Renee & Mj's success was immediate, when their first musical dykeumentary Dykes & Their Dogs became a hit on the LGBT film festival circuit. That was followed with Lesbian Fashion? starring Ellen Degeneres, Higher Power AIDS Memorial Quilt Tribute, Divas Breaking Taboos and Bessie, Billie & Ruth starring Sweet Baby J'ai. BBF showcases the history of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday & Ruth Brown and was broadcast nationally on KCBS African American Short Films.
The Crew premiered their first feature documentary on CNN Presents!, Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars, narrated by Susan Sarandon, They followed with Astronaut Pam: Countdown to Commander and Samuel Goldwasser before returning in grand style to LGBT content with The Oldest LESBIAN in the World!, Michelle or Hillary?, Texas Bullshit!, Gay Marriage with the Stars, and What's in your Underwear Drawer?. 2015 brought another main stream feature film, Banner on the Moon narrated by Valerie Harper, followed by more award winning shorts, Jazz. Women. Bring it., Diane Schuur: Jazz Legend, ET-94 NASA External Space Shuttle Tank and #NonaHendryx Transformation. In 2017 they released the campy music video Waving a Wand: A Magical Romp Thru LA Pride Parade. They are currently in production on another music video and song project titled, I REMEMBER NICOLE: A GLOBAL ANTHEM RECLAIMING POWER OVER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
Two-time Emmy Award winner Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges are featured in the books, The Complete Filmmakers Guide to Film Festivals and Wheels Stop: The End of the Space Shuttle Era, 1986-2011. Their first feature documentary, Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars was broadcast on CNN over 20 times and continues to be used as a learning tool in schools across the country and locally at the California Science Center. They serve on panels, juries, and as consultants for films and outerSPACE.
Renee and Mj are also members of the media and cover star studded events all over Southern California as LGBT Hollywood and Traipsing Thru Films. They are activist citizens of West Hollywood and are currently in production on the music video project “I REMEMBER NICOLE: A GLOBAL ANTHEM RECLAIMING POWER OVER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE”
Visit them at: www.LGBTHollywood.net and www.TraispingThruFilms.com
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The OFFICIAL Lesbian Crew:
Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges