Carly Usdin (pronouns: she/they interchangeably) is an award-winning commercial and narrative filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her first feature, Suicide Kale, won the Audience Award for Best First Feature at Outfest 2016 and is now available on iTunes and Amazon Prime. Her short film, Misdirection, created through AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, recently completed its festival run as an official selection of over 50 festivals worldwide. In 2017 Carly served as showrunner and director for the scripted series Threads, produced by New Form for Verizon’s go90 platform. The 20-episode horror and comedy anthology series brought to life outrageous stories from internet forums like Reddit. Carly is also the creator and writer of two comic book series for BOOM! Studios: Heavy Vinyl and The Avant-Guards. Heavy Vinyl was nominated for a 2018 Prism award, honoring the best in LGBTQAI+ comics. The Avant-Guards was nominated for a 2020 GLAAD Award. Carly has spent years making short-form narrative and branded content for clients like Funny or Die, CollegeHumor, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, World of Wonder, CBS, Fullscreen, Astronauts Wanted, Portal A, TruTV, Viacom and YouTube. Most notably, she directed the third season of Awkwafina’s digital series Tawk, and her campaigns for RuPaul’s Drag Race have won a One Show Pencil and multiple Promax BDA Awards. Carly was recently named to the 2019 cohort of Universal’s Directors Initiative. Currently she is developing several projects through her production company Scheme Machine Studios, which she owns with her wife, photographer and producer Robin Roemer.
It’s the Season Four finale, and much like Season Four itself we are ALL OVER THE PLACE. These places include: a daring sign Heist involving Shane/Alice/Bette and raw meat, Jodi having red wine in a tent allegedly, a going away party on the beach for Tasha, Jenny adopting a puppy and letting it pee all over town, an unhinged hotel-pool confrontation between Jenny, Kate and Stacey “Your Little Magazine Called Curve” Merkin, some Bette/Tina sexual tension and Joyce Wyshnia returning WITH! A BANG! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @tolandback Follow Riese everywhere at @autowin and her esteemed website @autostraddle. Join our membership program, A+, to ensure our site lasts as long as this show did!  Follow Carly Usdin everywhere @carlytron Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell Logo: Carra Sykes @carrasykes Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein
"Lez Girls" is hot off the press and Bette doesn't care for it in Episode 411 "Literary License to Kill." We are joined by listener SSG Lauren Montoya, who reached out to us about sharing how Tasha's fictional experience in the military compares to her actual one. Together, we witness Henry ripping off his toenails in front of my face, a bad day for Spacegate at Intechmode, Jodi eating an orange, Shane daddying Jared and sniffing purses, Helena’s relationship continuing to deteriorate, everybody yelling at everybody else about who is or is not a lesbian, and Molly Kroll's debut appearance!  Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @tolandback Follow Riese everywhere at @autowin and her esteemed website @autostraddle. Join our membership program, A+, to ensure our site lasts as long as this show did!  Follow Carly Usdin everywhere @carlytron Follow our SPECIAL GUEST Lauren Montoya @lauren_montoya13 and https://www.teamsar.org Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell Logo: Carra Sykes @carrasykes Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein
The Movement for Black Lives: m4bl.org  Black Lives Matter: blacklivesmatter.com This episode was recorded one month prior to current events Little Boy Blue, come blow your cash, because Helena and Catherine are betting 100k on “In the Pink” as you can clearly see on this lipstick map! Also, Max heads to Skokie for his mother’s funeral, Paige wears a terrible hat, Bette gets a seating chart in her pants, everybody wanted a monkey or a horse as a child, we’re OFF TO THE RACES and Kate Arden has arrived with a bottle of tequila and a passion for visual movies.  Special thanks to this episode's sponsor, EveryPlate! Enjoy your first week of EveryPlate meals for only $3.99 per meal by going to EveryPlate.com and using code tolandback1 Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @tolandback Follow Riese everywhere at @autowin and her esteemed website @autostraddle. Join our membership program, A+, to ensure our site lasts as long as this show did!  Follow Carly Usdin everywhere @carlytron Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell Logo: Carra Sykes @carrasykes Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein
Jenny hunts for a director and Alice, Tasha, Helena and Papi spend 50% of the episode in Alice’s bed in this thrilling episode with special guest and passionate Tasha fan, Dr. Carmen Phillips of Autostraddle Dot Com! What is Marina doing here? How much shittier can Shane’s Dad be? How much traffic does OurChart ACTUALLY get? Why hasn’t Helena gotten any of her poker winnings? Who is Papi sprung about? Why is Angus still here? How hot does Bette look in a worksuit? Join us for a really funny episode sure to enable at least 1.5 hours of dissociation! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @tolandback Follow Riese everywhere at @autowin and her esteemed website @autostraddle. Join our membership program, A+, to ensure our site lasts as long as this show did!  Follow Carly Usdin everywhere @carlytron Follow our SPECIAL GUEST Carmen Phillips @carmencitaloves Theme song: Be Steadwell @besteadwell Logo: Carra Sykes @carrasykes Episode Produced, Mixed, Edited: Lauren Klein @laurentaylorklein
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Jan 1st, 1982
Episode Count
43
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
2 days, 6 hours
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 939423