In keeping with interpreter tradition, Callis has for the most part tried to stay out of the spotlight. In the only interview she has given, Callis commented that “[h]earing people tend to not understand that deaf people need those facial expressions. The body language replaces the intonation others hear in a voice. If I stand up there with a straight face and just interpret it, they’re not getting half the message.” Well said. I’m going to keep an eye on how this exotification of ASL plays out if it continues to get media attention.

and then this happened…

…a reinterpreted performance by AJ Durand, better known as Trandroid the progressive entertainment bot, host of Sh*ts & Giggles doing French model, Benjamin Dukhan’s performance as The Burger Girl called Burn My V****A

This performance is rumored to be showing up again at the CHICAGO IRL release party. Exclusive footage available to digital customers. Stay tuned, more glitter blood will be spilt. 

Last night, Ryan and I did gay stuff like go to a bar and dance with gays Amanda and Christina.

Tonight we did gay stuff like watch an academy award nominated movie. (Natalie Portman deserved every bit of that Oscar.)

We’re moving on to light hearted teen comedies and comic book movies next.