Punk Globe Chats With

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About Life And "DEE DEE TV"
Award winning African American San Francisco cult television personality & filmmaker Dee Dee Russell is a triple threat! She performs "sexist womanist bohemian comedy" while producing the Dee Dee TV show weekly since 1995 & now she's directing her first feature-length documentary "My Brother 'Freeway' Mike McCarter" about her brother, the Milwaukee sports legend & high-functioning autistic, premiering at Sundance 2012.


Now, the woman that Ginger Coyote calls "San Francisco's Kathy Griffin" rants about family ties, and so called straight men!
Punk Globe: What is your current state of mind?
Dee Dee Russell: Like the last lap at a triathlete race that you know you're gonna win but you're running by yourself? I'm artistically possessed. Producing/editing documentaries is sweet insanity.
Punk Globe: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Dee Dee Russell: Sunbathing, swimming and catching a buzz at Dukes Place, Waikiki, Hawaii.
Punk Globe: What is your greatest fear?
Dee Dee Russell: "Hipster" art appropriation- as we Black Bohemian Chicks get bitten so much that we need rabies shots!
Punk Globe: Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Dee Dee Russell: Andy Warhol. Or one of Stevie Wonder's baby mamas!
Punk Globe: Which living person do you most admire?
Dee Dee Russell: Beyonce's wig makers are magically delicious but Oprah is a Godde$$!
Punk Globe: What is the trait you most deplore in yourself.
Dee Dee Russell: The ability to eat an entire Southern fried chicken or a 2 dozen fried chicken wings in one sitting. Hey! I'm no passer- I like watermelon, too.
Punk Globe: What it the trait your deplore most in others?
Dee Dee Russell: "San Francisco Straight" bisexual/gay "men" claiming heterosexuality while being closeted and living openly hypocritical lives- am happy to out them and I do!
Punk Globe: What is it that you most dislike?
Dee Dee Russell: My eldest sister Helen M. Dixon of Milwaukee, Wisconsin most def is an "it." As she literally elder abused my Mother to death! That story is in the documentary.
Punk Globe: What do you most value in your friends?
Dee Dee Russell: The ability to remain sane.
Punk Globe: What is your favorite journey?
Dee Dee Russell: Going to Dukes Place on the Waikiki Strip, as a girl in Milwaukee,Wisconsin, Hawaii seemed so exotic.
Punk Globe: What is your most treasured possession?
Dee Dee Russell: That "Best of San Francisco Most Outrageous Television Personality in the Bay Area" award from the San Francisco Weekly, ensuring my legacy in this, America's most eccentric city.
Punk Globe: What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Dee Dee Russell: Humility! It's passive aggression.
Punk Globe: On what occasion do you lie?
Dee Dee Russell: When I delete and block someone on Facebook for being a nutcase (the number is rising!) then it's squirmy seeing them at parties.
Punk Globe: Which living person do you most despise.
Dee Dee Russell: My sister, who, in this age of Oprah and Dr. Drew, has thus far refused to acknowledge that she's a sociopathic elder abuser.
Punk Globe: What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Dee Dee Russell: Since my two favorite family members are dead- damn it I could kill them for that!- King Tut aka Tuttykins the 19 year old Tabby Cat-and Stevie Wonder.
Punk Globe: When and where were you the happiest?
Dee Dee Russell: Walking around San Francisco. If you forget about the urine scented streets & aggressive homeless assholes this is one helluva beautiful city!
Punk Globe: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Dee Dee Russell: I would suntan to become even darker. Too many self-hating Blacks bleaching themselves, it's an epidemic!
Punk Globe: What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Dee Dee Russell: Producing a multiple award winning 16 year old weekly underground television with my original animation and womanist rants to a generation of San Franciscans.
Punk Globe: If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
Dee Dee Russell: I'd change Daddy's astrological sign to the more paternal Cancer. He's Aquarius, January 28, 1933-lousy with his seven kids!
Punk Globe: What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Dee Dee Russell: Going to my high-functioning autistic brother's Facebook page & reading the insensitive comments, too many people do not understand the mentally challenged thus mocking them which is why I'm making a documentary about his life.
Punk Globe: What is your favorite occupation?
Dee Dee Russell: My current one- a documentary filmmaker.
Punk Globe: What is your most marked characteristic?
Dee Dee Russell: Besides my supple moist cocoa skin? Constant art production.
Punk Globe: Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Dee Dee Russell: Fern the tender hearted animal loving little heroine of the book Charlotte's Web.
Punk Globe: How would you like to die?
Dee Dee Russell: At 110 years asleep in the spoon position with my husband in Hawaii.
Punk Globe: What is your motto?
Dee Dee Russell: "Everything's beautiful!"
Punk Globe would like to thank Dee Dee Russell for the great interview.. We would also like to suggest that you check out her wonderful award winning TV Show... Dee Dee is the real deal!!! Check out Dee Dee TV here at http://www.deedeetv.com.