For two or three years, I was out of touch with Rosa and Precious, two of my favorite girls from Warrenville- nothing but a breadcrumb trail of old cell phone numbers. But through the magic of MySpace, I located Rosa first- aka 2 Cute 4 U – and shortly afterward found Precious (Tha Realest Bitch). I started the campaign to get them to come to our Chicago screenings. Sunday was a strikeout, so for our last screening, yesterday, I started the naggy texts at 8:00 AM.
They made it, and did the most amazing, raw Q&A panel I’ve ever seen, for a bunch of alternative-school kids who were hanging on their every word and asked them for autographs afterward. They’re both working now and doing well, and it’s wild to see their affect on different audiences (the public screening yesterday was just as enthralled.)
I’m crazy happy to know these girls and glad I didn’t get rid of my Myspace. Facebook, what have you done for me lately?