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Virtually THE place for women to connect with women!

In an effort to stay connected with our community during this time of physical-distancing,
Women On A Roll is proud to offer this online social experience!
Each interactive gathering will offer a unique opportunity designed to entertain,
connect, and socialize with women from all over the world!

Calendar of Events

MADELEIN SMITH:
THE LESBIAN AMERICAN PRINCESS!
Thursday, September 9
5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 8:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Length: 75 minutes

Come on in and get your laugh on...

Madelein Smith is a touring comedian based in NYC. She has traveled internationally performing at colleges, clubs, and cruise ships. She is also a regular at many NYC clubs. Her debut album, Belle of the Ball, rose to #1 on the ITunes Comedy Charts. She has been featured on Amazon Prime and Comedy Central, and currently has a network pilot in development. She co-hosts the podcast Cheers for Queers with Sarah Garner, where they interview amazing queer performers and talk about being little weirdos.

$10 or FREE for WOTN Members
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MOVIE NIGHT:
ONE NIGHT STAND UP, Episode 6
Saturday, September 11
5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 8:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Length: 75 minutes

Immediately following the film screening, join us for a talk-back with Kate Rigg who is featured in the standup special!

Come in and enjoy the comedy of Dana Eagle, Ian Harvie, Kate Rigg, and Paul J. Williams as they performed in front of a sold-out audience in Hollywood, California.

Produced and directed by Andrea Meyerson, this is the sixth episode in the ONE NIGHT STAND UP series created for Logo TV!
LGBTQ comedy at its best!

$5 or FREE for WOTN Members
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MOVIE NIGHT: SNAPSHOTS
Sunday, September 12
4:00 PM (PT), 6:00 PM (CT), 7:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Length: Two Hours

Join us for this wonderful period piece which is based on a true story. Immediately following the film screening, there will be Q&A with the writer and executive producer, Jan Corran!

Film Synopsis:
When a grandmother’s secret past collides with her granddaughter’s secret future and her daughter’s angry present, can the love of three generations be enough to accept decades of deceit?

Rose has lived in her lake house in southern Missouri for fifty years. It is her refuge and keeper of a memory in her past when she experienced unbridled passion and a love that has stayed with her forever. Daughter Patty and granddaughter Allison have come for a long weekend. In Allison’s hand is a found Brownie camera and a roll of developed film that serves as the catalyst to reveal secrets long held.

Film Running Time: 95 minutes

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GWEN LA ROKA: UNMASKED!
Tuesday, September 14
5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 8:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Length: 75 minutes

More laughter coming your way...

Gwen La Roka hit the comedy scene with an explosive energy that quickly won the hearts of her audiences and led to performances at world-famous comedy clubs such as The Laugh Factory, Zanies, The Improv, Second City, and The Icehouse.

Gwen has shared the stage with some of comedy’s legendary talents such as Paul Rodriguez, George Wallace, and Ralphie May. She has also worked alongside Felipe Esparza, Gina Yashere, Jeff Dye, and Finesse Mitchell.

Never forgetting her cultural roots, Gwen incorporates real-life experiences from her escapades of growing up in a Latin household to her struggles of being a skinny girl in the Windy City. Gwen’s honest and relatable comedic approach, meshed with her quirky physical humor and passion for social justice, has crowds from all ages and ethnic backgrounds laughing at life, together.

$10 or FREE for WOTN Members
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OPEN MIC & KARAOKE NIGHT
Friday, September 17

5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 8:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Length: 90 minutes

Karaoke Kelli will MC this fun and unique gathering, perfect for performers and spectators alike!

Sing (Karaoke, acapella, or with an instrument), perform stand-up comedy, recite poetry, play an instrument, lip-sync, dance, spoken word, act out a scene, read a short story, and any other type of performance you’d like to share.

Or just come on in and kick back in the Zoom Lounge while enjoying the entertainment!

So what are you waiting for? Start rehearsing!

FREE EVENT!
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LESBO BINGO!
Saturday, September 18
5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 8:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Length: 75 minutes

One of our most popular in-person events is back, only you don’t have to come to West Hollywood, California to attend!
Lesbo Bingo is back...and it’s virtual!

Join us for a wild and wacky night of Bingo hosted by the fabulous drag queen, Deven Green!

This will be our first fundraiser for a new documentary about...WOMEN ON THE NET!

Working Title: SEE YOU ON THE NET
Tagline: In a virtual community, a group of lesbians survive and thrive during the pandemic.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • This is a special event and is not included with your membership.
  • On the morning of the event, you will receive two emails: 1. your confirmation with a link to join; 2. instructions and a link to obtain your virtual Bingo cards.

We appreciate your support and promise you a fun and entertaining night!   

$20 Per Player
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Spectacular Bingo Prizes!

  • Each Bingo winner will receive a fabulous gift bag full of goodies, valued between $90 of $125!
  • Prizes will be shipped to the winners’ homes. All winners will be requested to email their shipping address to andrea@womenonaroll.com.

 

BOOK READING:
THE AUDACITY OF A KISS
Sunday, September 19
4:00 PM (PT), 6:00 PM (CT), 7:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Length: 75 minutes

The Audacity of a Kiss: A Memoir
Love, Art, & Liberation
A moving and inspiring tale of how love, art, and solidarity can overcome oppression.
Rendered in bronze, covered in white lacquer, two women sit together on a park bench in Greenwich Village. One of the women touches the thigh of her partner as they gaze into each other’s eyes. The two women are part of George Segal’s iconic sculpture Gay Liberation, but these powerful symbols were modeled on real people: Leslie Cohen and her wife Beth Suskin.

In this evocative memoir, Cohen tells the story of a love that has lasted for over fifty years. Transporting the reader to the pivotal time when brave gay women and men carved out spaces where they could live and love freely, she recounts both her personal struggles and the accomplishments she achieved as part of New York’s gay and feminist communities. Foremost among these was her 1976 cofounding of the groundbreaking women’s nightclub Sahara, which played host to such luminaries as Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Pat Benatar, Ntozake Shange, Rita Mae Brown, Adrienne Rich, Patti Smith, Bella Abzug, and Jane Fonda.

About the Author:
Leslie Cohen grew up in Queens, New York, and attended Buffalo State College and then Queens College, where she received her Master’s degree in Art History. She worked at Artforum magazine and as the curator of The New York Cultural Center in Manhattan.

In 1976, she and Michele Florea, Barbara Russo, and Linda Goldfarb opened Sahara in New York City, a groundbreaking, elegant women’s nightclub which hosted, at different times, Pat Benatar, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug, Jane Fonda, Adrienne Rich, Patti Smith, and many others. After Sahara closed, she became a nightclub promoter and then went to New York University School of Law in 1989.​​

​Leslie is also, along with her wife Beth, the model for the sculpture Gay Liberation by George Segal, which resides in Christopher Park in Greenwich Village, across from the Stonewall Inn. After years of controversy (it was created in 1979 to commemorate the Stonewall rebellion), it was finally unveiled in 1992. It has become an international icon for the LGBTQ+ community and part of the Stonewall National Monument, the United States’ first national monument designated an LGBTQ+ historic site.

She retired after many years at her own law firm in Miami. Leslie and Beth have been together for forty-five years and live in Miami Beach with their cat, Birdie.

Available at:
Bookshop.org
Rutgers University Press
Amazon.com
Barnes and Noble
Goodreads
Official Press Release
Also available at your local independent bookstores and public libraries

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SINGLES MINGLE!
Wednesday, September 22
5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 8:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Length: 90 minutes

We’re hosting a Hump Day Party for all the single ladies! Think of speed dating but without the pressure!

Grab your beverage of choice and come on in!
We’ll start off in the main room to welcome everyone before sending you off to different rooms with small groups of women. This will be repeated many times throughout the evening, offering an opportunity to meet and converse with different guests in each room.

We have been offering this party format since March 2020, and it truly works in creating connections! In fact, two women who met at a previous WOTN Singles Mingle and are now engaged!

Our guests may be visiting from all over the country, and even the world, but in the virtual world and the “new norm,” there really is no such thing as geographically undesirable!

Whether you’re looking for romance or friendship, you’ve come to the right place!

Please Note: Cameras are required to be on during this event.

$10 or FREE for WOTN Member
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THE SUZANNE SHOW, Episode 10
Thursday, September 23
5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 8:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Length: 75 minutes

Women On The Net is proud to present Suzanne Westenhoefer’s talk show! Get ready for laughs, celebrity interviews, news updates, and much more!

Watch for the announcement of Suzanne’s special guest coming soon!

$10 or FREE for WOTN Members
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MOVIE NIGHT:
LESBIAN LOVE IN SHORTS
Friday, September 24
5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 8:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Length: 75 minutes

What better way to spend Friday night than watching short films about lesbian love!
Join us for this eclectic mix of films followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and special guests.

By request, we have included an encore screening of GETTING STARTED.

LIE TOGETHER
For Margot and Claudia, every interaction on this day is emotionally charged with images from the past, the uncomfortable present, and the sweet imaginings of what could have been.  When a mundane argument about whether or not to go to a party erupts the questions arises – do you stay or do you go?

Running Time: 14 minutes

In Attendance:
Director/Producer: Jeanette Buck
Editor: Bonnie Rae Brickman

STORMCLOUD
A young, lesbian artist heartbroken after her lover has left her is met by two very happy Evangelicals who arrive at her door selling Jesus. STORMCLOUD is a dramatic comedy that explores the nature of ‘sin’ and love with passion, pathos, and very subversive humor.

Running Time: 14:23 minutes

In Attendance:
Director/Writer: Kate Johnston

GETTING STARTED
After meeting online, Tori and Joy finally have their first date. Chemistry ensues immediately, but will their mutual attraction be enough to overcome some of the challenges presented?
Based on true events.

Running Time: 21:38 minutes

In Attendance:
Director/Writer: Andrea Meyerson
Lead Actor: Susan Solman

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MOVIE NIGHT: ALONG CAME WANDA
Wednesday, September 29
5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 8:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Length: Two Hours

Join us for this newly released, award-winning film that is currently taking the film festivals by storm! Immediately following the film screening, join us for a Q&A with the filmmaker, Jan Corran; actor/composer/singer, Monica Young; and actor, Roberta Hanlen.

Film Synopsis
A memory jogged by a teapot from an old lover quickly turns into an adventure of discovery for Mary Beth Higgins and her newfound friend Wanda as they hit the road in Wanda’s RV/Soup Truck.

Filmed in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, ALONG CAME WANDA is a romantic dramedy. Blend a road trip with a meditation retreat, the psychic Davina Moonbeam, a horse named blaze, a mountain lion named Gus, and a lesson in how to make s’mores and you end up with a poignant yet funny story of finding oneself.

Director/Writer: Jan Corran

Cast:
Constance Brenneman
Cathy DeBuono
Max Adler
Rich Ceraulo Ko
Monica Young
Adam Huss
Roberta Hanlen
Isabella Hofmann
Hank Matusek
Carly Frintner
Kyla Harris

Film Running Time: 95 minutes

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An update on THIS IS JESSICA, a documentary by Andrea Meyerson

Thank you to each and every one of you who watched THIS IS JESSICA during Outfest. Because you watched and voted, we won the Outfest Audience Award! The numerous positive responses Jessica and I have received from our viewers reaffirm the importance of sharing her story. And I am beyond grateful for your loving support of my work.

There are some additional screenings coming up for in-person attendance and virtual streaming.

  • Cinema Diverse: Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival: Saturday, Sept. 25 @ 7:45 PM This is an in-person screening and will include a Q&A with the filmmaker, Andrea Meyerson, and the film’s subject, Jessica Bair. Click Here To Purchase Tickets

About this Screening: Please note that you will need to show your COVID Vaccination card or a recent (within 48 hours) negative COVID test at the theatre. Masks may be required. The theater will be operating at partial capacity and will be sanitized between screenings.

About this Screening: Proof of vaccine is required to attend. Masks will be required.

More in-person and virtual film screenings announced soon!

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