie, we have begun creating a new documentary series about Atlanta's many characters. This will be a collaborative effort among many local filmmakers, musicians and artists. Please check it out! Let us know who you'd like to see featured!
Thanks to a friend's link, apparently the film is part of an online quiz on "How Well Do You Know Atlanta?" This just made our day. Thanks AJC! (Hint: We're towards the end ;)
Fellow Blondie Fans:
We are proud to announce that the film won the Documentary Feature Audience Award at Libercine this past weekend!! Thanks to all of you for the love and support, and special thanks to Nestor Granda and the festival for having us! http://www.cinediversidadygenero.blogspot.com/
Both Director/Producer Jon Watts, and Writer/Producer Brantly Watts have been chosen to be jurors for the 2013 Atlanta Film Festival's Documentary Competition. Make sure to go see some great independent films starting this week!! Congrats guys!