Party pics: Girls Gone Vinyl at 3rd Street Bar
Detroit’s female DJs stepped into the spotlight Thursday at 3rd Street Bar as part of a fund-raising effort for “Girls Gone Vinyl,” a forthcoming documentary about women who work in the male-dominated DJ biz. Work on the film began during this year’s Movement electronic music festival in Hart Plaza, and producers Maggie Derthick and Jenny LaFemme hope to raise $15,000 by Friday to complete the project.
“I think it’s important for the story of female DJs to be told,” says LaFemme, a Detroit DJ and managing partner of Parliament Studios in Clawson, where production work on “Girls Gone Vinyl” is being done. “We are doing this to motivate and inspire the next generation of up-and-coming women. There have been so many women that have been doing this for so long and paved the way for many other women. I have an opportunity to show the world many stories of women from all over the world.”
Her goals for the film are to illuminate the experiences of female DJs and explore what drives them to continue is the electronic music field.
You can make a donation to “Girls Gone Vinyl” at girlsgonevinyl.com using Kickstarter (On Kickstarter, a project must reach its funding goal before time runs out or no money changes hands). Donations will be used to cover camera equipment and the costs of travel and marketing.