The Reel Geek Girls interview series was launched in 2015 to combat the Fake Geek Girl myth and harassment that female geeks face online. By spotlighting notable geeks of all varieties, interests, and levels of obsession, it aims to create a more inclusive geek community for all.
The Fake Geek Girl myth is the idea that women pretend to be geeks to be more attractive to some men. It also encompasses a belief that people are “not geeky enough” or do not possess enough knowledge about their geeky interests - be it Star Trek, Doctor Who, or Playstation videogames – to be worthy of the title “geek.”
We believe there are no “fake” geek girls. Geeks come in all varieties and levels of obsession. To illustrate this, each spotlight episode features performers ranging from artists, journalists, podcasters, actors, musicians, YouTube personalities, and more. Women chosen are under-the-radar talents on the cusp of large-scale name recognition that are involved in the entertainment or arts industries and have important stories to share.
REEL GEEK GIRLS strives to provide a platform for each featured performer to talk about being discriminated against for being a geek, their experiences as a woman in their industry, and how they have overcome any adversity they’ve faced. Through this empowering Feminist focus, and sprinkled in bits of zaniness, it is hoped that showing how these “out and proud” geeks have found success in their careers will bring needed encouragement to those afraid to pursue their own dreams and embrace their inner geeks.
What are your goals?
- To diversify our interviewees
- To expand our reach and audience
- To decimate the Fake Geek Girl myth
- To produce ~25 interviews year
- To interview people in person at Vidcon / ComicCon
- To earn enough via Patreon to pay future and past interviewees
What can I do to be featured?
Contact me through the Contact page! I'm more than willing to feature someone who approaches me and have done so before!
How else can I help?
I can’t pay the people who participate. They choose to to do so for exposure, to be part of the movement, or just for fun. However, our primary goals forPatreon are to first provide pay to all future bookings and 2nd to provide backpay to everyone who we have featured in the past. If you're interested in helping make this possible, please consider making a one-time or monthly donation via our Patreon. You will earn really cool rewards at each level, but the best part is just knowing you're funding MANY people and not just the creator.
One other way you can support without any money transfer is to share the interviews and this show with your friends. RT the posts.
And possibly most important of all - write about the show on your blogs. Tell your journalist friends to feature the show. I have a PressKit available for anyone interested in spotlighting this spotlight series.