Farah Goes Bang

FARAH GOES BANG is the debut feature film from Meera Menon and Laura Goode. Awkward twenty-something Farah Mahtab hits the road with her buddies K.J. and Roopa to stump for John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election, hoping the trip will also be her opportunity to finally shed the long-unwanted virginity that still clings to her despite her best—and most uncomfortable—efforts. Crisscrossing the culturally divided nation at this decisive post-9/11 moment, these multicultural girls find themselves and their politics unwelcome in many parts of the country. They take inspiration from their friendship and press on in their campaign, even as Farah’s efforts on both political and sexual fronts are continuously thwarted. Equal parts road trip buddy comedy, sex farce and chick flick, Farah Goes Bang balances the specificity of the moment’s climate of intolerance with a universal coming-of-age tale.

Farah Goes Bang premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, where it was awarded the inaugural Nora Ephron Prize for distinction by a female filmmaker.






Listen up: You’re about to get rocked by the fiercest, baddest all-girl hip-hop crew in the Twin Cities – or at least in the wealthy, white, Bible-thumping suburb of Holyhill, Minnesota. Our heroine, Esme Rockett (aka MC Ferocious) is a Jewish lesbian lyricist. In her crew, Esme’s got her BFFs Marcy (aka DJ SheStorm, the butchest straight girl in town) and Tess (aka The ConTessa, the pretty, popular powerhouse of a vocalist). But Esme’s feelings for her co-MC, Rowie (MC Rohini), a beautiful, brilliant, beguiling desi chick, are bound to get complicated. And before they know it, the queer hip-hop revolution Esme and her girls have exploded in Holyhill is on the line. Exciting new talent Laura Goode lays down a snappy, provocative, and heartfelt novel about discovering the rhythm of your own truth.

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Stay Gold,

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Collaboration, Not Competition,

IndieWIRE Women and Hollywood, 2012,
Sea Ranch,

BOMB, 2012,

A Skin Not Your Own,Diversity in YA, 2011
What Paths He Took,
Boston Review, 2011
Recognition,Dossier, 2011
The Endless Conversation,TeenReads, 2011
Flaily The Squid,The Whoring Twenties, 2010
Come On, Maureen,NAM EthnoBlog, 2009
Rape Is A Hate Crime,NAM EthnoBlog, 2009